Originating from Kansas City, Afro-Preachah is in a league of his own! "Sexy church music' is the title he uses for his unique blend of hip-hop, soul, R&B, and funk. Not the church folks gospel, but the controversial sound Afro calls his musical revolution. "...I used to believe that there was a musical revolution coming, until I realized that I am the revolution, and the world needs to get ready."(On His Music Career)
-Tone E. Fly, from KTTB's B96, hails Afro as the hottest local talent in MN.
-Special Dark, Fleet Deejay's and KFAI Fresh Air Radio, says "Afro's music is refreshing, it changes the game."
-"It's that real sh*t," says Bro. Jules, KTTB's B96 Beat Master.
AFRO-PREACHAH: THE NEXT BIG THING
By Denise Washington
Sitting in a room with his hair to the sky, spyglasses, and sporting a vintage leather jacket, one could say that Afro-Preachah stuck out like a sore thumb. But, I think that he shines as bright as a light. As soon as he stood and opened his mouth to greet me, I knew I was in
for a treat. And, as a matter of fact, so did the people around me. We sat, ordered drinks and got down to it. Who
is Afro-Preachah and why is he the next big thing?
The oldest of three children James “Afro-Preachah” Porter III learned a stern sense of responsibility when he
experienced his parent’s divorce at the tender age of seven. A military brat with two younger siblings, Afro had to take on wearing the pants in the house.
Moving back to his roots in Kansas City, Missouri, he was forced to deal with the poverty stricken streets of the south side. By the age 10, Afro was introduced to a hustling, slick talking pimp named Dwayne Nixon, his mother’s new love interest. Introducing Afro to old school music like Curtis Mayfield’s Pusher Man from his Super Fly album, Nixon rekindled Afro’s fiery love for music, a love that was smoldered during his parents divorce. “My dad is musical genius. He can play
17 different instruments, but his main is the piano. He gave me a genuine love for music that will always be in my soul. When Nixon came around, he introduced me to old school soul and funk. His boy Wayne introduced me to new school rap.
“I grew up with a very unique blend. Son and grandson of Baptist preachers, and raised by a real life Pimp. Come on now, you know something rare had to come out of that.”
Rare may just be the understatement of the year. Sexy church music is what Afro-Preachah calls his unique blend of Hip-Hop, Soul, R&B and Funk. Now don’t get it twisted, this is not the church folks gospel, but the controversial sound of what Afro-Preachah calls a musical revolution. With songs like “Shake,” “Poppin My Colla,” “Tonight,” and his self explanatory “Preachah Man” (from his up and coming full legnth album), Afro is hitting the music scene with something very unique.
Performing and recording with the likes of Chico from Junior Mafia, and Nard from Do or Die, Afro has already started to make his presence in the industry known. “I love performing. I’ve rocked stages all over the country, and I plan to rock them all over the world. I used to
believe that there was a musical revolution coming, until I realized that I am the revolution, and the world
needs to get ready.”
“I want to introduce my sound of hip-hop. I don’t want to be forced into doing the music that everyone else is doing. Instead I choose to do me. That is what you get every time you hear my voice, the real me.”