Priesthood first entered the music scene back in 1999 when the group signed their first record label deal with Metro 1 Records. The group was a trio then would release 3 albums with Metro: "Sprinkle Me Luv", Keepin It Real" and "Turn Up Your Radio". The first album was nominated for a Dove Award best dance song "Be Around" and the second CD was nominated for best hip hop Album. Priesthood has also traveled and toured extensively throughout the US and beyond to Japan, Mexico, & the Virgin Island's.
By 2002 the group took a long hard look at their direction and their sound. Priesthood has a reputation for their laid back grooves and their tight vocal harmonies, interesting combination coming from a west coast rap group. J-Rizzo their leader together with Mr. Swift whose production work lay the foundation for their unique sound. After a founding member left the group a local solo artist by the name of Chico Breeze joined Priesthood to add a much needed creative edge. Tapasu also another established solo artist joined the lineup followed by Kartoon who was one half of the group "Brownzville". With the roster now complete they together embarked in a mission to develop their new sound beginning with their first album together "Thug Worship".
One of the groups noticeable traits is their spiritual influence in their lyrics. And because they all have come from a life influenced by the "hood" they share about those experiences. The highs, the lows, the good, the bad, the traps and the pitfalls of choices we all make living in such conditions. But instead of glorifying this lifestyle they choose to use their Gospel music to reach, teach and heal people who battle the everyday pressures of just trying to survive in the hood.