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Stephen Wiley

Country:United States
Website:http://www.praisecenterfc.org
Releases:[Rhapsody] [Rhythm & Poetry] [Get Real] [Rap It Up] [Rappin' For Jesus] [Bible Break] [Bible Break (single)]
Info:Stephen Wiley is the founder of the holy hip hop scene. For a few years he was the only holy hip hop artist around until the year 1985, when the Rap Sures released Gospel Rap and Michael Peace came with RRRock It Right in 1987. The hip hop artists or crews active in the nineteen eighties are just a few, this would surely change in the nineteen nineties.

Rock bands
Stephen Wiley started out drumming in a few rock bands in the nineteen seventies, but he wanted to be a solo artist. Stephen came to Christ in the end of the seventies and he wanted to reach the youth of Oklahoma with the gospel.

Rap
In the eighties Stephen Wiley would release four albums: Bible Break (1985), Rappin for Jesus (1986), Rap It Up (1988) and Get Real (1989).

Labels
The first Christian labels, that released rap music on a continuous basis were:
Stephen Wiley - Brentwood
Rap Sures - Star Song
Michael Peace - Reunion Records

Praise Center Family Church
The former rapper is now pastor Dr. Stephen L. Wiley, who founded the Praise Center Family Church in Muskogee and Tulsa, Oklahoma, together with his wife Dr. Wiley. The couple has two children: Stefani Renee’ and Andre’ Jackson.

Honoree
The Fellowship of Holy Hip Hop hosts the 8th Annual Holy Hip Hop Artist Showcase and Music Awards during Holy Hip Hop Week in Atlanta, Georgia, January 18-19, 2008. Stephen Wiley is a 2008 Holy Hip Hop Music Awards Honoree receiving the Ambassador Award.

Source: Fisk Gospel Encyclopedie. - isbn 9023909615 ; Press release, 2008 (8th Annual) Holy Hip Hop Artist Showcase and Music Awards, July 10th, 2007.

Release:Rhapsody
Rhapsody
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Media:[Audio CD] [Audio Tape]
Released:1992
Recordlabel:Star Song Records
Info:1. Morning time
2. Jesus is Lord
3. My prayer
4. This praise is real
5. Found my way
6. Just a touch
7. Prisoner of the American dream
8. Purpose
9. Get busy
10. Glory to God - bonus track
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Release:Rhythm & Poetry
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Media:[Audio CD] [Audio Tape]
Released:1990
Recordlabel:Star Song Records
Info:Guest appearances by Greg X Voltz, Rene Garcia, Rex Carroll and Tommy Sims.

1. Attitude
2. Colourblind
3. Soulfood
4. Love God hate sin
5. You're my all
6. Peace
7. Fight to the Finish
8. On the devil's case
9. Teenage mutant youth group member
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Release:Get Real
Get Real
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Media:[Audio Tape]
Released:1989
Recordlabel:Brentwood Music
Info:Side 1
1. Get Real
2. Born Again
3. Gimme Da' Word
3. Save The City

Side 2
1. Just Say No
2. F-A-I-T-H
3. He Came Back
4. Daily Devotion
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Release:Rap It Up
Rap It Up
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Media:[Audio Tape]
Released:1988
Recordlabel:Brentwood Music
Info:1. Intro Rap
2. Heroes
3. Big Man
4. Best Friend
5. The Rock
6. Where Will I Go
7. Stand (Ephesians 6:10-20)
8. Why I Rap
9. Fourth Man (Daniel 3)
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Release:Rappin' For Jesus
Rappin' For Jesus
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Media:[Audio Tape]
Released:1986
Recordlabel:Brentwood Music
Info:Accompanied track means instrumental

Side 1
1. Rappin' For Jesus
2. Let's Praise (Psalm 150)

Side 2
1. Rappin' For Jesus - accompanied track
2. Let's Praise (Psalm 150) - accompanied track
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Release:Bible Break
Bible Break
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Media:[Audio Tape]
Released:1985
Recordlabel:Brentwood Music
Info:Production by Stephen Wiley Enterprises and Mike Barnes Productions.
Lyrics by Stephen Wiley.
Music by Mike Barnes.
Recorded at Longbranch Studio, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Instruments used:
- Yamaha QX-1 digital sequencer.
- Yamaha DX-7 digital synthesizer.
- Yamaha TX-816 FM tone generator.
- Oberheim DX digital drum machine

Side 1
1. Bible Break

Side 2
Accompaniment track (so you can perform)
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Release:Bible Break (single)
Bible Break (single)
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Media:[7/12inch Vinyl]
Released:1985
Recordlabel:Benson Music Group
Info:Released as a vinyl 7 inch single.

Side 1
1. Bible Break

Side 2
1. Bible Break (radio version)
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