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Urban Disciple

Urban Disciple
Aliases:This artist is (or was) also known as: [Urban D]
Country:United States
Website:http://www.urband.org
email:info@flavoralliance.com
Releases:[Home (single)] [Hustle EP] [Un.orthodox : Church.Hip-Hop.Culture (CD/DVD)] [Un.orthodox : Church.Hip-Hop.Culture (books)] [Un.orthodox The EP] [The Immigrant (single)] [The Immigrant] [The Immigrant (radio single)] [The Tranzlation] [We go together like (single)] [The Missin' Element] [The Answer's] [Keep It Real]
Info:Tommy Kyllonen is the Urban Disciple or better known as Urban D, since the album the Tranzlation of 2001.

Philadelphia
He got raised in Philadelphia and strayed away from God as a teen, but recommitted his life to Christ at the age of 18. He felt a call from God to go into urban youth ministry and went on to study at Southeastern College in Lakeland, Florida.

pastoral studies
He graduated in 1996 with a BA degree in pastoral studies and a concentration in youth ministry and released his debut album called "keep it real".

Crossover Community Church
In that same year Urban D. founded the youth ministry at Crossover Community Church in Tampa, Florida. Over the next six years he developed a first of it's kind hip hop youth ministry.

Pastor
In January of 2002 Urban D. became the pastor of the church, so the congregation began focusing in on reaching the hip hop culture. A live DJ spins during worship as rappers mix in with the singing. Other aspects of this special outreach are a break dancing class, step team, choir, mc class, drama, open mic, poetry nights, concerts and a DJ/production class.

Record Label
Urban D also co-founded Fla.vor Alliance in 1998 together with Pablo Olivero (Rize of T.R.I.B.E.) out of the need for more unity and support among hip-hop ministries in the Tampa Bay area. The organisation was first called "Flavor Records", but later on adapted the name "Fla.vor Alliance" in 2000.

Membership
It should not be seen as a record label, all members are part of the Crossover Community Church to reach out and minister to children. The Church therefore also holds an annual Hip-Hop/Urban Ministries Conference called Fla.vor Fest.

Instrumentals
On July 16th, 2007 the MC made instrumental tracks from "The Tranzlation" (2001) album available on iTunes.

Distribution
In 2006 Urban D announces a new distributiondeal through Holy Hip Hop's alliance with EMI Gospel for his new album "Unorthodox".

Book & DVD
At the same time when the album plus DVD "Unorthodox" is released in May 2007, a book with the same title came out as well. A unique double release. The book is distributed by Zondervan.

Name
The project was first called "Unorthodox... : Where Hip-Hop meets the Church", but the final title is "Unorthodox : Church.Hip-Hop.Culture".

Release:Home (single)
Home (single)
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:2008
Recordlabel:Fla.vor Alliance
Info:The single is released on February 24th, 2008.
The CD contains the music video: Home

1. Home - featuring Bobby Timley (album version)
2. Home (Zulu Boy Remix)
3. Home (Legacy Remix)
4. Home (Zulu Boy 2 Remix)
5. Home (Instrumental)
6. Zulu Boy Remix (Instrumental)
7. Legacy Remix (Instrumental)
8. Zulu Boy 2 Remix (Instrumental)
9. Home (acappella)
10. Appreciate - featuring Surreal
11. Okay (DJ Primo Remix)
12. Coming Back...
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Release:Hustle EP
Hustle EP
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Media:[Audio CD] [Digital Download]
Released:2008
Recordlabel:Fla.vor Alliance
Info:The EP is released on April 7th, 2009.

1. Hustle
2. Hustle (Legacy Remix)
3. Hustle (DJ Lopez Remix)
4. Original version instrumental
5. Legacy Remix instrumental
6. DJ Lopez instrumental
7. Original version accapella
8. Legacy Remix accapella
9. Hip-Hop
10. Hip-Hop (Legacy Remix)
11. Hip-Hop (Legacy Remix) instrumental
12. Sorry (Hustle Day Remix)
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Release:Un.orthodox : Church.Hip-Hop.Culture (CD/DVD)
Un.orthodox : Church.Hip-Hop.Culture (CD/DVD)
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Media:[Audio CD] [Video (DVD)]
Released:2007
Recordlabel:Fla.vor Alliance
Info:The album is released on May 8th, 2007.

Enhanced CD
The CD is also enhanced and includes Urban D.'s other 4 music videos featuring KJ-52, Sup The Chemist, and Corey Red and Precise. There is also an updated tour on Crossover's campus.

DVD
The DVD is a full length documentary on the Un.orthodox Story of Crossover Church along with Urban D.'s music video Un.orthodox.

Tracklisting CD:
1. Unorthodox
2. Appreciate - featuring Surreal & DJ D.Vize
3. Church - featuring The Fla.vor Alliance
4. Home - featuring Bobby Tinsley
5. Okay
6. Culture - featuring Los-1 & Rawsrvnt
7. Temptation - featuring Demetrus
8. Hustle - featuring Jabo & Spe
9. Hip-Hop - featuring DJ D.Vize & Reflex The Son
10. Peter
11. Purpose - featuring Harmony
12. Sorry
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Release:Un.orthodox : Church.Hip-Hop.Culture (books)
Un.orthodox : Church.Hip-Hop.Culture (books)
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Media:[Book]
Released:2007
Info:The book is released on May 8th, 2007 by Zondervan Publishers, ISBN 9780310274391.

Hip Hop
From its roots in the South Bronx over thirty years ago, hip hop has swept across continents and oceans, shaping the music and mores of urban culture. It is more than just music. Hip hop is a lifestyle that encompasses attitude, fashion, and a largely counter-Christian worldview. Transcending ethnic, geographic, generational, and economic barriers, hip-hop places one of the church's biggest mission opportunities right outside our windows.

Model
Un.orthodox equips church leaders and parents alike to understand and engage a culture that is as near as our schools, our communities, and even our homes. Author Tommy Kyllonen has seen hip-hop from the inside as a recording artist, as well as through the eyes of a pastor whose congregation has set the model for a groundswell of young urban churches focusing on hip hop culture. Offering unique perspectives on the history, current state, and future of the hip-hop movement,

Ministry
Kyllonen shows what a hip hop targeted ministry can look like in worship, outreach, evangelism, service, and discipleship. Using his own story as an example, Tommy shows how you can combine the hip-hop culture with faith.
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Release:Un.orthodox The EP
Un.orthodox The EP
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:2007
Recordlabel:Fla.vor Alliance
Info:The limited edition EP is released on May 8th, 2007.

1. Un.orthodox
2. Okay
3. Peter
4. Un.orthodox (DJ Lopez Reggaeton Mix)
5. Un.orthodox (Legacy Beatie Mix)
6. Un.orthodox (DJ Primo Chopped & Screwed Mix)
7. Un.orthodox - Instrumental
8. Okay - Instrumental
9. Peter - Instrumental
10. Un.orthodox - a cappella
11. Okay - a cappella
12. Urban D. Radio Drops
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Release:The Immigrant (single)
The Immigrant (single)
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Released:2004
Recordlabel:Fla.vor Alliance
Info:Vinyl 12 inch record.

Side 1
1. The Immigrant
2. American Dream - featuring Corey Red & Precise
3. Passport - featuring Pettidee
4. 813 Green Cards - featuring Flavor Alliance
5. American Dream - acapella

Side 2
1. The Immigrant - instrumental
2. American Dream - instrumental
3. Passport - instrumental
4. 813 Green Cards - instrumental
5. The Immigrant - acapella
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Release:The Immigrant
The Immigrant
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Released:2004
Recordlabel:Fla.vor Alliance
Info:1. Welcome to Ellis Island
2. Fresh off the boat
3. The Immigrant
4. The American Dream - featuring Corey Red & Precise
5. Our culture
6. Street vendors
7. I won't change
8. My corridor
9. The value - featuring Monica
10. FLA. Migrants - featuring Los-1 & Spec
11. 2nd generation - featuring DJ Morphiziz
12. Immigrant's praise - featuring Harmony
13. The passport - featuring Pettidee
14. Peace of my time
15. What you talkin' about?
16. 813 green cards - featuring The Fla.vor Alliance
17. The old country - featuring 813 Mafioso
18. The Immigrant - DJ Lopez remix
19. Broken English - featuring Priscilla & Melody
20. Wait
21. Eternally alive
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Release:The Immigrant (radio single)
The Immigrant (radio single)
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Released:2004
Recordlabel:Fla.vor Alliance
Info:1. The Immigrant - 1st single
2. Passport - featuring Pettidee (2nd single)
3. The Value - featuring Monica (3rd single)
4. American Dream - featuring Corey Red & Precise (bonus track)
5. The Immigrant - DJ Lopez remix
6. The Immigrant - instrumental
7. Passport - instrumental
8. The Value - instrumental
9. American Dream - instrumental
10. The Immigrant - acapella
11. Passport - acapella
12. American Dream - acapella
13. The Immigrant - radio intro #1
14. The Immigrant - Radio intro #2
15. Passport - Radio intro #1
16. Passport - Radio intro #2
17. The Value - Radio intro #1
18. American Dream - Radio intro #1
19. American Dream - Radio intro #2
20. Eternally Alive - ministry track
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Release:The Tranzlation
The Tranzlation
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Released:2001
Recordlabel:Seventh Street Records
Info:Production by Ambassador, T. Collins, Golden Child, Official and Tru-Life.

1. The Scripts
2. We go together like - featuring KJ-52
3. Roots Chapter III - featuring Cruz Cordero
4. The Tranzlation - featuring DJ Knuckles
5. Stole my Heart - featuring Priscilla Cruz
6. Who do you serve? - featuring Corey Red, MC Precise and Tru-Life
7. Everyday Opportunities
8. Two Loves
9. Otra Vez, Y Otra Vez
10. In the parking lot - featuring 1-WAY and Joel Perez.
11. OPA!
12. Tuckaronis Pizzaria
13. What we do now
14. My Photobook
15. In the trauma unit
16. What will it take
17. 813 Meltin pot - featuring The Fla.vor Alliance
18. Roots Chapter 2 remix - featuring Cruz Cordero
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Release:We go together like (single)
We go together like (single)
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Media:[7/12inch Vinyl]
Released:2001
Recordlabel:Seventh Street Records
Info:Side 1:
1. We go together like (featuring KJ-52)
2. OPA!
3. Who do you serve? (featuring Life, Corey Red and Precise)
4. Roots chapter III (featuring Cruz Cordero)

Side 2:
1. We go together like (instrumental)
2. OPA! (instrumental)
3. Who do you serve (instrumental)
4. Roots chapter III (latin instrumental mix)
5. We go together like (acapella)
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Release:The Missin' Element
The Missin' Element
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:1999
Recordlabel:Seventh Street Records
Info:1. Full Circle
2. RootsChapter 2
3. The Missin' Element
4. Skintone
5. The Answer
6. The Spittin' Spot - featuring Dirt
7. Endurance
8. Substance & Content
9. What is He Like
10. 817 FAMILIA
11. Khee-reh-eh-moo
12. Here Today Gone Tomorrow
13. Make Your Move
14. Capishe ?
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Release:The Answer's
The Answer's
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Released:1998
Recordlabel:Flavor Records
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Release:Keep It Real
Keep It Real
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Released:1996
Recordlabel:Indie (Independant Release)
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