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Country:United States
Releases:[The Chop Chop : From Milk to Meat] [The Thesis] [Christology In Laymen's Terms] [One-two (single)]
Lyrics:Found 32 lyrics at BusyR.com Lyrics Archive.
Info:William "Duce" Branch a.k.a. "The Ambassador" is a co-founder and primary spokesperson for the nationally known christian rap group The Cross Movement. He was signed to Cross Movement Records (CMR) until 2009.

He is also co-pastor of an inner city church plant (Epiphany Fellowship) being launched in North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Duce also served for several years as the president of the non-profit organization Cross Movement Ministries.

Duce has ministered the Gospel through rap and preaching for nearly fifteen (15) years seeking to be a model and a messenger of the gospel's transforming power especially (but not exclusively) among the hip-hop generations.

With a passionate commitment to the kingdom of Christ as well as a firm belief that faith must integrate with culture, Duce has become known for his devotion to proclaiming Jesus Christ to urban contexts, and through urban mediums.

He holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Bible from Lancaster Bible College as well as a Masters degree in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS). His master?s thesis, Theological Implications of hip-hop culture served as the inspiration for his christian rap album, The Thesis (2005), and laid a much needed foundation for his current ministry campaign - hip hop missions.

Duce is married to Michelle and they have four children together.

The MC made his solo debut with "Christology in layman's terms" on Cross Movement Records (CMR) in 2000 and released his sophomore recording "The Thesis" in 2005. His latest release is "The Chop Chop : From Milk to Meat" (2008).

Press release
On May 15th, 2009 the word came out regarding the Ambassador's sabbatical from the stage:

CMR's Ambassador Statement
Dear Body of Christ,

It is with much grief, severe disappointment and an overwhelming fear of the Lord that Cross Movement Records is sad to announce that we will be discontinuing the forwarding and promotion of the Artist and Minister, The Ambassador AKA William “Duce” Branch, due to recent findings of moral failure in his marriage. It is CMR’s past, current and prayerfully, future position that living in moral compromise is unacceptable and never allowable in the lives of any of the ministers that we co-labor with. We continue to hold up the teachings of Christ as the standard for all Christians and especially those in Christian leadership and public ministry. Although it is a rare find these days, discipline is still one of the true marks of the true Church.

That being said, we also know according to Hebrews 12:6 that “whom The Lord loves He disciplines.” So we know that our beloved brother Duce is under the Lord’s loving care (Hebrews 12:5-11). We at CMR solicit your prayers for him as he begins the uphill climb of restoration through the process of repentance. We also ask that you remember his wife and children in your quiet time with our Lord as well. We are reminded by Galatians 6:1, that we are to work toward the restoration of our dear brother in due season and also to do such in the spirit of meekness, considering ourselves lest we also be tempted.

Lastly, some that have had this circumstance announced to them through other sources have begun to suggest some type of cover-up or a sweeping under the carpet by CMR because of a slight delay in this statement versus the announcement that has already happened in William Branch’s church. This is the farthest thing from the truth. This matter was unbeknownst to CMR and upon discovery we have taken the proper time to speak with the Lord, The Ambassador, his church leadership and many other Christian leaders regarding this issue. After seeking wisdom and allowing the appropriate amount of time to make sure we had all the issues in full consideration, we have come forward as quickly as we were able to after completing this process.

In conclusion, we apologize for the effect that this may have on many who have followed and supported The Ambassador, Cross Movement and Cross Movement Records for many years. Despite this unfortunate occurrence, CMR and all of its artist/ministers continue committed, our resolve unaffected, with the mission of making the message of the Cross known to the world. Again, we ask for your prayers as we keep our hands to the plow, heal our wounded and worship the God of our Salvation. We remain Christ’s and your servant.


John Wells


Cross Movement Records/ Issachar Media

Sources: DaSouth.com: Cross Movement Records sadly announces Ambassador's marital compromise, May 15th, 2009 ; Pressrelease CMR: CMR's Ambassador Statement, [May 2009]

Release:The Chop Chop : From Milk to Meat
The Chop Chop : From Milk to Meat
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Media:[Audio CD] [Digital Download]
Info:The album is released on September 23rd, 2008.

1. The Opener
2. The Chop Chop
3. Checkin’ For My God (Remix) - featuring Lecrae & Trip Lee
4. The Chop Chop Defined (Interlude)
5. Gimme Dat!
7. Talk A Lot - featuring Stephen the Levite
8. Listen Up
9. Hardcore
10. Hope Man
11. Theology Of Brokenness (Interlude)
12. The Cost
13. The Day I Met You
14. Love & Grace - featuring JR & Da TRUTH
15. Whatchu Goin’ Do
16. The Ambassador’s Appeal (Interlude)
17. Deeper
18. Checkin’ For My God - featuring Lecrae
19. Glory & Praise - featuring Jeremiah The Prophet
Rating:Our users rated this release: 6.5 out of 10
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Release:The Thesis
The Thesis
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Info:1. Intro
2. Thesis pieces
3. Amba-ss-ador
4. Song for you
5. Feels good
6. Get you open
7. Explanation - interlude
8. Elements
9. Crown Him
10. Oh wretched man
11. My clothes, my hair
12. Back home
13. We worship you
14. Testimony - interlude
15. Anthem
16. Body talk
17. Fall
18. My clothes, my hair - radio edit
*He's glorious
Rating:Our users rated this release: 7.7 out of 10
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Release:Christology In Laymen's Terms
Christology In Laymen's Terms
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Released:2000 [ Listen to HHH from this era on Spotify ]
Info:1. Intro
2. One-two
3. Selah
4. Christology interlude
5. Hold your ground
6. Thug joint
7. Prayer interlude
8. What a relief
9. Loophole
10. Apologetics
11. Hands in the air
12. Psalm 23
13. Interlude - the world
14. A girl named world
15. Interlude - one point
16. It was love
17. I love you Jesus
18. When it's on in the whirlwind
19. Honor & glory
20. Products of the city life
21. Cypha international
Rating:Our users rated this release: 8.6 out of 10
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Release:One-two (single)
One-two (single)
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Media:[7/12inch Vinyl]
Released:1999 [ Listen to HHH from this era on Spotify ]
Recordlabel:Seventh Street Records
Info:Side 1:
1. One-two (cuts by DJ Skillz Spinz)
2. Psalm 23
3. Honor and glory

Side 2:
1. One-two (instrumental)
2. Psalm 23 (instrumental)
3. Honor and glory (instrumental)
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