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Prodigal Son (Kelly O. Williams)

Prodigal Son (Kelly O. Williams)
Country:United States
Website:http://www.prodigalson.biz
email:prodigalson1511@yahoo.com
Releases:[Kingdom Swagga-Nomics] [Rap Star?] [Rhythm & Street] [My Block] [Christ's Executive Officer] [Welcome 2 Holy-wood : Volume III] [Crossing the Red Sea : Part 2] [Crossing the Red Sea : Part 1]
Info:Kelly O. Williams is the Prodigal Son residing in Florida, Coral Springs. He is a MC, vocalist and producer as well and born and raised in Canton, Ohio. Prodigal Son only had four choices to escape poverty:
1=Crime
2=School
3=Sports
4=Music
So he decided to take all 4 avenues. While in high school Prodigal formed an R&B group that opened for a host of artist such as Levert, Rude Boyz, Men at Large, The O'Jays and M.C. Hammer.

Option 1
At the height of Prodigal's career he was sentenced to 1 year. in a juvenile corrections facility for a period of a year, and an adult prison for a period of a year where he had perfected his musical gift.

Option 2
Prodigal Son then moved to Columbus, Ohio to attend college and make a better living for himself.

Option 4
While attending Columbus State Community College Prodigal linked up with contemporary jazz band P. Rainey Coalition under Sony Music recordings, performing front line vocals for the band, and performing in various night clubs and major jazz venues.

Jazz
Opening for such acts as Pieces of a Dream, George Clinton, Mickey Howard, Spiral Jira and many more. In 1998 Prodigal performed a song entitled Guilty Eyes on the bands New Millennium/Sony recording release entitled Different Angles. In 1999 Prodigal Son moved to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to pursue his musical gift.

Florida
Since being in Florida Prodigal has opened for a host of artist including Ex-Con, J-Shin, 3 Six-Mafia Field Mob, Busta Rhymes, Fat Joe, Sean Paul, Mystikal, Jagged Edge, Juvenile, the opening act for several BET comics, performed area night clubs and has won several talent events.

Q-Dizzo
In 2000, Kelly signed a one album recording contract with a recording label out of Miami, Florida. In 2001 Kelly formerly known as Q-Dizzo released a Christmas song/video under the recording label that has soared to number 1 in 5 states. Q-Dizzo made his first national television appearance on Showtime in Harlem, New York on September 7th, 2002 and made it to the second round of MTV's Making The Band with P.Diddy.

Recapturing The Vision
Prodigal Son is also working with a non-profit co. Recapturing The Vision which is a co. geared towards youth/teenagers to have them practice abstinence, Non violence and no drug usage, also featured on Recapturing The Visions second national compilation CD/video, entitled Raise it Pt. 2. Amongst Prodigal's musical gifts he has been cast for one major film Bad Boyz II.

Holy Hip Hop: The Prodigal Son
Being healed from breast cancer with the help of no doctors, only God, Kelly turned into The Prodigal Son, giving his life and music to God. Now strictly working for God, no longer performing in clubs, Prodigal now performs and ministers regularly in churches, outreach programs, drug/prison institutions and the streets, Having shared the stage with great performers such as T-Bone, Anointed, Nikki Leonti, Gospel Gangstas and many others.

Label
Prodigal Son has formed his own recording label Holy-wood Records that has been signed to international distribution in the United Kingdom.

Albums
His debut album is called "Crossing the Red Sea Part 1" and is released in October 2003, his sophomore record "Crossing the Red Sea : Part 2" was released in August 2004.

Nominations
Prodigal Son was nominated for an American Gospel Music Award as an independant artist in May of 2004.

Stops
On February 12th, 2007 the rapper announces he will be leaving the holy hip hop scene as an artist: "This will be my last year performing Gospel hip hop. God is, has, and will continue to stay good..in my life..and others...thank you all for your support, blessings and prayers over the years."

New musical style
As Prodigal Son states he won't stop his music ministry: "I'm going to solely do R&G as another challenge to expand the ministry. Rap can't reach everyone. And those who it won't reach, will be reached thru psalm [...] I will produce more within the next year. Prodigal continues about his new musical style: "They call it Rhythm and Gospel. I call it Rhythm and Street."

Actor
But by a turn of events this did not happen. On October 23rd, 2007 the news was released he will be added to the line up of a traveling play "Life Behind The Mask". The role is an ex convict who has given his life to the Lord and turns to the ministry. This is a 21 city tour that begins November 16/17, 2007 in Montgomery, Alabama.

Last Album?
Although it seemed the MC's last album would be "My Blokk" (2007), a project entitled "My Block Part 2" would be released on Tyscot Records of Deitrick Haddon. The album would be re-named as "Rap Star?" (2008).

New Project
The rapper continues his musical legacy with the 2010 project " Kingdom Swagga-Nomics" to be distributed by Infinity Music Distribution.

Albumtitle
The title of the record "Kingdom Swagga-Nomics" according to Prodigal Son “means that we do things for and through Christ a different way than the carnal-minded does. Kingdom Swag is being cool, hip, fashionable but only moving and having a swag described by Christ in Mark 16:15 “go into all the world and preach the gospel.” The concept of this project is for the body of Christ to learn and grow from Christ alone.

Sources: MySpace bulletin: Prodigal Son Receives 2 Deals, October 23rd, 2007 ; Pressrelease: Prodigal Son “Kingdom Swagga-Nomics” Dropping January 19th 2010, June 4th, 2009.

Release:Kingdom Swagga-Nomics
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Media:[Audio CD] [Digital Download]
Released:2010
Recordlabel:Holy-Wood Records
Info:The album is scheduled for release on January 19th, 2010.
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Release:Rap Star?
Rap Star?
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:2008
Recordlabel:Tyscot Records
Info:The album is released on January 8th, 2008.

1. Showtime
2. Rap Star
3. Bout it Bout it
4. Street Disciple
5. Slow Down
6. Booking
7. We Got That Word Shawty
8. Thanks You All
9. Nothing 2 Something (rmx)
10. The Other Side
11. The Invasion
12. Change Me Lord
13. No More
14. Ain't That Something
15. Talking-2-You
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Release:Rhythm & Street
Rhythm & Street
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:2008
Recordlabel:Holy-Wood Records
Info:The album is released on August, 29th, 2008.

1. Showtime
2. We Repping (Remix)
3. None Like Me (Church Boi)
4. KING - featuring Justin-Credible
5. Welcome to the top
6. TimeLine
7. My Block - featuring Canton Jones
8. Get Cha' Praise On
9. Da Grind - featuring Rochelle Saunders
10. Hidden Rage Interlude by Wen
11. Hidden Rage - featuring Tempo
12. The Metamorphosis - featuring MOH
13. LifeStyle - featuring K-Drama
14. Rewind - featuring Dre' Marshall and G-Baby
15. I Want to Please You Lord
16. The Pursuit
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Release:My Block
My Block
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:2007
Recordlabel:Holy-Wood Records
Info:The album is released on January 5th, 2007.

1. We Repping
2. Let Me Hear Ya
3. Holy-Woord Radio - featuring J Blaze & Fish Fry
4. My Block - featuring Canton Jones
5. Hood Shyne - featuring Justin-Credible
6. I Hope U Love Me
7. The Block - featuring Sheila Wen
8. Me - prelude
9. Me
10. Testimony on Holy-Wood Radio
11. Nothing-2-Something
12. Church
13. You're The Reason
14. I Love You
15. He Saved Me - featuring Champ
16. The Blood
17. Power N Da Name Of Jesus
18. Believe
19. This How We Ride - featuring Dre' Marshall
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Release:Christ's Executive Officer
Christ's Executive Officer
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:2006
Recordlabel:Holy-Wood Records
Info:1. The Introduction
2. Did I Tell Ya?
3. Holywood
4. The Take-ova
5. My Block
6. Christ Rock (I Got That Work)
7. Power N Da Name of Jesus
8. J-ceezy
9. 1 Life 2 Live
10. Jesus Pieces (Cross Charms)
11. The Pit - by Sheila
12. Break Away Prelude
13. Break Away - featuring Realize of M.O.T.C.
14. Holla @ Me
15. Talk With God
16. Change Me Lord - featuring Suzette
17. Why We Bounce - featuring G-quinn
18. Willing to Go
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Release:Welcome 2 Holy-wood : Volume III
Welcome 2 Holy-wood : Volume III
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:2005
Recordlabel:Holy-Wood Records
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Release:Crossing the Red Sea : Part 2
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Released:2004
Recordlabel:Holy-Wood Records
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Release:Crossing the Red Sea : Part 1
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:2003
Recordlabel:Holy-Wood Records
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