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Excelsius

Excelsius
Country:United States
Website:http://www.myspace.com/excelsius
Releases:[Liberation] [In Conjunction] [The Final Evolution] [The Prequel] [The Burn-Up!] [Introducing Excelsius]
Info:M. Xavier Marshall residing in Houston, Texas is Excelsius. He is also a baptist Reverend in Houston and has close contacts in the world of sports.

Rhymes
Excelsius started rhyming back in 1986. In 1994, the Lord Jesus intervened by taking his enthusiasm for beats and rhymes and putting it to use for the advancement of the Kingdom.

Contract
As a sophomore in college, he gave his life to the Lord and was moved to rhyme strictly for the Glory of God. In 1999, God extended favor upon him by ushering in a record contract with Renaissance Records, where he released his first single “Holy Ghost Party”.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Excelsius also made the theme song "Rule #1" for 2004 for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). The FCA is founded in 1954 and is the largest christian sports organization in America. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ.

Chaplain
As a former youth pastor, Reverend Marshall is also well-versed in sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ in ways other than music. He serves as a co-chaplain for the NBA’s Houston Rockets and is certified to minister in any prison in Texas.

Ministry
Similarly, Rev. Marshall volunteers as a Director for M.E.A.T. Ministries, which trains Christians on how to become effective leaders. Even with those efforts, he still views hip hop as the ministry with the greatest opportunity to reach our young people. "I believe that if we tell our young people not to listen to this, or not to listen to that, but do not provide viable alternatives, we do them a disservice. For me, this is a way to bring Jesus to an audience that in a lot of instances has not been open to receiving the Truth. A lot of people seem to forget that music was created for God, by God. I am simply using hip-hop for its original intention."

First Baptist Church
Rev. Marshall currently serves in full-time ministry at Houston’s First Baptist Church as the Pastor of New Members. He’s responsible for discipling new Christians, conducting baptisms and training individuals to become missionaries. In addition, he regularly travels all over the country to proclaim the Good News, often speaking on behalf of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He also writes devotionals for several former and current websites.

Stacey
Rev. Marshall is happily married to the bride of his youth, Stacey. They are the proud parents of one son, Jaren, and are eagerly awaiting the arrival of their daughter, Madison. Together, they oversee Joined at the Hip Ministries where the mission is to edify, encourage and enlighten the People of God.


Concerts
Excelsius has shared the stage with the likes of The Cross Movement, Corey Red, T-Bone, B.B. Jay, Red Cloud, Tre9, Trintee 5:7, The Boombox Titans, James Fortune & FIYA, Lil J Xavier, The Tunnel Rats and many others.

Compilations
The MC can be heard on the following albums and compilations:

- The Glorified Hip Hop Muzik Faktori presents "Living in a Troubled World" [Compilation] / Renaissance Records (1999)
- FEV - Earn My Rite / Hustleface Records (2000)
- Heather Rodgers - One Colour (2002)
- Independents : Certified Hot [Compilation] / Fly Away Records (2002)
- ThaPsalmist2 - Under the Cover of Light (2004)
- Game Ready [Compilation] / FCA Camps (2007)

Videos
The MC released his first video "Game Ready" on June 29th, 2007. It's the 2007 anthem track of Fellowship of Christian Athletes Camps. And is based on the verse Ephesians 6:11: "Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the tactics of the Devil." FCA Camps explains: "Every time you step on the field or on the court, you’ve got to be Game Ready! [...] The time is now to play for God’s Team, put on the jersey and get ready for the game! Get Up, Gear Up and Step Up! Get Game Ready!"

Albums
Excelsius released his debut album in 2001 named "Introducing Excelsius". His most recent project is his album "Liberation" (2008).

Release:Liberation
Liberation
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:2008
Recordlabel:Joined @ the Hip Ministries
Info:The album is released on June 24th, 2008.

1. I Had a Dream Last Night . . .
2. Be Set Free
3. Pick up the Phone
4. Get Focused
5. Change or Die
6. Grace That Reigns
7. Yes, You Are
8. FAQs
9. 3rd Coast Cypha: Liberation - featuring DJ D-Lite, Big Nate, Gifted, Proof, Jacob Izrael, 1God & Cy
10. Addicted (Interlude)
11. The Sing-a-long Song
12. Out of the Closet
13. Lead Out - featuring Oppose
14. Shame on Me
15. The Word
16. See Ya Later (hopefully)
17. Draw Nigh - bonus track (A free download at www. jathministries. com)
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Release:In Conjunction
In Conjunction
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:2007
Recordlabel:Joined @ the Hip Ministries
Info:The album is released on February 20th, 2007.

Production by:
- Theory Hazit for Prosperous Productions: 1, 14
- Shawn for LostBeatz Productions: 2
- Fatherz Child for J. Reed Ministries: 3
- Roc for WatchUrBak Productions: 4, 13
- Decadez for Bay Area Entertainment: 5
- DJ Triumph: 6
- Statz for SnookieMellow Productions: 7
- "B" for 4Sight Sounds: 8
- Len for LENstrumentals: 9
- Octavia Harris for Music 4 the Soul Ministries: 10
- Jirah Adams for J-Soul Productions: 11
- J. Lynn James for Egghead Productions: 12, 17
- Omari for Spectacular Productions: 15
- Todd W. Rogers for RWT Productions: 16

Cuts by:
- DJ 1 God for Joined at the Hip Ministries : 1

Chopped by:
- DJ Primo: 3

1. Alpha
2. J@TH
3. Chop it Up - featuring Torch
4. Feels So Good
5. Kingdom Grindin' - featuring Tha G.I.M.
6. Call on You - featuring Damon O'
7. The Real CHRISTmas Story
8. Hold Up!! - featuring DJ 1 God
9. It's Sin
10. I Press - featuring Damon O'
11. Up in Here - featuring JB Real
12. V Club (That's Whassup!)
13. Language of Love - featuring Shekinah
14. Tha Headbanga
15. Snapshots (The Process of Progress)
16. The Red Sea Experience
17. Omega
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Release:The Final Evolution
The Final Evolution
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:2006
Recordlabel:Joined @ the Hip Ministries
Info:1. Introduction - featuring Davy
Produced by Q.B.
2. 1st Round Draft Pick
Produced by Lesun
3. All about the Most High - featuring Vic & C-Now
Produced by X7 Prod.
4. Hands Up!!
Produced by Decadez
5. Changes - featuring Focus
Produced by XV for Kingsman Prod.
6. Music: The Effect
Produced by Theory Hazit for Prosperous Prod.
7. Hit the Road
Produced by KaneBeatz
8. The Evil that Men Do
Produced by Smidi
9. In Your Presence - featuring Damon 'O
Produced by Quis tha Truth for MJR Prod.
10. Freaks of the Industry
Produced by Knine for Regardless Ent.
11. Holiness - featuring Dkun Frost
Produced by Platinum Tips
12. Music: The Origin
Produced by Clockwork
13. Calling Out Names, Part II
Produced by Peculiar Image Prod.
14. Diablo - featuring K-Drama
Produced by OneNineNineZero
15. Give up the Praise
Produced by FabdaEclectic
16. Forever - featuring Davy
Produced by DJ Gabeezy
17. Music: The New Birth
Produced by Tech Spirit
18. WWIII - featuring Satizfyed
Produced by Clockwork
19. Walkin' Round Mad
Produced by Theory Hazit for Prosperous Prod.
20. Hit the Road - Bonus Track
Chopped & Screwed by DJ Primo
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Release:The Prequel
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:2005
Recordlabel:Joined @ the Hip Ministries
Info:The Prequel was a sampler, that was given out to fans prior to "The Final Evolution" record to give a taste of how the new album would be.
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Release:The Burn-Up!
The Burn-Up!
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Media:[Audio CD] [Digital Download]
Released:2004
Recordlabel:Joined @ the Hip Ministries
Info:1. The Burn-Up Intro
2. All of Y'all
3. 1st Round Draft Pick
4. He that Hath Ears
5. Hallelujah!
6. Let the Spirit Come Down
7. Jesus Freestyle
8. Every Brotha
9. In Jesus' Name . . .
10. Game Poppin' - featuring FEV
11. Who You Pickin'?
12. Calling Out Names, Part I
13. My Testimony
14. Freestyle Evangelism - featuring FEV
15. Anti-Anointing
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Release:Introducing Excelsius
Introducing Excelsius
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:2001
Recordlabel:Joined @ the Hip Ministries
Info:1. Introducing Excelsius
2. In Jesus' Name...
3. Hey!!
4. That Texas Funk
5. Let the Spirit Come Down (G.B.A.)
6. Christian Emcee Anthem
7. Tha Lord
8. Holy Ghost Party
9. Intercession
10. Throw it Up
11. Universoul
12. Everybody
13. Confrontation
14. Switcheroo
15. Tha Lord (Chopped & Screwed)
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