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Legacy

Legacy
Country:United States
Website:http://www.legupmusic.com
email:legacy813@yahoo.com
Releases:[Legacy] [Strictly Business EP] [Green light] [Green Light EP (sampler)]
Info:Legacy is born Brandon Greene in Buffalo, New York in 1978. He relocated to the Tampa Bay area in 1992 with his family when he was 14 years old. Legacy has been involved in radio and the music scene since 1994.

Debut album
His debut album from 2004 "Green Light" is an independent release of hip-hop music and lyrics he has written and mostly self-produced. The first release of "Green Light" was presented by the Flavor Alliance, a hip hop ministry out of Crossover Community Church in Tampa, Florida. Although the artist is not an orginal member of the label's roster anymore, he still works quite often with them.

Urban Missions
Legacy graduated from The School of Urban Missions in New Orleans, Louisiana in 2001. He then packed his bags to return to Florida in order to serve the ministry of Crossover. Legacy supported the vision and mission of the church by preaching, teaching Bible studies, showing youth how to make hip-hop beats and DJ-ing. He also spent time assisting the church in outreaches and concerts for the Crossover Church and the Flavor Alliance from 2002-2004.

Christ
Legacy reveals how he came to Christ and got involved in hip hop music: "Before I knew the Lord, I used drugs, had pre-marital sex, I drank daily, and was rebellious to my parents and to God. At the age of 15 I lost a close friend in an unusual and violent death. He was beaten, run over by a truck and left lying in the street. We buried him and poured out some liquor for our dead homie."

No Change
I thought I might die this way too and tried to straighten up, but I still didn't change. I just kept on drinking, smoking weed, and sleeping around, running around with dealers and friends who kept getting locked up. In 1995 I too faced death and the Spirit of God spoke to me saying, "Choose life or choose death. Your life will either lead people to life or to death. Which will it be?"

Jesus
Legacy turned to Jesus Christ and was reminded that his life would leave a "Legacy" for life or for death and he wanted it to count for eternity and for Him. He was delivered and set free from his sinful lifestyle. Almost immediately he began telling everyone he knew about the Lord.

Rap
He and his friends were huge hip hop fans and he was playing around with mixing underground tapes when one day he decided to write a rap song. "My friends thought it was hot and began putting me on to do bits here and there. As I saw them receive the words and my testimony of Christ's saving power, I knew that God was up to something through hip hop. It was then that I realized I could effectively communicate my testimony and the Gospel through Hip-Hop."

Students
At present he and his wife Pam, who is also a student, are serving the School of Urban Missions. It is a two-year Bible College that combines academic excellence with hands on ministry training. The school consists of two campuses located in New Orleans, Louisiana and Oakland, California. It is jointly owned by the Assemblies of God and the Church of God In Christ (SUM).

Ministers
SUM as it is commonly called, is training ministers to go into the urban centers of America and the world. Legacy is on staff as the Student Ministries Field Director working as the arms and legs organizing various outreaches, Campus Days events and leading worship for chapel services. He also works part time in the Recruitment department.

Flavor Fest Record Project
During Flavor Fest 2007 in Tampa Bay, Florida artists like Urban D, Legacy, Ras, RawSrvnt, Braille, Minister RMB, Knowdaverbs, and others were recorded rapping on some dummy beats. The majority of the recording took place during the event on Friday and Saturday, and during non-conference hours such as seminars or concerts. Legacy is completing these tracks at his Tampa studio, Leg Up Music. He hopes to finish the project around February/March to make it ready for a Summer/Fall release in 2008.

Holy Hip Hop Honoree
Legacy is selected to be honored at the 2009 Holy Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta, January, 2009.

Albums
In 2004 his debut album Green Light is released on Fla.vor Alliance. A new selftitled album is released in 2007.

New projects
On May 22, 2008 the MC announced he is working on a new project.

Sources: MySpace Blog: Doin It Again! New Project in works. New Direction!, May 22nd, 2008 ; Legacy 2009 Holy Hip Hop Honoree, January 7th, 2009.

Release:Legacy
Legacy
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:2007
Recordlabel:Indie (Independant Release)
Info:The album is released (national) on September 4th, 2007 and had it's local release (Tampa Bay, Florida) on August 14th, 2007.
Production by Legacy, Deep Productions, and JB RYE Productions.

1. Are We There Yet?
2. Strictly Business (radio edit)
3. City On A Hill - featuring Spec
4. Get Right
5. Crossover - featuring Flavor Alliance
6. The Legacy
7. War Of The Words - featuring Sav-a-lot & Jabo
8. Clap - featuring Beyond Skillz
9. The Rain Man - featuring Corey Hicks & Jabo
10. Do It Again - featuring Los-1 & Rawsrvnt
11. The Contenders
12. Why We Doin? This! - featuring Urban D
13. New Dawn
14. Press On (radio edit)
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Release:Strictly Business EP
Strictly Business EP
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Released:2006
Recordlabel:Indie (Independant Release)
Info:1. Press On
2. Strictly Business
3. Rain Man - featuring Corey Hicks, Jabo
4. Get Up (Whoever U R - RMX)
5. Dear Diary (full version) - featuring Passion, Urban D, Joel Upperground
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Release:Green light
Green light
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:2004
Recordlabel:Fla.vor Alliance
Info:Guest appearances by Urban-D, Spec and Rize.

1. Intro (Traffic Jam)
2. Green Light
3. Battle Cry
4. Livin Proof
5. Why We Doin' This
6. Don't Resist
7. Take Me Back
8. Interlude
9. Good Fight
10. In Between
11. Lord I Come
12. Dear Diary
13. One Choice
14. In A Moment
15. Sonshine
16. Battle Cry (Remix)
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Release:Green Light EP (sampler)
Green Light EP (sampler)
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Recordlabel:Fla.vor Alliance
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