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Easop

Easop
Country:United States
Website:http://www.myspace.com/easop7
Releases:[Back For The 1st Time] [Live Now Die Later] [The Time Has Come]
Info:Since his birth in 1975, Easop Winston has created a place in the world for himself, his family and community. He has become not only a pillar in the African-American community, but an innovator in the world of gospel music. For Easop has taken a vision embedded in him since his youth and turned it into something the world can be a part of.

Hardcore
Described as a cross between DMX and Tupac, one of the differences between Easop and rappers of this caliber is his lyrical intent. His ability to dedicate his words and thoughts to God is what keeps his raps simple yet truthful, hardcore yet touching.

Raw
Equipped with a captivating voice and an anointed delivery raw enough to reckon with the ways of drugs and street mentalities, Easop has taken the message of Godís love, light and salvation from the insides of the church and placed in the middle of this intensely violent world.

Label
Not only is Easop a true artist, he is also a true businessman. With the start of his company Life or Death Records, Easop has taken a vision and single handedly turned it into an establishment that embodies his hopes for his community. Through the label, he has completed his debut album entitled, "The Time Has Come."

Fanbase
Since 1994 Easop has built a strong following of fans and friends. His appearances throughout the Bay Area combined with his rawness in his rhymes have opened many doors for Easopís career and label both nationally and internationally.

Radio
Some of his accomplishments included making hardcore gospel rap history by being the first gospel rapper to have his music played on San Franciscoís hottest station KMEL. His title cut The Time Has Come ranked #3 on a popular Christian radio play list in Atlanta.

Guest Appearance
He also appeared on the release from L.G. Wise, Ghetto Fables : Da 1/2 Ain't Told, on Grapetree Records in 2000.

Crews
The crew of three MCs "The End" and Easop formed the LOD Boys.

Gospel
Easop has also shared the bill with gospel legends such as Angelo & Veronica, Andrae Crouch, Fred Hammond and Gary Oliver.

Albums
The MC released his debut album "The time Has Come" on his label Life or Death Records in 1999.
His sophomore record is entitled "Live Now Die Later", but never got released.

Pastor
Easop Winston was still active as a MC in 2003, but is now a pastor of Realm of Blessings Church in the Bay Area, California.

Inspiration: Coming back
Easop's inspiration for Gospel rap never subdued. In fact...quite the contrary... It has and continues to be a passion of his to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ through unrefined truth in expression via (Holy) Hip Hop/Gospel Rap. God just took him a different direction in traditional ministry as a pastor. He still feels there's an element he and the Life or Death label can bring to the still growing and underground genre of (Holy) Hip Hop/Gospel Rap. Although the presence of Easop was obscure in the larger scope of the Hip-Hop Gospel circuit, he remains true to appearing and performing at various (local) Christian events and venues as he feels led. Also, as a business man, Easop wanted a certain level of financial backing to be in place to do things at a level second to none as a representative of God's kingdom. All of these things are now falling into place. (September 2008)

New Projects
In 2008 the artist is working on a new album called "Back For The 1st Time" to be released in 2009.

Release:Back For The 1st Time
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Released:2009
Recordlabel:Life or Death Records
Info:The album is scheduled for 2009.
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Release:Live Now Die Later
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:2002
Recordlabel:Indie (Independant Release)
Info:The album was scheduled for release in 2002, but never came out.
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Release:The Time Has Come
The Time Has Come
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:2000
Recordlabel:Life or Death Records
Info:1. Intro
2. Out The Box
3. How It Used to Be
4. Life or Death Till I Die
5. Dead But ALive (Party Mix)
6. The Time Has Come
7. Somebody Loves You
8. Here We Come
9. Force
10. Long Time Coming
11. Images
12. Fully Loaded
13. Dead But Alive
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