At the intersection of street beats and solid scripture lies Hostyle Gospel: a dynamic
Christian hip-hop group merging musical talent with the Word of God to point souls to
Christ. With pulse pounding rhythms and raw lyrics, Hostyle Gospel is igniting a fire of
passion for the Lord across America.
Though they reference the Gospel as hostile, hostility is merely the method of delivery.
Terse messages merge with edgy compilations to lend a sense of urgency to a searching
generation. Countering a culture full of distraction and temptation, Hostyle Gospel is
wielding the sword of the spirit, opposing Satan’s advances and winning souls for Christ.
Armed with the raw energy of their performances and the ammunition of their Faith,
Hostyle Gospel is appealing to youth and adults alike.
Hostyle Gospel Ministries originated in 2003 from a central Illinois group called The
Elite M.O.C. (Men of Christ). After the founders were called to individual ministries,
two members, Proverb (Raynard Glass) and King Soloman (Demetrius Morton), began to
refine their vision for the group. Big Job (Fontaine Pizza) was added in 2005 as a frontline
member, joining them in performances and on recordings. Since 2005 the group has
added Lil‘ Joe (Joe Glass), Teckniek (Omari Thomas), and Kamikaze (Daniel Enomoto),
all of which serve in music production, graphic design, and web administration.
Currently Hostyle Gospel has completed two albums and three mixtapes. Their latest
album entitled Immortal Combat was released January 11, 2011, and is available via
iTunes and other online retailers. Physical CD’s are also available at performances, or
HG can be contacted directly for personal orders. The ministry continues to grow along
with the number of people who have found Christ through the music of Hostyle Gospel.
Hostyle Gospel ministers to todays generation in a way that is both relevant and entertaining. The live shows include a mix of original songs and lyrical, Christ-centered re-mixes of Top 20 hits from major artists. Performances flow more like a worship experience than a concert. The crowd is invited to join in on the praise and to focus on worshipping God. The Gospel is prominent in every aspect of their presentation, whether it be rapping, dancing, or preaching.
Hostyle Gospel is ready for expansion. Eventually the group wants to hold youth
conferences in which they would teach as well as minister through music, start a clothing
line, publish books, and continue to minister the Gospel of Christ in every way possible.