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MP3 Mercenary 6 - My Testimony;a Prepared Soul
Hardcore west coast hip hop that bangs and grooves
16 MP3 Songs
HIP HOP/RAP: Hip Hop, GOSPEL: Contemporary Gospel
Mercenary 6 was born Maurice Lawson on August 20, 1979 in the edge of the East Bay Area in a small town called Pittsburg, CA. Growing up he had many talents when it came to music like playing the drums for his junior high school and church, saxophone, clarinet. When it came time for high school he became more interested in the sport of football, but by that time music hadn''t become a passion to think about. During his early teenage years, he became troubled; drinking and drugs became a trend in his high school so therefore he participated in it. This was the reason why his grades and attendance dropped. By the time he turn 15, Maurice was jumped by a group of older boys and was beaten severely. His mother feared for his life and moved away to the heart of Silicon Valley. By being in a school with no type of violent environment, he still managed to find trouble. He was small so bigger kids tend to pick on him so he began fighting all the time, which meant suspensions. To occupy himself he participated on the athletic field in football as he did his freshman year at Pittsburg High. He attended class to keep his grades up so that his dreams of a scholarship would hopefully come through. He became an all league wide receiver his senior year, but encountered a knee injury during track season that ended his dreams of being a pro athlete.
After college, Maurice got his degree in Business Management. He chose that major to one day own his own business but had no clue in what. He and childhood friend D.J. Jones have done music together since the age of 14. D.J. was into gospel rap but Maurice was into worldly rap. Maurice felt that the music D.J. made was too soft and suggested to lace hardcore beats with gospel lyrics. D.J. didn''t think it would be appropriate but tried it anyway. Since then, it became a successful combination. Maurice has never been into gospel rap until he had a miraculous experience of his own. Maurice dedicated his life to Christ when he almost ran over a family crossing the street while under the influence. He knew if his car wouldn''t have "miraculously" switched into neutral when accelerating, he knew he would have done time.
From that point he decided to live as righteous as he can. He and D.J. decided the form an independent label called G.I. Entertainment; Gospel Insomnia. He had hip-hop influences like E-40, Spice 1, 2 Pac, OutKast, and Twista. He listened to these rappers so much he ended up with a similar style but decided to give it a gospel twist. Maurice decided to go by the name Mercenary 6 because he felt he was sent to teach the truth and to receive his reward, which is everlasting life. Never knowing he had the talent of beat making he now produces for a range of underground artist in the Bay Area, even his own album. My Testimony; A Prepared Soul is his debut. He chose that title because after the truth about him is heard, he feels he would now feel clean and comfortable with his relationship with Christ. The album is more focused on relationship and not religion as well as the whole ministry. He wants the world to know Christ forgives and will love you as long as you accept him as your savior.
The album doesn''t consist of a bunch of "Praise God and Hail Jesus" tunes, yes, glory is given but he also gives you something to not only to ride to but to push and shove to. He is ready to take on criticism from the Christian world of sounding too secular and willing to break tradition. It''s a whole new millennium, so Merc 6 is about to prove that there is no right or wrong way to worship.