NATIONAL RECORDING ARTIST: TYRONE CRAWFORD
- IMPACT: SOULS SAVED/LIVES CHANGED/SUICIDES PREVENTED
- PERFORMED/MINISTERED IN: 3 CONTINENTS/11 STATES/MULTIPLE CITIES
- STREAMS: OVER 60,000
- 2018 GMA DOVE AWARD PRESENTER
- TOURS: 3 TOURS (W.A.R TOUR, END OF FEAR TOUR, GOD FIRST TOUR)
- BOOKING: MANAGEMENT@TYRONECRAWFORDMUSIC.COM
ABOUT TYRONE CRAWFORD
Tyrone Crawford's rough upbringing in Cleveland, OH feeds his message of hope for the lost souls of today's youth. In addition to his music and ministry, Crawford serves in the United States Air Force in Colorado Springs Colorado. He’s released five albums including WAR: Worship And Rap (Mix of the Cultures) which landed at No. 1 on Amazon’s Best Selling Christian Rap Music chart. He’s toured and performed with major Christian Rappers and has appeared solo at many large festivals and events. He's become a favorite for many festival goers of all ages and has been a frequent performer for Night Vision & HeavenFest. As an active duty member of the United States Air Force, Tyrone currently calls Colorado Springs, Colorado home.
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August 22, 2018
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Amazon No. 1 Christian Rapper and Active Duty Air Force Member Tyrone Crawford Drops New Single “Hope” September 14
August 2018 (Denver, CO) - From the rough streets of Cleveland to the U.S. military to the top of the Amazon Christian music charts, Tyrone Crawford’s story reads like a novel, full of passionate struggle, steadfast faith, and spiritual transformation. The nationally known Christian rapper who captivates audiences with his one-of-a-kind sound, driving beats, and powerful words is releasing his debut single, HOPE, available September 14 for purchase and streaming across all DSPs via WieRok Entertainment. Reflecting on the meaning of the song, Tyrone explains, “With so much negativity, pain, and hardship going on in the world I wanted to lead people to have hope in Christ through it all.”
The single is part of a series of tracks comprising the rapper’s first body of work with his new label, WieRok. Starting in September and scheduled to release every few months through 2019, the singles speak a message of hope and accountability to those that need a lifeline.
As a teenager, Tyrone was that person in need of a lifeline. His mother’s drug addiction and his father’s absence made risky situations and dangerous people a part of normal life. By age 18, he was selling drugs and hanging out with drug dealers, coming within inches of choosing that path for himself. Adolescence exposed Tyrone to another force: homegrown rap music. He began recording tracks, mimicking the rappers he admired -- writing songs about money he didn’t have and cars he couldn’t afford.
When Tyrone’s cousin invited him to a church youth event, he wasn’t expecting much, but the experience changed everything. That night, he gave his life to Christ and began making dramatic changes to his own path, diving head-first into the New Testament and new callings. With a heart for service, Tyrone joined the military and has had a successful career with the Air Force, all the while pursuing music.
“When I get on stage, I want to plant and water seeds and I want lives to be changed, like mine was,” said Tyrone. “That’s my ultimate goal. If you’re not getting the message in my music, I’m not doing my job. I want people to leave saying ‘this guy was preaching in his music.’”
To date, Tyrone has released five albums, one of which charted No. 1 Best Selling Christian Rap CD on Amazon’s music charts. He has collaborated with national artists including K-nine, Mr. Del, KDrama, Young Noah and others.
Tyrone uses the talents, gifts, and success God has given him to influence and inspire people on stage and off. Contributions from his touring have supported families in need, and he engages with several non-profit awareness and human services organizations to be a force for good on their behalf. As an active duty member of the United States Air Force, Tyrone currently calls Colorado Springs, Colorado home.
Watch the “Hope” lyric video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=nJyCBPQ8KDQ
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ABOUT WIEROK ENTERTAINMENT
Lance Wieland founded WieRok Entertainment in 2014 in Denver, CO. As a successful entrepreneur and having experience with large event production, Wieland recognized that live shows are an increasingly critical part of an artist’s development and knew he could provide valuable guidance in growing sustainable careers. The Colorado Springs/Nashville based company is a full service talent management agency and music label specializing in the Christian/CCM music genres as their tagline outlines: Supporting The Passion, Engaging The Wisdom, Promoting The Kingdom. WieRok’s diverse roster of Christian talent includes worship leaders, a rapper, music producer, films, and authors. The team promotes collaborative creations in all CCM genres in the spirit of unity. "This is an exciting time for us as the industry re-invents itself in the wake of streaming,” said founder Wieland. “We strive to have a positive impact in the future of CCM, and on the Christian Culture through our ministry minded ventures.”