It was the summer of 2000 when Soldiers On A Mission, S.O.M., hit the scene. The group consists of four blessed young artists, and even better friends originating out of Houston, Texas. S.O.M. was originally founded by Jeff Roman (Twin) and Raymond Steward (Goldenchild). It was only a few months later when the group became three, with the addition of Ryan Boyce (Boyce), and shortly after Jeff's twin brother, John Roman (Bolo), also joined the group.
Soldiers On A Mission placed Second at the Exalting Him 2003 National Talent Search that was aired on TBN. Also in 2003, S.O.M. was nominated for the Best Underground Record, Ride With Us or Get Left Behind, at the Holy Hip-Hop Achievement Awards. S.O.M. performed at over 100 concerts and have sold thousands of albums during the course of the year.
In January 2004, their single, Jehovah Jireh, was released nationally on the Exalting Him CD “The Finalist”. Also in 2004, they received Song of the Year for “Shine Yo Light” at the Holy Holy Hip Hop Achievement Awards. They were also nominated for Album of the Year, Production of the Year, Group of the Year, Best Stage Performance, and Lyricist of the Year. They recently were recognized from ASCAP by receiving a 2004 ASCAPlus Award. They have just completed their second album, The Journey, which has been released and have begun working on their next album.
They have blessed a cross section of people across the United States by performing at many churches, venues, talent shows, prisons, and at the Harlem Globetrotters game. They have had the opportunity to be in the movie, PAIN, which was released in 2004. Their song, Pain will also be the title cut for the movie’s soundtrack.
2005 has been a big year for S.O.M., they have continued to travel from coast to coast, they have been presented awards for Stage Performers and Artists of the year @ the Texas Holy Hip Hop Achievement Awards for their Album “The Journey”. They have acted in another film, which has yet to be titled. They are currently scheduling a tour and working on their Third Project which already features: Bizzy Bone (formerly of Bone Thugz N’ Harmony) Lil Ke Ke, Shei Atkins, Pettidee, and many more.
“One of our goals is to go Nation to Nation taking with us the Word of God that breaks all yolks of bondage…a true message of our Lord and Savior.” The group's success can be credited to their dedication and their faith in GOD. As S.O.M. continues to gain support and recognition through their unique style of rap, they are reminded that it is not about them, but the One whom they serve.
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