Twin Cities based GRAMMY® and Steller nominee, XROSS, releases OMG.The new OMG album, by XROSS is the songwriter/rappers fourth solo project, loaded with 17 songs; this double CD setfeatures some of the music industry’s best gospel soul singers in the midwest including Jamecia Bennett (daughter of Ann Nesby), Billy Steele (co-director of Sounds of Blackness) and label mate Troy “T-Hud” Hudson. The OMG project is loaded with blazing tracks, hip-hop ballads, and most notably is under-girded by strong lyrical content; which is the trademark ofXROSS. The OMG experience (music, lyric and overall sound) is timely and ultimately a work of musical art;
OMG is a must have CD.
XROSS notes in an interview… “OMG is a labor of love; every detail that went into the production of the CD, and certainly the songwriting, was stirred by the mastermind behind the project.OMG features hit singles “Red Lights”, “Monster” (which is dedicated to Newtown, Aurora, and Treyvon Martin).”Singles also include “Man-up” “Pray On” and “We Bout It” which are shadowed by digital music videos.
”OMG is a project that I am very happy with the sound and the overall presentation ofGods’ work in and through me. I poured over this CD, many long nights and even longer days making sure that the finite details of the song itself was complete and appropriate for the message that need be conveyed. Some songs inspire, others are written as reflection or dedication pieces, while others are simply written to positively and spiritually impact hip-hop culture.We’ve made it a point to offer something for everyone to enjoy on OMG.”
XROSS’ past works include Tellem’ tha Truth, Red Letters, and The God; and he has appeared in a host of showcases, concerts, music venues, festivals and domestic/international broadcasts for over a decade. Anyone who meets XROSS will attest that he is a mighty man of faith, genuine, firmly grounded and is a general among the Christian Hip Hop culture. His portfolio includes the launch of his son, K-Jay a solo emcee with three projects “What We Like” “God Music & Money” and “The College Life”; all of which were executively produced by XROSS. He is the CEO of 1Way Entertainment; an artist/emcee of sSWAG (Stop Satan’s Work Against God) Movement.
XROSS is a mentor-leader and guest speaker for former-NFL Coach Tony Dungy’s All-Pro Dads. And in his spare time, he is actively engaged and coaching Youth Athletics – Football and Basketball for Jr High and High School students.
XROSS is also the founder of the Man-Up Mentor Leadership club which is a peer group of high school males with the focus on academic development, life skills and social skills. He is also a member of Shiloh Temple International Ministries where he serves as a youth outreach minister.