FLAME was born and raised in the inner city of St. Louis, MO. Today, he is a well-versed leader in the Christian hip-hop scene with a growing list of accolades, including a GRAMMY® nomination, several Dove and Stellar Award nominations, and multiple Billboard chart toppers. He has released 8 albums to date including Captured (2010), The 6th (2012), Royal Flush (2013), and Forward (2015) under his own imprint.
For over a decade, FLAME has been dedicated to spreading the gospel around the world through music. He has traveled throughout North America & the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, and Asia performing Christ-centered music that has impacted hundreds of thousands of people. “I’m very passionate about the ministry that God has given me and am blessed to be able to see the fruit that He has produced in the lives of others.”
In addition to touring, writing, recording and co-producing his own projects, FLAME founded and helms Clear Sight Music, a burgeoning record label raising the bar in Christian hip-hop and beyond. He also has a degree in biblical counseling from Louisville’s Southern Seminary, viewing rich biblical knowledge as essential to his ministry. “I love the Bible. I love theology. I love Jesus and that light bulb moment when people get excited about Him. I love taking the knowledge from the Bible and connecting the dots with how these things apply to our everyday lives and our deep-seated personal issues.” His first book, All In, which released earlier this year, is a biblically-based guide for living out a Christian worldview in every facet of life.
In all his efforts, whether onstage, in school or operating a record label, FLAME is bridging the gap between the sacred and the secular. While his music is unashamedly Christian, he hopes it might also affect seekers as well. “I just want to encourage the Christian and the non-Christian who may be interested in peeking over the fence of Christianity that in this faith—in this worldview—you can have true freedom.”