Dyscyple was born on September 17, 1975 in Detroit , Michigan . Growing up on the West Side of the Motor City , Dyscyple encountered the hardships that come along with not having a father figure around to guide and teach him the responsibilities, and character, that a real man should display. Due to this fact, Dyscyple observed the ways and actions of the males he considered to be role models within his neighborhood. These men displayed violent, illegal, and sexually immoral influences that would later become life-threatening detours from the plan God had for his life. Barely graduating from high school in 1993, and having no meaningful direction in his life, Dyscyple decided to join the U.S. Army. After nearly two years of service in the military, and living in the fashion that he was exposed to on the streets of Detroit in his youth, which included activities ranging from armed robbery, hostile skirmishes amongst his enemies, and promiscuity, Dyscyple realized there had to be more to life than was his violent and roguish lifestyle.
In February of 1995, Dyscyple finally surrendered his life to Jesus Christ. Dyscyple credits this miracle to a God fearing and praying mother, the saints who never gave up on ministering to him, and most of all a very merciful and forgiving God. Once saved, Dyscyple immediately had a burning desire to reach and minister to youth that may or may not have been exposed to a similar environment as him.
One year after receiving the gift of eternal life, Dyscyple discovered the gift to reach youth through the means of Holy Hip-Hop had been placed within him. In addition, Dyscyple has been greatly blessed with a good thing; his lovely wife Torry, in which they have been married since November of 1996. They also have two gifted and talented children, Jordyn, and Eddie. In April of 2001, Dyscyple was led to become a member of S.T.R.A.P.P.E.D. Ministries, which is geared toward outreach in the urban community, and making an impact in the lives of youth everywhere. Very soon he began to place his hands to the plow in the ministry of music.
Through this awesome ministry Dyscyple's desire is not to see fame and fortune. His number one priority is to reach troubled youth and show them the true way God intended for the human race, and to dispel the lies that inner city life has taught them. Dyscyple's main focus in ministry is to see souls saved because he is a firm believer in the Biblical principal found in Matthew 6:33. “But seek ye first the kingdom of God , and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you”. Now Dyscyple is a national recording artist who is determined to use this opportunity that God has given him to reach as many souls as possible, and bring them to Christ.
Give Dyscyple a microphone, a hot beat, mixed with the Holy Spirit's anointing, and that's all that is needed.
Debut Album: No Weapon
National Release Date: June 27, 2006
Tracks: 13 plus intro, interlude, and poem
Featured Artists: MVP, Spanish Kid, Rollah, Unf8abo, Bridge B (formerly Apostle I.P.), and Damingus
Airplay: The singles "Family Matters" and "Thank You" are currently being played on radio stations nationwide.
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Dyscyple - No Weapon
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Guide Rating: 5 out of 5 stars! Bold statements abound in this release. Edwin 'Dyscyple' Reynolds...Guide Rating: 5 out of 5 stars!
Bold statements abound in this release. Edwin 'Dyscyple' Reynolds tells it like it is and he pulls no punches. Dyscyple isn't afraid to admit his own flaws ("Bit of Testimony") anymore than he holds back when describing why he does what he does ("All Eyes on Jesus"). Granted, he's not the first to discuss these topics, but he does it so smoothly (with some killer beats) that it doesn't come off as tired.
The album starts off with one of the best intro's that I've heard and it just keeps going from there with top notch tracks like ...
All Eyes on Jesus:
"I only deal with true saints and not them praya-haters. I ain't in for the loot but lost souls the reason. So I keep my mind on God and all eyes on Jesus."
"John 10:10 - the theif comes to destroy and kill and Jesus comes and gives life but first you must submit to his will. So get the armor of God and don't forget your sword."
I'll admit I was a bit confused during the "Blaze Up Interlude" and I had to listen to it a couple of times before I realized that they were getting high on the Spirit while they were praying ... and not hitting something else. It reminded me to look beyond what I first see.
Other favorite tracks include "Holla," "Gangstaz Praya" and "313."
Bottom line ... this release rocks! Dyscyple's No Weapon now resides proudly in my MP3 player and two of my kids are picking out songs they want on their own MP3 players as I write this review. A new face around our house (new teen in the neighborhood) sat in here with me in my office through the first seven tracks because he liked it so much. He would have stayed through the entire CD if his mom hadn't called to remind him that he was getting ready to be late getting home. This was instead of going swimming with the rest of the kids ... it don't get much better than that!
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Well, heres a genre I am not very familiar with but listening to your audio, it definitely has excel...Well, heres a genre I am not very familiar with but listening to your audio, it definitely has excellent production and timing. Vocally strong and interesting with lyrics that are clear and precise. Seems that you have followed the rules of songwriting as there is distinct-ness from verse to chorus to bridge (something I really don't hear in traditional hip-hop).
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I have to agree with Bert's remarks; excellent production values, very tight with a nice mix of melo...I have to agree with Bert's remarks; excellent production values, very tight with a nice mix of melodies complimenting the lyric, the beats and clean vocals. And the arrangements flow very well. All the best for success.
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Typical set is 30 to 45 minutes long and includes roughly 6 to 8 full length songs.