Dooney ::: Da Street Priest

Dooney ::: Da Street Priest

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"DOONEY", better known as "Da Priest", a icon to fill the voids found in the Gospel Hip Hop Industry. His non-compromising, sold out attitude will validate his music and his gift. He has etched and carved a permanent reminder of who orders his steps in Gospel Rap music.

Biography

"DOONEY", better known as "Da Priest", a icon to fill the voids found in the Gospel Hip Hop Industry. His non-compromising, sold out attitude will validate his music and his gift. He has etched and carved a permanent reminder of who orders his steps in Gospel Rap music. The last decade of his life has been dedicated to excellence! This controversial yet unique urban sound and savvy hardcore street beat is the essence of his music. His mission and destiny is to save the lost. Many of his supporters and countless fans know him as "The Priest of the Streets". His support base has reached into a sea of Christian churches and organization, high schools, expos, conferences and countless urban and suburban communities.

His compassion for "YOUTH" spills over seamlessly into his love for music and ministry. He is a minister and works as part of Shepherd's Staff at the Potter's House under the powerful and illustrious leadership of Bishop T.D. Jakes and Youth Pastor Anthony Meyers of Dallas Texas.

Dooney stands on the uncompromising word of God. He believes there is a generation developing that must know the truth. They must know they are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, and a holy nation a peculiar people set aside for God's divine purpose. "Peculiar" is the word that best describes this man's vision. He has been set apart for such a time as this. The purpose of his music is not to "crossover, but to bring the cross over"(The birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus the Christ).

His reality and his purpose is to reach the countless souls by spreading the "411" for an awesome God. He lives as an example by proving the word of God works in real world experiences. Dooney steps into the minds of the today's youth with the beats and rhythmic sounds in order to plant the unadulterated gospel like seeds in a new field. He is a beacon of lyrical and musical reality. His desire is to always stay connected to the heartbeat of God.

Unfortunately, Rap music has had stereotypical challenges as a whole. The lack of support will not cloud his vision. Dooney believes that setting the standard and lifting up the name of Jesus will draw all men. The music industry will see the power of God take this young man to the next level. Da "Priest" will take mainstream captive without doubt.

To his credit, Dooney founded Peculiar Records as a haven for upcoming artists such as Cotton, Lil J.J, Holy Boyz, and Tha' Throne. His love for God has produced an intensified testimony that is the lifeblood of Peculiar Records. Considering his level of success, Dooney's experience proves that God can use anyone. It has becomes evident in his music resume up coming recordings by such artists above. Which are "earth shakin" and "devil stompin". Grammy Award winning, Potter's House, Director of Music, Minister Steve Lawrence, couldn't have coined a better phase to describe his gift, "Dooney, watch him!" He's a bad dude!.

Dooney is currently working on his highly anticipated album which will be in stores April 19th nation wide under word disturbution. Dooney is no stranger to notable events or the endorsements by such visionaries as his Pastor/Mentor Bishop T.D.Jakes, Pastor Christopher Hill, Pastor Anthony Meyers, Fred Lynch, Ron Luce, CEO and Founder of Acquire the Fire Ministries, Josh McDowell Ministries Inc. and many others that clearly indicates the validity of his calling and fortitude of his style.

Dooney has been featured in countless talk and radio interviews. His expressive and straightforward style has catapulted him as a voice on numerous advisory panels. He has been recognized for multiple achievements. Most recently the "2005 Texas Gospel Rap Artist Award, presented by Texas Gospel Music Guild. God has given him tremendous favor and he will continue to reach the multitudes with his powerful testimony. Of late, his highly visible ministry assignment was during the biggest record breaking conference of the year, Mega Fest 2004 held in Atlanta,GA.(over 60,000 attendance)which opened doors and forged lasting friendships. He was recently featured as a special interest story for CBS's Texas Country Reporter, as well as minister at The Texas Country Reporter Festival(50,000 attendance) hosted by Bob Phillips.

Dooney has emerged providing special music and expressive openings for The Preachaholics, The Cross Movement, Enoch, Cy, Tre Nine, Dogg Squad, Nuwine, Lil Ras, Tye Tributte, Kirk Franklin, John P. Kee, Mississippi Mass Choir, The Andrews Brothers, Kim Burrell, Donald Lawrence and the Tri-City Singers and a host of many others.

Discography

Trendsetters, 4 Jehovah God, Walk This

Set List

30 to 45 minute sets