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BandHip HopSinger/Songwriter

With two creative and innovative performers, Redeeming the Lost (RTL) uses their soulful inspired, hip-hop sounds to bring a light to those who find themselves in darkness, and inform them of the healing love and salvation that can only be given by Jesus Christ.

Biography

Redeeming the Lost (RTL) is made of two creative and innovative performers, Terrence “Dark Poet” Johnson, and Alexandria “Glow” Adams. With their soulful hip-hop inspired sounds, they have ministered to many reaching souls in the name of Jesus. Originally from Dothan, Alabama, Dark Poet was introduced to music at a young age as he and his brothers and sisters began to sing as a family at their local church. During his childhood, Terrence gained a love for music ranging from heavy metal to hip-hop. It was when he attended Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama that he realized that music was one of his passions. It was also here that he would meet Glow, and they began a wonderful relationship in music. A native of Alabaster, AL, Alexandria received music scholarships to Jacksonville State University which encouraged her decision to attend the school, and which would lead to the expanding of her love of music. Under the choirs at Jacksonville State University, both members of RTL would make numerous television appearances including: “Good Day Alabama” on local station WBRC Fox 6; BET’s “Bobby Jones Gospel” in 1999, 2000, and 2001; and on “Atlanta Live,” in 2001, on WATC TV 57. Under the JSU Gospel Choir, they also participated in the City Stages event held in Birmingham, Alabama in 2000, and were vocal coaches as well as vocalist on the JSU Gospel Choir’s first self-entitled album in 2002. The two would continue to work in music together as they joined the praise and worship group JD with Power and Praise. They contributed on two albums, No Matter the Season in 2004 and Brand New Creation in 2007, and toured with the group covering many cities in the southeast as well as Virginia and the Washington D.C area. The two also began performing separately from JD with Power and Praise as they collaborated on songs with a more soul, R&B, and hip-hop feel. Dark Poet and Glow would continue working together as they performed at several churches and events in the Anniston, Alabama and Birmingham, AL areas including the Juneteenth festival in 2006 and 2007. RTL are not only diverse entertainers and vocalists, but have also contributed lyrics and their music arranging skills on several albums. Currently, Redeeming the Lost can be found still ministering in local churches as they prepare for the release of their first album in the summer of 2008.

Discography

Dark Poets’ Album Contributions
• Arranged music for “Praise to the Highest,” and “Word Power” on No Matter the Season by JD with Power and Praise, in 2004.
• Arranged and wrote lyrics for “I Worship You,” and “I Adore You,” also on the same album.
• Played all instruments for on the entire album.
• Featured as a lead vocalist on “Get on Up,” and “Worthy is the Lamb” on JD with Power and Praise’s second album Brand New Creation in 2007.
• One of the lyricist of the song “Get on Up” on the same album.
• One of the music arrangers for “Brand New Creation,” “No Need to Fear,” “Put Your Hands Together,” and “Worship Flow.”
• Played all instruments for 7 of the 11 songs on the album.

Glow’s Album Contributions
• Wrote lyrics for “Victorious” and “This Joy” on No Matter the Season by JD with Power and Praise in 2004.
• For that same album, she was the vocal coach and a background vocalist for all songs on the album.
• Featured vocalist in 2004 for “Satan U Don’t Want This” on Give Me, Me: The Dezerick Kirkland Story by Disciple (local Birmingham holy hip-hop artist).
• Featured vocalist on The Fabulous Life and Times of Walt Molley Frazier for the songs “Take Me Out,” “My Lady 2,” and “U Got Me” in 2005 also by Disciple.
• Featured as lead vocalist on “Get on Up,” “Worthy is the Lamb,” “Brand New Creation,” and “Worship Flow” on Brand New Creation by JD with Power and Praise in 2007.
• Wrote lyrics for “Victorious (reprise)” on the same album, as well as being a background vocalist on 7 of the 11 songs on the album.

Set List

RTL has enough original material for a 2 hour performance. Sets usually contain some of the following songs:
1) This is the Day
2) R U Ready?
3) How We Praise Him
4) More Love, More Power
5) He's So Sweet
6) Real
7) Encourage You
8) Heaven
9) Worship Him
10) For My Jesus