Soul Life

Soul Life

BandHip HopR&B

I pray that through my music kids and adults can come to know the true love and grace of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and the love His Father God has for us. I do this in the name of Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior. To glorify my Heavenly Father God Almighty and be all he created me to be.

Biography

I started rapping and writing songs with my Brother Chris Duran in the 9th Grade. As a young teenager I got caught up in the street life along with drugs and alcohol. When I was three years old I was diagnosed with Childhood Leukemia which took the lives of many children my age some of which I came to know as friends before they passed. In my life God has played a very important role. He has seen me through a lot of storms and always been there to love me. Through my trying teen years music was the only way I could truly express what I was feeling. It was the only way I could communicate to others who I was and what I truly wanted. When I was 18 my friends and I were at a party and I never would have thought that Porkchop and I would be speaking for the last time. A couple of days after the party I came home to find out that Porkchop had been in a car accident that had taken his life. At this point in my life I was as far away from God as you could possibly be I think. I mean I never went to church all I wanted to do was get drunk, snort some cocaine, and get high with my friends. I was really depressed and this just made matters worse I couldn’t understand it, but for some reason I just stopped the partying. I didn’t want it anymore. With High School graduation around the corner I had no idea if I would make it, but I dove into my school work and decided from that point on that I wanted a better life. I didn’t want to be one of those 30 year old fathers in the ghetto that slept all day, never went to work, and partied with their own children. I wanted to do something. I wanted to go to College. I finished High School and received my Diploma. I started college the fall semester right out of High School in 2002. It took me Five years in college to figure out what I wanted to do. I gave my heart to Christ during my fourth year in college and decided that this is the direction I want to go. Now with My Associates Degree in Sound Technology under my belt I am here saying that I have found my way and with God’s help know of Hope and Love that I could have only dreamed of and never imagined. As an artist I have many influences, but the most influential person besides my Heavenly Father is My Father Billy Duke. He has taught me the true meaning of honest labor, and I thank him for pushing me to be the best that I can be.

Set List

3 Song Set Opener:
1. Don't Cry
2. God is Love
3. Take Me As I Am

I am Currently doing 1 set openings that consist of no breaks. The set usually runs about 10 to 20 minutes.