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The Legend of XERO

Saginaw, Michigan, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2008 | SELF

Saginaw, Michigan, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2008
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"Legend of XERO: Better Off"

The Legend of XERO's debut EP Better Off breaks free from the traditional formulas of worship music. With an intricate hybrid of pop, hip-hop, rock and electronic, Jashae Slaughter (a.k.a. XERO) delivers a simple message: God is bigger than the darkness that we feel.
XERO's youthful, energetic voice combines with relentless beats, moving listeners to dance as well as worship. While Christian music typically lags two or three years behind the latest secular trends, XERO sounds ahead of the curve. Drawing from several music genres simultaneously in his tracks, XERO says his eclectic NEO style gives him new artistic freedom. The complexity of his layered samples, guitar and introspective lyrics make this debut engaging.
"I'm focusing on everything that is good," says XERO. "I'm trying to bring the good things out in life." XERO describes Better Off as the story of one man's transformation and a quest for knowledge, wisdom, understanding and love. He says The Legend of XERO is based on the human heart. "I saw that there was the dark [music] and there was the really bright and happy [music]," says XERO. "I'm [saying], where can we meet this in the middle where people actually live?”
The title track "Better Off" opens the album with an invigorating melody that sets the tone for the rest of the album. "It's me saying I've been through a lot," says Slaughter. "I'm better off as a believer because I've learned how to turn to God and learned how to give these problems to God. ... I think that makes me better off than the people who are going to fall to their problems. I don’t think that joy is circumstantial."
The follow-up tracks "Glory" and "Salvation" raise the intensity in worship, and "Never Go Back" puts XERO's gritty, testimonial songwriting ability on display. "It's me, I think, at my most aggressive on the album," says XERO. "I talk about why it is I do what I do. It also has an underlying message of encouragement by example. ... I'm saying I’m never going back to that [party lifestyle]. I'm a grown man. This is what I found that was better.”
XERO says that, as a performer, he is conscious of his message and what he feels is a moral obligation to his audience. "I'm not just on a stage," he says. "I'm on a platform. I'm almost behind the pulpit. ... I think people underestimate music, so to me it is a huge responsibility that I really have to be careful of what I am doing and what I am saying."
XERO says there are many more opportunities to share his music in Grand Rapids and Detroit, but, as a Saginaw native, his heart is in the Tri-Cities. "Spiritually, we need some kind of growth because we're marked as one of the most violent cities," he says. "People are really downtrodden about that. But who is doing something about that? So I like to bring different styles together and bring different people together. ... Then, at least they are doing something together." - 360 Main Street

"Better Off: The Review Magazine"

The Legend of Xero is the brainchild of Christian singer/rapper Jashae Slaughter. Slaughter is a fine singer with a tenor that recalls a younger Stevie Wonder with just a hint of Michael Jackson and he gets a little help from his friends Beacon of Light, Elohin, Crucified and Street Alert beats.

John D’ Agostino wrote and sang on the chorus of Salvation. Slaughter’s vision is all encompassing without borders of race and class that exclude and diminish his message. The music is created by samples and electronic beats along with an occasional acoustic guitar. The lyrical themes are based in Christian theology. The disc is an extended prayer of singing praise and rapping the gospel truth. Slaughter’s heart is pure and his aim is true. He’s been on the other side and he gives clear counsel on avoiding the traps of coveting wealth and escaping through drugs, sex and violence.

A central Christian theme circles the disc as Slaughter reveals God’s love, proclaims His glory and seeks salvation. This is a message for any thoughtful person that has experienced spiritual longing. Standout tracks include Never Go Back, Salvation, Dreamin’ and a powerful and perfectly executed The Master Plan.

“This is why we stay together” – Jashae Slaughter - "Bo’s Mini-Spins" - The Review Magazine


Still working on that hot first release.



The Legend of XERO is a traveling, evangelistic, music ministry that employs pop, rap, dance music, and costume to deliver the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a creative, intelligent, and challenging way. XERO combines the mantle of a stage performer, a rapper, and a super hero to create a unique personality that both memorable and inspirational.

Jashae Slaughter (XERO) is an American Pop Singer, Christian Rapper, and Superhero. He is the founding member and creative force behind "The Legend of XERO", a collection of songs and stories centered around a Superhero who has become a Christian.
While most of his efforts have been in the form of themed albums and audio plays, that is not the extent of his purpose. He is also a Worship Leader in his Church Community. This is how he helps people to find the ultimate truth, by finding God's Love. He wants to see all men come to know Christ and be reconciled with God through Christ.
He takes an open stance against music and media that promotes Drugs, Sex, Violence, and Debauchery. He also frowns on the ideas and culture that rob people of their ability to freely love and be loved.
His music embodies 3 major themes God, Life, and Love.
If we were to keep these things in mind, then the world would ultimately lead to a place where SERVICE TO OTHERS is more important than SELF.

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