Transparent

Transparent

BandHip Hop

Real, Relevant and Radical music used to introduce and help cultivate a relationship with Jesus Christ. Music that crosses all age and race boundaries. Music for the Nations. Music that inspires people to walk in their HEIRship and Live in their FAVOR everyday. HEIR Musik(Romans 8:17 Musik).

Biography

Dwight Taylor Sr., a.k.a. Transparent, is an independent International gospel rapper, motivational speaker, and mentor. Recenly nominated for 6 categories at the 2009 Rejoice Gospel Music Awards, he was blessed to take home the “Best Male Gospel Hip Hop Artist(unsigned)” award and “Gospel’s Rising Star” award. Originally from Richmond, Ca, Transparent is currently residing in Fairfield, Ca. He is a Bishop O'Dowd High School and Fresno State University Alumni. Transparent graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development. In November 2005, Transparent began to follow two callings that God had placed on his life. The first, ministering the gospel through music, and the second, starting his own non-profit Christian organization called “On Purpose Inc.”, designed to cater to the youth of both Contra Costa and Solano County. While living in Richmond, he was actively involved in volunteer work at the Coronado YMCA and in 2006 he was honored with the "Volunteer of the Year" award from The West Contra Costa YMCA. Transparent held positions with Alternative Family Services as a case manager/Independent Living Skills Specialist for foster care and adoption children for 2 years. His dual passions for children and spreading the Word of God are what fuel his determination to live his life in an upright and "Transparent" way. In March 2007 he won the American Christian Talent Search and in June 2007 he participated in the Christian Music Awards (CMA). On January 27th, 2009, Transparent released his debut album "L.I.F.E."(Living In Favor Everday). He will also be returning back to Australia for what will soon be his third tour to the country. While touring he has been privilaged to minister in Melbourne and Brisbane Australia. His debut album is scheduled to be released in Australia mid-Septemember 2009, which will be followed by a two week promo tour. Transparent has ministered at approximately 150 different venues (Churches, Cruises, High Schools, Colleges, Talent shows, and Award shows). He has shared the stage with such artist as Canton Jones, Tonex, Tremaine Hawkins, Everday Process, R-Swift, Saylah, DJ Morph, Frontlynaz, CJ Emulous, R.E.I.G.N., Viktory, Mark J, and many more. Transparent has seized the awesome opportunity to minister at the Solano County Juvenile Hall every Sunday, where he speaks and ministers through music to the youth and guards. Along with speaking and music, Transparent also uses the medium of television to present the gospel. He is the Co-Host/Presenter for Fusemix T.V. During the GMA Week 2009, Transparent interviewed the following artist: Canton Jones, Michelle Bonilla, J.R., Vlada, Norman Hutchins and Cowboy Dan. Wherever you find Transparent, be it ministering through music, sharing his life on “Transparent T.V.” or just speaking into the lives of the youth he encounters, it is relevant that throughout these great accomplishments, his focus remains the same, which is to "Advance the Kingdom one second at a time".

Website Link: www.myspace.com/transparent82

Discography

L.I.F.E.(Living In Favor Everyday) Debut Album{Jan 27, 2009}

Singles:
L.I.F.E.
P.U.S.H.
Feels Good
Passion

Set List

15-90 minutes set!

1. L.I.F.E.
2. The Greatest
3. Jesus Swagga
4. Heir Musik
5. Passion
6. He's So Good
7.Who Knows
8. Everyday He's Loving Us
And more!