North Carolina based artist, Rare of Breed, spent most of his earlychildhood in homeless shelters and on the streets. Due to his living
conditions, he was placed in foster care at the age of 7. Already having seen
so much, he had built up a lot of frustration. He grew to love rap music and
poetry, which provided him an outlet to express himself.
It wasn’t until his teen years that it all turned upside down. He
started using and selling drugs, committing crimes, and chasing the “dream”
that he heard rappers talk about constantly. It eventually landed him in jail
with 9 felonies at the age of 18. With nowhere to turn, he hit his knees and God
opened the door. He made bail, but
struggled for 3 years running from the Lord and full of pride.
Then, on Sept. 4th, 2011 he walked into a church with his
now wife, and asked Jesus to be the Lord of his life. His transformation was so
powerful, and the change was so evident, that his family members began to
With a new-found life, Rare began to write music again. However, this
time it wasn’t about the chains that once held him captive. It was about the
One who broke those chains and set him free, Jesus Christ. Since then he has
traveled and ministered anywhere a door is open. He has released three
projects, “This Road”, “One”, & recently “Under Construction” (Sept. 4th,
2016), all of which have gotten great reviews and been featured on multiple
radio and internet outlets.
“I just want to share my testimony and display God’s grace in my life.
The best way I can do that is with the gift God gave me.”
- Rare of