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Kevin "ASG" Johnson
Born in Baltimore city's westside, Kevin Johnson has had many obsticals to hurdle ladders to climb to get to where he is today. Understanding God as being the only one that always been consistant in his life, Kevin accepted the fact that God had placed a gift in him through music. Even though Kevin did hit the clubs and dance parties in his young adolecent to young adult years, it was more than just getting in a good time. It was more than just meeting ladies and hanging with friends for a couple hours blowing off steam from a crazy work week. Kevin had a love for music. You know how they say that when your in a relationship, your partner seems to grow on you and it's just unexplainable? Well thats how music is to ASG. Pretty sure the same thing for many true artist and musicians out there. God gifted Kevin to where there was a need for Positive Music in this day and time. Sure...It's easy to make songs about sex, cash, murder and cars, but ASG music has a purpose.
OK OK the term "Gospel Rap" has certain gray clouds like "there's no money in it," the "1980's" type production and writing styles to it or the big one that super traditional, hi religious church folk would say that the DEVIL is trying to slip in a message some how to corrupt "church kids ears." All thats understood because when most artist that are just about the dollar signs, they try to take it in the church without wanting to serve or learn of what God wants to do as his Kingdom approaches. They find out that it won't work, so they leave church and hit them streets making it look bad for the true servants. Some come back but some won't because of shame.
ASG was birthed out of Restoring Life International Church in Pikesville, Md. where Kevin faithfully Served as a musician and youth leaderfor 9 years. Understanding that its not just Kevin johnson's minisrty but its also a responsability to serve all God's people with all that he has blessed him with. Thats why ASG has been invited not only to just churches, but to BARS/LOUNGES, football stadium events, clubs, weddings, proms, amusement parks, citywide vote rallies, Gena 6 rallies, Sports radio shows, birthday parties....ect!
Why all these strange places for Gospel rap? (The biggest blessing was the BAR Christmas party night?) ASG answers "I believe that when I started my set at the lounge, a few people stopped drinking for a minute." " that probably saved a life." In fact, I truly believe that it did so I can't stop." "no lie....They was blessing God (in the lounge) and feeling, NOT JUST THE BEAT BUT THE MESSAGE OF HOPE that God allowed them to hear!" This was one of ASG's greatest moments.
"What good is it preaching to just the choir when they know the way?" this is about reaching out to the blind, the dumb the hurt with a BUMPIN track and a message of hope! THATS WHAT ASG IS ALL ABOUT! " I DONT HAVE A CHOICE BUT TO SERVE!"
Kevin is the producer, writer, engineer, and vocalist. His ear is to the horn, the net. and anywhere there is a fresh sound. To make it even the more fresher.
He now serves as a musician and chior director @ CHRIST TEMPLE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP CHURCH 2205 Md. ave. in Baltimore, Md. ("Christian Rapper a chior director?") OKAY! He's A loving husband and father, he's not perfect at all, but most of all, he is A SON OF GOD!