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Correy D. McClure a.k.a. H.O.O.D. (highest order of discipline) = learning to wait on GOD, was born and raised in Charlotte N.C., H.O.O.D. started rhyming by the age of 10 and then started performing in different groups and talent shows by the age of 13. H.O.O.D. got his first chance at the national spotlight in 1991 on the John P. Kee and friends album on a song called We Shall Overcome. From that point H.O.O.D. continued to perform in groups and also travel with stage plays as a stage hand and also a fill in actor at times for the plays, “Trouble Don’t Last Always”, by the late Tyrone Gooding Sr. and “When A Woman’s Fed Up”, by David Payton ( known for the hit play “A Good Man’s Hard To Find”). In the year 2000 H.O.O.D. was finally tired of the theatre scene and the drama that went along with it so after a brief conversation with Pastor Kee he was offered a job on the road as assistant Engineer to Brian (bop) Smart and he was put in charge of making sure the monitor mix was acceptable for Pastor Kee and the musicians, and also he had to help make sure the bus was clean, help carry equipment to the stage, help breakdown equipment and what ever else needed to be done to make the trip happen. In August 2005 H.O.O.D. suffered several mini strokes on both sides of his brain and had open heart surgery to repair a damaged heart valve, the recovery has been nothing short of a miracle from GOD himself. H.O.O.D. was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in January of 2009 and is very active in the education of Diabetes to young children and adults. HOOD is the founder of the Carolinas Holy Hip Hop Achievement Awards/Urban Inspirational Awards which builds awareness in the community about the positive Hip-Hop Movement. We are taking a solid stand against violence and vulgar lyrics towards women and other artists. Please help us with educating the public with positive faith based hip-hop music and its stand against: guns, drugs, violence, street gangs, prostitution and other crimes. The CHHHAA/UIA will not only honor our recording artists, but also community leaders and their efforts to better our community. "We realize that not every kid is going to college, so we want to equip them with the proper Life Skills and the necessary tools to survive in today's society", says Correy McClure/CEO of the CHHHAA. We are going to bus at risk kids in from all over the city for our conference and challenge them to do more in their communities, and assisting in Kingdom Building principles.1990 John "We Shall Overcome" DISCOGRAPHY Prophetic Tongues (formally Prophets of Peace) 2001 Not Guilty Concert Video "What's The Verdict" 2001 John P. Kee Presents… VIP (Victory In Praise) "Mighty In The Spirit - Dance Mix" – Grammy Nominated Title Track 2005 John P. Kee Presents… VIP New Artist Showcase 2005 "Let Ya Light Shine" VERITY RECORDS. 2007 Carolinas Holy Hip Hop Achievement Awards MixTape 2008 Carolinas Holy Hip Hop Achievement Awards MixTape Volume 2 2009 Holy Hip Hop Volume 7 – Track 6 – HOOD & Tru Witness “Stop Holdin On” National Tours Not Guilty Mighty In The Spirit Blessed By Association The Color Of Music Rapper & Assistant Engineer on All Tours TV Appearances Bobby Jones Show INSP– Steel Roots – Mixx Masters Lounge Put Ya On Contest – Mixx Masters Lounge – Celebrity Judge Lift Every Voice Video Gospel