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Meet Rab G of RPPL FFCT in Jacksonville

Today we’d like to introduce you to Rab G.

Rab, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I got started around seven when my father asked me to write a rap for children’s church. He’d made a couple of important scriptures into rap and taught them to the class, but he wanted me to do something original. A couple of years later, my brother King Chav began to rap, and I was always nearby either watching or imitating. I never thought I was any good until I was about 13 when me and a friend started rapping gospel rap songs at the church. I started to take it really seriously when I turned 19 and got to open up for Tye Tribett & CeCe Winans at a concert at my church.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Nothing worth having is ever easy. Many nights, I’ve wanted to quit and pursue a different dream. I’ve lost relationships and spent a lot of money, but at the time I didn’t realize these things were necessary sacrifices. I spent a couple of years trapped in depression, and it took a lot of faith, prayer, and determination to overcome it and get back to what I love.

RPPL FFCT – what should we know? What do you do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
I’m an artist that doesn’t have a genre. I can sing, rap, and write lyrics for others. My main topic for my music is the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but I deliver it in a subtle manner that isn’t traditional in any way. I’m very open about my shortcomings and I’m very transparent about my life in my music. I’m proud of all my work, but I’m most proud of my latest single “A Black Girl’s World” because the song itself is very empowering, and the video (shot by Parallax Cinema) was so well put together & includes so many beautiful black women and girls who identified with the music.

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
I’d have to say it was when I won an Eddy Award for Best Hip Hop music video for my song “I Can’t Complain” back in 2018. I was honestly not expecting to win at all, so I didn’t even have a speech prepared. I’m grateful for where that moment propelled me in my career.

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Parallax Visions, Paul Jackson Live, Elijah Johnson

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