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Andrew Russell / FIRST PEOPLES VOICES




Andrew Russell grew up listening to rap, pouring his talent and enjoyment into music that represented violence and lust. One summer camp speaker preaching on Identity opened his eyes to the double life that he had been living, a gangster rapper during the week and a penitent Christian on Sundays. After that summer camp, Andrew's life was never the same. God has used his talents to bring the gospel through rap to the young First Nations people. Andrew describes a light that would shine in his audiences' eyes after each concert as they realized the truth of the gospel through his words.

He sat down with Cheryl Weber to chat about the different stages of his career from performing with Fresh I.E. to retiring from rapping for two years to refocus his music on God. He discusses his identity as a First Nations Metis and how embracing his heritage has helped him find his purpose and also helped to shape his life and work.

Learn more about Andrew Russell at Reverb Nation.

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