After 6 years away from the music business, F1 Diamond seemingly emerges from out of nowhere with a fresh new perspective and approach to hip-hop. Born and bred in Milwaukee, WI. F1 Diamond, moved to Memphis, TN. as a high school dropout and having no idea what he would do with his life, F1 Diamond decided that he would make Memphis his new home and start life over. Redeemed from a life with gangs and drug dealing as well as, Driven by a fresh start, he placed the pipe dreams of hip-hop stardom well beyondthe back burner and went back to school. First, he received a G.E.D., then a certificate in Biblical Studies, and ultimately, he graduated from a four-year college with a Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies. He married his wife, Erika. Music seemed to be far off his radar, until one day at his annual "Spring Breakthrough"youth meeting, where over 400 young people meet
yearly, he began to see the effects of negative hip-hop vs. positive
hip-hop. He began to see young peoples lives being altered by the things
they heard from some of today's most popular artists. Feeling completely
compelled and empowered to "do something about it".
F1 Diamond made the bold decision to pursue the minds of the young throughthe medium of music. With his God given talent returning, as if he never put the mic down, F1 Diamond brings a breath of fresh air to hip-hop. With God inspired lyrics that don't come off preachy and gritty beats that reach into the depths of the hip-hop culture, F1 Diamond has been coined "The Pastor of the Traphouse". He describes his flow as "preaching the beat a eulogy" and has a swagger that rivals the likes of Jay-Z, T.I., Young Jeezy and Lil' Wayne. Yet he manages to naturally stay within the confines of his character, while displaying an onslaught of slick word play and creative savvy. F1 Diamond appears to be what's next in music.
F1 Diamond recently released his 1st nationwide cd entitled “Pastor of the
Traphouse” on his new joint venture with Cloud Ten Pictures/E1 Entertainment formerly known as Koch Records. The 14 track CD is receiving major radio support for his single “God Loves The Hood” along with a video that is being aired on major outlets such as BET, GMC, The Bobby Jones Gospel Show, TBN, and JCTV. F1 Diamond is currently working hard on his next Major release entitled "LIFEMUSIC", which is
accompanied by the launch of a new magazine that bears the same name as the album and is all about celebrating God and The People who work
tirelessly to Live in a dying world. When asked F1 Diamond describes
"LIFEMUSIC" an "expression of Life put to music".