Diagnosed with sickle cell as an infant, Paulkrost has faced numerous health scares, and near death experiences. This led to Paul’s desire to leave a lasting impact on the world, especially for those in need.
Unfortunately, like many young boys growing up in a fatherless household in the inner city, he had to deal with the lures of ‘street life’ that was often glamorized by hip-hop culture. This caused Paulkrost to begin his own journey as a hip-hop artist as early as grade school. By middle school he had begun his career, making music with a small label in New York City. This, however, conflicted with his growing convictions about life and faith.
Throughout high school, Paulkrost struggled with the implications of his belief in Jesus Christ. This struggle continued until junior year when he faced yet another near death experience when he decided to completely commit to following Jesus. This meant giving up a once embraced wild lifestyle and beginning to allow his music to reflect his inward values. Values uncommon to mainstream hip-hop, such as respecting women, encouraging education, and embracing non-violence.
With the release of his debut project Castles and Clouds, Paulkrost has a growing international fan base.
Reaching a distribution deal with VMG/Sony Music, Paulkrost plans to re-release his debut project with hopes of charting on billboard.com.
Paul continues to work towards accomplishing his dream of making a lasting impact by creating and performing his original music.
“My generation is tired of being (shocked) by the brokenness of our world. Even more, we’re tired of mass media trying to convince us that we’re powerless to do anything about it. Rebellion is needed and we are not powerless. We will be the difference. We will rebel… and this song is our anthem”
– Paulkrost (REBELLION)