Artist of the day: Urban D
Tommy "Urban D" Kyllonen, 35, pastors Tampa's Crossover Church, a.k.a. the Hip-Hop Church, where rappers -- including himself -- use their rhymes to spread the Gospel.
He's shared a stage with fellow holy hip-hoppers Grits, Cross Movement and KJ-52, and his latest album and music video, both titled Hustle, dropped in April. To boot, the married father of two young girls performs internationally and is the author of Un.Orthodox: Church. Hip-Hop. Culture.
-- Photo by Ken Helle, tbt* (2007)