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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.

Click here to listen to a remix of Urban D's Hustle, featuring KB and Legacy. And check out Sean Daly's in-depth look at Urban D's work here.

-- Photo by Ken Helle, tbt* (2007)

[Last modified: Monday, June 1, 2009 7:00am]


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