Rapping and music is nothing new to Willie Will.
He actually was brought up in a musical family. His mother was
in the church choir and his father was in a Gospel group called,
"Pop Heavenly and The Heavenly Boyz." Willie and his brothers
often performed with their dad. With his father and mother's musical
background, it was no surprise when Willie began rapping at the
age of 7.
Music was not Willie Will's only influence. He was
raised in the church, and his mom was very spiritual. In his younger
years, Willie's life was very unbalanced, from moving back and
forth from Seattle to Lidenwold, New Jersey. On his website bio,
Willie explains, "I come from a family of six kids. My dad couldn't
read so he never really had a job. For as long as I can remember
my mother worked two jobs just to keep us fed while my dad hustled
to get money. We still don't know what he did to get it!"
Following into the unknown, and having little direction,
Willie Will started out on the wrong path, following in his father's
foot steps, developing his own hustling game. Yikes! Willie even
became a parent, having his son in his teens. About a year later,
when everything in his past was building up, pushing him toward
disaster; it was time for a change, and Willie knew it. Willie
offers this testimony on his website bio, "When I was twenty,
God got a hold of me in a very real way. That only marked the
beginning of a spiritual roller coaster. I knew I wanted to live
for God but my actions didn't follow my heart. These last seven
years have been a process that has shaped who Willie Will is today."
Before joining Beatmart Recording, Willie Will released
3 independent solo albums, which went over big in the Northwest,
and got the attention of Beatmart Recording. These albums were
just a start for this talented Hip Hop Christian rap artist. Working
with fellow artists in 2006, Willie Will collaborated with two
of christian rap music's favorites, DJ Morphiziz and Soul P.
In April of 2007, Willie released
his first album with Beatmart, entitled "Reflection", which offers
the introspective exploration of his own experiences and life;
which will help unbelievers and seekers to find the Lord and to
encourage the believers as well in their faith.
Willie Will explains in his website bio about this
new style of holy hip hop. "With Reflection, I hope to bring to
the forefront a new vein of holy hip-hop - one that brings the
lost to the light and edifies the believer at the same time. Christian
rap has been extreme since the beginning. Either it's too much
God that the unbeliever can't feel it, or God can't be found anywhere
in it. There needs to be a middle ground that everyone can feel
and in turn be blessed."