Celena, (the Rapper) is quickly establishing herself as a favorite among christian rappers throughout the country. She is the newest artist on her father’s (Grammy Nominated and Christian Hip Hop Pioneer XROSS) label, 1 Way Entertainment.
Based in the Twin Cities, Celena is the total package! She is beautiful with a witty personality, has a heart to serve people, loves Christ, and an electrifying performer with a lot of swag!
Born and raised in Louisville, KY, Celena currently resides in the Twin Cities. After many years of observing her father, older brother, K-Jay (hip hop artist) and younger brother, Tytist (studio engineer) write, produce, record and perform, Celena developed a love and passion for Christian Hip hop ministry.
Celena partnered with Nick Hall and Pulse (one of the largest christian evangelism organization is the world) for a High School tour. Performing in front of thousands of students she has mastered her craft. Celena (the Rapper) has positioned herself as a highly sought after artist with her hit single “Kool” with the viral catchy phrase “I Just Wanna Be Cool When I Praise God”.
Celena is humble and down to earth with a smile that is contagious and will light up the room. She is the real deal, and a true role model for young girls across the world!
XROSS (pronounced cross) is a Louisville KY native, (Univ of Louisville Football Cardinal) by way of Poplar Bluff, MO. XROSS is most notably known for his relevant approach to engaging urban culture through messages of hope and faith. As a leader in the Global Christian Hip Hop Movement XROSS is featured in Christopher “PLAY” Martin’s blockbuster film “Holy Hip Hop”. He is the founder of Undivided, an urban outreach evangelism movement that uses hip hop to reach the global secularized youth culture. Undivided also partners with major Christian music festivals to create diversity while hosting a hip hop stage. As an artist, XROSS is responsible for writing and producing the Together 2016 theme song “We are Together”. He serves on the youth leadership team of Together and Unite, a movement gathering one million believers on the national mall in Washington DC and is a Church, school and Community Relations Director for Pulse. (www.pulsemovement.com) XROSS plays the Main stage at many of the major music festivals. He has shared the gospel through hip hop and as a speaker through many joint venture with global leaders such as Nick Hall of Pulse Movement, Greg Steir of Dare2Share, Reach Out Don’t Freak Out with Reid Saunders, European music missions tour with Steiger International/No Longer Music, Creation with Bill Darpino and Ben Comer, and My Story with Dave Gibson and Grace Church of Eden Prairie, MN. Through his record label 1 Way Entertainment many of XROSS songs are featured in the Oxygen hit TV series Preachers of LA, Detroit and Atlanta.The mayor and City of Minneapolis has also endorsed and partnered with XROSS to write and produce inspirational music and videos to address youth violence prevention. XROSS’ passion for youth and ministry has led him to earn a BS degree in Youth Studies and Sociology from the University of Minnesota.
He also serves as a national spokesman for Tony Dungy’s NFL All Pro Dads program, a program designed to help fathers build a stronger relationship with their children. XROSS is spiritual mentor and advisor to pro athletes and inner city youth.
As an artist XROSS topped the billboard charts at #39 with his debut album Tell’em Tha’ Truth Featuring the hit single, “Y U Runnin'” topping the Christian Rhythmic Charts at #7.XROSS’ appeal is broad based and attracts a diverse audience.
XROSS produced and co-wrote the Malaco hit single “Fly Again” for 3-time Grammy Award winning group “Sounds of Blackness” which topped the charts at #24 on Billboard and nominated for 2 NAACP Image Awards.
“The soulful, street-wise, spirit-filled rhymes, rhythms, music and message of XROSS immediately establish him as an Artist Extraordinaire, a force to contend with, and a voice to be heard”…Gary Hines, Music Director / Producer, GRAMMY Award-Winning Sounds of Blackness.
XROSS also appeared on Gospel Music Channel’s and Bobby Jones, Next Generation of Stars.XROSS is the founder and host of Northwestern University hip hop radio show “The XROSSover” and The XROSS over LIVE monthly campus hip hop artist showcase, showcasing the top emerging urban gospel artist in the Midwest. More than all the above XROSS’ greatest achievement is as a loving husband and father.
Korey “XROSS” Dean Sr.
Founder & Executive Director
Bianca is a soulful singer & artist that appeals to a diverse audience. She is a rare and raw talent that draws you into the presence of God. She also offers you a smooth R&B vibe similar to what you would hear on a hit radio station. Her style and tones are a mixture of Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Janet Jackson and Aaliyah.
Bianca is known for her intimate unplugged set, with just her angelic voice and an acoustic guitar. She is an ideal artist for banquets, fundraisers and live concerts.
Cord Faulkner born in in North Minneapolis is a dynamic artist and performer. He has great stage presence and a stage demeanor to draw in a crowd. His artistry is very entertaining while thought provoking.
Tytist is a young hip hop artist that has the total package as a rapper, singer, songwriter, producer and studio engineer, all at the tender age of 17. This national honor society student’s artistry is similar in nature to LeCrae and Chance The rapper. He style and attention to detail pays off huge with his audience fan base as they know he will always deliver fun, catchy hooks and party starter tracks.
A.G is a crowd favorite with his own unique swag. A.G is consistent to deliver the “Turn Up”. He is known for creating anthems the whole crowd can chime along. He has a small slender frame; with a deep bare tone voice that is unparalleled in the world of hip hop.
SSwag Movement (Stop Satans Work Against God) is a conglomerate of 1 Way hip hop artists, singers, and volunteers coming together to form a movement that communicates the gospel to this generation through music and video. SSwag is known for delivering high energy live concert and community outreach events. SSwag releases a free new song on soundcloud.com/sswagmovement every week!
While most young people are content with hanging out with friends at the Mall, Hip Hop artist Korey “K-Jay” Dean Jr. is busy and dedicated to handling his business of delivering powerful messages to the world.
At the tender age of 22 he is already a well-known force in Christian Hip Hop. This clean cut young man has showcased his musical talents performing in open air Christian concerts across America for the last 13 years under the tutelage of his father XROSS (pronounced cross) a Grammy & Stellar nominated pioneer of Christian hip hop.
A Minneapolis native, K-Jay grew up in a musical household and made his performance debut at age 9, in front of a packed house! Since then K-Jay has released 6 projects that have given his national recognition.
Over the years K-Jay has honed his artistic abilities by performing on the same stage as music greats like Mercy Me, Third Day, KJ-52, Fred Hammond, Canton Jones, Mali Music, Toby Mac, LeCrae, Andy Mineo, just to name a few…
K-Jay has also developed into an accomplished and prolific songwriter. On his debut self-titled CD, K-Jay delivered a level dexterity that showcases a very promising career.
K-Jay is very excited to begin the next chapter of his life as a full time artist, actor and model.