A gifted Christian Rapper and Spoken Word artist. I have graced the stage of the World Famous Apollo Theater NY at their gospel event, as well as McDonald’s Gospelfest 2017 in NJ. I am also a youth minister, capable of providing entertainment, a message of encouragement, or even host your special event, youth service, or conference. Thank you for your consideration. God Bless!
Price Range: $100 and up. Additional fee for certain travel
Gig Length: 10 - 45 minutes
What to Expect
Expect for me to bring high energy and a contagious smile. Regardless of if I’m on stage rapping or doing spoken word, I’ll be stopping occasionally to throw small crowd pleasers in the audience (like free keychains etc...), and connecting some broader theme to the word of God. I’ll be dressed for the occasion, but love wearing my jeans and high tops sneakers to comfortably ROCK THE STAGE!!
Born Christopher Antonio Elliott, Frii (pronounced "free") aka FriiStyle Gahspol, has created quite a niche for himself in the spoken word and Christian rap industries.
A native of New Haven, Connecticut, Frii is a talented lyricist who, only two years after discovering his gift, performed at the Gospel Amateur Night at the world famous Apollo Theater NY in September of 2013, as well as the historic Nuyorican Poets Cafe in NY. Combining his love for spoken word and music, Frii later released his debut single "Holy Spirit in the Midst", with the great pleasure of having it recorded, mixed, and mastered by Grammy and Multi-Platinum award winner Edwin Ramos Jr. Frii's music and appearances gained critical appeal, and he has since been called upon to grace the Apollo Theater stage in 2015 and 2017, as well as McDonald's Gospelfest 2017, winning 1st place in the poet category.
Frii is not only a talented spoken word and Christian rap artist, but has also been preaching the Word of God since he was 16 years old. Even then, he knew that his calling was to minister to God's people. Frii has always known that the WAY in which God would use him to minister to His people would be unique, and so FriiStyle Gahspol Music was born. Christopher's reputation, zeal, love, and knowledge of God and His Word, have created many opportunities for him to speak at youth revivals, church conventions, and Sunday services throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York. He seeks to live out every day inspiring God's youth and young at heart. He lives by this declaration: "I am a monolith, I will not be broken. I am a tall tree, I will not be shaken. I am love. I am peace. I am joy. I know exactly who I am."
IN MY OWN WORDS:
I'm from New Haven, CT, but raised between there and Virginia Beach, VA. Talk with a northern accent, but at times you can hear that southern swag come out in my music. I think it's pretty dope. I love family and love laughing. My favorite place to pray is in my car, real talk. Until I own my first home, I just feel like I can't yell loud enough in an apartment building.
I really love inspiring young people to be the best version of themselves as possible. For me, Christian hip hop (CHH) and spoken word are some of the avenues I try to do that. My music and poetry both seek to magnify God, and show mankind that we are stronger than what we may think.
Additional Booking Notes
I’ll need about 15 minutes lead time to do a sound check. For playing my music, cd, aux, or USB input devices all work fine, just let me know in advance which input you’ll be providing with your sound system. I’ll have the music, but I’ll need you to have a basic sound/speaker system, microphone, and mic stand. If it’s just spoken word you need me for in a small space, I can project my voice enough where no mic will be needed.
Machine Gun Sermon
Holy Spirit in the Midst
Life is in the Tongue
Just One God
Mic check 1, 2
My B-attitude (alliteration)
My EX-treme God (alliteration)
Influences & Inspiration
My past and present influences include: Kirk Franklin, Michael Jackson, Lecrae, and Kendric Lamar, and Frederick Douglass.
Microphone, mic stand, speaker system.
New York City, NY
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