The group was founded by Mr. Solo, a former gang member,
when he turned his life over to Jesus after almost dying from gunshot
wounds. He credits his mother to planting the early seeds of God
in his life as she would always pray for him. Mr. Solo grew up in
South Central Los Angeles with Chille' Baby, who started going to
church with Mr. Solo and evantually came to know Christ also. Mr.
Solo and Chille' Baby met the third member of their group at church
when Tik Tokk also made the decision to follow Christ. The union
of the three was quite miraculous as Mr. Solo and Chille' Baby were
both former Crips while Tik Tokk was a Blood, (the two gangs are
The GOSPEL GANGSTAZ are role models. "We don't
consider ourselves above anybody. But God has given us insight to
see the truth. We understand their pain, and they know we know the
real. I gotta make music for my homies. I believe in bringing the
church to people, not just bringing people to church", Tik
"The GOSPEL GANGSTAZ stand in a position to help,
because we have seen how the gospel of Christ is real. Our lives
were changed from selling crack, drive-by shootings, car-jacking,
and illicit sex, to a life of peace, joy, and happiness because of
Christ. We want to go back to the hood and let our light shine",
are real G'z with our own war stories and our own battle marks.
We survived and now we must fight for our brothers and sisters that
are trapped in a world of violence and poverty", adds Chille'.