Gahd is taking hip-hop to the next level. This North Carolina born emcee started rapping at the age of twelve,as 'J Lyric', in school yard battles. While beginning to show promise as a teenager, J Lyric got caught up in 'thug-life' and ended up doing several years in prison. But he turned tragedy into triumph and emerged as 'Gahd' with a new focus and mission in life. Gahd has traveled worldwide especially within Africa. He has purchased a home in southern Africa and dedicates proceeds from CD sales to aid in the development of Africa.