Priest the Prophet & Poet
THE DAYSTAR MUSIC GROUP PRESENTS: Three Men, Three Styles, ONE MESSAGE! The Priest, The Prophet & the Poet (Norris Gurganious, Raphael Ashanti & Rodney 'Doc C' Goldsmith) The moment you think they're a group is the same moment their individuality takes over. Their vocal diversity and dramatic presentations set them apart from other Artists. With songs such as 'Screamin', the group brings their music to life with images of Jesus Christ's crucifixion and the undying crying (Screamin') from unsaved souls. Norris is the traditional gospel singer of the group with a contemporary ability, while Raphael is more contemporary gospel with a traditional background. 'Doc C' is poetry in motion with a skill that flows like ancient rivers. Apart, they each have unique talents to offer, or they can give you 'the whole enchilada' at the same time. Norris (AKA THE PRIEST) was highlighted in the May/June 2003 issue of Gospel Today Magazine. 'My personal desire now, is to position myself as a national even international recording artist. 'I believe sincerely in my heart that God has prepared me for such a time as this, I am a voice crying in the wilderness seeking to go throughout the earth, spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ through song,This is my mission.' Raphael (AKA THE PROPHET) is not a stranger to Gospel music, but is a musician, a songwriter and vocalist armed with a music business degree. He is also the President and CEO of the DayStar Music Group. He is a lifetime member of the International Playmakers Guild and the Florida A&M Playmakers Guild (Phantom 8). With a quick smile and a pleasing personality, Raphael can find the humorous side to any situation. He knows good talent when he hears it and knows how to promote and market it. His goal is to spread the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ by writing, producing, promoting, marketing and distributing the best gospel music he can. His favorite quote by an unknown source is 'When you're down to nothing, God is up to something.' Rodney 'Doc C' Goldsmith (AKA THE POET) is a movie scriptwriter, songwriter and producer extraordinaire. 'Doc C' (The Devils Only Concern is Christ) once found himself in a secular world that had sucked him in. He now wears the pseudonym because, as he says, it reminds him that Jesus is 'Lord of Lords and King of Kings.' 'Doc C' abandoned his own studio and signed with DayStar in January 2002. He quickly proved his skills as a poet/rapper, songwriter and producer. 'When Raphael explained to me what the DayStar Music Group was all about and I read the foundation of DayStar, I knew I had come full circle and stepped back into the path that God had predestined for me since the beginning of time. I am where I am supposed to be right now.' They have appeared any where from Pastor Donnie McClurkin's annual 'Back To Holiness' conferences in Nashville, TN to Teresa Harriston's 'Gospel Heritage Festivals' in Atlanta, GA to the opening ministry for the world renown gospel hall of famer Dottie Peoples at the Dothan Alabama Civic center to Pensacola's own annual Gospel Songwriters Workshop. According to their Manager/Promoter Keefer L. Cotton, they have already begun work on their full-length album release entitled: THE VISION. There will be 15-17 songs on this project with major production from Iron Quad Sounds, an extension of Evander Holyfield's Real Deal record label (gospel division). Other production contributions will be executed by local Pensacola recording engineer Rich Lujan of Apollo Multi Media Services. LOOK OUT FOR THE UPCOMING Spring/Summer 2005 ALBUM RELEASE 'THE VISION' ON THE DAYSTAR MUSIC GROUP LABEL. IT WILL BE A LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE. Discography The Priest, The Prophet & the Poet - Public Debut - (4/17/04) self-titled compilation CD on the DayStar Record Label. Official street date = 08/03/04. Initial interview: Easter Sunday 04/11/04, on The Big Station 93 WBLX in Mobile, AL with Elder James Simon and his award winning program 'Joy In The Morning.' Released -SCREAMIN'- #4 on the CD to Radio Airplay, being rotated to listeners on the Gulf Coast.