Rhythms of the Cross
Treasure is a Christian Hip-Hop solo artist, producer and writer who ministers with an innovative approach through praise and worship music, with an urban perspective. His lyrics are created with a strong and non-compromising approach. Treasure, born Anthony Walker was raised in Brooklyn, NY with no direction or hope. Although, he was a good student who possessed the potential to make something of himself, he instead chose a risky life in the streets, which often landed him in dangerous situations. The allure of fast money, material excess, and getting high, proved to be too much of a temptation for him to resist. Ultimately though, his fast life caught up with him, as he accumulated multiple arrests and found himself in jail: just the place for God to get his attention. One day, while returning to his cell after a court appearance, Anthony found a bible with his name on it. It read, 'Love Ant.' He had never heard the gospel before; and since it was the only book he owned, he decided to read it. Soon after, the book had his full attention; and he couldn't put it down. Believing every word he read, Anthony received Jesus as his Lord and much-needed personal Savior. Forever changed by the new life in Christ experience, it was the best thing that had ever happened to him. Even so, without a church home or other people to relate to spiritually, he backslid a year later. In 1994 Anthony and his wife, Cynthia (girlfriend at the time) decided to leave New York for Atlanta, GA. They were both pretty much ready to live in a different environment, especially after discussing their dreams many times and not having any wisdom or direction as to how to make it happen. So moving to Atlanta was a major step for them. And though he had abandoned the Christian lifestyle for a time, Anthony never strayed away from his love for music and rapping. With his unique production/rapping style, along with experience performing, Anthony was on a mission to establish a successful career as a rap artist. One night, he was watching Dr. Creflo A. Dollar Jr. from World Changers Ministries on television, and became overwhelmed with godly conviction. However, whenever his girlfriend would enter the room, he would change the channel. Soon after, Cynthia was invited to the church by a co-worker and she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal savior. Cynthia invited Anthony to church; and to Anthony's great surprise, out onto the pulpit came the guy he had been sneaking to watch on T.V. (Dr. Creflo A. Dollar Jr.). Astounded at what was happening, and taking note of God's sense of humor, Anthony rededicated his life to Christ that day. Soon after, Anthony and his long time girlfriend (Cynthia) were married and they now have two beautiful children. While making a track one night, God spoke to Anthony and commissioned him to make music for Him. Anthony laughed and said 'no,' as he had never heard gospel hip-hop before, and was worried about what people would think about him. Not long after, while in the studio, the Lord again told Anthony to go pray; and this time, as Anthony obeyed, God gave him a hook for a song that Anthony fell in love with. He never looked back!