Pow...pow. Buckshot flew in all directions. Lil’ Raskull remained untouched by the grace of God, but his friend, a promising high school football player, lay on the ground full of holes. Between 30 to 40 shots from the sawed-off shotgun lay in his back, an arms reach away from Lil’ Raskull. Raskull’s friend lived although his football skills greatly suffered from the episode.
Growing up in Houston’s Fifth Ward, Lil’ Rakull found drug dealings and prostitution a backdrop to his life in one of Houston’s worst ghettos. Encouraged by his surroundings, Lil’ Raskull started petty drug dealing.
Raskull was always rapping. Raskull’s rap career launched after meeting Johnnie B. Walker III, a.k.a “Tiger”, as they signed with local record label Dead Game Records in 1991.
“We both needed each other,” said Lil’ Raskull, “He had the gas money, and I had the car with no gas.”
As his first mainstream album released, Raskull fell into a destructive lifestyle of one night stands, drug and alcohol abuse, and over spending. Raskull started to hear God’s voice after three months saying “Look around...how long are you going to keep this?” Drug induced Lil’ Raskull heard God’s small voice in a small circle of high strangers.
“God pricked my heart,” said Lil’ Raskull, “God said ‘look at these guys-you don’t know any of them. They’re just a bunch of junkies.’”
At that moment, Raskull decided to reclaim his out-of-control life. He went to his home flushed a half a nickel bag of marijuana down the toilet and took a shower. Meanwhile, Nuwine, a Christian Rapper and friend, called him after several years of silence.
“I dropped the whole rap scene,” said Lil’ Raskull. “I started to to to church with Nuwine. A prophet in the church said that there was something the Lord wanted me to do and that was to go home fast and pray. I didn’t eat, drink or watch t.v., and that is when I got the lyrics to one of my first Christian Rap songs called Hell Ain’t Fo Ya. I knew what I was supposed to do rather than what I chose to do.”
Lil’ Raskull’s raps changed from meaningless raps to those that spread the news of the salvation through Christ. Lil’ Raskull now seeks to tell all that the wages of sins equal death, but he also shares an alternative to his listeners–everlasting life through Jesus Christ.
taken from grapetreerecords.com (Archived Site)