When he was two years old, Rhymes moved to New York where he quickly learned the realities of big city life. During the early 70s in New York, visitors might catch a glimpse of young children smoking blunts, teenagers sipping on Old E, and people packing heat. Christians saw Satan's plan seemed to capture youth in the daily dramas of this big city and use the color of skin and economic position as an easy excuse to be swept away by sin.
Meanwhile Rhymes Monumental's Grandmother continuously prayed for her beloved grandchild that God would protect him starting at an early age. She prayed for not only his physical well being but his spiritual wellness also.
God answered her prayers when Rhymes Monumental was baptized in Tarrytown, New York in a small Baptist Church at 5 years old on a day he thought he was just coming to church for free cookies and Kool-Aid. Rhymes Monumental remembers hearing God's voice for the very first time that day. God shared a simple message, but one that planted itself in his mind from that very day, "I will be with you, ALWAYS."
Rhymes Monumental lives life day by day on that nugget of wisdom. Rhymes story is not about a child that ran wild in the streets. He was not a child who fell to the schemes of the devil in worldly practices, such as sex, drugs, gangs, and rebelliousness. He was not a child who used his place in the world as an excuse to fail. His testimony is of a young child who relied on Christ and not the world to grow into a man. The story may sound simple, but it may be reassuring to many Christians that a young man can stay strong in these wild times.
Taken from Grapetreerecords.com