About

I am a Christian, Florida born, married family man. I write web and Windows software full time and make beats and Christian rap lyrics in my “spare” time.

Why this name?
My first & last name initials are GB for Gerald Bryant. The phrase “Gold Bass M. C.” is an acronym meaning “GOD Ordered Living Daily Because All Should See Messiah Constantly”. Also Gold is something people desire to see & Bass is something people desire to hear and feel (if its loud enough) & together they reflect my belief that a relationship with GOD should be seen & heard through the life of the believer.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
The internet allows a direct connection with the listening masses and the artists. The instant feedback on a song made instantly available is akin to the ultimate focus group. Except the focus group is also the target market group. The listeners get the power of choice and the artist get the power of expression and connection.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
Not necessarily I like my day job software engineering (C# & ASP.NET) and I like that I can make music without depending on it financially.
Your influences?
I love the deep theological focus expressed by the Cross Movement Records, Lamp Mode Recordings, Fla.vor Alliance and Reach Records label mates and their various associate artists. Their production is always above par their song concepts, album concepts, and Christocentric subject matter showed me Jesus through the lens of Hip-Hop. Pettidee and his unique production values that remind me of our mutual homestate Florida: Thumping, driving, uptempo bass.
Favorite spot?
Too many but Palatka, Florida, Atlanta, GA and Chattanooga, TN are at the top.
Equipment used:
For playing: HammerHead Rhythm Station (TR909 style drum machine program) and HotStepper (drum machine program with a built-in sequencer and effects).
Also I use an M-Audio Oxygen8 v2 MIDI controller/keyboard and a Zoom StreetBoxx SB-246 aka “Beat Kangs” drum machine.For recording: Audacity for recording vocals, samples (like from HammerHead and Hotstepper) and analog sources (like my SB-246 from Zoom). Then Linux Multimedia Studio for MIDI-equipped playing, sequencing, effect enhancement and pre-mixing. Then Audacity again for final mixing and mastering and conversion to MP3.
HammerHead Rhythm Station, HotStepper, Audacity, and Linux MultiMedia Studio (LMMS) cost nothing but give you a studio-in-a-box good enough for loop-based production (such as a Hip-Hop).
Anything else…?
If your local church community has a problem with Hip-Hop being used for the LORD remember this New Testament verse in Colossians 3:16 (New King James Version)
3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
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