Similar to the rappers Common and Jay-Z, Prafit Josiah is not trying to reach a younger audience. He is definitely confident and comfortable in his own skin. Prafit is not only a rapper, but an entrepreneur and a family man.
Born and raised in Rochester, NY; Prafit Josiah began his musical career as part of the group called PRAFITZ (Prophets) which formed in 1993. PRAFITZ released 2 albums and a myriad of singles before disbanding in 2002. (Sound Cloud Clip of PRAFITZ Freestyle)
If you ask Josiah, he’ll describe his music as CHH or Christian Rap. He’s been recording music off and on for over 20 years. In 2016, tragedy struck Prafit Josiah’s family; his cousin was murdered. This event sparked the beginning of Prafit Josiah picking the mic back up and seeking to have Godly impact on the people around him and potential listeners of his music.
“Hip-hop (Christian or not) is not ONLY a young mans sport, I’m hear to talk to grown folks, speak on adult things, I’m NOT trying to fit in, I’m going to just be me…” - Prafit Josiah
Prafit Josiah graduated from SUNY college at Oneonta with a Bachelors Degree in Music Industry / Business. Since graduating he started a Music Publishing company called Naz-Sect Publishing. Naz-Sect Publishing, has placed music on VH1’s “Chrissy and Mr. Jones” show , Dancing with the Stars, Ellen Degeneres Show, USA Network, NBC Universal, American Idol, Fox Sports, NFL Films, ABC Network, WWE, Inc., MTV2, NBC Sports, Eurosport2 and AlliSports.com to name a few.
Prafit Josiah is an artist like no other. His rhyme style is a lyrical love child of various Hip-hop greats like, ‘A Tribe Called Quest’, ‘Nas’, ‘K-Solo’, ‘Notorious B.I.G’, ‘Jay-Z’, ‘Rakim’ and a few others. You can tell he comes from a time when lyrics actually meant something and words were important, his lines are unpredictable and well thought out.
So, what should you expect from Prafit Josiah? Expect candid lyricism, dope beats, rhymes and flows in the vein of what some might call “old school” or “Classic Hip-hop”. Some say his music is Hip-Hop in its truest form, while others just simply call it Christian Rap; but no matter what you call it or how you label it, after hearing the music of Prafit Josiah you will definitely be hungry and thirsty for more.
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