Professionally known as Gospel Rapper C1, Daniel Ballard was born in Long island, New York, however, he currently resides in Newport News VA. Life in NY was not the same as he presently lives. Bad influences caused him to make iniquitous decisions and walk down the wrong path, but he always knew that he had a calling on his life. As a youth growing up in the streets of New York, Daniel possessed a powerful mindset that he could make a difference and save souls for the kingdom of God.
Daniel started rapping at the age of 16 and developed wonderful skills. Many secular rappers who noticed this influenced him to sell drugs to make money, and told him that it was the only way he could get in the record industry and “make it Big” in rap entertainment. He didn’t go that route for long. Daniel asked God for a special gift to rap unto the people. God gave him this give gift, but unfortunately used it for the wrong reasons. As a result, he felt that God allowed everything to be stripped and he became homeless.
C1’s Promise To God
C1’s first EP, “The Purpose,” has a clear message revealing his testimony and calling to spread the gospel through his inspired lyrics. “Condemn Me” shares C1’s transition from darkness to light, while “Awesome” gives God the praise for his victory. “Yes I Believe” professes C1’s faith in God and asks his listeners to call upon the Lord to be saved. “My Vow” shares details about C1’s promise to God to not go back on his word, to continue sharing the good news. “Fire In My Bones” is a song that declares war on the enemy. Finally, with “Increase,” C1 asks God for more love, patience, and wisdom to carry out His perfect will for him.
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- ECMA (Excellence In Christian Music Awards) (2013)
- Sixth Mt. Zion Baptist (Certificate of appreciation ) Empowering Tomorrows leaders today award (2013)
- Dive Gift Showcase award(2013) Multiple Sclerosis Foundation
- Headstrate Entertainment award (mentorship) (2013)
- Exposure imaging award (2013)
- Sixth Mt. Zion Baptist (Certificate of appreciation ) Empowering Tomorrows leaders today award
- Worked with producers: Xavier Hayes, Calvin Austin, Julius Ames. Nardo Young from demolish beats (E-40 producer), Brain Garberial Alexander (Producer of Travis Scott).