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About the Author
Frederick "Ricky B." Burchell is a rapper/producer. He released his first solo album The Calling on D-Fusion Music/ Broken Records in 1998. The Song Stand Up 4 Tha Faith reached number one for seven weeks on the Christian Rap Charts Joyful Noize. In the spring of 1999 Burchell toured the Philippines, becoming the first Christian rap artist to tour that country. After his tour of the Philippines, Burchell recorded his second album entitled The Fish-a-men under Kamikazee Records. Also, he and co-host Terrance, 4Given, Carlton host a television show called Mix Masters Lounge, which aired first in January of 2003 on Steelroots TV/INSP. Additionally, Burchell and 4Given have received a Holy Hip Hop award, and were nominated by the Urban Gospel Alliance for Best New Artists. He has also had the opportunity to co-star in the Perception Film release Objects of Wrath where he plays an ex-con named "Jamal" as well as team up with the gospel group V3 to record the song "We Should Praise Him" for the EMI Gospel release Praise Li.