Daytona "Yung D" Rhodes
Daytona "Yung D" Rhodes aka Day Day was born and raised in Milwaukee Wisconsin on May 1st, 1990. He was Diagnosed with AHDH (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and the doctors wanted to put him on medication (Ritalin) to help him to concentrate and to control his behavior. I give all the glory and praises to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for blessing me and healing through the power of prayer. In 2003 Inspired Kingdom Min. where Richard & Cassandra Holley are the pastors, Toni Smith was the youth pastor at the time and she encouraged all the children to participate in the youth program, I really didn't want to participate but out of obedience to my pastors and to my parents me, my cousin Edwin and a friend on the block T.J. put together a rap to some of my dads old school music and we memorized all the verses overnight, at the age of 12 years old I knew that God was calling me. Producer and recording artist Prince Valentino and his son "LV" were in the audience and they asked our parents to bring us to his office, my mom was the only one that showed up with all of us and he began to work with us at his studio and we did our first recording "If You Ain’t Down." The group began to experience difficulties and we soon broke up. Shortly after the break-up Christian Faith Fellowship Church gave a rap concert and invited "Cross Movement" and they inspired me to do what God had given me. In 2004 God led me and my mother to form GODZCHILD INC., a management company and then we released a single with the help of the Lord called "God or Nothin."
Jeannetta Robinson (CYD) booked me for my first television appearance on her show "Love in Action" project "God or Nothin. We released it on October 15, 2004 featuring "LV," Youneek, Jasiah, Hawaii, & Arketa. We worked with outside producers Famous Productions, N.O.E. Productions, & Valejoe Johnson. International recording artist Pastor Luis Pizzaro (Pastor P) &Serita; Campbell.
He has performed in major venues such as Juneteenth Day, African World Festival, National Hip Hop Showcase at Shiloh Temple in Minnesota, Gospelfest, NAACP, Gospel Music Workshop of America, Taste of Milwaukee Soul, The Rave, US Celluar Arena & MLK Back to School event hosted by the local radio stations. He graduated from Milwaukee High School of the Arts with a 3.1GPA where he has earned several awards such as April 2005 "Male New Artist of the Year Award" at the Hip Hop Connection Awards Night In Milwaukee, in April 2006 received an award for Best Hook of the year "Let's Ride." He has shared the stage with Xross, K-Drama, Mizz Reality, Scribe & Emc, Rico Love, Jacob Latimore, Lache Martin, Rodney Cunningham, Kurtis Blow, Canton Jones, Mr. Del, Ambassador Lee, Mase, Tye Tribbet, Smokie Norful, Marvin Sapp and many more..... He was also selected by the Holy Hip Hop Global Community and EMI Gospel as one of the 90 in the country during a internet poll and went on to be selected in round #2 as one of the top 40 in the country for the compilation distributed worldwide :Taking the Gospel to the Streets Volume #4.
On the occasion of his 3rd anniversary in music ministry October 2006 Wisconsin State Senator Lena C. Taylor recognized him with a Citation of Commendation from the State of Wisconsin, Whereas Daytona Rhodes has used his talents to encourage a community, city and a nation to just "Hold ON" in times of distress, turmoil and unrest, through God’s power, brings a message of deliverance, faith, salvation to young and old alike. He received a Commendation from The Wisconsin State Assembly & State; Representative Jason M. Fields in recognition of his involvement in the Destiny Youth Leadership Program on April 24th 2007. He took home the AP Gospel Award 2008 and has shared the stage with Henry Sapp, February 2009. He started Next Generation where he is the Senior Pastor 2012. He started Unity In The Kingdom Partnership, 2013. He was appointed President of Godzchild Entertainment, Digital Distribution Krush Gospel Records, and Label Godzchild Ent. signed on with Genesis Entertainment Enterprises Where the Ceo/Founder is Kurtis Blow Walker. The hit single “Get It Out” featuring Kurtis Blow has been on Milwaukee’s biggest station V100.7fm. He has been selected to be on Hip Hop Church Vol.2. He also host the Yung Saved and Fly Radio Show every Saturday at 2pm in Milwaukee on #1 Gospel Station WGLB AM1560.
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