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Former MCHS student’s spiritual awakening leads to music career

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Before Terrence “TB” Boyce could go on tour this fall, he had to go on a spiritual journey.
The Christian rapper who grew up in North Shelby County always had a special place in his heart for Jesus Christ being taught by his grandfather Pastor Anthony Boyce.
In 2005, Gospel Rap started to interest TB with him investing in the industry with time and money in 2007. But after attending Millington Central High School and graduating from Craigmont in 2007, Boyce was searching for a better direction in his life.
“2010 was sinner to a saint. In 2010, I went into the Army because I was about to get married and have my daughter,” Boyce recalled. “I hurt my shoulder doing push ups. And they told me I had to leave the Army because my surgery was messed up. I was upset. I was going through the base all mad. I was going through so much. I just finally set down and cried out to Jesus, ‘What do You want me to do with my life?’”
Boyce married his sweetheart and MCHS graduate Hadassah Johnson and later his daughter Tiara was born. With their support and encouragement, TB kicked off his second tour “Sinner 2 A Saints 2” this past Saturday at the Fall Fest in Southaven, Miss.
TB first went on tour in 2012. Now he will be joined by DJ Genesis, 10-15 recording artist MKJ and his fellow Fire Proof 1 label mate Unique on this current tour concluding in Dec. 12 at Breath of Life Church in Memphis.
Living up to his promise as an entertainer, TB said it was made possible by Christ keeping his promise.
“He told me, ‘I want you to do the music, but I want you to live for me 110 percent,’” TB recalled. “Before I left the Army, I started preaching the Gospel to everybody. When I got back home, God just started opening doors and everything. He fulfilled what He told me.”
Some of the highlights for TB since 2010 are 5,000 promotional CDs, more than 300,000 views for eight music videos, more than 2,000 downloads on TB Sinner 2 A Saint and TB Sinner 2 A Saint 2 mix tapes.
TB’s music has been played on local radio stations 107.1 in Memphis and on 96 Kix in Jackson. His single JC Walkin has been featured on internet radio stations.
TB Sinner 2 A Saint Mix Tape/Promo Cd has reached the hands of several well known secular and Christian artists all over the world including: Paul Wall, Slim Thug, TV Johnny Dang, Rick Ross Artist Gunplay, Project Pat, 3 6 Mafia, T.I Artist Trae the Truth, Drake, Kia Shine, La Chat, Lecrae, Chad Jones of RMG, Flame, V.Rose, Json, Thi’sl, K-Drama, Mr.Del, F1 Diamond, Canton Jones, Cayerio, Fro, and Canon.
Boyce said all that success has been fueled by his wife, her parents Hollis and Loretta. Also in his corner are his mother Michelle and grandparents Jelene and Anthony Boyce.
“My grandfather was a pastor,” TB noted. “I’ve always looked up to him. So I’ve always wanted to do something for Jesus. I just didn’t know what. I played basketball in middle and high schools. I put everything in that. But I wanted to do something for the Lord.
“I just started writing,” he added. “I started writing lyrics. Coming up, I strayed away from Jesus, but I still had the Gospel message. I decided to do Gospel Rap because I wanted encourage and inspire people. I want to let people know it’s real. Hip Hop is not real. I wanted to give them something real that would encourage and lift them up, instead of tear down.”
TB said if anyone listens to his latest album, they will find out about the man he has become through his life’s trails and tribulations.
“TB is a man of God, husband, father, Gospel rapper and just a servant letting people know about Jesus Christ,” he said.
With so many blessings he’s thankful for, TB said the 2014 “Sinners 2 A Saint 2” Tour will be a chance for him to keep his end of the deal he made with Christ 4 years ago.
“Out of this tour, I really want to impact Memphis and surrounding areas just like the name of the tour,” he concluded. “Sinners 2 A Saints, I want to turn the sinners into getting to know Jesus. That’s the whole mission around the tour. He’s coming back soon as we can see.”
For more information on Fire Proof Records 1 or to contact TB, visit www.fp1.org or visit Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Fire Proof TB. Also call 674-8359 to contact TB. To download the music, visit datpiff.com and search TB Sinner 2 A Saint 2.

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