Born in the deep southern state of Alabama, recording artist Revelation says “Don’t get it twisted, I’m not from L.A. (Lower Alabama), but I did grow up in parts of Alabama, California and Georgia – my family is spread out everywhere.” Living with different kinfolk led to traveling from one part of the country to another; this opened Revelation’s mind and prepared him for a lifetime of entertainment.Acknowledging his deep spiritual roots, Revelation applies wisdom, knowledge and understanding to his musical approach.
Performing since he was 11 years old, Revelation accepts getting double takes from people due to an uncanny resemblance to his iconic cousin, Tupac Shakur. Despite all the admiration, Revelation keeps a down-to-earth stamina, because he wants people to remember him as an authentic soldier of God, a warrior and Makaveli-trained legend who touches young and old souls alike. “I want folks to know I’m a Godly man, a father, a brother, an uncle, friend and businessman.” As a self-inspired artist, music is Revelation’s passion. He writes about trials people go through and grew up listening to the sounds of his cousin Tupac, along with Southern-based acts like Outkast, Goodie Mob, 8 Ball & MJG, The Geto Boys, Scarface and Too Short, which have all influenced his style. Revelation credits Nashville’s own Ambassador Ray for providing workshops and formal training in etiquette, as he steered Revelation onto a path that took him through drama class and numerous talent shows.
Winning 1st and 2nd place trophies from talent contests in high school, Revelation often booked himself to perform in local shows; he went on to dominate performances at New York music conferences, Juneteenth Heritage Festivals and at Jacksonville State University. As a collaborating artist, he performed with acts like D.J. Jelly/Big Oomp, D.J. Montay, Baby D, T.I., Pastor Troy and Wu Tang Clan. These relationships led to associations with labels like Makeveli Music Group, Universal Music Group and Sony.