It took time for Christian music to fully embrace rap music. Frontline Records was at the forefront of signing and delivering legitimate rap and hip hop to an ever-growing demand by Christian youth. Artists like the late D-Boy Rodriguez and PID formed the foundation for an expanding roster. Rap hit a new level when Frontline signed a group straight out of Compton comprised of former gang members-Gospel Gangstaz. The group is known for their unique combination of musical talent and Christian lifestyle, as evidenced in their songs. The group's founder, Mr. Solo, became a Christian after he almost died in a gang-related shooting. In an interview Mr. Solo said of the Gospel Gangstaz: â€œThe Gospel Gangstaz stand in a position to help, because we have seen how the gospel of Christ is real. Our lives were changed from selling crack, drive-by shootings, car-jacking and illicit sex, to a life of peace, joy and happiness because of Christ. We want to go back to the hood and let our light shine.â€ In 1994, the trio released their debut album, Gang Affiliated. In winter of 1996, the group's follow up, Do or Die was released. The group received a Grammy nomination in the Best Rock Gospel Album category in 1999.