Growing up in a city where murder, robbery, drugs, and thug life are the only choices most young men believe they have, Da Answer never imagined the Lord would have him where he is today. Born Thomas Rankins Jr. on October 24, 1981 in Cleveland, Ohio, Da Answer once lived the wild life he now ministers deliverance from. He says '...not only can you be delivered too, but you don't even have to go the route most of us decided to go. It doesn't take wildin out for you to have some great testimony. Allow our mistakes to be examples of what you should not do. By the grace of God alone I made it out but many of my family and friends were a day too late to say the same.' Da Answer started rapping in elementary school and almost immediately knew he had a special gift in the art. By the time he reached high-school, Da Answer had rocked stages secularly with what some would consider the best at that time; including Lil Flip, Devin The Dude, Rap-A-Lot Mafia, and Bone-Thugs-N-Harmony to name a few. He believed that he was on his way. However, in 2004, Da Answer was called to his rightful position and was soon baptized and forever changed. Just when the group he was in 'LandMind' was due to release their Album/DVD project, the Lord pricked his heart and placed the project on hold. New to the faith, Da Answer toned down his explicit lyrics slightly and continued with minor promotion for the album until the Holy Spirit convicted his 'being on the fence' actions with Revelation 19:15-16. It was then that he decided it was either all or nothing. He attempted to rap for Christ but wasn't quite sure how to maximize his potential artistically without compromising his walk, so he left music. While in Pennsylvania in 2006, Da Answer was introduced by his brother-in-law to Christian Rap unlike anything he'd ever heard. 'It was Trip Lee's "If They Only Knew" CD. I didn't really like Christian Rap and I had already given up being fed by secular artists. No disrespect to anyone else that was doing it at that time but everything I heard before that was either corny or carnal. Truthfully, I wasn't even sure I could still rap and be saved at the same time.' he says humbly. After hearing the CD, a fire was ignited and he was inspired to re-enter the world of music full throttle. Since his musical re-birth, Da Answer has become an international artist, touching and ministering to lives farther than he alone can reach. He has produced hundreds of songs, appeared before over 175 nations on radio and television, including TCT networks #1 rated show 'I'm Just Sayin' with Pastor Dan Willis, and even had songs from his new album featured on behind the scenes footage for a Showtime short film ("Life's Poison") before the album even released. In his freshman album, 'State-Of-Emergency', he discussed the urgency of repentance; he then equipped you with the tools necessary to remove anything that separates you from God in his sophomore release 'Tear It Down.' Now mature and deeply rooted in the faith, Da Answer embarks a movement that engages the lost and challenges the believer to proactively stand up for the truth in a dying world with his new junior release 'Truth Music.' In this potent 'heavy hitter' Da Answer boldly delivers his resignation from the culture of Hip-Hop and opens the door for a genre and culture that is a new covenant to the Kingdom art of arranging sound. From trunk bangers to jazzy, alternative to anthem, soulful to street, and praise to praise party, Da Answer stretches far beyond versatility. His lyrics are meticulously crafted to speak into those unfamiliar with the Word and simultaneously feed the seasoned. He is known for leaving no area untouched and not being intimidated when it comes to seldom addressed issues in and out of the body of Christ. Featuring an extended All-Star cast, Da Answer brings the entire house with him on this one. Welcome to 'Truth Music.'