Gospel Rapper TY.G
Tyrek 'TYG' Gaskin
Tyrek TYG Gaskin of Tree Of Life Music Ministry Gospel Rapper Tyrek Gaskin was born November 15 1983 in the State of Long Island NY. The inspiring rapper was use to the street life and hip hop music.
Although he was raised with his mother and father under one roof with both parents that worked very hard to provide the best education and living conditions for TYG along with brothers and sisters; the young man still decided to make the streets his home. Doing everything from selling drugs, guns, and counterfeit money. After escaping the gritty streets of New York, with a high school diploma TYG and four of his best friends headed south.TYG would now make North Carolina his home, but only for a place to make money, lots of money. From 2002-2004 TYG would encounter life-changing events in his life.
Living a life absolutely not pleasing to God, TYG and his crew had their minds set on taking over a little town in High Point North Carolina. Tragedy would soon strike in 2004. TYG main man Anthony Briggman was gunned down inside a house where the young men were selling Drugs. We asked TYG to tell his part of his testimony. TYG: 'I came to Christ in 2005 after the death of my best friend. He was gunned down at the age of 22 and died in my arms, after I saw the paramedics bring him out of the house in a black body bag; I completely lost it! I was like shattered glass, I didn't want to be that gangster pretty boy thug I thought I was. I didn't want anything to do with the street life I was living! For days after I tried to get high and drunk just to numb the feeling, I needed something to fill the void and emptiness that I felt inside! But nothing would do it until I found Jesus. Now here I stand as a soldier for Christ on the frontline!'
TYREK TYG GASKIN new single 'telling you' off "The Playlist" album from Gospel Beats available online at all major digital outlets!!!
TY.G opens up live on the air with Zxulu from 106.5 Richmond #1 for Hip Hop and R&B!!!! TY.G talks with Zxulu about how he came to Christ after the death of his best friend, Anthony Briggman, age 22. Briggman died from gun violence in 2004. His untimely death would change TY.G's life forever.