Dynamic Twins – Kingdom Building Conversations
On Juneteeth weekend, Darius West shared the @micdropthemovie premiere in #dallas, igniting an overdue celebration of many CHH Pioneers. It was an incredible weekend allowing artists to reconnect, fans to gain a deeper appreciation of the genre, and for all to take in their stories through the documentary.
During this interview, the Dynamic Twins share their background, pursuing their calling amid naysayers and standing firm in their beliefs. Did you they had an opportunity to blow up in Hollywood but said “no” to famous producer Mel Brooks when he asked them to compromise their values?
About the Dynamic Twins
The Dynamic Twins are a Bronx-born Christian rap group composed of identical twins Noel and Robbie Arthurton. The twins moved to California in 1989. They began to make guest appearances on albums by other Christian rap artists, including J.C. and the Boyz’ and S.F.C.
The group’s first album Word 2 the Wize released in 1991 through Broken/Brainstorm Artists International and was distributed to mainstream record stores through Epic Records. S.F.C.’s Chris Cooper helped with production chores and fellow S.F.C.’er The Dove added scratching. Also guesting was Crystal Lewis, whose album Simply the Best had included a song penned by Noel Arthurton.
The Twins’ second album, No Room 2 Breathe, garnered praise from True Tunes magazine as a “landmark in the Christian rap industry” for basing itself musically around live instruments instead of programmed samples and beats.
The third album on B.A.I. was 40 Days in the Wilderness. As with all Dynamic Twins releases, it features many guest appearances, including Ayeesha, who was introduced into the scene on this album. Grapetree Records signed Ayeesha as their first female rapper.
The group received 3 Dove Awards nominations for their music and has appeared with well-known artists such as: Westside Connection, Fred Hammond, BeBe, and CeCe Winans, and Audio Adrenaline.
In 2005, the group appeared on a compilation album, Holy Hip Hop: Taking the Gospel to the Streets, that was nominated for a Best Rock Gospel Album Grammy Award. The group has also produced albums including one for the Rocket Ishmail and the first Bi-lingual Asian Holy Hip Hop artist, Only Won.