Rapper “Corey Paul” who is a Houston native through and through, was raised in South Park—a neighborhood where more than 40% of the residents are high school dropouts. Raised by a strong mother and his stepfather, who eventually became a crack cocaine addict, Corey has no shortage of content to rap about. Corey remembers vividly the abuse he and his mother had to suffer. At the age of six his father beat and burned his mother with an iron, and by the age of eight he witnessed his mother shoot his father in self-defense. When Corey was nine his father unfortunately hung himself in an attic after a long battle with addiction.
Now, desperately searching for something to believe in, Corey embraced the street culture, party life and Houston's “chopped and screwed” music scene. After spending several years searching for hope in money, girls and status. Eventually he realized that even if he gained all of it, it wouldn’t change the pain, poverty or hopelessness that his family and neighborhood dealt with on a daily basis. It was at this moment Corey decided to trust God and in 2010 he started “Frontline Movement”, a record label that creates and promotes music with a message of hope, positivity and a belief in something greater than the struggle.
Corey has already drawn appeal, being given the privilege to perform at Austin’s world-renowned SXSW music festival. In the summer of 2013 he independently released his debut album, “Grace Love Mercy”, which debuted at #39 on the Gospel Billboard Charts. After two national tours and several months in the studio, Corey released his sophomore album entitled “Today, Tomorrow, Forever”, on December 18th, 2015. The album peaked at #11 on the iTunes Rap/Hip-Hop chart and ranked #17 on the Billboard “Heatseeker” chart. It is safe to say the future for this “South Park” survivor is looking up!