“Hip hop changed the genre of music and with that I became immersed in an art which changed the dynamic of my language. It spoke in a manner which provided me with a desire to fulfill a burning passion from within.”- Reece Cross
Cross began to hone his musical passion around the age of twenty when he formed a group with his high school friends. They released their first project and began performing on a regular basis. They would open up for local and nationwide acts ranging from artists such as B-Hamp (Do The Ricky Bobby), Lil Speedy and T-Real. However, due to other obligations the group ended up splitting. He explains, “I enjoyed what we were doing at such a young age. A group with a passion and a dream. I had other obligations with college and a full ride scholarship in baseball.” This still did not stop Cross's ambition and desire to fulfill his passion to be in the music industry.
After graduating college, the burning passion for music began to blaze once again. He would eventually be introduced to his new friend and producer,, David Jones. The two would soon realize that they both had the same desire to create hip hop music that would be testament to the greats before them. They have worked on the most current project “Cross and DJones Presents” for the past year recording close to 75 songs. He explains, “There was a time when I felt I had lost that passion in my music after not recording for an extended period of time. However, meeting someone that is as passionate as you are and is able to push you to your limits. I mean it does something to you as an artist. Something you cannot really explain.” He wrote, recorded and engineered the music for the stage play LIGHT IT UP.
Reece Cross is a multi-talented individual and possesses the attitude that he can take on the world when given the opportunity.