(June 29th, 2020 Los Angeles, CA) Over the weekend, close friends and family gathered to honor the life of Charles Washington, professionally known as Mr. Solo, the founder of Grammy, Dove and Stellar Award-nominated Gospel hip hop group, the Gospel Gangstaz. The memorial for him was held at Abundant Living Family Church High Desert in Hesperia, CA on June 27, 2020. Washington unexpectedly passed away on May 22, 2020.
Mr. Solo was known for his unique combination of musical talent and Christian lifestyle. As a former gang member who was born in New Orleans but grew up in South Central Los Angeles, Mr. Solo came to faith after nearly dying in a gang-related shooting. In 1993, Mr. Solo founded the Gospel Gangstaz and revolutionized Gospel music with their gritty, yet inspirational brand of hip hop. Having previously spent time rapping about darker, worldly subjects, he found new[…] Source: Christian Music