“He’s the painter, I’m the canvas.” Carlos Devone embodies this. Over the past 25 years, God has been faithfully creating a man useful to love and build up his people.
It started in Jacksonville, Florida as the 90’s opened. Carlos Devone grew up, as too many of us do, in a broken home, the father skipping out before the son could process his presence and absence. Carlos’ mother remarried, but domestic violence came hand in hand with the wedding vows.
So he turned to sports, finding some success as a running back. Football and school took him to Grinnell College in Iowa, famous for its progressive and top-tier academics. Ironically, it was at this proudly secular school that God grabbed Carlos through the local InterVarsity Christian Fellowship group.
After injuries killed his football career, Carlos Devone started focusing on music and it was natural that his music focuses on sharing the love and forgiveness that Christ had given him. Los began recording and has since released 9 projects, including several mixtapes and the 2013 project, Mediations.
Having recorded and released nearly 150 tracks, Carlos Devone has developed his sound and is starting 2015 focused on broadening his fan base and laying the groundwork for the future. With production courtesy of friend Prince Ali XL, Carlos Devone is bringing a southern hip-hop sound paired with influences from across the musical spectrum, from reggae to rock, and any other sound that reaches him.
As a musician, a pastor in training, a husband, a father, a citizen, Carlos Devone’s message is simple, yet profound. We are broken, but God is faithful. Experience Carlos Devone…the canvass is gallery ready! [+]