Outspoken has remained a foot soldier, speaking and performing the word of God for over a decade. Outspoken has vibrantly painted the musical landscape as DMV’s own gospel rapper and gifted songwriter. Throughout his long-standing musical journey, Outspoken has been recognized as DMV’s Best Gospel Rapper, in addition to receiving a Black Essence Gospel Award. Performing and songwriting are his ministries; connecting with his audience spiritually is what naturally brings him ultimate fulfillment. “Consuming Fire,” and “Surrender,” two of his highest viewed youtube videos, in common are his favorite songs to perform. Outspoken calls on the same influence that drove top musical performers and songwriters Kirk Franklin, John Legend, Anthony Hamilton, and hip hop rapper Scarface to fame. Outspoken is raw, spiritually soulful realness.
Born Ronnie Frost in Washington, DC, Northeast, used his gift of music as a distraction from the negativity surrounding him. With being abandoned by his father as a child and having to vacate his mother’s home at the age of 16, music was therapeutic. Even when he hung out in the inner-city streets, with friends, where criminal activity was the path many chose; God never left Ronnie’s side. Through the pain and sorrow, God comforted and protected Ronnie. Ronnie was inspired to write his story, no matter the content and turned it into positive energy. His stage name, Outspoken, was birthed because his lyrics were considered to be outlandish.
Although he made mistakes, he was able to make the best out of his tough situation. Despite the odds, he graduated college with an Electronics Degree and pursued a successful career in a similar field. Plus, Ronnie married his high school love and they both are raising two beautiful children, who all inspire his current music. The best choice Ronnie ever made was to continue to study and follow The Word of God. Outspoken represents “the hopelessness” and “the faithful.”
Outspoken has been given a divine assignment from God to gather those who are lost and restore families through his gift. His unique style of music has proven to minister to anyone; youthful or mature. He has stated there will always be dark times; "There maybe trauma. At these moments, you are the most vulnerable, but that’s where you discover your power. Believe in yourself and stay faithful, even in dark times." Outspoken’s uplifting, modern take on gospel sends a message to his listeners: Trust God through any process; walk by faith, not by sight; and you “can do all things through Christ who strengthens [you]” Philippians 4:13 NKJV.