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Christian Hip Hop artist, Jonathan De Silva aka Shiselon said he heeded his call to explore his new found passion.

Christian Hip Hop artist, Jonathan“Shiselon” De Silva heeded his call and chose to explore his new found passion.
As he continued to mature in his craft and in Christ, he found himself being molded and sculpted by the word of God. Like a sculptor that uses materials to create works of art, Shiselon was blessed with the gift of putting lyrics together to create clever rhymes that brought glory to God. Shiselon got his name from the word ‘Chisel’. The letter C” was replaced with “S” and adding “ON” as the suffix. Later an acronym was developed for part of the name Shiselon with the ending “E.L.O.N” meaning “Eternal Life Or Nothing.
Though Christian Rap was somewhat taboo in Trinidad and Tobago, the desire to pursue that type of music ministry was apparent.
In 1999 he was signed to Judah Sounds Label,  known today as Flow Masters Records, where he was first heard on the album ‘One Step Closer to Zion’ with “Righteous Living”.
In 2003 he released his first album that was considered the first of its kind. It was entitled “Eyes Off Me”. The sixteen track album was well received and began to make an impact in the local music scene, thus having the genre embraced and appreciated more by music aficionados locally.
In 2004 his debut album captured a Marlin Award for ‘Hip Hop Recording for the Year’ for the song ‘Watcha Gonna Do’.
In 2009 he received an award from the NYAC Top 20 Stars of Tomorrow Award Ceremony for his contribution to Gospel Music in Trinidad and Tobago.
Since then he has successfully done collaborations with the likes of local artistes such as Sherwin Gardner; Vanessa Briggs; Mr. Danny; Isaac Blackman; Russell Leonce and Antus Keith.
He has opened for international acts such as Christafari and more recently award winning International Christian hip-hop artists Da’TRUTH, Flame, Young Noah , V-Rose, Canon and Capital Kings.
Now, independent, Shiselon is continually on the journey of creating music of depth and meaning.
His most recent releases are ‘Seasons’ and ‘Give Thanks’.
Shiselon continues to work on new material releasing an EP entitled ‘Cross Before Crown’ in 2015.
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shiselon Shiselon Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/shiselon Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shiselon
H.I.G.H (Here In God’s Hands) Entertainment Contact: 1(868)269-2394 / 319-9976

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