UNCENSORED: Tasha Smith
Born to a 15-year-old young single mom in Camden, New Jersey. An identical twin, Tasha Smith narrowly escaped a life distracted by drugs, violence, alcohol and the wrong type of men. After dropping out of high school at 14-years-old, a miraculous test of faith when her grandfather passed away led her to a relationship with God once more. She moved to LA and worked on breaking in to stand up comedy while moonlighting as a stripper before she got her first big break. The urge to direct led Tasha to self-produce and direct her first short film, she has since moved on to episodic and feature-length directing - established herself as a well-respected director in the entertainment industry.
Born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas – Kirk Franklin was raised by his aunt Gertrude after his mom and dad abandoned him. It was there that he discovered his love for music through the church, as Gertrude made it a priority for him to take piano lessons – a gift passed on from her late husband. Kirk first experienced real success with his choir that he composed and aptly named, The Family. It was when he had the opportunity to work with an up and coming group, God’s Property, that success really took off with the Jimmy Iovine inspired remix to Stomp. Always one to remain true to his testimony, he received backlash once more for vocalizing his addiction to pornography. With the faith and support of his family he remains true to his spiritual journey and to inspire faith through his music and his testimony.