Writer, singer, rapper, and producer Christon Gray first came to Christian rap through his work with the Elevationists in 2006 and the group's album The Necessary, which appeared in 2007. After releasing a solo album, Even with Evil with Me in 2011, Gray became part of the W.L.A.K. (We Live Like Kings) collective, and the group released the highly successful W.L.A.K. album in 2013. His second solo album, School of Roses, appeared from Collision Records early in 2014, spotlighting Gray's unique mix of soul, pop, hip-hop, and Christian spirituality. In 2016, after he signed to Kirk Franklin's Fo Yo Soul label, he released The Glory Album.