PyRexx giving his testimony at Big Springs Ranch for kids in child protective services
PyRexx praying over a woman at the Carol Young unit
PyRexx performing for a local youth group
Joseph "PyRexx" McSweeney
Born on November, 4th 1985, Joseph McSweeney was raised in the rugged north side of Houston, Texas where he got caught up in the negative aspects of the streets at a very young age. From fast money & females to being initiated into a street gang at age 16, PyRexx was desperately in need of a positive alternative in his life. Due to his love for music, he began to express his musical talent through street cyphers and freestyles. Enjoying the attention he drew, music quickly became a top priority.
In his late teenage years, he served 18 months in the penitentiary. Upon his release in 2005, he became an official member of Trae tha Truth's ABN (A--holes By Nature). He made several mixtape features and music video cameos. As things began to progress, he fell back into trouble again. He spent 4 years in a Texas State Penitentiary. The drama in his life continued as his mother died of cancer and he discovered he was the father of a baby boy. Being locked up, unable to attend his mother's funeral, and being absent from his son, he spiraled downward. In rebellion, he tattooed his face and began writing hardcore music, expressing his troubled heart from his tiny cell.
In early February of 2011, PyRexx was released from prison. One week before Christmas of 2011, PyRexx caught another case and spent 2 months in county jail. Beating his case and back in the free world, PyRexx focused all of his time on music.
It wasn't long before PyRexx was back in jail, but this time his life would take a complete turn. PyRexx linked up with a Eyes On Me Inc. founder Bobby "Tre9" Herring. PyRexx had originally met Tre9 four years prior while incarcerated in the Clements Unit at a Mike Barber Prison Ministry concert. He also had collaborated one year earlier with Tre on "Teach Me Your Ways," which landed on Tre9's Missionary Minded album. Whether i'st coincidence or divine intervention, these two men became friends and were destined to do something significant. With Tre's unconditional love, support and mentoring, PyRexx rededicated his life to Christ, left his old ways behind and began a new journey that has been the talk of both Christian hip hop and mainstream circles.
Presently, PyRexx is making street music to inspire listeners to “follow him as he follows Christ.” He is using his platform and testimony to lead his fans, especially the youth, away from the negativity of the streets and towards spiritual transformation. He is trained in discipleship reproduction, organic leadership and organic church through the M4 Network (www.m4network.com). Under the umbrella of Eyes On Me Inc, He and his mentor Tre9 are planting churches, leading missions, discipling the streets and evangelizing in the darkest areas of Houston, TX. PyRexx is wiser, highly motivated, and resilient in the pursuit of reaching out to others through his music and testimony. In 2015, he became the co-director of Disciple the Streets (DTS), a mission of Eyes On Me Inc.
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