"2FACE" AKA "HUMBLE" AND "RITEOUS."
Jerome Robert Saxton "Riteous" and Tyrone Joseph Saxton "Humble" were born in Los Angeles, California on May
28, 1979 to a single mother with five other children. All throughout her pregnancy, their mother was unaware that she would be delivering identical twins. The doctor surprised her
with the news eight minutes after delivering the first twin. Tragically, their father was killed in a tragic hit and run accident by a drunk driver shortly after their birth.
Without a father-figure, the brothers would grow up on the mean streets of Compton, California. Their single
mother tried to provide a Christian foundation for the family by taking all her children, seven in all to church. But by the age of twelve the twins had decided they no longer
wanted to attend church opting instead to hang out with their older brother who was already involved in one of the area's most notorious gangs. He taught the twins to sell and
abuse drugs, live a promiscuous lifestyle and rob individuals as they succumbed to the gang "thug" lifestyle.
Their high school years were filled with gang violence and rivalry as the brothers delved more into the
gun-toting, sign waving gang lifestyle of the day. A brush with death did not stop the delinquents. As one day they faced a drive by rival gang member who suddenly pointed his
shotgun in the direction of the twins. Aiming at Jerome's chest he cocked the gun as if to shoot but instead decided to shout out obscenities, sparing the boy's life.
Their notoriety spread throughout the neighborhood as a rival gang conspired to kill the twins. A contract was
placed on their lives and when their mother heard about it she decided she had to take drastic measures. She moved the whole family to San Bernardino, California in hopes of a
fresh start. She enrolled the twins into a new school. However the lure of drugs, easy money and promiscuity from their old neighborhood competed for their souls. Soon Jerome and
Tyrone were back in Compton, heavily involved in the gang lifestyle.
Finally, their lives would take a life altering turn when one evening outside a night club the twins got into
an altercation with a rival gang. The boys were merely teenagers but threatened each other like men at war. As Jerome and Tyrone quickly walked to their car, a speeding vehicle
tried to run them over hitting Tyrone who was struck and knocked ten feet into the air. When he landed, Tyrone was in critical condition and was immediately rushed to
hospital. As he lay in the hospital waiting for surgery the brothers decided to pray to Jesus to come into their lives and change their circumstances. "Not knowing whether my
brother would live or die, made me realize that I needed to change my lifestyle, says Jerome. " I told my brother things have got to change and we prayed." The God they had
rejected at the age of twelve when they told their mother that they no longer wanted to attend church was the God that had spared their lives.
Change did come. After the surgery, Tyrone was confined to a bed with only his mother to take care of
him. She began to read scriptures and pray for her son's total healing and deliverance. She also began taking him back to church. As his mother prayed for him, his brother Jerome
would listen in asking God to change his life too. Eventually, he also began attending church with his twin brother. As they both grew in faith, in months they committed
their lives to serving God and completely turning away from their previous lifestyle and associations.
In 2004, the twins formed a Holy Hip Hop group called "2FACE" and a ministry called B.A.S.I.C. (Brothers
And Sisters In Christ). They have managed to go back to their old neighborhoods and juvenile detention centers witnessing boldly to gang members as they share their amazing
testimony. "The purpose of our ministry is to save as many people as possible for Christ through our music and testimony," Tyrone says. "We want to reach the young and
old." The group has toured all over California. "2FACE" live by the scripture in Mark 16:15 which states, "And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach
the gospel to every creature." Their single "Role Model" from their latest album "Covered In His Blood," is being added to radio stations nationwide. With its catchy beat and apt
message that indeed through Christ the twins are role models for the troubled youth of their generation.