Brian James Reith, better known as B. Reith, is a Christian hip hop/pop singer and rapper. He began his musical career with the release of his first album, "Urgent Message" in 2003. In 2008, Reith signed to Gotee Records and released his EP, "The Forecast". Later that year, he toured with TobyMac on Winter Wonder Slam tour. In September 2009, Reith released his second album Now Is Not Forever, which charted at No. 2 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and No. 32 on Heatseekers chart. The album spawned the singles "Antidote", which peaked at No. 50 on the Christian Songs chart, and "The Comeback Kid".
In early 2011, Reith released a buzz single "Knockin On My Door". On November 11, 2011, Reith released his third album How the Story Ends.
Brian James Reith grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where his father, Jim, owned and operated a recording studio. At a young age, he was exposed to music and soon took an interest in it; Reith sang on his first commercial at the age of five.
B. Reith's musical career began when he released an independent album, Urgent Message, in 2003. Christian singer and Gotee Records manager TobyMac discovered his music in 2006. TobyMac reportedly pulled his car off to the side of the road when he first heard Reith's music, later stating, "Brian is just naturally gifted from God vocally and his lyrics ... sort of just ease into your heart." In 2008, Reith signed to Gotee Records and released his EP, "The Forecast" in May 2008.
At the end of the year, he guested on TobyMac's annual 2008 Winter Wonder Slam tour, which ran through November and December 2008. On March 10, 2009, an expanded edition of his EP was digitally-released, featuring two more songs and two music videos. Reith's first full-length album, Now Is Not Forever, was released on September 22, 2009. In late 2009, Reith toured again with TobyMac on the Winter Wonder Slam tour.
In early 2011, Reith released a buzz single "Knockin On My Door". In November 2011, Reith released his third album How the Story Ends.
B. Reith's style is based on a combination of hip hop and pop music. His lyrical style has been compared to Christian rapper KJ-52, specifically in Reith's song "Go On".
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