|Genres Christian rap|
Years active 2005-present
Name B U
|Labels B-U Entertainment|
|Also known as The Aquila & Priscilla of Christian Rap|
Origin Steven Columbus, Mississippi Ursela Raleigh, North Carolina
Website B-U Entertainment, Facebook page
B-U is an American Christian rap group, consisting of Steven Bernard Mitchell and Ursela Camille Mitchell. They are founders of the Christian record label B-U Entertainment based in Raleigh, North Carolina, to which they are signed. They are one of the few active husband and wife duos in Christian rap.
Steven Bernard, born in Columbus, Mississippi and Ursela Camille, born in Raleigh, North Carolina, met in a Raleigh recording studio in 2001. During this time they were already in pursuance of their own careers in the music industry; Ursela as the hip-hop recording artist “FIN” and Steven Bernard as the R&B recording artist “Bishop the RBP”. Ursela Camille (then FIN) would share stages with artists Wyclef Jean, Ginuwine, DMX, Lil' Kim, Lost Boyz & Escape, as well as a host of others. Steven Bernard (then Bishop the RBP) sang in local clubs and social events and worked on sharpening his production skills under the teaching of music producer, Jimmy Brown of EJ Productions. They worked together on several music recording projects, as well as stage productions such as A Streetcar Named Desire and Strong Woman.
In 2003, Bernard began to live a life of Christianity and, in 2004, Camille began a similar lifestyle. During this time the transformation from mainstream hip hop and R&B to Christian rap music began. In 2005 they formed B-U, meaning “being-used by Jesus Christ”.