“iRepDaKING” (short for: I Represent The King!), was established by Michael Berrian Jr. in 2008 originally under the name “iRepDaKING! Music”. Michael (most known as Bruh Mike) started out glorifying Jesus Christ through music, rapping and singing about God’s grace and truth.
From our lifestyle, to music, to videos, to books, to apparel, and many other ways, it is our desire to glorify Jesus Christ in all we do and promote. Jesus Christ is the King we represent and He said that when the Holy Spirit comes, the Holy Spirit will glorify Him (John 16:13-14).
Up-to-date, “iRepDaKING!” is the umbrella for which “iRepDaKING! Music”, “iRepDaKING! TV” (Videos), “iRepDaKING! Books” (Publishing, books that we’ve written and publishing services that we offer), and “iRepDaKING! Apparel” is under.
Michael’s Testimony (Short Version):
…Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost… (1st Timothy 1:15 – ESV)
(Minister) Michael Berrian Jr. was raised in the Pleasant Hill area of Macon, Georgia. At a young age he witnessed a lot of things that influenced him to go in the wrong direction.
By the age of 16 he was already involved in selling crack cocaine & marijuana, smoking marijuana, having sex, gang affiliation, and armed robbery which led to his arrest, along with his 2 friends May 2002. In October 2002, he was sentenced to serve 10 years (4 incarcerated in the Georgia Dept. of Corrections and 6 on probation following his incarceration. His journey through the jail system started in the Department of Juvenile Justice where he was housed in 4 different YDCs within only a few months. A few days after his 17th birthday he was shipped to Lee Arrendale State Prison in Alto, Ga. February 2003 where he spent the next 2 years before getting shipped to Hancock State Prison in Sparta, Ga.
February 19, 2005, While in Hancock State Prison, Michael’s eyes were opened to the Truth of Christ Jesus, the Son of God, while hearing the Word of God being preached in a church service. The minister preached about God raising Lazarus from the dead. He had an unforgettable encounter with God which lead to him repenting of his sins & turning away from his past lifestyle to follow Jesus. Before this moment of surrender, he made music and rapped about drugs, sex, gang activity, murder, and things of the like. The day he was “born again” he stopped rapping altogether, trashed his lyric book full of music he had written, and begin to read the Bible more seriously.
About a month later he began to write music yet again, but this time it was different. This time there was ‘Life’ in his lyrics, rather than death. God was changing Michael although he didn’t do everything right and his change was becoming evident to those who were around him. After serving 3 years & 1 month of incarceration, he was released from Hancock State Prison June 2005.
Since then the Lord has blessed him with a beautiful wife and 3 children, and has opened numerous doors of opportunity for him to share his testimony and rap about God’s grace, truth, love, mercy, forgiveness & soon coming judgement to others, and is still opening doors for him to travel & proclaim the Gospel. Michael still resides in Macon, Ga. with his wife Shandale (Married since January 2006) and their 3 children. They are connected with the body of Christ at Bold As A Lion Family Worship Center, under the leadership of Apostles: Carlton & Denise Walker.
Listen to Michael’s song “Eyes Open” (feat. Darra McClendon) here (press play):