It's been more than 20 years since the story of the Ecclesia Athletic Association (EAA) captured national headlines. When 8-year-old Dana Broussard was beaten to death by the assumed cult, the story went national and was featured in various media outlets including The New York Times and, TIMEMagazine. The group's leader and founder, Eldrige Broussard, eventually made a now infamous appearance on Oprah. In the years that have passed since the national frenzy, none of the former child or adult members of the EAA have come forth with their story ... until now. David William Jackson Jr. grew up as a member of the EAA and his mother was one of the adults eventually convicted in the beating death of Dana. Today, David, better known as D.J.O.G. One, has achieved notable success in the music industry. A deejay and producer, David is presently the official deejay for the NBA's Portland Trailblazers - making him one of only two official NBA deejays. He is also an official representative of TOYOTA Scion and for Nike's Brand Jordan. David is also the only deejay from the Northwest to appear twice on BET's Rap City. In2006, ADIDAS created a limited edition tennis shoe in his name. In 2009,NIKE did the same with the exclusive O.G. One Air Force One. David's clients have included mega celebrities that range from NBA legend Michael Jordan to music stars such as Jay-Z, P. Diddy, Jamie Foxx, and a myriad of others. In The Man Behind The Music...David's only authorized biography, his complicated and inspirational life story is narrated in his own words - including never before shared details of what life was really like growing up under the leadership of Eldrige Broussard. David's story is one of perseverance and survival; from the EAA to his present status as a celebrated music figure and community activist- readers are certain to be inspired with the story of the man behind the music.
The Man Behind The Music: The Life and Times of David William "O.G. One" Jackson is the seventh release from award-nominated author and activist Rochell D. Hart-better known as Ro Deezy. Ro Deezy's second book was nominated for an Oregon Book Award - the highest literary award available in that state. Ro Deezy is a frequent spoken word performer and has shared the stage with legends ranging from Nikki Giovanni to KRS-One and Dead Prez. Her spoken word performances have been solicited by agencies that range from Nike, The Urban League, The Spring Valley Domestic Violence Institute (NY) and Benet University (NC). Ro Deezy is also the recipient of a 2005award from civil rights legend Rosa Parks. Ro Deezy earned her B.A. in Psychology from Concordia University in her home town of Portland, OR where she continues to reside.