Maharold Peoples, Jr., also known as MP2, is an undisputed treasure of Christian music. With nearly 30 years in the gospel music industry that has produced a range of soul-stirring, groundbreaking collaborations, Maharold is excited to launch his solo music career.
In music circles across the Northeast region – New York City, Washington, D.C., and northern Virginia – Maharold has established a solid reputation as an iconic, trailblazing and prolific songwriter, recording artist and choir director who has performed alongside such artists as Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Maurette Brown Clark, Tanya Dallas-Lewis, James Hall and Worship & Praise, Dr. Bobby Jones, Rev. John P. Kee & the New Life Community Choir, Donnie McClurkin, Dorothy Norwood, Dottie Peoples, Hezekiah Walker & the Love Fellowship Crusade, and the Rev. Timothy Wright & The Concert Choir, and many, many more.
In 1987, Maharold recorded his first project, In the Potter’s Hand, featuring the Worship & Praise Mass Choir, of New York City. He recorded several projects with the Worship & Praise Mass Choir, including, “We’re In This World, I Don’t Want To Miss Heaven” and “Take Off The Mask” – all of which set the tone for professional choirs in NYC.
In 1996, Maharold assembled a group of anointed singers he dubbed, Tribe of Praise, and presented them in their first foot-stomping CD in 2001 entitled The Millennium Project, which included prayerful and soul-searching songs such as “He Loves Me, Intimate With You” (featuring Ayana George) and Issues of Life.
Maharold, featuring the Tribe of Praise, completed their sophomore project in 2006, Theory of Evolution.
Maharold has performed for the presidential campaign of President Barack Obama; the CIA Black History Programs sponsored by BIG (Blacks in Government); The Radio Announcers Guild of the Gospel Music Workshop of America; the Baltimore City Correctional Facility; and numerous churches in New York, Philadelphia, DC, Maryland and Virginia.
He has served as Minister of Music for several churches in the New York area, some of which include Sharon Baptist Church, Trinity Baptist Church, and the oldest Baptist church in New York, Mariners Temple. He was also Music Director for the famed pastor, Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook.
Additionally, Maharold has served on the music staff of the First Mount Zion Baptist Church in Dumfries, Va. (Rev. Luke Torian, pastor) and at Union Temple Baptist Church in Washington D.C. led by renowned African-American activist, Rev. Willie Wilson. He also served as Minister of Music for First AME Church of Manassas in Virginia (Rev. Ronald A. Boykin) for nearly 10 years.
Maharold is presently pastor of Grace Redemption Family Worship Center, of Manassas, and the author of the book, “What To Do When Things Don’t Change.”
His music can be heard on the Music Choice Cable Network, weekly, across the country and can be purchased on iTunes.