Reginald Johnson (Ready), is a New Orleans, Louisiana native. He and his family moved to Milwaukee, WI. at the age of two years old, along with his mother and then 10-month-old sister, seeking for a better life.
Ready and his family moved to Hillside housing projects where he got caught up in the lifestyle of gangs and drugs, dropping out of high school in the 11th grade. Throughout his life, music remained an escape for Ready. He loved Hip Hop, gravitating to the lyrical genius, Rapper Ice Cube. Ready loved Ice Cube’s storytelling ability and the flow of words to music that made Ice Cube one of the greatest and well-known Rap Artist in the mid 90’s and still today.
On May 7th, 2008 a couple days before Mother’s Day, Ready while in route to a friend’s house, he stopped at an ATM. Upon leaving the gas station ATM, 2 guys asked if Ready wanted to purchase drugs. Ironically, Ready recently had a conversation with God that entailed him no longer desiring to life a life of drug dealing (he had begun attending church services with his family) and that he would do one more deal. During the exchange, the seller pulls out the drugs and his accomplice pulls out a gun, striking Ready in the head. As they begin to rob Ready, he cries out within himself: “Lord please don’t let this be the end. If you save me, I’ll live for you.” The robbers strike Ready an additional time in the head with the gun, and they both flee, leaving Ready in the alley with nothing but what he needed…his life.
Sunday May 11, 2008 Ready kept his word and gave his life to the Lord. Additionally, he went back to school, receiving his GED in 2011.
Ready is married with 4 children and one grandchild.
What is Ready’s message to the world? Love.
Something great is coming. Are you ready for it?
OGHBYRG Productions presents Ready.