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EDward Long is a true prodigy, whose multi-dimensional talents and alluring personality make him the eye-catching music artist, a 3rd generation minister, inspirational speaker and entrepreneur who is sure to motivate, inspire and lead “The New Skool" to live the “Good Life” through his leadership, his media and his music. Formerly known as Dirty Bishop and Young Dirty, ED has served as the Senior Director of the student ministry at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church; Host of The New Skool Live Radio Show formerly of Streetz 94.5fm in Atlanta, GA; Founder of The Conquerors Bowl Prostate Cancer Awareness Initiative; Stephenson High School Football Team Chaplain; In-Game Host for the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream;  Former Host of The Inspiration Network’s The Mixx Masters Lounge Show; Music Recording Artist.

He is also a recipient of The Bernice King BE A KING Award, Atlanta's Top 30 Under 30 Award, The Trumpet Awards Honorary Award, The Frank Ski Foundation Service Award and a 2006 Stellar Award winning song writer. Most recently ED made multiple appearances on the Oxygen Network's hit reality television show the PREACHERS of ATLANTA. ED's present mission is to empower people to #DontStopKeepGoing. 

EDward Long is a former Senior Director of Student Ministries at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church (Lithonia, Georgia) under the leadership of his father, spiritual pioneer and international visionary Bishop Eddie L. Long.  As a Director of a youth ministry and an ordained minister, Edward Long is frequently called upon to minister around the country at various events.  His youthful & entertaining presence along with his sensitive understanding of The Word of God and candid delivery of the Gospel has afforded him the opportunity to speak in such places as World Changers Church International with Dr. Creflo Dollar and Crenshaw Christian Center with Dr. Fred Price. 

EDward is a graduate of The Florida A & M University where he secured his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and made his start is radio announcing and programming on WANM 90.5 "The Flava". ED also holds a  Master of Arts degree in Biblical & Religious Studies from The Beulah Heights University.  

Giving back to the community continues to be one of the most important aspects of ministry to Edward. Whenever his schedule permits, he devotes his time to young people who have the desire to lead a positive life by growing educationally, physically and spiritually. More recently he has expanded his outreach to include single young adults.  He has made guest appearances as an artist, moderator and/or panelist in such arenas as the Black College Expo, 100 Black Men of America 20th Annual Conference, FAMU’s Black Men’s College Exploratory Program, Hype Night, Heart 2 Heart Women's forum, The Legacy Youth Leadership Academy and MegaFest.  He is also the producer of the Re|Present Student Conference at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church that annually attracts students from around the world, making it one of the largest youth conferences in the world.

In addition to being a Youth Director and Motivational Speaker, EDward Long, is an indie music artist and Atlanta, Georgia native who has thrilled audiences around the globe for over a decade with his urban mix of alternative dance and pop sounds. His entertaining blend of positive lyrics and feel good beats, coupled with his electrifying stage presence have afforded him the privilege of performing in a variety of venues, such as World Changers Church International (Dr. Creflo Dollar); Crenshaw Christian Center (Dr. Fred Price); Mega Fest, hosted by Bishop T.D. Jakes and he has been featured on Bobby Jones’ Next Generation. As the former host of four time Telly Award winning, The Mixx Masters’ Lounge Show (now in syndication), he has also had the privilege of hosting such artists as Da’ Truth, Flame, Canton Jones and Lisa McClendon. Operating in this capacity has given Mr. Long the opportunity to promote not only the message of the Messiah, but also the positive aspects of life in a non-traditional musical format, which makes it appealing to a variety of audiences.  

Most recently, EDward was the host of Atlanta's hottest new Sunday morning radio broadcast entitled THE NEW SKOOL LIVE that was heard every Sunday on Streetz 94.5fm. THE NEW SKOOL LIVE is a new radio broadcast for Teens, Young Adults & those who just want some good clean fun. The broadcast serves as an auditory institution training those in positive lifestyle, finances, education and sports. 

Edward Long gives diversity in culture, music and entertainment a new meaning. He is a true entertainment prodigy, whose multi-dimensional talents and desire for music stem from his desire to fill the void left from the divergence of gospel music’s approach to positive living and the mainstream music industry’s ideas of the “good life” and success.  

Effective use of his abilities coupled with the creative exposure of his talents have placed Edward in position to continue expanding his involvement within the entertainment industry, as he has completed many recording collaborations. Additionally, he has opened shows to notable mainstream and gospel artists that include T-Pain, Coco Brother, Canton Jones, Kat Stacks, Mr. Del, Platinum Souls, Big Duke of Boyz N Da Hood, Shawn Jay of Field Mob, Thrill Da Playa, 112, Jagged Edge, Block, Demetrus, Michelle Williams, Gorilla Zoe, VaShawn Mitchell, Johnny Gill, Baby D, Master P, David Banner, Pastor Troy and Kirk Franklin. ED's current projects include his first original commercial self titled EP, and composing music for and working on collaborations with other artists.