Being compared and judged in Christian Hip-Hop

When I 1st performed in Church,

they compared me to KJ-52.

When I 1st performed in Oregon,

they compared me to Braille.

I was offended by these comparisons. Mainly, because I didn’t want to be labeled a white rapper. Unfortunately, if you are a Christian that uses Hip-Hop culture and Rap as a tool to share the gospel, love & life, you are going to be labeled forever more. I had to get over it.

I then studied these two individuals after the claim and found out this wasn’t an attack on my character or style. This was a compliment. Since 2006 both of these artists have been the hardest working emcess in the industry. They have been through a lot. They have paved the way. They have knocked down a lot of doors and walls in the music scene which I have unknowingly benefited from.

The thing I admire the most about these two artists is their business mind. How they share music and how they approach the industry just astonishes me. Not just because of their methods, but because they are successful in mostly every thing they do.

They impress me. They inspire me.

So the next time you are compared to someone else, don’t be quick to deny the claim. Instead, sit back and think about it for a minute. Realize, we are not in a competition. We are in a community. Let’s continue to build one another up!

Blessings family!

Chris Treborn | AnchorMEN

2 Corinthians 5:17

Benefit Concert: Driving Tabitha!

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When: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 @ 6:15pm

What: This is a benefit to raise funds to provide Tabitha Schulke with a wheelchair equipped van!

Who: Featuring Performances By Starship Renegade, Cry Of Stones, Unlockable Praise, & The Mzungu’s!

Invite friends via Facebook!

@KevlarHipHop’s #NothingSpecial – Spoken Word Challenge on #Identity

Please go support one of the finest emcees – Kevlar and watch his Spoken Word contest video 100 times.

More info here: spokenwordchallenge.tumblr.com

Behind the Scenes + Pre-Order @JSON116′s new album #Braille

Talking to Json about his new album “Braille” due out Tuesday June 18th, 2013.

Pre-Order on iTunes @ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/braille/id657443122

Buy Deluxe Editions, CDs, & Merch @ http://MerchLine.com/LampMode

Christians + Hip-Hoppers – What do you think of @Lecrae’s interview

Lecrae is welcomed to BET’s 106 & Park. They sat down with the Grammy Award winning (in the genre of Gospel) Rapper and asked him about his thoughts on Christianity in music, & the current state of Hip-Hop.

Please let us know what you think about his explanation of “Christian Rap” nowadays. Do you agree? Why or why not?

† Devo † Gospel Pride #AnchorFAM #ParentingByDesign

If you are reluctant to talk about the gospel with your kids, you are not alone. In this passage, Paul gives us three reasons why he was able to courageously proclaim the message of Christ to a skeptical audience. It is the gospel of Christ, it is the power of God, and the result is salvation to everyone who believes.

The fact that it came directly from Christ gives the gospel authority. It is a message from the King Himself! And, the gospel carries the power of God the very power that raised Christ from the dead. But the best reason to be courageous is that the effect of believing and trusting the gospel is salvation freedom from sin and an eternal inheritance in heaven.

For I am not ashamed of the Gospel (good news) of Christ,for it is God’s power working unto salvation [for deliverance from eternal death] to everyone who believes witha personal trust anda confident surrender andfirm reliance, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

Romans 1:16

 

Devo: Respect For Authority #ParentingByDesign

• Devotional •
While we may not always agree with our authorities, God tells us He has put them in their positions. This makes them worthy of our respect and makes our disobedience to authority actually disobedience to the God who established them. We may find a leader disagreeable, but this does not give us permission to disobey or rebel (unless we are asked to do something unbiblical).

One of the best ways we can influence our children to obey authorities in their lives is to show an example of submission to the authorities in our own lives. When we are respectful of the police officer who pulls us over, the politician on TV or the preacher who preaches a boring sermon, we are demonstrating Christ-like submission to an authority God has placed over us.

Take Away: Show your children how to respect authority by being respectful and submissive to your leaders.

• Scripture • (ROMANS 13:1 CEV)
Obey the rulers who have authority over you. Only God can give authority to anyone, and he puts these rulers in their places of power.

• Song •

The 6th Studio Album ‘Gravity’ by Lecrae “It All Comes Down” 09.04.12

IN STORES NOW!!! ~ #1 album on iTunes!!!

Yes, Lecrae is dropping a new album! It’s been two years since Rehab, so here is that newness. From what I’ve heard, it’s based on Ecclesiastes.

Keep coming back to http://SoulAnchorMusic.com/Gravity for every update on Gravity!

Official site for Gravity is @ GravityAlbum.com

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TRACKLIST:

1. The Drop (Intro)

2. Gravity feat. J.R.

3. Walk with Me feat. Novel

4. Free From It All feat. Mathai

5. Falling Down feat. Swoope and Trip Lee

6. Fakin’ feat Thi’sl

7. Violence

8. Mayday feat Big K.R.I.T. and Ashthon Jones

9. Confe$$ions

10. Buttons

11. Power Trip feat. PRo, Sho Baraka and Andy Mineo

12. Lord Have Mercy feat. Tedashii

13. I Know

14. Tell the World feat. Mali Music

15. Lucky Ones feat. Rudy Currence

PRE-ORDER @ MerchLine.com/REACH

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Is CHH a Genre of Music, a Label, or a Restriction of Style?

This article is in reply to Trip Lee‘s statement and Viktory‘s reply. It was brought to my attention via Twtter & DJ Wade-O + CHICAGOrilla 

 

We have fought with a label since the conception of a gospel / Christ-centered Hip-Hop. Nobody wants to be called a name they don’t feel they are confined or restricted to. The term is Christian Hip Hop or more commonly know to the social media world as CHH. Rapzilla & DaSouth support and promote CHH artists. We are a community of artists, emcees, rappers, and producers that live a Christian lifestyle and reflect that lifestyle through our music and lyrics. But why do we hate being labeled as CHH?

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Psalm 116

I love you, [Lord]!
You answered my prayers.
You paid attention to me,
and so I will pray to you
as long as I live.
Death attacked from all sides,
and I was captured
by its painful chains.
But when I was really hurting,
I prayed and said, “[Lord],
please don’t let me die!”
You are kind, [Lord],
so good and merciful.
You protect ordinary people,
and when I was helpless,
you saved me
and treated me so kindly
that I don’t need
to worry anymore.
You, [Lord], have saved
my life from death,
my eyes from tears,
my feet from stumbling.
Now I will walk at your side
in this land of the living.
I was faithful to you
when I was suffering,
though in my confusion I said,
“I can’t trust anyone!”
What must I give you, [Lord],
for being so good to me?
I will pour out an offering
of wine to you,
and I will pray in your name
because you
have saved me.
I will keep my promise to you
when your people meet.
You are deeply concerned
when one of your loyal people
faces death.
I worship you, [Lord],
just as my mother did,
and you have rescued me
from the chains of death.
I will offer you a sacrifice
to show how grateful I am,
and I will pray.
I will keep my promise to you
when your people
gather at your temple
in Jerusalem.
Shout praises to the [Lord]!

(PSALMS 116:1-19 CEV)

‘Sitting On Sidelines’ by Chris Treborn Available NOW!

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To bridge the generations with love through music as we inspire and encourage listeners by being positive + personal examples with conscious lyrics & lifestyles filled with moral fiber.
We exist for the purpose of supporting and promoting local and independent artists through word of mouth, social networking, community, and fellowship.

CONTEST: Win a Free CD/DVD of ‘Man Up ~ Soundtrack + Movie’

We are giving away a FREE (to you – we purchased it from Reach Records) copy of the

MAN UP Album / Soundtrack + DVD / Film from 1-1-Six Clique & ReachLife.org 

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