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!
Chris Treborn | AnchorMEN
2 Corinthians 5:17
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!
Please go support one of the finest emcees – Kevlar and watch his Spoken Word contest video 100 times. More info here: spokenwordchallenge.tumblr.com
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