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

✪ KSON ✪ Debut Album “Light In Me”

Chris Treborn & KSON went by different stage names before they left California.  They were also in a group called 2cHe (Two Christians Helping Everyone).  Although they have gone their separate paths, they have remained on the same mission, using the same tool; Hip-Hop.

KSON stands for King’s Son and originates from three scriptures;

​1 Thessalonians 2:12 – We exhorted each one of you and encouraged you and charged you to walk in a manner worthy of God, who calls you into his own kingdom and glory.

Psalm 47:7 – For God is the King of all the earth; sing praises with a psalm!​

2 Corinthians 6:18 – I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty.

Originally from Northern California he started rapping in 2003. ​A year later he entered a singing competition called “Teen Talent” and won second place in the Nation for male vocals. After the success and encouragement from his peers, he went on to record a demo with producer Adam French; with that demo he toured Northern and central California through 2004 and 2005. In 2006 he moved to Tulsa Oklahoma were he worked with producer Antjuan Robinson. Taking time to grow his faith he served as a youth leader in several churches. In 2010 he co-founded the group Apagee, which released a self-titled EP; produced by Michael Todd. The group’s accomplishments included air time on radio stations,   Write ups in magazines ( The Urban Tulsa and Variance Magazine ) and the honor of winning a Absolute Best of Tulsa Award for being the best Blues and R&B group for 2010. ​In addition to the awards and publicity, Apagee ministered with national acts that include KJ-52, Group One Crew, Seventh Day Slumber, Everyday Sunday, I am Empire and many more. In 2012 the group felt lead to focus on solo projects and went in different directions. In response to this KSON began writing for the up coming album “Light In Me” set to release in 2013.


In anticipation of KSON’s debut album, Chris Treborn asked him about his project.

How did you come up with the name of this project?

The projects name was inspired by Ephesians 5:8 & Matthew 5:14. As believers we have responsibility to share the hope that’s in us, that light is the hope in Jesus Christ.

How long have you been working on this project?

The project was started in February 2013.

Who did you collaborate with on this project?

I worked with two great producers on the album; Bishop Chase and Rob Costelow. The featured artist include J Royal, Big C, D-Will, Sin, Willy Echo, Kendall Dean, Melo V, and C4R.

Where can everyone buy your debut album when it comes out?

It will be on iTunes and

When does “Light In Me” officially come out?

The release date is July the 6th

What’s the best way for fans and/or artists get in touch with you?

The best way is either on Facebook – ( or twitter – (@KSONMUSIC)

† Devo † God’s Example of Empathy #AnchorFAM #ParentingByDesign

Eating from the tree did not have the result Adam and Eve hoped. While they became like God in their ability to recognize both good and evil, they soon realized it was their own evil that was revealed. The result? Shame entered the world for the first time.This single verse from the Bible has astounding ramifications! Despite Adam’s and Eve’s blatant disobedience, and the fact that incredibly significant consequences were going to be delivered, God responded with perfect empathy. After they committed the most significant sin of all time, God acknowledged their feelings and made garments of skin to cover their shame!What an amazing and loving Father we have! As parents, we must try to model that same empathy to our kids, even in the midst of their disobedience. How? By soliciting their thoughts, feelings, motivations, and insecurities even as we deliver necessary consequences and grieving with them over the tough, but necessary lessons of life.

As you experience God’s incredible love, let the overflow of a grateful heart motivate and guide your parenting.


Benefit Concert: Driving Tabitha!


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:

✪ Doubting Tom Music Video ✪

ARTIST: MPH (@ManPraisinHard)
SONG: Doubting Tom
DIRECTED BY: BRadBeats (@BRadBeats)
ALBUM: Critical Condition
BIO: 21 year-old Atlanta rapper MPH is not your everyday artist. He began writing and producing music at eight years old and is always setting new trends in hip-hop. With a long history of successful independent albums, and performances alongside grammy heavy-hitters Patti LaBelle, John Legend, and others, MPH sets out to release his most authentic and creative work yet. Before you skip over the gift and fresh air MPH provides, check out his music and brace yourself for HITS.
Mark Hamilton II
Gospel Rollas
Prophesied Records
Atlanta, GA

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 for every update on Gravity!

Official site for Gravity is @

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Pre-Order Gravity on iTunes – Get the deluxe edition with bonus tracks! —> HERE! <—






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




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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‘Sitting On Sidelines’ by Chris Treborn Available NOW!

Get your Deluxe Extended Digital Edition today! Visit for full details. 

Don’t want to buy, but still want to try? Visit the EXTRAS section @
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Thank you for your support!
“Encouraging Hearts + Inspiring Souls with Truth that holds Weight”
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.

DIG IN ~ Resource Guide (via/ &


Bible Study

The Holy Bible (ESV Study Bible)
How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth (Gordon Fee & Douglas Stuart)
Bible Doctrine (Wayne Grudem)
God’s Big Picture: Tracing the Storyline of the Bible (Vaughn Roberts)

 Devotional                  Christian Apologetics

For the Love of God (D.A. Carson)                                                    Reasons for God (Tim Keller)
 Valley of Vision (A.G. Bennett)                                                          Mere Christianity (C.S. Lewis)

Christian Theology and Living

Don’t Waste Your Life (John Piper)
Living the Cross Centered Life (CJ Mahaney)
The Discipline of Grace (Jerry Bridges)
Doing Things Right in the Matters of the Heart (John Ensor)
The Gospel According to Jesus (John McArthur)
The Prodigal God (Tim Keller)
The Holiness of God (R.C. Sproul)
Humility: True Greatness (CJ Mahaney)
Knowing God (J.I. Packer)
The Pursuit of God (A.W. Tozer)
Pilgrims Progress (John Bunyan)
Mere Christianity (C.S. Lewis)
Just Do Something (Kevin DeYoung)
When I Don’t Desire God: How to Fight For Joy (John Piper)
When People Are Big and God is Small (Edward Welch)



Confessions (St. Augustine)
A Short Life of Jonathan Edwards (George Marsden)
The Hidden Smile of God (John Piper)
Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther (Roland Bainton)


#SoS Blog ~ Valentine’s Story

Oh, Valentine’s Day. How bitterly that rolls off the tongue. I guess it only takes one person to ruin your whole lovey-day-experience. Mine was ruined in 2005.

I was dating a girl from Stanford in 2003 and she was pretty cool. I wrote a majority of my album ‘Landscape of time’ while visiting her. She inspired me to learn more. She inspired me to be a better writer and artist. But it got to a point where she was hindering me from hanging with my friends, going to church, & performing at shows.

We had a pretty decent give and take relationship. Whenever holidays or birthdays came, we got something for the other. And sometimes we would try to one-up the other by getting a gift that was bigger or better than the other’s gift. One time, she bought a cd deck for my car and replaced the two front speakers as well. Of course, I bought her almost every season of Friends. So it wasn’t like I didn’t give her gifts.

I say this to tell you about Valentine’s Day 2005. I bought her another season of her favorite tv show and I got her chocolates and a nice card. I even bought a gift card for her favorite clothing store. I was set. I drove about 80 miles to visit her at Stanford for Valentine’s Day. When we exchanged gifts she opened hers first and kind of threw a fit. She handed me a card and some candy. I’m looking for more. As she saw me look she said “yeah, I got you something else. Speakers for the rear of your car. But, I’m not going to give them to you. I don’t think you deserve them. They cost a lot of money and you only got me a DVD set. So, I’m going to keep them.” I was so confused and distraught. Where did I go wrong. Was my gift really lacking? I guess she wanted more out me. More gifts. Or at least more expensive gifts.

We had a nice heated discussion and I basically drove back home as a single man. She had ended the relationship on V-Day. Wow. I was surprised. I was upset. I was disappointed.

I was… relieved.

I might be the underdog, but I always bounce back. I might fall down but I always get up and return to pursue love again. Unfortunately, this earth has fleeting beauty and a lack of true love. Only God can show true love. Only God can give love that is unconditional. It is best that we as finite beings look up to Him and try to replicate his ways and give His kind of love. That is our success story. Our testimony is in Him! I would not have found my wife. The woman God created for me. To balance me out. If it weren’t for my mistakes, my failures, my trying, my being number 2. Being the underdog. Sitting on sidelines. God has blessed me through my trial and tribulations and after pursuit and dedication I have surpassed my pride, my ambition, my swagger. I have found reconciliation through realization and humility. I am humble now.

Thank you God for testing me. Thank you God for blessing me. Look where we are now. We are becoming AnchorMEN. We have more than a hope, we have a truth, a design, a purpose. Let’s continue what Jesus has started.

We all need an S.O.S.
We can’t continue to be Sitting On Sidelines.
If we’re playing to win, then let’s Win The Day!

We all have a story about being number 2. What’s yours?
Share your story about Sitting On Sidelines, as the underdog, or #2 below or @

Hear more of my story (in the form of hip-hop) @

You Don’t Have to be Lecrae to be Used by God (via


Guess what? You don’t have to be Lecrae to be relevant, signficant, or even have an effective music ministry. And you know what else? Lecrae would agree 100%.

First things first, shoutout to Lecrae and Reach Records for all that they have done to bring glory and honor to the Lord Jesus Christ. Their ministry is very much appreciated and is a blessing to many throughout the world. Thank God for them! I mean that sincerely.

So why this write-up? Well, on November 11, 2011 an artist (who I won’t name) hit me up on Facebook with a private message. I wanted to share the message he sent because I’m sure that he isn’t the only artist who has probably had this thinking. Here it is…

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Hosea Youth Services Tonight! (Updated)

Chris Treborn is prepared to share his life & experience through his music with the homeless youth tonight @ Hosea Youth Services in Eugene, Oregon.

He has put together a powerful, testimonial performance set featuring songs he’s written between 2002-2011.


1. When Adam Ate The Apple
from the album “Landscape of time”
2. Let Me Out
remixed to the “Angry” instrumental
3. I Don’t Wanna Be Alone
remix of “This Is Me” to Tedashii’s “Last Goodbye” instrumental
4. Put Me In Coach
5. Dum Dum
freestyle featuring eCsiLe
6. Footsteps Beside Me
from “The Emancipation of Camron Darby” featuring eCsiLe

Event @ Hosea Youth Services on November 4th with eCsiLe, Kirk Bathke, Chris Treborn,

Living Witness, & Mending Hope to share with the homeless youth of Eugene.

eCsiLe (w/ Kirk Bathke & Dylan Jeffus), Chris Treborn, Living Witness, and Mending Hope will all be sharing music ministry with the youth at Hosea Youth Services. This event will also feature special guest speaker Frank Caudillo.We will be gathering donations of much needed living supplies to assemble gift packages for these homeless teenagers from the streets of Eugene. Bring an item from the list below and come enjoy some quality hip-hop music.

If you can’t make it to the show YOU CAN STILL HELP! Please contact eCsiLe or one of the other artists if you have items on the list that you can donate to this worthy cause.

Here are the needs:

Adult sized backpacks
Stocking Caps
Bottled water
Breakfast/granola bars
Sunflower seeds
Small (sealed bagged) snack foods
Anti-biotic ointment
Chapstick/Lip Balm
Sleeping Bags
Portable CD Players

Contact one of the artists if you have new or used (good quality) items you can donate to this worthy cause. Thanks and God bless!


Hosea Youth Services
Befriending Eugene, area homeless and at risk youth since 1997 . . . Operating our Drop in Center to meet basic needs and provide a refuge from the dangers and desperation of street life we hope to bring hope through sincere and consistent service.
Personal Information
Since 1997 . . . faith based outreach to homeless and displaced youth in Eugene, Oregon and outlying communitees.From our Drop in Center in the heart of Eugene we offer a meal, shower and laundry facilities, clothing, personal hygene items, and much more in a secure, restful and encouraging setting for youth 22 and under.

We think of our Center as a place for struggling youth to escape, even for a short time, the dangers and desperation of the streets.

We also offer refferals for many other services.


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 & 

Check out for more information and details about the project!

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NEW SINGLE: Put Me In Coach by @ChrisTreborn –

Put Me In Coach |

Also, you can preview the Remix and buy the Maxi-Single @ BandCamp

The underdog anthem from Chris Treborn & Marcos is officially available online now! Get the single at your favorite digital mp3 outlets for $.99.

This anthem was created for all the athletes that got next. It is dedicated to all the runner-ups. Put Me In Coach goes out to all the youth, not just in Salem, but for everyone across the nation that is young and unashamed.

Don’t let them make fun of you, just because you’re young. Set the example and do it with style. From what you say, to what you do. By your love and by your faith as you stay pure and true.

Even if you’re not currently playing the field, it’s better to be sitting on sidelines than standing in the bleachers simply spectating. Remember, you got next!


We would love to get your feedback and your reviews on this song. Is it a hit single? should we make more songs like this? should Marcos be featured on every song? etc. Let us hear your voice. And please support us by retweeting, reposting, and sharing this content with all of your friends and acquaintances. We greatly appreciate you help and support.

Thank you!

Soul Anchor Music



Chris Treborn returns to create new music that will motivate the underdogs and inspire everyone that is next in line. His new music is perfect for individual anthems and team mantras. The moment, you own it. So win the day!


Chris Treborn, Marcos Esquivel, & Evan Beranek team up to make an underdog anthem.

“Put Me In Coach” featuring Marcos is the lead single from the upcoming Chris Treborn album ‘Sitting On Sidelines’. It is a collaboration album between producer Evan Beranek and emcee Christian Treborn. After Christian was spitting rhymes at Young Life Club, kids noticed how well the two sounded together. ‘S.O.S.’ is dedicated to all the athletes, especially all the second string players, and the practice squad. It contains dance, hip-hop, and techno tunes to get your adrenaline pumping and your thoughts provoking. This album is for anyone that never got their chance to shine and give em what they got.

Most of us have experienced ‘Sitting On Sidelines’ at one point in our lives. It’s all about being ready to play. Even if you’re not out there – starting, you got next. So be prepared for the game. Plus it’s better to be ‘Sitting On Sidelines’ than to be watching from the stands. Be a participator, not a spectator. ‘Sitting On Sidelines’ is not just about sports and athletics either, it’s about relationships too! So whatever the situation may be, remember to be prepared, because the opportunity will be yours! Carpe Diem – WTD!

Chris Treborn | Put Me In Coach (feat. Marcos) | direct link to —> iTunes.

Also, check this out: Chris Treborn is listed in NEW ARRIVALS for Christian Rap – here!


Here are the lyrics:

You can say; “We’re destined for greatness!”
You can say; “You were made for this!”
Well, I was!
So…Put Me In Coach! Put Me In Coach!
Put Me In Coach! Put Me In Coach!
Put. Me. In!Put Me In Coach! Put Me In Coach!
Put Me In Coach! Put Me In Coach!
Put. Me. In!I’ve been practicing so hard just to make it
If I had a chance you know how far I’d take it
Trust me I’m a great kid, soon I’ll be praised
Thanking my parents for the child they raised
Not boasting or bragging, I’m chosen I’m handling
I’m hot-roasted and handsome, this energy I’m channeling
If only, I could get it out, put it on the field
From a play to a set, from a tackle to a steal
(yeah) I gotcha, I’ll put the ‘D’ in defense
I am D man, so stop playing on the fence
This game is for real, so you got to get it right
Put me in coach, ‘cause I’m down for life
Even if I fall, even if I stumble
I will not whine, and I will not grumble
I will get back up and give another 1-10
‘Cause to give up is just another dumb sin …so…



Put Me In Coach! Put Me In Coach!
Put Me In Coach! Put Me In Coach!
Put. Me. In!

Put Me In Coach! Put Me In Coach!
Put Me In Coach! Put Me In Coach!
Put. Me. In!

[I won’t let em make fun, just cuz I’m young
I’ll be an example and I’ll set it with style
By what I say, by what I do
By my love and faith, staying pure and true]

This is how I do, this is how it is
Giving a shout out to all the other kids
That be dealing with the biz, from a sizzle to a fizz
We will stand strong, we will place my bid
Use the gift given, thanks for the support
To every one who put their faith in any sort
We will not let you down, we’ll just be around
If not in the city, then we got to rep the town
This is for our school, even the alumni
We got to prove ourselves, no longer a dumb guy
Got to be so fly, if you let us spread our wings
Like the voice of an angel, listen as he sings


Put Me In Coach! Put Me In Coach!
Put Me In Coach! Put Me In Coach!
Put. Me. In!

Put Me In Coach! Put Me In Coach!
Put Me In Coach! Put Me In Coach!
Put. Me. In!


Put Me In Coach! Put Me In Coach!
Put Me In Coach! Put Me In Coach!
Put. Me. In!

Put Me In Coach! Put Me In Coach!
Put Me In Coach! Put Me In Coach!
Put. Me. In!

PR: Soul Anchor Music – A Ministry for Ministers, a Community for Common Unity







Chris Treborn’s goal with Soul Anchor Music


Chris Treborn has is a Christian Hip-Hop artist that loves sharing the stage and the limelight, especially with his fellow brother and sister artists. He has shared the stage with some big names in Christian Hip-Hop like GRITS, CookBook of LA Symphony, and Braille Brizzy himself. When he opened up for GRITS in 2010, he shared half of his 30 minutes of stage time with Myra Hart. Christian admits “I love her voice, even though people compare her to Adele, she has something uniquely different about her.” Perhaps it is her soulful rhythm and blues style with a punch of pop that makes her stand out. Or maybe it is her vocal range – which puts her above and beyond the capabilities comparable to Adele and P!NK.

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PR: “The Emancipation Of Camron Darby” @eCsiLeHipHop In Stores Now!

Please go support our local favorite; eCsiLe & buy his latest release – “The Emancipation Of Camron Darby” which is now available online.

Here are a few sites you can check out for more!

CD Baby

REVIEW: “WASH” by @DavidMichael313


Detroit, Michigan has some of the greatest emcees rising from ‘The Underground’. If you haven’t heard David Michael, you have sadly been missing out on one of the best-kept secrets. Well, it’s not much of a secret anymore. Da South posted a review on his last project. In fact, I got to know David Michael by doing that review. He is not your average rapper. He has something more; passion, strength, integrity, and most importantly – Christ Jesus. David Michael is back with even more of what he has always been offering. Get refreshed with a little ‘WASH’!

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REVIEW: Bumps INF – “Who Is Mark James? 2.0” (@BumpsINF)

God Over Money + Bumps INF present…

“Who Is Mark James? 2.0″

Bumps INF is back with another freebie. Yes, you heard right. Mister Infinite has another mixtape, and it’s $Free.99!

When I first saw this project advertised I thought it was a re-release of Who Is Mark James? with more songs and less promos. I figured Bumps got signed & WIMJ wasn’t as big as they wanted it to be, so God Over Money wanted to re-release it to boost the Bumps stock. Geez, I was completely wrong. Bumps is back. Scratch that! Bumps is HERE! He is Still here, he never left! To prove Bumps INF is here to stay – Who Is Mark James? 2.0 pops off with Lavoisier & St. Joogs on that “Grow The Heck Up” segment. Instead of a ‘Mix-Tape’ the 2nd edition is more like a radio show. At first I didn’t get this and I thought it was poorly mixed, but that’s not the case. This playlist is a showcase of Bumps’ infinite skills; lyrically, and stylistically. Bumps still has drops from everyone’s favorite christian hip-hoppers too. He has the game in a choke-hold! Or maybe it’s more like a full-Nelson.

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FREE Starbucks Coffee Contest

Would you like a FREE pound of whole bean coffee, or perhaps a FREE box of VIA Ready Brew, or maybe even a tin of full-leaf tea bags. Well, we would like to send you one absolutely FREE! How does it work?

First, we just want you to leave a comment and let us know how you feel about Christian Music these days. Does it work? Is it a tool of ministry? Is it entertaining to Christians? Would the world really want to hear it? Etc. Be creative with your answer and express you full honest opinion.

Second, follow us on Twitter… yes, we need some friends, fans, followers, whatever. Just to get some buzz going. We want to be another tool to assist indie artists as well as Christian artists. Nothing major, just another part of the body. Follow us @SoulAnchorMusic –

We will choose a winner at random and we will email you notifying you that you’ve won. From there you will provide us with your shipping address to receive a FREE pound of Starbucks Coffee.

Thank you for participating. Let’s connect. Let’s grow. Let’s build!