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

PR: Cyber Monday + @SoulAnchorMusic = FREE ALBUM DOWNLOADS!!!

Traveling down The Romans Road To Salvation

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Delivering Good News with his fellow AnchorMEN, Chris Treborn is back with the same mission, some new material, and a new target market.

His last solo effort was entitled ‘DemoGraphFix‘ – a project for tweens which was designed to be “Infiltrating Peer Pressure with Counter Culture”.  The project was inspired by his past few years performing for 10-14 year olds, realizing he couldn’t deliver the same message to them as he would 15-20 year olds. 

This time around, the Soul Anchor team is targeting a younger audience (4-14 year olds) with the new #AnchorFAM project entitled ‘The Romans Road To Salvation‘.  Perhaps you have heard of this Romans Road before.  The Romans Road is an easy tool using the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Romans about the wages of sin, and the gift of eternal life.   Using key verses in Romans, one can evangelize and direct one to Salvation.

The goal with this project is to reach a younger crowd with truth conveying messages and real life understandings.  By directing the focus on family first, we can reach out to the other families in the community and beyond.  As a part of AnchorMEN (Real CHRISTIANS living as real HUSBANDS being real PARENTS staying REAL! Because they always Man UP!), Chris Treborn is learning and growing as a husband and father and leader of his family which he calls Team Treborn.

Along the road, Chris is composing his own instrumentals and writing Biblical lyrics that meld together to create a beautiful reality of our nature and our spirituality at stake.  The music will grab kids’ attentions, and with his lyrics, he will bring to life the truth and reality we will all face.  He also plans to present illustrations that will better explain the (narrow) path down the Romans Road to Salvation.

Stay on the look out for New Music, as well as some spoken word, and various other social media resources presenting the Gospel to the youngest generations.

Find more information on the official site @ http://j.mp/trrts 

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✪ Review ✪ KSON’s Debut Album “Light In Me”

KSON stands for King’s Son which is an appropriate name for this PK known to his friends as AJ. KSON has been writing and rhyming since he was living in Modesto, California. His Father’s Church was in the heart of the city and it was the first Church I’ve been to in such a shady neighborhood. But this was the heart and intent of KSON and his father all along. They were right in it. I strongly believe this impacted KSON into the man he has become and I know this has had a huge influence on his powerful lyrics.

In 2006 KSON moved to Oklahoma and jumped into the hip-hop scene in the greater Tulsa area. He was blessed with the opportunity to open for KJ-52 and Group 1 Crew. A few of his songs got play on his local radio station as well. All of this just helped him prepare and build up his skill and craft.

Since the beginning of this project, KSON has faced diverse adversity. “I’ll Be Here” reflects just one of his troubling experiences. In the past few years, KSON has been surrounded by darkness, not by choice. It seems as if everything has been against him. But that hasn’t stopped him or slowed him down. He remains a light in a dark place. And although he could have faced harsh depression, he said he will “keep the Light In Me” and shine on like a K Kid should.

This album has strong lyrics backed by hard hitting production. His words hit you quick like jabs from a hard-spitting-emcee like Braille. And like Braille, he isn’t afraid of speaking the truth and attacking all issues he sees. KSON doesn’t just provide trunk rattlers, he provides some soulful music and I’m sure tobyMac would be proud of him. This is just the beginning of the progression of a true artist.

The only thing I dislike about this project is that it is only 9 tracks. But that is okay. We know that with the success from this project, KSON will continue shining from within and sharing the light with us all.

My favorite songs are all the ones with features coincidentally, but if I had to narrow it down, I’ll take; I’ll Be Here, K KID, & Victory as my top three favorite songs from Light In Me.

- Christian Treborn -

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PR: Album Release! Can’t Stop – Benjiman

ALBUM RELEASE:

It’s Tuesday December 17th, 2013 and Benjiman released his album on Save The City Records!

You can support your favorite Oregon Emcee and buy his album on iTunes —> HERE @ j.mp/cantstopben  <—

 

INTERVIEW:

We have been privileged to perform with Benjiman at many events, like Ike Box’s first Christian Hip-Hop Concert, as well as opening for GRITS & CookBook (of LA Symphony).

Benjiman has always been a humble man of God, and a blessing to have around.  His performances are real professional and he gives 110% no matter his musical support (sometimes solo, sometimes with a DJ, & sometimes with a full band).

In the month of June we celebrated the independent success of Benjiman and prepare to hear his first album in nearly 4 years.  Here are some Questions I asked Benjiman and his answers.

Q: How long have you been writing, playing, recording music?

A: I wrote my first “real” song when I was 13 years old. It was a rock song that I can’t remember now. The first time I performed live was when I was 16, I first stepped into a recording studio at 17.

Q: What has been the biggest influence on your style & your lyrics?

A: I have been a fan of organic music since day one. I love music that has feeling to it. No matter the genre if it has feeling and emotion to it I dig it. Lyrically I enjoy a good story, or a good wordsmith.

Q: Where was the first time you performed in front of an audience?

A: The first time I performed live was at a Christmas event at our church. I did a Christmas Rap in 1992

Q: What was your most memorable performance?

A: Probably a show called “Gametime in Tennessee” it was held in Neyland stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. I got to open for Isreal Houghton and Group 1 Crew in the second largest stadium in College sports.

Q: What would an artist like you need to get more exposure, reach more listeners, & sell more CDs so that you can be noticed and possibly get signed?

A: I think anytime your message is put out there it’s positive and has a chance to impact new listeners.

Q: What are you reading right now?

A: Sometimes I like to go into the new testament and just read all the red letters, you know all the things Christ said. That’s what I’m doing right now. It just helps me out a ton on the day to day.

Q: What are your thoughts on family?

A: I am married with 2 small boys, so family to me is a strong dynamic. But I think family goes beyond blood and also includes brothers and sisters, fathers and mothers in the faith.

Q: When did you receive Christ?

A: At 5 years old in 1980

Q: What does the church mean to you?

A: Church means a place of nourishment and fellowship, also a place of convictions and reality. You must have all those different elements or you’re lacking in some aspects in the growth of your pursuit.

Q: What is the best way for fans/venues to experience your music and get in contact with you?

A: Hit me up on Facebook at fb.com/benjiman.hulburt

www.savethecityrecords.com

www.benjimanofficial.com

twitter.com/benjimanskript

Benjiman

† Devo † Thankfulness #AnchorFAM #ParentingByDesign

It is so easy to take credit for the good things we acquire. But, we must not forget (or let our children forget) that all of our material possessions are blessings that God, in His grace, allowed us to have. And, the best things we have accumulated here on earth are nothing compared to the riches we will inherit as heirs of the Kingdom of God!

Despite what our culture may tell us, we have not earned our material blessings. There are others in less fortunate parts of the world who are far more deserving, but God did not choose to bless them as abundantly. Others have worked harder for less, yet still humbly accept the blessings God gives them as more than they deserve.

Humble yourself and thank God for the blessings He gives you.

And when the Lord your God brings you into the land which He swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give you, with great and goodly cities which you did not build, And houses full of all good things which you did not fill, and cisterns hewn out which you did not hew, and vineyards and olive trees which you did not plant, and when you eat and are full, Then beware lest you forget the Lord, Who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

Deuteronomy 6:10-12

† Devo † Thinking Positively #AnchorFAM #ParentingByDesign

The Israelites loved and trusted God as He led them out of captivity in Egypt. They had witnessed great miracles! It didn’t take long, however, before they began to grumble and complain about having to walk across the desert to the Promised Land. In the midst of difficult circumstances, they doubted Him instead of focusing on His faithfulness in the past. Ultimately, this lack of trust cost their generation the privilege of seeing the Promised Land.

Do you really trust the Lord? Most of us find it much easier to trust when things are going well, but when things are difficult, our faith in Him can be tested. In these times, it is important to remember when God sustained you through difficulties. Remembering those faith stories will help you and your family maintain an attitude towards God that is positive and anticipatory.

Negative attitudes lead to the “wilderness.”

The Lord your God Who goes before you, He will fight for you just as He did for you in Egypt before your eyes.

But as for you, turn and journey into the wilderness by way of the Red Sea.

Deuteronomy 1:30, 40

 

† Devo † Severe Consequences #AnchorFAM #ParentingByDesign

Jewish law provided that punishment should fit the crime, but also that it not be too severe. A penalty that was too light minimized the crime, but a punishment that was too severe degraded and humiliated the person. Penalties were required to be “just”.

This is the law of our country also, according to the Eight Amendment. Should the principles be any less effective in our discipline of our kids? Sometimes we overdo our discipline. Maybe we had a bad day or the offense was one that just got under our skin.

Regardless, when we discipline our kids too harshly, we have violated this principle. The best response is to demonstrate what a person of integrity does when they have wronged anotherÑapologize specifically and ask forgiveness. That does not mean there is no consequence for the original offense. It only means we recognize we have also offended and that we are not above the rules.

Discipline justly.

Then if the guilty man deserves to be beaten, the judge shall cause him to lie down and be beaten in his presence with a certain number of stripes according to his offense. Forty stripes may be given him but not more, lest, if he should be beaten with many stripes, your brother should [be treated like a beast and] seem low and worthless to you.

Deuteronomy 25:2-3

✪ 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 ksonmusic.com

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 – (fb.com/ksonmusic) or twitter – (@KSONMUSIC)

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

@MendingHope presents #5Words

Each Saturday Mending Hope is putting out a video where he raps using the subject matter of 5 words provided by his fans on Facebook.

Note: He used Chris Treborn’s suggested word – Tilapia – which I was quite impressed he managed to use it and rhyme with it. Genius.

✪ 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.
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✪ New Music ✪ @Mikel_Anthony #BobbyBrown

Not your average rapper. “I do it for the kids and the streets dig that.” Oceanside, San Diego rapper Mikel Anthony releases his first single “Bobby Brown” produced by Dj Rek off of his album in process “Sleeping Giant.” The concept behind the single is to do you, don’t focus on what everyone else is doing. As an individual you have the right and creative freedom to follow your dreams and priorities. Download the single and turn up to it. “I be on my bobby.”

Follow @Mikel_Anthony
More Music @ SoundCloud

Download “Bobby Brown” by Mikel Anthony

 

 

 

Fundamental Question #Grace #Discipline #Prodigal

Your sibling did something horribly bad! They cheated on a test, no. They shaved the cat, no. They took dad’s new car for a joy ride, yeah that might work.

Not only did your sibling take the car out, but they damaged a good portion of the driver’s side. Dad is going to be extremely upset.

Your sibling thinks it was fun, funny, & that its no big deal because Dad will just get it fixed. At least that’s how you see it. You just know your sibling will take no responsibility when it comes to the consequence.

You know that you’ve gotten in trouble a lot with day. He helped you learn your lesson & be remorseful of your mistakes. But your sibling doesn’t seem that remorseful.

Ironically, you recall when you did the same thing. You took Dad’s car & got into an accident.

What do you do? 

A) Do you pretend that nothing ever happened? 

Dad won’t notice, or if he does you’re not responsible so you don’t need to say anything or do anything about it. 

B) Do you help your sibling escape the blame & consequence by creating a believable story? 

Lie to Dad. Tell him it wasn’t your siblings fault. Tell him someone must have stole it. 

C) Do you speak up to Dad & tell him the whole truth about what happened?

Your sibling might despise you, but they might just need to learn a lesson or morality & values. Wouldn’t you want to be disciplined now before you veer too far off the path? Why not do your sibling the same favor. 

In conclusion:

“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.”

(Matthew 7:12-14 ESV)

Songs I find that suit this subject are;

HOW LOW

AMEN

MISCONCEPTION

WORK TO DO

SNITCH

 

Being a Child of Parents: Join the Team; Love the Team #AnchorFAM

I think most of us underestimate our own selfishness. It’s so much easier to see it in other people, and I know I’m not always paying attention when people (family included) send me hints about my own.

Teenagers especially struggle with this. They are naturally pushing away from their parents. They are trying on masks to figure out who they are. They are trying to be their own person and not just get sucked into their parents’ identity. They crave independence. Their youthful energy makes their parents seem like old fools and their younger siblings like embarrassing baggage.

All of us are born with an attitude of “What’s in it for me?” and “What are you going to do for me?” Cain’s angry shout to God, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” is still our native language. God has a better way: “Serve one another in love. The entire law is summed up in a single command: “Love your neighbor as yourself” (Galatians 5:13,14).

Our Servant-Savior, Jesus, provides both the healing forgiveness we all need as well as a role model to help those who feel themselves drifting away from their families. Realize that you are not quite as smart and slick as you think you are, nor are the other members of your family quite as dumb as you think they are. Your family is God’s gift; it is your team. Love your team.

For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

Devo: Choose Me! #ParentingByDesign

*Devotional*

When Isaiah was given the opportunity to be used by God, he volunteered enthusiastically. His task was to warn the Israelites of God’s impending judgment if they continued to disobey. But even before he started, God told Isaiah the nation would not heed his message and would end up reaping divine judgment. Talk about a tough job! God consoled Isaiah by telling him that there would be some individuals who would listen from whom God would save a remnant of faithful followers. Despite the fact that his message was very unpopular, Isaiah faithfully reflected God’s character as he planted the seeds of truth and hope.

If you are a parent, God has called you to discipline your kidsÑa task that is sometimes unpleasant and often poorly received as well! Perhaps you can relate to Isaiah when your wisdom and sage advice seems to fall on deaf ears. But like Isaiah, we must continue to plant the seeds of God’s truth and trust Him to reap the harvest in His perfect timing.

Be faithful to plant the seeds of God’s truth and hope.

*Scripture*

After this, I heard the [Lord] ask, “Is there anyone I can send? Will someone speak for us?”
“I’ll go,” I answered. “Send me!”

(ISAIAH 6:8 CEV)

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

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Redemption Rocks! transitions to new beginnings

All Good Things……

No Redemption Rocks! Concerts is not ending, but it is changing and it’s time to tell you all about it and introduce you to someone.

Looking back, I think we hosted our first concert in 2002. This means that I’ve been involved with organizing and promoting Christian concerts for about ten years. It has been great. I’ve seen lots of wonderful things happen. I have many people who I still owe big thank yous and I’ve seen many wonderful things happen. In order to build and do my best at a given show, I’ve often had to dedicate essentially all of my time, outside of my day job, to Redemption Rocks! stuff. But, now it is time for me to focus on other interests and other parts of my life more. Thus, I will no longer be leading Redemption Rocks!

Allow me to introduce to you Camron Ecsile Darby. Camron will now be leading Redemption Rocks! Concerts. Camron resides in Salem, where he has been putting together local Christian concerts and organizing groups of Christian musicians. (His stage name is Ecsile.) Camron has impressed me in that his focus is primarily on people and the music. He seems far less concerned with making a name for himself than with sharing his music and serving peoples needs.

Redemption Rocks! will change. There is likely to be fewer concerts by big name, national artists that have Redemption Rocks! directly involved. I’ll be leaving the artistic decisions and such to Camron and just coming on board to help when he needs me. Many concerts will be held in Salem, thus spreading out our geographical base more. There will be more of a returned focus on local artists. I think this can all be for the good. We’ll still post information on all of the Christian shows in the area that we hear about and put together calendars of upcoming shows for you.

Thank You all for volunteering, spreading the word, coming to shows and being involved in Redemption Rocks! Getting to know and serve alongside so many of you has been an honor. I hope many of you will pitch in with Camron to continue to make fun, exciting, meaningful things happen and I hope to see you around.

Blessings! -David Evarts

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!

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2 New songs from @ecsilehiphop = celebratE-MIXtape

Fans/Friends/Fam,

I’m excited to announce that for the first time in nearly 5 years my personal home studio is LIVE and online again. What this means for ME is that I now have ease of access to do exactly what God has given me a passion to do! What this hopefully means for YOU is that I’ll be able to bring you even more high quality Christ-inspired music!!!

To kick things off and say thank you to each of you for your support of this ministry, I would like to offer you a free 2 song mixtape called the “Celebrate Mixtape!” available for download on my ReverbNation page at: www.reverbnation.com/eCsiLe

I hope you dig these two tracks. Thanks and God bless!

-eCsiLe The Emancipated

#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 @ http://SoulAnchorMusic.com/SoS

Hear more of my story (in the form of hip-hop) @
http://j.mp/sittingonesidelines

Holiday Music Blues? Play our game!

Does your wife enjoy playing Christmas music before it is even Halloween?

Are you tired of hearing the same three songs over and over in a hundred different versions by sixteen different artists? Mine does. And that’s why I created a game to play while she’s playing Christmas music 24/7.

Then you should do what I do to keep my sanity intact! Play a little game I call “S, S, or S?”. It’s simple. As soon as a Christmas song comes on… you have to exclaim one of three types of songs; Savior, Santa, or Seasonal!

Examples:

• Savior •
“The Little Drummer Boy” or most of the traditional Christmas carols
• Santa •
“Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” or any other song about fictional characters
• Seasonal •
“Winter Wonderland” or other holiday songs that are about the season and times around Christmas time

Check other information and details at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/christmas_music

Christian@SoulAnchorMusic.com

You Don’t Have to be Lecrae to be Used by God (via @DaSouth.com)

 

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.

Setlist:

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
Gloves
Stocking Caps
Bottled water
Breakfast/granola bars
Sunflower seeds
Small (sealed bagged) snack foods
Band-Aids
Anti-biotic ointment
Chapstick/Lip Balm
Blankets
Sleeping Bags
Watches
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!

ABOUT HOSEA YOUTH SERVICES:

Location
Affiliation
Hosea Youth Services
About
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.

Email
info@hoseayouth.org
Phone
Website

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 

Check out ManUP116.com for more information and details about the project!

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NEW SINGLE: Put Me In Coach by @ChrisTreborn – http://itun.es/iBf66q

Put Me In Coach | http://j.mp/PMICiTunes

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!

HELP:

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

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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!

ABOUT:

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!

P.S.

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, I’M READY FOR MY CHANCE
I’VE PREPARED ALL SEASON, IT’S TIME TO ADVANCE
PUT ME IN COACH, YOU WON’T REGRET IT
GAMBLE WITH ME, YOU’LL BE GLAD YOU BET IT

YOU CAN PUT ME IN, YOU CAN PUT ME IN COACH
YOU CAN PUT ME IN, PUT ME IN ONCE AGAIN
PUT ME IN COACH, YOU’LL BE GLAD YOU DID
PUT ME IN COACH, I’M NOT JUST A KID

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

YOU CAN PUT ME IN, YOU CAN PUT ME IN COACH
YOU CAN PUT ME IN, PUT ME IN ONCE AGAIN
PUT ME IN COACH, YOU’LL BE GLAD YOU DID
PUT ME IN COACH, I’M NOT JUST A KID

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!

YOU CAN PUT ME IN, YOU CAN PUT ME IN COACH
YOU CAN PUT ME IN, PUT ME IN ONCE AGAIN
PUT ME IN COACH, YOU’LL BE GLAD YOU DID
PUT ME IN COACH, I’M NOT JUST A KID

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!

PR: Lead single “Put Me In Coach” from ‘Sitting On Sidelines’ by Chris Treborn (Link + Lyrics)

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!

ABOUT:

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 —> CD Baby.

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

HELP:

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

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FREE CONCERT: @eCsiLeHiphop in Eugene tonight!

Fans, Friends, Family:

eCsiLe & Kirk Bathke will be in Eugene TONIGHT as we have an amazing opportunity to share music and fellowship along with Jeff from Five Iron Frenzy and Seraphica!

If you live in the area come out and hang with us!

Hosea Youth Services
834 Monroe St. Eugene, OR 97403 at 6pm!

God bless you!

-eCs

Be sure to see where eCsiLe performs next at SoulAnchorEvents

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!

YouTube
iTunes
AmazonMP3
CD Baby

REVIEW: “WASH” by @DavidMichael313

DAVID MICHAEL – “WASH”

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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