Category: Urban Music

Lyrical Liturgy – OUT NOW!!!

Lyrical LiturgyJust a super quick blog post to inform the world (well those who care) that as of 9:30pm last night my new album Lyrical Liturgy is available to download for FREE.

You can download it from NoiseTrade here.

Hope it’s a blessing to you. If it is – please feel free to spread the word.

Blessinz.

Three Sixteen feat. Cath Woolridge

LyricalLitHey guys, check out this pre-release track from my new album ‘Lyrical Liturgy’. This was one of my favourite tracks to record, not least because I got to hang out in the studio for the day and record the track with my sister and seriously epic friend Cath Woolridge of SOW.

Based on John 3v16, this track is the ‘Sermon’ track on Lyrical Liturgy, so is pretty much a gospel presentation.

Hope you enjoy it.

PnP (Progress not Perfection)

PnP

As some of you may know, over the last six months or so I have been slowly but surely recording material for a new album – Lyrical Liturgy. My last few releases have been recorded with my friend Vision up in Birmingham, but this time round I’ve been working with a producer in Cardiff called Makafui Adorkorbidji (a.k.a MakMizzle). Mak is a young, creative and exciting producer who comes more from the hip-hop/RnB end of the spectrum than myself (my back ground is more grime) but the energy and excellence that he is pouring into my music has been so refreshing. (More about my new music in the near future!) Anyway, it’s impossible to spend as much time with someone like Mak and not to become friends with them. I think it’s fair to say that we’re good mates now! Consequently I always look forward to heading down to Grangetown to hang out with Mak, record tracks and enjoy good banter.

So all that said, it’s a privilege to announce that MakMizzle has just released his own new mixtape project – PnP. It’s a great little project, musically tight with raw, honest lyrics. As well as all that, it’s free to download too!

You can go get it here.

What are you waiting for…?

No longer a slave but a son

So on Wednesday I eventually made it back into the studio for the fist time this year. As always it was a pleasure (and a good laugh) to hook up with my friend MakMizzle at Shockwave.

The goal was to start recording some material for my next project “Lyrical Liturgy”. There’s still a long way to go before the project is finished, but we did manage to get one track recorded – a track called “No longer a slave but a son”, based on my favourite verse in scripture – Galatians 4v7. I’m stoked with how it came out.

I’ve posted the track below for you to check out. I’d love to know what you think, so feel free to post a comment.

Blessinz

Priority + Gravity = Immense Weekend

I ain’t gonna lie – this last weekend was exhausting, and the pressure leading up to it had been pretty intense too! However, here I am typing away on the following Monday morning and I’m BUZZIN! Let me set the scene…

Last year Steve Timmis informed us at Acts29 Europe that Lecrae was interested in coming across to the UK to launch his new album (Gravity) and that he was happy to be involved in an A29 conference should we be able to host one. This was rightly considered to be a dream ticket for us as Lecrae’s profile offered us the opportunity to engage with both young people with a heart for gospel ministry, and also those who are ministering in the inner city and representing a diverse range of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. So when Steve asked for some volunteers, like a pair of nutters myself and my mate Kirk stepped up.

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Lecrae – Man Up

At the Priority conference on Saturday, we have asked Lecrae to speak on what it means to be a Gospel Priority Man. We gave him this topic because we know that it is an issue that he and his 116 crew are all passionate about. The Man Up ministry that he and 116 have launched is evidence of this. Check out this track…

Lecrae – I am Second

So this coming weekend (Saturday 22nd) is the BIG ONE! Lecrae is coming to Manchester for a day of gospel ministry and musical madness. Priority + Gravity is going to be an epic double-header and I’m buzzin’ to be involved.

As the countdown to the 22nd begins, I’m going to be posting various Lecrae-ish stuff each day this week.

First up, an up-close and personal interview that Lecrae did for I Am Second.

Enjoy…

 

Tickets are now shifting quickly for both Priority + Gravity. You can get yours here.

Priority Conference Schedule

Proper buzzin’ to be involved in bringing Lecrae to the UK later this month. I’m especially excited about the Priority conference that he’s speaking at during the day on September 22nd. Here’s what the day is going to look like:

09:30 Registration

10:00 Welcome + Worship

10:30 Session 1. Gospel Priority Men // Lecrae

11:15 Coffee

11:45 Session 2. Gospel Priority Churches // Duncan Forbes

12:30 Lunch (bring/buy your own)

13:30 Worship + Prayer

14:00 Q+A // Lecrae, Leonce + Pastor Efrem

14:30 Seminars *

15:30 Coffee

16:00 Session 3. Gospel Priority Areas // Steve Timmis

16:45 Worship

17:00 Close

* Seminars

  1. Music, mission and gospel integrity // Pastor Efrem Buckle
  2. Building bridges – the gospel & cultural diversity // Pastor Leonce (Lecrae’s Pastor)
  3. The Hard Corps – combat training for the man of God // Dai Hankey
  4. I’ve got the gospel itch – so what do I do now? // Steve Robinson
  5. Gospel Priority Girls – the role of godly women in gospel ministry. // Sian Robinson, Clare Lawson, Mandy Crager

As you’d expect, tickets are selling fast for Priority. You can get your tickets here.

Priority + Gravity: Lecrae in the UK

As a member of Acts 29 Western Europe, it’s been a real privilege to be involved in the organisation of a series of exciting events set to take place in Manchester on 22nd September. Both events will feature award-winning US rapper Lecrae.

The first event is Priority – a conference for those with an “itch” for church planting and gospel mission to further explore what the future might hold for them. The second event is an evening concert at which Lecrae will launch his new album, Gravity.

I’ll be posting A LOT more info on this conference in the coming weeks. In the meantime check out the flyer below, and if it sounds like something you could be interested in, get yourself booked in cos the tickets are going to sell out FAST!!

For more information check out the Facebook page here.

Blessinz.

Church Clothes

Regular readers of the rant know that I love rap, especially when it’s God-honouring, Christ-exalting…and bangin’!! If you don’t like rap then this post will almost certainly do your nut in and you probably want to stop reading now!

OK, if you’re still with me, I’ll make it simple:

YOU NEED TO GO DOWNLOAD LECRAE’S BRAND NEW MIXTAPE ‘CHURCH CLOTHES’ NOW!!!

If you’re not familiar with Lecrae you can check out his profile here. You can also watch a short video of his testimony here. Lecrae is one of the most high profile and well respected Christian rappers out there and each time he records a new album it seems to push the bar musically and lyrically and is always well worth the price tag. Which is why ‘Church Clothes’ is such a gift cos it’s an 18 track mixtape that’s COMPLETELY FREE to download! However, unlike his previous releases Church Clothes is clearly not aimed at the ‘safe’ target Christian market, but rather it’s aim is reaching out to those without Christ, and I think that’s why I love it. It’s gritty, raw, uncompromising and uncomfortable, but never gratuitously or unnecessarily. Some of the tracks literally put a lump in my throat, especially the penultimate track ‘Sacrifice’. The title track is pretty immense too (check out the video below!)

Perhaps the greatest compliment I can give Church Clothes is that it really stirred up my passion for reaching the lost. Furthermore it inspired me to start writing lyrics again. I’m kind of in the middle of a mixtape project myself but haven’t written anything for almost 9 months. But last night, I finally put pen to paper again and it felt good!

Anyway, back to Church Clothes – don’t take my word for it, go download it and see for yourself. You can get it here.

Blessinz!

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