Michael Ketterer’s album, Love / War / Solar System came out last week and landed at #3 on the iTunes Christian/Gospel charts. I’m excited to have been able to join Michael on two songs, Shout It and The Rock (a cover of Laura Hacket’s song).
I’m just so happy that I was given the opportunity to be on those tracks. I heard Shout It and knew it was something I wanted to write on, it was right up my ally in that season of life, and every time I hear it I feel the Lord’s presence all over it. Even while I was sitting in Brandon Hampton’s living room/studio writing and recording my vocals, I was feeling it, it’s just one of those songs and I knew if I had the chance I had to be on it. His songwriting is inspiring, I love it.
This whole album is awesome, check it out:
Love / War / Solar System – Michael Ketterer on iTunes or Amazon
Sitting in the airport headed out to West Virginia for the Shatter Conference. I’m excited to be back in my home state and to minister to youth, and meet other rappers with a heart for Jesus, like Trip Lee. If you’re in the area, Saturday, July 22, 2011 – come check it out.
My wife’s album, Here’s My Cup was released tonight on iTunes. This album is one of the best long-play devotional worship cd’s that I have ever heard. It applies in all your seasons with the Lord, and teaches you to rely on what HE thinks about you. It all flows together in 50-minutes of worship, with violin, flute and other instruments, that makes a great background to your devotional time. I’ve been waiting a long time for her to release this album, and am excited that it’s finally here. Check it out. She also has a website here.
I love you honey, Happy Valentine’s Day
“Hold On” a compilation cd inspired by the documentary, Nefarious – exposing the sex trafficking industry was released on iTunes. I am rapping on two songs: Hold On, and Nefarious. Check it out on iTunes here.
When I started working on this song, The Throne, it began developing in my mind as Heaven’s Anthem. In this generation, their “anthems” are popular chart-topping hits with lyrics that don’t mean anything, when right now in heaven there’s a song being sung, a crescendo of sound, light, worship and adoration going on around the throne. No matter how good of a night tonight is gonna be, there’s a party going on in heaven that just can’t be compared to, and it’s eternal.
This song was inspired by Revelation 4 and 5 and the scene in heaven around the throne. As I meditated on these chapters, I wanted to articulate what John was seeing. Something that was reality to Him. Revelation 4 is what happens 24/7 in heaven. There’s worship that’s unending, glory that can’t be comprehended or even articulated rightly. That’s why John has to keep saying “like” and “as” when he’s trying to articulate what he’s seeing; There’s no way he can explain it in human words. The beauty of the Lord’s appearance on the throne is a glory that we can’t fathom or understand, but we can get a glimpse and see what John saw. When the song gets to Revelation 5, I believe the scene in heaven begins to come to earth. When Jesus takes the scroll (the title deed of the earth) and begins to loose the seals in preparation for His return, there’s going to be a party that begins to break out all over the earth; the church will be overwhelmed with joy in anticipation of seeing the one they love and knowing that He is returning for His bride. As young people begin to look on this scene, they will become totally fascinated with Jesus, with His reality which will soon be ours, with the scene of His majesty on display and His holiness striking like lightning and cracking like thunder.
My heart for writing and creating songs like these is more than Christian rap about Jesus, it’s worship to Jesus, songs that put who He is on display. More than just about Him, it’s for Him, to Him and through Him.
Download “The Throne” on iTunes Now
The Throne was produced by Tyler England, who is currently the music director for The Ramp. The song features Nathan Prior, who was the lead producer of my EP “Conflict”.