Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

This is a little off the beaten track for a gang website but I found this video about Tim Tebow and thought I would add it to the site to show what can happen when somebody truely commits their life to the LORD. Tebow’s football skills have given him the chance to play in front of a lot of people but his commitment to Christ has made him the talk of the nation and given him a platform to proclaim the grace of Christ. This is just a fun video that gives an indication of the heights Tebow has reached around the country. Hope you enjoy it for what it is.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMK9FKMG3Nc

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Very cool group.  Ex gang members reaching out to the community and creating leaders to go back into gang neighborhoods using dance, rap, drama and technology.  Find their site at:

http://www.godsxgangsters.org/

Fresh from the release of a new album, Lecrae sits down for a heartfelt interview. See what this well-known rap artist has to say about self, love, and God at:

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/music/interviews/2011/rapperrehab-march15.html

Gangs and At-Risk Kids provides a very informative and useful website for people wanting to know more about gangs, what they are, how kids get involved and the consequences of involvement.  For more on the website go to:

http://gangsandkids.com/

And don’t forget to look at some poignant poetry and stories from those affected by gang life at:

http://gangsandkids.com/gstory.html

Other links can be found at:

http://gangsandkids.com/glinks.html

Why? That’s the question I’ve received on several occasions when I told people I was working with guys and gals in the Chicago street gangs. Why would I want to do that? The implication is that there are better things I could do with my time than work with a group that most people only want to ignore and stay away from. The underlying premise of that question is that these people are not worth it. Well, I believe they ARE worth it. To my way of thinking, however, it seems only logical to offer myself as a means of reaching out to a group that matters greatly to God. These are guys and gals that are smart and have a set of gifts that God has given them. The gifts may not yet have been used for what God purposed them, but the gifts are there and God wants them put to a better more worthy use. These young men and women are important to God, so they are important to me. They are so important, in fact, that God has asked me to go to them with the message of his love and forgiveness. So, I go out of my own love for these people, but out of a love that is really born in the heard of God. It’s a love he’s given me to share with them. So, knowing what God has done for me, how can I refuse to do what he’s asked me to do. If I don’t do it, he’ll find someone else to do it, but I want to be part of what he’s asked me to do. It’s there that I will find real peace, and its there that a lot of Gs will find what they are really looking for. Here’s a song that talks about this:

I Refuse by Josh Wilson: – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6B1Lv8k5pEc

This is an interesting model for working with incarcerated youths. See their website at:

http://www.storycatcherstheatre.org/

Streetlights is an urban audio Bible that seeks to combine the breathing words of God with authentic and quality music production influenced by the cultures of the inner city. It is a tool that can be used to hear, memorize and assist youth and young adults in studying the Scriptures. Eclectic Hip-hop beats will be composed as an urban score to the Bible. Chapter by chapter, multiple voices with many different accents will be heard reading Scripture as the beats create a canvas for the text. Imagine God’s Word shining its light through mp3 players, social networking sites and speakers throughout the cities worldwide. Get a sample on the following link:

http://humblebeast.com/streetlights/

A Crazy Rap

Posted: February 10, 2011 in Arts, Gospel, Music, Rap, Video and TV

Repn Gsus. This rap by FLAME tells a crazy story. Check it out at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MllhC0qyEjY&NR=1&feature=fvwp

More Raps

Posted: February 9, 2011 in Arts, Evangelism, Gospel, Music, Rap, Video and TV

 A few more raps for you to give it up to:

Hard Streets – TBone – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYGJB5GRYpw&feature=related

Do or Die – Gospel Gangstas – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksGRWD1EU-0&feature=fvwrel

Go Hard – Lecrae – http://vodpod.com/watch/5554480-go-hard-lecrae-official-krump-dance-video

Crazy Hispanic – TBone – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nISI4qF55F4&feature=related

From tha Gravehttp://www.godtube.com/watch/?v=MFBEJNNU

Rain Comes Down – Jevon Rue – – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKyaScxh1T8

Striving for Godliness  – J. Hines  – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WALbfKSQOA

I know I have a KLOVE widget on the left side of the webpage, but I wanted to give a shout out for my favorite radio Station. Its KLOVE and you can find it at fm 94.3 in Chicago (the call numbers will be different if you want to find it any place else in the country). Though the majority of the music is contemporary Christian in nature, offerings run the gamut from rap to soul. It has a great message and provides information on major music events all over the country, and more! It’s a great resource and I think you’ll like it so tune in and let me know. Here is the link so you can listen online:

http://www.klove.com/

Hi all-

You probably know, but I’ve posted a lot of raps, songs, and testimonies on my Vodpod account. You can access them through the Vodpod widget on the left side of the website. People don’t seem to be finding that resource, so I’m posting some of the things I liked from Kre8tor here for easy access. Enjoy!

The Battlehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXVTkmLGklY&feature=related

My Letterhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GV3nxWvWnQY&feature=related

I’m sorryhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sr5D4JRXcso&feature=related

You Can Do Thathttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6xM8Bt0BtI&feature=related

Ain’t Scaredhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krxp188Hpgs&feature=related

Don’t Matter Who You Arehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dW8Jmaf8qfs&feature=related

More of this can be found on GodTube and YouTube

Ever wonder if God could really accept you? Ever think your sins are too bad to forgive? Ever wonder if there’s really a place in Heaven for a G?  If so, here’s a rap for you…

Take me as I am – Lecrae

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Po3k6sPHeX0&feature=related

Another excellent rap from Kre8tor. Find it at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sr5D4JRXcso&feature=related

An internet radio station repn Christ. Find it at:

http://www.christian-hiphop.net/

Two videos from Diana Hobbs:

I sing for you – http://www.youtube.com/user/DEMinistries#p/a/u/2/p9vruaxyDJw

I’m in Love with you – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBcAEPETIHE&feature=related