My interview with Hollywood Lee on 7/9/14 on his radio show, “Real Talk With Lee”. I talk about my music events and updates, my new radio show, and I describe the rappel I’ll be doing on 7/11/14. Skip ahead to 16:05 on the audio, which is when the actual interview starts.
What the heck made me decide to do something like this anyway?
So I passed by a booth that some people were setting up on the plaza in front of the very tall building in which I work. The gal setting up the booth said something to me as I was walking by reading the giant banner on her table. I couldn’t hear her the first time, so I asked her to repeat. She asked, “How would you like to rappel off the top of that skyscraper?” So I asked, “Uhhhhh, you mean today??” No, not today, but far enough into the future to allow anyone they sign up hopefully enough time to let it sink in and mentally prepare thyself.
I told the nice lady that I would need to thin...Read More
I came across an update on a news story that I’ve been following for the last 2 years or so (and praying for). The HHS mandate that’s forcing small businesses to go against their religious beliefs or pay heavy fines if they decide not to comply.
On a similar note, I posted something on Facebook a couple months ago about the Legislature here in Colorado trying to pass something that would forbid any future laws to pass that would restrict the abortion industry, allowing abortion providers to have carte blanche on their practices. (Imagine… a democracy in which laws are not allowed to be made. Appalling!) As un-American as that was, I’m glad that piece of legislation didn’t pass!
The HHS mandate is another piece of legislation at the federal level that also is un-American...Read More
I’ve had a bit of a hiatus in this ministry due to the birth of my new baby, but getting back in the groove again.
Just wanted to first of all express how proud I am of my new daughter, Bethany. She was born on 3/13, as healthy as anyone could ask for. And such a beautiful baby. This is one of the favorite videos that I shot on the day of her birth:
Adjusting to 4 kids in the home has been challenging. I think that going from 3 to 4 has been harder than going from 2 to 3. We’ll get there eventually, get the routine down, and accept a “new normal”.
As I’m adjusting and defining a new routine, there’s lots of stuff in the mix… balancing the job, my family, my faith, all the various domestic tasks, and this hip hop ministry project… oh, and sleep. Well, it isn’t easy...Read More
Back in the ‘90’s, if you did any kind of Google search with the terms “Rapping Daddy”, you may have seen something about Will Smith’s “Just the 2 of Us”. Of course, YouTube wasn’t around back then, so you probably wouldn’t have been able to click on a music video.
But in this day and age?
There was an article on the Huffington Post in 2012 (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/16/the-parent-rap_n_1791726.html), stating how it seemed to be a popular trend for parents to get in front of the camera and rap about… well, parenting. Creating silly, exaggerated, spoofy rhymes & hooks about the day-to-day life of parenting little kids. Anybody ever seen any of these types of videos? Many did go viral...Read More
A radio station in Alabama, KISS 104.7 FM, played my song “The F-Word”! Listen here:
The radio personality announcing this song contacted me afterward and told me how wonderful and positive the song is, and how he really appreciated me sharing it on his station. A real blessing it is to have that kind of support!
And I feel very blessed that this good Christian message is getting out on secular airwaves!Read More
I was interviewed on a hip-hop Internet radio station! I broke it down here into individual questions. Some are quite interesting, as you can imagine. I included the entire interview from start to finish at the bottom. Enjoy!
Q: Tell the people where you calling from, what do you have going on, and where they can find you at online.
Q: You went from a gospel singer to a gospel rapper, you don’t hear that happening too often [normally other way around]. What led to that?
Q: Did you originally jump into rap just for the fun, or did you know all along that you wanted to bring the [Christian] message tha...Read More
This is a 2-part post. A topic I wanted to bring up, which I’ll call “Rapping Dad types”, based on some pretty interesting finds as I’ve been building the http://rappingdaddy.com blog. Today I’ll talk about one particular find, and the Part 2 of this post will be highlighting my “Top 3” favorites of a very unique category of music videos.
When you’re building a blog, at some point you’re going to type your domain name keywords into Google, whether it be to try to come up with a good domain name, or just to see what other blogs & sites are out there within your topic or niche. So awhile back, when I typed in “Rapping Daddy” and “Rapping Dad”, I came across some interesting results.
When searching those keywords, this man appears EVERYWHERE on the front page of G...Read More
My music is soon to be on pre-release status (hopefully in the next day or so), with official release date being 2/17/14.
I’m pretty new to marketing music, so I’m making a choice to do it in a way that hopefully will benefit everyone. I had thought about uploading short excerpts of my tracks to my Music tab, but being reminded of Mt 5:15 where it says “Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house,” I want to share my music and good message with ya’ll. It will be available on iTunes and Spotify very soon, and I’ll let you know when that happens. But for now, feel free to stream the entire tracks here at no cost:
(and feel free to f...