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By Devine Jamz Gospel Network - General Manager (Brenda), 2019-06-08
Distance By DaeShawn Forrest
Meet DaeShawn Forrest, an emerging Christian emcee from Antioch, California. With his latest release “State of Mind,” he effortlessly expresses his gratitude for God’s favor. Though only aged 19, Forrest has survived many storms to be able to stand on such an uplifting platform today. His hearing for God’s word grew stronger as he pulled away from situations that didn’t serve his greater call.
Did you know that reconnecting with God isn’t something to be ashamed of? Well, this is certainly true for Forrest in the creation of ‘Distance,’ ft. fellow Californian gospel artist Ms. KJ’nae. He let me know:
“Initially, it felt like I was in an odd space because I began to have this feeling that I was empty spiritually. I had never felt that way before, so I knew it was God from the start. It wasn’t until a few days later that I had went to God in prayer to address the situation. In so many words, the Lord told me that he wanted to use me, but there was a lot of work that needed to be on myself first. However, for Him to be able to work on me, I had to distance myself from the things and people that had my attention. Not distance myself so far to where I become isolated, but to give myself the necessary space needed so I can be able to hear God when he speaks.”
You see, when you press play on ‘Distance,’ song opens with faint keys very reminiscent of the above mentioned. At 0:22 seconds, it’s met with a calm & collected beat, and a meditative flow. Forrest raps about how distancing himself from negativity drew him closer to God. It’s never easy to quit any habit, but it surely is easy to start a new one. Jesus became a great habit for Forrest again, and it’s clear with ‘Distance,’ you must make yourself available to be used for the greater.
It’s a blessing for everyone, that Forrest decided to kill the noise and take seriously his faith walk. He released “State of Mind,” a powerful LP of Christian hip-hop that celebrates the reconnection with, and reliance on God. So, if you’re into positivity, prosperity, and passion, then music by DaeShawn Forrest is for you.
His music is definitely for me; as not a new believer, but reconnector. I’m slowly approaching thirty years old, and I’m not ashamed to admit that my attention has been so fragmented for the past six years. During and after college, I focused on intimate love and relationships, steady chasing external validation versus my God in me. Much like Forrest, I felt depressed and angry, but I kept dreaming. I still heard a voice in the daytime, and at night. And, that voice was a heavenly reminder of my goal in life – to be happy. At the time, what made me happy was the co-dependent relationships I believed I needed for support at the time. I was too afraid to chase my dream of being a happy writer. To me, although I had a college degree, I still needed experience in order to be taken seriously as a writer. No one was taking me seriously at home, Jesus later revealed that was because I wasn’t taking it seriously.
Well, in a fight with my partner at the time, I was staying with my mother for a few weeks. Mom insisted I meditate to keep from having an epileptic fit; so, I did in my way- Deepak Chopra, The Clark Sisters, and Cognitive Transformations on Apple Music. At the time, in my heart there was this constant aching. In my mind, there were so many different paths being revealed like a map. So, for answers I began praying and I mean praying like God is right here in front of me. We started having conversations regularly. His responses to me came overtime, but as I sought, He brought. When it comes to ‘Distance,’ the same is true for Forrest, too:
“Jesus revealed a lot to me about how I oftentimes stand in the way of my own growth causing me to have to mature a bit. When creating the song, it felt necessary to highlight the things that led to me distancing myself because I was in that space for a while. It also shows how important it is to keep an ear out for God especially since we want him to always keep His ear out for us.”
DaeShawn isn’t wrong either. This resonates with me so profoundly because I obviously stood in my own way for quite some time. My awareness was low, my attention was in pieces, my emotions were eggshells, and my faith was nonexistent. I was dead spirit, not a living one. So, for my dreams to come true, I had to believe in myself again. I had to forgive myself for sin. And, I had to come to Jesus.
DaeShawn’s ‘Distance’ demonstrates just how faith walking isn’t easy, but it is rewarding.
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By Devine Jamz Gospel Network - General Manager (Brenda), 2019-06-02
Behind His Song 'Distance' - One important lesson learned by 19-year-old Christian Hip Hop Artist DaeShawn Forest is that when he needs something from the Lord or needs to hear from the Lord, he must distance himself. That is, distance in the manner of allowing God to speak to him without being distracted. Some say going to your prayer closet; some say meditating; others say disengaging from the world temporarily. DaeShawn simply distance himself so that there is no interference with the relationship he has with God. He positions himself where he can clearly receive God's word.
Details Behind The Song 'Distance'
Among many lessons learned from Elders and testimonies at church, Christian Rapper DaeShawn Forrest was told that when he feels God tugging on his heart, it is wise to get in a position where he can clearly listen. “There was a time where I began to feel like something was wrong”, DaeShawn stated. Out of nowhere, I began to feel spiritually empty. It felt like God was trying to tell me something, he explained. “That feeling of discomfort lasted a couple days before I finally decided to go to God in prayer and figure out what was going on”.
“I remember God letting me know that there was work for me to do and that he wanted to use me. However, I would have to distance myself from the things and friends that I love so God could work on me”. Initially, it was tough for DaeShawn to distance himself, he informed. It was upsetting because he felt like he was by himself. When his friends would go out and socialize, DaeShawn stayed home reading and praying. Although he was aware that spending time with God is far more important than anything else, as a young adult in his teens he couldn’t ignore the fact he was missing out on social activity with his friends.
Be that as it may, God showed DaeShawn his mistakes and how they impacted his overall judgement. Thankfully, those moments of self-examination gave DaeShawn the opportunity to better himself. He would later use what he learned for God’s glory. Looking back, DaeShawn realized that being obedient and distancing himself from the distractions was the best decision he ever made. It matured him spiritually! He also moved past the previous pain and disappointments he held on for so long. You can say that DaeShawn got rid of his heavy load while distancing himself. Rather than letting emotions fester and grow bigger, DaeShawn can easily forgive and he's slower with getting angry. God pushed DaeShawn in the direction he purposed him to be at. DaeShawn had to look at himself in the mirror and examine what was staring back at him. He found out that it was his own doing which prevented him from rising. “I was waiting on God to change my ways and didn’t realized God was waiting on me” explained DaeShawn. It was a hard pill to swallow, but I thank God for giving me the experience of being in the desert 40 days and 40 nights sort of speak. It only caused me to do better in every area of my life.
DaeShawn is thankful that God did what he did to grab his attention. It shows the unconditional love that he has for him. In this ongoing process, God continues to mold DaeShawn in comfortable ways and sometimes in uncomfortable ways. Although DaeShawn might have to distance himself, he is never alone. DaeShawn knows that Christ will never leave him nor forsake him. He discerns and understand that when God calls on him it might require his undivided attention to receive God's prophetic message and/or assignment.
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By Devine Jamz Gospel Network - General Manager (Brenda), 2019-05-21
Hymns & Inspiration By Andrew Farstar
Andrew Farstar, Pop & Smooth Jazz singer and songwriter, who is best known for his song “I Don’t Want to Lose Your Love” releases his new album “Hymns & Inspiration”.
So why a hymns album? Andrew want to connect with the Christian audience. As a Christian, he grew up with these songs. It’s just natural for him to explore this music and to interpret these classic numbers.
“I love the Old English words in hymns. They sound elegant and poetic to me. Some of these songs have also given me peace and comfort in difficult times and I hope these songs will also do the same for my listeners. Life can be painful and full of suffering, but let these songs remind us about God’s love and grace, which will guide us through it all” Andrew continues.
In this album, Farstar showcases his ability as a music producer, singer and songwriter. Singing from Pop to Classical style, his smooth voice flows quite naturally throughout the album, which also contains a few of his own compositions.
“I always put my heart and soul into my music projects” Farstar explains. “In this album I just felt the need to be in both Pop style and Classical style and I adjust the way I sing them according to the demands of the music” - Andrew Farstar
More than a year in the making, this album shines a fresh perspective with new interpretations of old favorites. Christian listeners will be quite familiar with some of the pieces in the album such as: “It Is Well With My soul”, “Abide With Me” and “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms”.
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Andrew is giving away signed copies of “Hymns & Inspiration” CDs. Three winners will be randomly selected from the list of registered names. It’s very easy to enter the competition. You just need to fill out the form located on Andrew's official website (click on hyperlink for competition sign up form) and you will be automatically entered. The latest registration date is July 31, 2019. The winners will be announced on Andrew's official website after July 31, 2019 (click hyperlink for winner information).
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By Devine Jamz Gospel Network - General Manager (Brenda), 2019-01-31
Living For God is A Life-Long Process
DaeShawn Forrest from Antioch, California is a young Christian Hip Hop Recording Artist who is constantly being taught living a life for God is truly a lifelong process. At the young age of 19, DaeShawn tries to maintain a lifestyle using biblical principles. Occasionally God had to remind DaeShawn to stay on course as a result of his poor decision making. Through the newly released album “State of Mind” DaeShawn recorded the song titled “Automatic” which reflects his journey and the life-long process ahead of him.
Living For God Mean Building A Relationship
It’s strange to think about how someone like DaeShawn who has been raised in the church, whose childhood has been filled with teachings of the gospel, and accepted Christ at the age of 12 found himself in a place where he doubted God. He never questioned his existence, but he did second guess, and even at one point didn’t believe in the path God kept tugging him to follow. Instead of listening to God to step out on faith and record Christian music DaeShawn found himself in a mindset where he didn’t believe God would use his music for His purpose. DaeShawn had doubt because his relationship with God was weak.
Living For God Mean Eliminating Doubt
Since DaeShawn had not built enough faith to eliminate his doubts, it was easy for the devil to convince him that God would never use him. DaeShawn had the notion that he was inexperienced and to young for God to use his music for His glory. Perhaps DaeShawn was thinking if he does not make it to the big stage it must mean that God has not chosen him to be a Christian Rapper. Be that as it may, DaeShawn realized that he would never know how God will use his music until he steps out on faith and do what is in his heart. DaeShawn had to build his faith and guard himself from the negative chatter in his mind.
Living For God is Casting Away Lust
DaeShwan struggled over the years with lust. From what he can remember it started when he was about 10 years old when he suddenly got this random thought to search up pornographic pictures on his old PSP. He would wait until everyone gets in the bed so he could quietly hop on the computer to watch porn videos and clear the search history so he wouldn’t get caught. It wasn’t until he was almost 13 that he had finally chosen to stop because of how it affected his thinking and the conviction of God telling him to do better. DaeShwan gave it up and didn’t look back. However, he found himself dealing with more lustful temptations as he went through high school and different relationships. He never went as far as to fornicate, but on a few occasions, he did cross the line and had to repent. DaeShawn says he has gotten better fighting temptations through prayer, fasting, and reading God’s word concerning his behavior. He does better when he draws closer to the Holy Spirit. He uses his past mistakes as a mental landmark where he will never return.
Living For God is Dealing With Anger
The hardest thing DaeShawn had to deal with is his anger. People that know him best can relate. Over the years DaeShawn done well with controlling his emotions and channeling his anger through exercises and working out. DaeShawn learned that his weakness is recognizing when he is holding anger inside. This type of anger is not the usual “I’m ticked off and ready to fight” kind of anger, but the anger that comes from being hurt because someone did him wrong. At his worst, DaeShwan had hatred towards a couple people, but it wasn’t until he was in a prayer line one revival day and the evangelist was prophesying and told him to let go of all his anger. After giving it some thought, DaeShawn realized that he had been holding on to that anger for a couple years, and it was time to move on. He prayed asking God to help him release the anger and felt a relief instantly. It’s very rare that situations occur that cause him to hold on to anger. Nonetheless, DaeShawn still pray to God for strength to handle things the right way whenever undesirable issues occur.
Living For God Eventually Become Easier
Living for God became easier when DaeShwan made it a habit not to stress too much on the things that are out of his control. He began to do what God had put on his heart and gave the rest of his concerns to Christ. The song “Automatic” is just one of his tracks that represents how good and relaxing it feels to cast his concerns at Christ’s feet. The more DaeShawn relied on God, the better he felt. This song has been extremely encouraging for DaeShwan. Today, DaeShawn is more confident to minster the Gospel through his music and continue to live out his life long process serving God.
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By Devine Jamz Gospel Network - General Manager (Brenda), 2018-09-11
Singer Songwriter Palmyre Boldly Sing The Truth
Singer Songwriter Palmyre is not the average Gospel Recording Artist. She has a gift to sing in 3 different languages. She is known to the Haitian community for her album success and publicity. In Haiti, she’s known for her performance and Revelation of The Year award. Her second album was a highly anticipated Gospel project that was nominated for Best Album, Best Song, and Best Duo Collaboration. The interest and blessings from her Haitian music fans give rise to extend her inspirational compositions to the Christian/Gospel community in America. Palmyre’s 1st release to her target audience in America is “You better know what time it is”. It’s a bold song she wrote and recorded to speak the Gospel truth. She shares why she put God 1st and how she neglected to do so for many years. You will learn about Palmyre faults, success, and best tips for using time wisely.
Unpleasant Experience Birthed A New Song
The death of a friend’s mother hit home for multi-talented Singer Songwriter Palmyre! Her death was so sudden and unpleasant that when Palmyre saw her lying in the casket she went to the bathroom and thought it could have been her own mother in that casket. Just a few years before the funeral, Palmyre’s dad had a heart attack right before her eyes. He survived but Palmyre started having anxiety attacks because she was worried about losing her loved ones. She lived in constant fear. She didn't listen to the phone ring without thinking it was someone calling to tell her a death occurred in the family. On many days Palmyre lost sleep over it. So it’s easy to understand what she was going through at the funeral. Death is real and one way or another just like her friend Palmyre will have to deal with it.
Collecting Thoughts For A Composition
While at the funeral, somehow Singer Songwriter Palmyre used her creative thinking and decided to use her experience for a musical testimony. Palmyre’s song would be the result of all things working together for her good and those who love God and called to His purpose (Romans 8:28). Her story had to be told and “You better know what time it is” became her new project and the first song of her collection in English. Palmyre decided she would provide a new targeted audience with her best tips that will help them understand the importance of knowing God before making plans in life. Using her Singer Songwriting skills and the revelation she was experiencing her project would be an upbeat inspirational sound.
Catching The Ear Of The Listener
While Palmyre was in the bathroom at the funeral, she kept repeating to herself "You better know what time it is" because there is no exact time for death. She knew that creating a hook in a song is by using a short riff, passage, or phrase that is used to "catch the ear of the listener". So she used what she kept repeating as her hook. It was perfect because you are never too young or too old to die. That is one thing that man cannot control. Not only it can occur at any moment, but will you be ready to meet the creator is the question Palmyre wondered? In the coming days, her question would be a reality sooner than she expected.
Make Plans With Guidance
The best tip Singer Songwriter Palmyre offer here is “prepare your self in advance”. That means growing in the Spirit. Had Palmyre done this before going to the funeral it might have prepared her to take on the fear that caused her to break down. She was affected following the funeral as well. One day Palmyre thought she was having a heart attack while driving. She remembers calling her mom and telling her what clothes to put on her if she would die. A few weeks later the same symptoms of having a heart attack kept reoccurring and lasted months until she had a diagnosis. The results revealed that Palmyre was having a panic attack and anxiety attack. She never heard of such things before. It dawned on her if she had died she would have probably not made it to heaven. Palmyre was not spiritually prepared.
God Will Humble You
Although Palmyre is a Singer Songwriter who called her self a Christian all her life, she has not always lived like one. She grew up going to church but she lived her life clueless. Palmyre woke up every morning for years, jumping in and out of her bed without dedicating the day to God. Without a thought Palmyre left her house without praying, ate without praying, made plans without praying, yet she called her self a Christian. Apparently, Palmyre thought she was in control and felt no harm would come to her. She had no fear until she got sick. The sickness humbled her, to say the least. As she sat on her bed fearing for her life, Palmyre finished writing the song as if it was her last words.
Time Doesn't Belong To You
A voice kept reminding her that her time is not her own. Death can come right where we are sitting and we need to be ready to meet the Lord. It wasn't long ago Palmyre only thought was about earthly satisfactions. She always ran after her next goal, fulfilled her next ambition, achieved her next dream, fulfilled her passion while forgetting that she also need to make time to prepare for heaven. She loved routines and could not stand anything that was unpredictable. In most cases, it became a problem when anything got in her way. Palmyre's best tip for those who live that way is that "God is a jealous God" (Exodus 20:5). He is ultimately in charge of the plans we make so please be sure to put Him first.
People Relate To Experiences
"You better know what time it is" is a song to remind people that heaven is around the corner and it's real. As a Singer Songwriter and Christian, Palmyre would like to hear more ministers speak about heaven. David E. Maxwell, a Minister of Music and a Music Reviewer provided such content. In his music review published on Truli, The Faith and Family Entertainment Network he provides descriptive insight to Palmyre's experience. Unfortunately, many ministers only focus on how we can overcome tough situations. That’s great but what about preparing for heaven? Palmyre met people who claim to be a Christian and think that heaven is not real. They think that it is just an embellished story. This is not acceptable to Palmyre. “The whole point of Jesus death is the promise of heaven”.
Growing The Relationship
With her new release song, Palmyre has a great chance of sharing her information with those interested in rhythmic upbeat music. “You better know what time it is” is a song that will encourage people to get their act together before it’s too late. Until Palmyre got sick, she never knew the beautiful feeling of longing for God. Palmyre now wants to spend time with Him. In fact, Palmyre needs to spend time with God in prayer and reading her bible on a daily basis. In her past she never felt the need to.
A Living Witness
Like many, Palmyre had to experience what it means to be broken. She put all her faith into her self and none into Jesus Christ. Unfortunately, there are many Christians living their life like Palmyre once did. We owe it to God to make a change! We cannot call ourselves a Christian and not look towards heaven on a regular basis. Today Palmyre is a living witness and uses her song “You better know what time it is” and the story behind the music as a tool to help more people get saved and born again!
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By Devine Jamz Gospel Network - General Manager (Brenda), 2018-06-05
Rika - Rai New Single "Blazin" Is Painfully Relatable, Soul-Stirring, And Speak Directly To The Heart
By Devine Jamz Gospel Network - General Manager (Brenda), 2017-03-28
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By Devine Jamz Gospel Network - General Manager (Brenda), 2017-01-26
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LIGHT THE NIGHT MUSIC REVIEW
As I listened to the music of “All The Astronauts” (ATA), I felt as though I was taking a journey with this astronomical group to a special place of praise and worship. I love the way each song builds upon one another. The lyrics of each song really tells a story that many can relate to. It inspired, encouraged and brought comfort as I listen to the way they flow one after another.
The music is alive, energetic and grabs your attention. This album is full of emotion from the first song intro to the last song. If I had to pick a favorite it would be a difficult task because they are all so meaningful. Nonetheless, I would say track #5, “Come As You Are”. It's a cover from The David Crowder Band. It tells a story of the need for hope and restoration amid sorrow and despair. There are so many who may want to come but allow their condition and situation to prevent them. This song takes away those barriers.
The album sounds like it’s a live performance, thus give you a truly unique worship experience. Not often does a band come along that have this level of anointing in their music. This is the type of music you can pop in your cd player and set on repeat to listen to over and over again.
All The Astronauts truly lives up to their name! They take you on a journey out of this world and ushers you in the presence of God!
CHURCH MUSIC SHOULDN'T BE BORING
It's a phrase that All The Astronauts throw around a lot with their Foo Fighters, U2, Angels & Airwaves rock/alt modern worship style. Throw in some modernized hymns and you’re getting close to hitting the mark of describing what you’ll hear.
All The Astronauts (ATA) have been playing together for the better part of a decade as part of the worship ministry at Crosspoint Church in Fishers, IN, but it wasn’t until worship pastor/lead vocalist and guitarist PJ Towle started crowd funding a recording project in the summer of 2016 that the band took on the official form of ATA. Fueled by a deep passion for the church and connecting with people that don’t connect with Church as it’s been known, ATA’s sound grew organically as Towle introduced songs to the church. “I started writing these songs working through my own baggage with my faith,” says Towle. “Over the years these guys joined the band at Crosspoint and things just clicked. They all had the same drive that I did: to do what God wanted them to do with their music.”
After a successful, crowdfunding campaign the recording process began to show signs of larger aspirations for everyone involved. Towle explains, “I never wanted to be seen as a solo act so I had this ‘band name’ lined up to keep the focus off me (I’m just a guy who wears a lot of flannel). But as the recording process went on, it was pretty clear that everyone bought into the vision of what this thing was all about.” And, thus, the official All The Astronauts was born.