JWILMUSIC: Giving an ULTRASOUND to a Generation

Ultrasound Cover

JWILMUSIC Speaks on Ultrasound, His Future Daughter, Sound Doctrine, and The PROTEST

eSoSa: When I heard your album Ultrasound I was amazed because the themes were so similar to the book Killing Idols for REVIVAL. You hadn’t read the book and I didn’t even know you were doing an album… I just happened to come to your release party. But you talk about the strategies of the devil… You talk about laboring for the vision and success in God’s eyes not the worlds.. You talk about creativity and originality in music… You talk about not being a copycat and partnering with unholy artists and producers… You talk about the Spirit of AntiChrist and false prophets… You talk about having faith in Jesus Christ for who He really is… You even talk about abortion and birth control! You talk about visions and dreams, and as a matter of fact the whole album is set up as a dream! It’s almost like Ultrasound is a Killing Idols for REVIVAL soundtrack. Was that a surprise to you too when you read the book?

JWILMUSIC: It was a surprise for me because honestly I feel like at times that I’m just somewhere randomly in my own world with the ideas the Lord either gives me or allows me to have. And because I didn’t purposely approach the album as a dream until it was completed. In reading the book it has been great to see that God is dealing with you guys concerning these same issues.

These issues may come off to some as simplistic, but, it’s amazing how sometimes the simple things are the most important. Things like Godly success, abortion, & being original.

eSoSa: Why did you entitle the project UltraSound?

JWILMUSIC: I titled the album Ultrasound because an Ultrasound to me represents manifestation of Faith. When you get an Ultrasound it reveals somethings. The particular Ultrasound that I was thinking of was one that reveals a pregnancy. When a woman gets that Ultrasound, it confirms that something is on its way.

With my wife and I still trusting in the Lord for children 6 yrs (5 at the time of the album) into our marriage, an Ultrasound will represent the manifestation of the faith we have had. Also our first daughters name is Faith. I say “is” on purpose and not will be because the bible says that God knows us before the womb so she already is known by God.

So I decided the name the album Faith for Faith translated Ultrasound. My sister Lauren texted me one day and it simply said Faith for Faith and that’s where it all started

eSoSa: Oh I get it, so faith is the UltraSound of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen, like Hebrews say… That’s really deep because it’s not only important to see a vision of faith, but it’s important to vocally speak the “Sound” words of faith right? And in and Ultrasound the image comes from “Sound” waves. What a perfect seque into my next question – Talk about your new project – Sound Doctrine

JWILMUSIC: The next album (Sound Doctrine) is about getting back to the teachings of the Bible. These days everybody wants to appeal to the people by being charming in both preaching and music. This album is really an attempt to say let’s stop trying to reinvent the wheel and just use it for what it was created to do.

This album is about giving people the Word of God in a sound fashion and not using gimmicks or tricks to make it cool or acceptable. This album is saying here is the Word and if the Word isn’t good enough it’s all I have to offer.

sound doctrine cover eSoSa: Wow that’s pretty strong, and it’s definitely needed. What are some of the scriptures that you cover in the album?

JWILMUSIC: Scriptures covered include; Proverbs 3:5, Matthew 24, Proverbs 12:24, Proverbs 26:14, Genesis chapters 3, 4 are covered, Romans 8, Matthew 25:14-30, and Philippians chapter 2. For chapters, I talk about the topics in the chapters… It doesn’t mean that I quoted the entire chapter.

eSoSa: What has been the response to the first video from Sound Doctrine?

JWILMUSIC: The response to the #DeathToLaziness video has been great thus far. I really can’t complain at all. I’m proud of the finished product of the song and video.

eSoSa: What advice do you have the up-and-coming music ministers about originality and creativity?

JWILMUSIC: That’s a great question. I would say that first they must realize that being original isn’t always easy.

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If they accept that fact it will make them stronger from the get go.

Also that being original in Christ isn’t about self-expression of the flesh. A lot of times when you hear people talk about being different or original, it’s usually an attempt to be super radical whether it’s how they dress or the things they talk about. I believe we have to be careful with this because if you allow your flesh to run wild it will do damage.

Being original in Christ is about accepting who he created you to be and not turning yourself into something different to gain popularity and fans.

eSoSa: That’s good wisdom… what do you say to people that you mentor who might be tempted to gain popularity and fans rather than be original in Christ, because they want to reach more people for Christ? That’s when it gets tough, because it’s easy to justify something sinful if it is perceived to be effective to the unspiritual eye.

JWILMUSIC: When I’m giving advice about these types of things I try to get a feel for the person I’m talking to, to determine my approach. Everyone doesn’t respond to things the same. I’m going to be upfront and honest about the issue no matter what but I try to think about what my role in the situation may be. For instance, maybe I’m just planting a seed that someone else will come along and water. With that being said, I may not try to cover everything in one conversation. My best approach has been to tell the truth (by finding scriptures) and see what happens from there.

eSoSa: What advice do you have two young up-and-coming music ministers about holiness and staying away from ungodly covenants?

JWILMUSIC: My biggest advice on this one is to remain humble. I believe that so much of sin comes from pride. When you become a successful artist sometimes people will put you on a throne and if you allow yourself to get caught up you will start missing the mark on keeping yourself in check. My journey as an artist has been one of peaks and valleys and some of those valleys were caused by pride. Pride is like amnesia, it makes you forget who you are and where you came from. That’s why I don’t chase fame. I am chasing meekness.

eSoSa: Amen to that! And eventually, the meek will inherit the earth with Jesus Christ!-) So what do you have to say to people who are coming to The PROTEST on May 11th? What can they expect to see from JWILMUSIC?

JWILMUSIC: On May 11th the people can expect everything I got!! Rap, Poetry, & Praise & Worship for Jesus Christ Only!

Find the event on facebook here.

Click the flyer to get tickets. (The ticket is the book).

BIBLICAL TOOLS SO YOU Can Teach and Discern “Pharisees” Hypocrisy vs Holiness

Biblical tools so that you can Teach and Discern Holiness vs Hypocrisy and “Pharisees”

Aren’t you tired of people seeing a stand for God’s Holiness and calling it “Pharisee,” then seeing iniquity, and disobedience and calling it “grace?”

Isaiah 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

People are quick to call you a “pharisee” if you desire to walk in holiness and obey God beyond the stage performance.

But let’s take a look at what our real king – Jesus Christ – said about the “Pharisee” problem. Will the real Pharisees please stand up?

(Hint: its the covetous actors.)
The leaven of the Pharisees is not Holiness. What is holiness?

Holiness is beautiful to God. Holiness is separation to his purpose and unto him alone. It’s sanctification. It helps start the dawning of a new powerful day in God’s Kingdom. Holiness is especially beautiful among youth

Psalms 110

3 Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.

The Leaven of the Pharisees is Hypocrisy and Covetousness

Pharisees are actors in real life who are excellent at making money for saying the word while not doing it.

Luke 12 In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.

2 For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.

3 Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.

4 And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.

5 But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.

Notice when Jesus chose to instruct HIS disciples to beware of the leaven of the Pharisees. It was when the crowd got so big that they started to trample one another. When the crowd got big the first and most important thing on Jesus heart was that His true disciples were wary of the temptation to become an actor like the Pharisees were. When crowds get big, that’s when wolves put their masks on. That’s when actors start to perform for cash instead of obey God.
The Pharisees thought that since they were good actors, God would keep their sin secret like some type of government or corporate organization would.

But Jesus said that there is nothing hidden that would not be revealed

Pharisees are also excellent at making money by doing things that look good on the outside to man but are abomination to God
Luke 16 13 No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

14 And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him.

15 And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.

The Pharisees were covetous and knew how to make themselves look good to men, but the things they did were an abomination to God.

Jesus is the instructions to his disciples regarding Pharisees was: to do exactly what they say because they are really good at saying the word. But He also said “Do NOT do what they do” because they are actors, they are faking it.

Pharisees do know certain parts of the Word, and it really does take a lot of talent, authority, and intelligence to be a really good hypocrite.

But according to Jesus Christ, the leaven of the Pharisees is hypocrisy, not holiness. Hypocrites are those who are good at saying the word but not doing it. They are talented actors. Jesus instructs HIS disciples to do what they say (of course if they can quote a couple scriptures), but NOT do what they do. Therefore you can choose to follow the actors that know how to say the right things while they spread corruption, OR you can follow Jesus. Pharisees are the ones who love to act the part but can’t bear their cross and obey God in holiness. Pharisees are not the ones that preach repentance and live holiness.

When you decide that you are smart enough to lead God’s people by talent instead of by example, you are a hypocrite and God starts the process to make an example out of you.

Matthew 23 Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples,

2 Saying The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat:

3 All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.
Jesus requires his disciples to be good at doing it not just at saying it.

James 1

22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

What is Leaven?

Leaven is the yeast that fills up the whole body like a yeast infection, or a piece of bread.

Pharisees don’t spread holiness or the gospel.
Pharisees spread hypocrisy and spread covetousness and the love of money

Hypocrisy and Covetousness is what they spread through the Body of Christ if you don’t beware.

A Pharisee is not the one who advocates for holiness and separation unto Gods purpose out of Love for Him.

A Pharisee is the one who preaches Holiness and separation from the world for five years and then does the opposite.

But didn’t Jesus eat with sinners?

Jesus ate with repenters. That’s why they came to eat with Jesus because they had actually repented from the sin. The Pharisees were the ones that called them sinners because of their social status not because of their fruits.

Read Luke 19, it was the Pharisees that called Zacchaeus a sinner… but Zacchaeus was the one who gave half his net worth to the poor in repentance and faith when he saw Jesus! He was not a sinner, he was a repenter, with real fruit of repentance in faith!

But what about evangelism?

Evangelism minus holiness is counterfeit evangelism.

Matthew 2315 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.

You can travel all you want and spend money to reach an unbeliever, but if you are an actor, your disciples are double the child of hell than you. This is why talented actor/Pharisee based evangelism is useless.

Does holiness mean that you are mean and you can never associate with an unbeliever?

No. That’s ridiculous.
What it does mean is that you don’t follow you their ways you don’t do what they do and your ministry is set apart and separate from making covenants with unbelievers

The benefit of not being joined in partnership with unbelievers, and perfecting holiness in the fear of God, is a Father/Child relationship with God.

2 Corinthians 6

14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?

16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.

18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
7 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

When you think of fellowship, think of two people in the same boat, going the same direction, in the same ship, in the same team.

Holiness is being separate unto God from unbelievers, so that you can reach God, then reach unbelievers. If you compromise God’s obedience to reach unbelievers, you are a hypocrite and a Pharisee, and all your reaching people is utterly useless.

Time to Turn

All the years christian hip hop and rhythm and praise have been out, we should have been created some new sounds and impacted the world, especially if we have the Creator inside…Instead we still following after the world, doing remixes and mixtapes, counterfeit evangelism, committing adultery, divorcing our wives and divorcing our Holy God. #killingidols.com #jugularcutministries #timetoturnaround

K-Drama’s Behind The Glory – Better Late Than Never!

K- Drama “Behind the Glory” Album Review

Better Late than Never!

Ok, so I slept on this album for a while… I’ve been an irresponsible dj:-( I got it back in 06’, and I knew it was good. I enjoyed a couple of songs like “Waste of Time” and “Let Freedom Bang.” However, Lecrae’s “Jesus Music” came out about the same time, and is one of the greatest albums ever, and that – plus the busyness of life, deejaying, and promoting concerts – kind of distracted me from taking time to listen completely to K-Drama.

But upon further review (listening more to the album last summer)… I have to conclude that K-Drama “Behind The Glory,” released by EMI Gospel/Holy Hip Hop in September 2006 is actually one of the Top 10 Albums in Holy Hip Hop history. It’s right up there with Lecrae & Trip Lee music, Flame, Ambassador, etc… I’m not trying to exaggerate. I listen to a lot of good music. This album is one that I can actually enjoy 95% of the album. There are actually no songs I have to skip consistently. (That is VERY rare for me, even among my favorite rappers and singers). The production is superb, the lyricism is excellent, and the ministry is on point. If you have been sleeping, stop!

The music on this album is one of its greatest strengths. It is studded with gems produced by Tony Stone, Todd Collins, Theory Hazit, Platinum Tips, and Redd Lettaz. Tony Stone really put his foot into this album! K-Drama is a producer himself; he has produced for Lecrae, Flame, R-Swift, Dillon Chase, Json, and others… So I can imagine that he would have an album full of top quality music. But he did a more than excellent job as an executive producer. I can honestly say I have never heard another album where so many different styles of hip hop music come together so perfectly. He has crunk tracks, club tracks, melancholy tracks, west coast tracks, fun tracks, take-you-to-church tracks, midwest styles… etc. They ALL sound good, and not one track sounds out of place. This album is a classic.

K-Drama’s style is very unique, which always puts you a little behind when it comes to popularity. He could have easily copied someone else’s voice, accent, and rhyme scheme and gained inroads to a lot of listeners. However, I tend to appreciate a unique, but still skilled rhyme style. He’s from Cincinnati, Ohio – not the East Coast or Dirty South, so it makes sense that he sounds like himself. However, he still sounds good. He doesn’t try to pass wackness for uniqueness; he knows how to rhyme with skill.

Another thing I appreciate about K-Drama’s music is its down-to-earthiness. He uses the Word of God, but also uses his own life experiences and testimony in his ministry. People tend to be more open to that. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not against nerdy scripture expositions. I do it all the time because that’s my gift, but I do know that people remember things best by examples. K-Drama’s “Behind the Glory” is an Open Book (a la DA’ TRUTH, but beforehand) into his life! He talks about his struggles in ministry, his middle school and high school days, moving out of his Mom’s house, driving to work in the morning… just about everything! But it’s not without a purpose or an anointing, he always has a point.

His ministry is powerful, his music is excellent, and his style is different. So, better late than never; I had to promote him a little bit! Here is a description of some my favorites from the album:

Behind the Glory

This is the title track… the beat is CRAZY! It’s a soul/shout/banger that seemlessly switches cadences in the middle of the song. It’s truly a gem from Tony Stone. In it K-Drama shares the story of his struggles to make it in the music ministry. His struggles “Behind the Glory” were definitely not glorious! This is my favorite joint.

Let’s Love Em’

This song hits home. In it K-Drama and MC Till tell stories about youth in the church and out that are struggling with drugs, homosexuality, pregnancy, abortion. This song really paints a picture of how horrible things are with our youth in this time… but how we really need to show them LOVE! Love never fails! The track is awesome, laid back, groove produced by Todd Collins.

Honored

(featuring the Grammy nominated Canton Jones) This song is meant to show how Canton Jones and K-Drama humbled and honored by the grace of God; and to give thanks for His grace and mercy.1 You know Canton Jones voice’ will add that extra blessing to any track he’s on!

Just a Man

This song is meant to “Expose his neglected childhood; which was the root of sins that are daily challenges until this day.”1 This song’s track makes you meditate as K-Drama stays down to earth and tells you his life struggles. I played this song once at a juvenile detention center and one young man came up and asked me to play it again because he felt it that much. To me that was an example of just how much his music can minister to struggling youth. It does, and K-Drama also does a lot of community work in his hometown of Cincinnati.

Trouble with the Law

This song is a genius presentation of the gospel. It’s a parable that describes how the sins that we commit get us in trouble with the law until God gets us out. This song reminds me of “Off the Hook” by Ambassador, one of the greatest hip hop songs ever made. The beat is a hypnotizing head banger by Theory Hazit.

Waste of Time

In this song that originally caught my attention, K-Drama talks about how he used to be a church pimp. I love this song because it exposes the boyfriend/girlfriend deception that has deceived the last few generations of western relationships and youth culture thought. Musically, it “has a funky, west coast, neo soul feel provided by the mastermind, Tony Stone.” “K-Drama unveils his testimony about his dealings with numerous girlfriends to fulfill the unquenchable void that only Christ can fill. He gets straight to the point of this song by chanting, ‘If yall ain’t getting married, then yall shouldn’t be together. It’s a

waste of time!’” 1 Amen! Western dating/boyfriend/girlfriend relationship culture is an unbiblical lie and a deception that has led many into adultery, divorce, and fatherlessness. It’s very sad… so choose God’s way instead!

Ohkay

This song’s video can be seen here on youtube: ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXDJ3Z9Xz_E ).

This song encourages and comforts anyone that’s struggling. He reminds you of Jesus Kingdom doctrine in Matthew 6… Seek the Kingdom and God first and everything will be “OhKay.”

Teeter Totter

This song is one of the hottest on the album, the one that got a lot of folks talking. In it he talks from James 1, about double-minded saints are unstable in all of their ways – kind of like “Teeter Totters.” It’s a rebuke of saints that backslide all the time, ministers that are unfaithful, and Christians that don’t keep their trust in God. Plus its fun! Platinum Tips produced this fire.

Moving On

This is light-hearted maturity song; K-Drama describes to his mother that he’s not “moving out” he’s “moving on.” This is a song that describes the spiritual AND natural growth that a man of God goes through in those transition years from youth to manhood as he prepares for a wife and family. You don’t hear a lot of lifestyle songs like this in hip hop.

That’s a few of the songs. You can get the album to find out more about the rest of the songs. Better late than never! This is a classic album; you definitely want to add it to your hip hop collection. K-Drama is unique, talented, representing the Kindgom, and here to stay! His next album is coming out this Fall 2008. I’ve heard a few tracks from it, and it sounds good. But before it comes out, go pickup “Behind the Glory!”

– djsos at fpdj.com

References

  1. K-Drama Biography. http://www.k-dramamusic.com

Check out K-Drama’s Myspace at http://www.myspace.com/kdramamusic