This open letter or art of poetry caught our attention and we thought we should give it a share as in one way or another it will reach some one who needs the message.
Dann Mwangi/Number 8 a spoken word artist and NTV newscaster of business news has written something special which we call the hard message that touches people’s life’s. A Message that rebukes with Love and will in one way or another bring change or give someone a deep thought.
This letter is directed to gospel artiste’s who have a calling to spread the word and to the Christian fraternity at large who listen to gospel music. read below :
All I want, and all I need, is found in Jesus. Nothing else can satisfy my heart’s desire. If an artist writes music according to what the fans want, who’s dancing to whose music? Who is god here? God? I doubt. Stick to the call.
Why do some hit songs get boring, outdated, unappealing and even non-edifying? Where do they differ from hymns? Are we (Gospel Artists) so industry-driven that we display it more than the risen Christ? How much Life is in our music?
Are we, Christians, quicker to condemn gospel artists we feel are off track or praying for them, and seeking ways to reach out? Am I relying on my style/flow/genre/skill to change lives? Do they save or just influence how people receive the content?
Strip-off the skill, dumb-out the beat, kill the melodies, what’s left? A song’s memory or a life saving message? Are you after an excellent piece of art more than a artistic piece of heart? Would you rather be artless or heartless?
‘Hip hop is dead’, some say. Well, even if this is true, it didn’t die for you. Christ did. Jesus over hip hop; heart over art . Music that leaves the fans wowed VS music that leaves hearts bowed (to God). Which is yours, artist?
Artist: a lens. Look through one and get a better view of what/who they magnify. Do people see God through you and your music
What is your take ?
thts a gud question to ask