Saturday, October 24, 2009

Enock memorial/funeral services & benefit show

Details have finally been released regarding the memorial/funeral services for Enock.

Memorial Service
Sunday, October 25
6pm - 9pm

Funeral Service
Monday, October 26
10am - Noon

Both will be held at:
Lindale Assembly of God Church
503 Reid St.
Houston, TX 77022

Then on Tuesday, the benefit concert will go down at Hip Hop Hope Tuesdays at The Prince Complex in Houston's 5th Ward. Artists who would like to participate are asked to donate $25 per song they want to perform.

Benefit Concert
Tuesday, October 27
7:30 - 9pm
The Prince Complex Gym
3000 Jensen Dr.
Houston, TX 77026

If you're unable to attend but still want to contribute, a PayPal account has been set up for the family. Visit this story page at for more details and the link.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Enock's last album / Gospelflava interview


A few more notes:

You can listen to snippets and buy Enock's last recorded music from PHF right here. The "That Jesus" track and "We Repent" songs are particularly moving.

Check it here.

Also, it's interesting to read this interview of 'Nock by my man Dwayne Lacy from from several years back.

Check it here.

Vid: Cruz Cordero remembers Enock

Former Cross Movement member Cruz Cordero also posted his memorial video to Enock.

Interesting trivia Cruz posted on Facebook:

- Enock came up with The Cross Movement name

- Before CM, he and Phanatik were known as The Righteous Gang

Vid: Dre Marshall remembers Enock

Dre Marshall posted his thoughts about Enock.

Vid: Enock's last performance "That Jesus"

The brothers from PHF posted this video of Enock's last known performance.

I was at this show and have some photos I need to post.

Gotta love this jam with Bless't and the live band.

Vid: Enock tribute - verses

A fan created and posted this video of some of Enock's best verses. Enjoy and remember.

Buy Enock's AWEthentic album to help his fam

If you purchase Enock's AWEthentic album from The Bus Shop 100% of the sales proceeds will be given to his family.

Get yours here.

Former Cross Movement member Juan "Enock" James passes away suddenly


As I'm sure you've heard by now, former Cross Movement member Juan "Enock" James passed away this Saturday morning.

I was on the road to visit family in Arkansas when I heard the news. Thankfully Tre9 was able to put up a quick story on to share details and information. You can read all about that here.

I got to know Enock when he relocated to Houston several years ago and considered him a friend. I've spent all weekend thinking about him, his music, and his ministry impact all while trying to help distribute information and keep people in the loop regarding the care of his wife Natalie and daughter Jana.

I spoke to Natalie this afternoon as she was making preparations for the funeral. She said she was greatly encouraged by all the calls and messages, but still dealing with it all.

She said she broke down when working on the funeral arrangements because it just didn't seem real or fair that she should have to be doing this at such a young age. She also kept their 4-year-old daughter home from school today because she was crying last night about missing her daddy.

I haven't had a chance to visit (out of town all weekend and live about an hour away from them) but know that several Houston artists and friends have stopped by to look after her. Plus, her family is close so I'm sure that has helped.

Our convo got cut short because the church beeped in during our call and she needed to talk to them.

So, I'm not aware of any immediate financial or physical needs but will try to keep folks posted. will also be a great place for additional information.

Obviously please keep them in your prayers.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Vidz: Gospel DJ Cyphas

I have to admit, I'd never seen a DJ Cypha before this - much less one made up of Christian cats.

This took place at the First International Gospel DJ Conference held in NY on September 21-22. DJ Wade-O was there, taught a workshop, and told me a really cool story about the fellas rallying around an aspiring young gospel DJ who needed some equipment.

Read more about it here and enjoy the spinsters below.