Sho is taking the place of Tedashii and this is the event I thought was taking place last week.
If you're not going to the first night of the All Eyes On Me Conference then definitely make the drive to Huntsvegas if you can!
1) The biggest issue is without a doubt the air day and time. For some reason the “Suits” decided to run this show on Sundays at noon.
Really? A program targeted toward the church crowd is shown at an hour when 90% of the audience is still sitting in their pews?
Why not Sunday afternoon or evening? A Saturday morning or midday would work too. At least give us a re-run. As it was before, its connected core had to rely on a DVR to record and replay the show.
2) “106 & Gospel” also seems a bit incestuously biased with its coverage.
In the first five episodes, the artists that received the most amount of air-time included Kirk Franklin, Mary Mary, Tye Tribbet, iROCC, Kikki Sheard, 21:03, and Tri-ni-tee 5:7 – all people already somehow connected to the network’s existing gospel coverage.
I was willing to lend some grace to a new show trying to catch an audience and gain its footing. But after nearly two months on air they should have really tried to reach past those who already have parking spots on the BET lot.
3) Finally, and I know this is tough, I would ask BET to resist the urge to make “106 & Gospel” a show simply about cultural Christianity.
Leave the silly “church carpet” fashion reports, money-equals-blessings beliefs, and “Jesus-the-Magic-Genie” sentiments on the cutting room floor. Embrace the platform you’ve been given and use it to impart something of true spiritual significance.
BET can do this by offering more opportunities for artist testimonies and devotions. They could also share some actual Scripture and point people toward resources they can use to deepen their faith.
One can only imagine how much more God could move with a willing tool like that at His disposal.
I tried to e-mail the firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail address on their website to confirm this but my message was rejected. I can't find a decent "Contact Us" section on their site either. Anyone know of a valid addy?
I'm heading out to Austin tonight and will be Twittering throughout SXSW for those that want to track me.
Find and follow me at www.twitter.com/SketchtheJ
I'll be at the DaSouth.com stage tomorrow with B.L.U.E, Dooney, Kaboose, Braille, the Much Luvv Fam and Lecrae.
I also plan to hit the After Party and want to try to catch a Rootbeer (Pigeon John & Flynn) set if I can.
Look for pics, set info, and other randomness.
The Son of the Ringleader knows his history. Despite being a somewhat new schoolContinue reading
voice, CY is well versed in old school gospel rap.
“Both of my parents were pastors and growing up we couldn’t listen to rap. But the first Christian hip hop song I ever heard was Jon Gibson and MC Hammer. I think I was 11 or 12 years old and I heard it on the radio and was like ‘Wow!’,” CY said.
I got this from the Mike McGuff blog - a compilation of the "Jesus-image-in-the-grilled-cheese" type kicker stories from many, many newscasts.
It made me think, how often do we do the same thing? Tack Jesus onto the end of our day/story/life and do it in such a cheesy, good-luck-token type of way?
Lord, forgive us.
Tre9: Not many rappers espouse the joys of driving busted Honda Civics and living for Christ, but that's been Tre9's modus operandi for over ten years. The devout Christian just dropped The Farmer LP, which features Lil' Keke and Big Pokey on a remix of the single "Suburbs." He tours overseas regularly and even owns his own production company — pretty slick for a married white guy who reps area 'burbs like Copperfield and Pearland like Biggie used to rep Brooklyn. C.H.Read it all here.