Here's another event photo recap from my backlog.
Up next: Joined at the Hip Ministries' Alpha Project release party from Excelsius and DJ 1 God that was held on December 26, 2009.
Rescheduled from Houston's "major" ice day earlier in the month, JATH invited friends like Lita Rodi, Gifted da Flamethrowa, DJ D-Lite, and The W.A.R.R.I.O.R.S. to celebrate with them.
Here's the rundown:
Lita Rodi kicked things off with some new cuts off of his "Reformation" album.
I live Tweeted the night and had just noted how hard it was to get the crowd involved in the traditional church setting when these two cats joined Gifted onstage for his rowdy "Want Some, Get Some" track.
Afterward, Gifted led us in worship via William McDowell's "Give Myself Away" song. It was wonderful.
Enock's widow Natalie and his daughter Jana were also in attendance. Natalie spoke and Jana took a nap.
The W.A.R.R.I.O.R.S. and DJ D-Lite (background) hit us with their anthem and "No Limits" tracks along with some of their testimony and teaching.
Finally, DJ 1-God (back) and Ex (front) hit the stage on some "Yes, Yes, Y'all" hype.
The Alpha Project's color scheme was black and gold - as represented in Ex's fresh new J's.
During the concert, Ex explained how he met DJ 1-God in his Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity at Stephen F. Austin State University and how he helped disciple 1-God prior to them doing music together.
During the show, it struck me that these two dudes have celebrity look alikes.
Ex = NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb
DJ 1-God = Hollywood actor Jimmy Jean-Louis (aka "The Haitian" on NBC's "Heroes")
Toward the end of the night, the Alpha Project boys invited The W.A.R.R.I.O.R.S. on stage for their thumping "Blood Money" collab.
The Alpha Project folks know how to celebrate - with cake!
Ex with DJ D-Lite.
D likes to call Ex his "spiritual twin brother." But as you see above, I've already pointed out his physical doppelgänger.
This event definitely had a different vibe. It was an entertaining show for sure, but it was also an intimate encounter with the One True God among friends, family, and supporters.
Pick up and sample The Alpha Project at Join at the Hip Ministries website right here.