Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Recap: Nuwine performs and speaks at Resurrection Sunday "A Day for God" event
On Resurrection Sunday 2011 Houston’s Street Life Worldwide organized “A Day For God” – a combination Christian rap concert and family fun day outreach. Nuwine, aka Wine-O, was also asked to play a part.
For those that don’t know, Nuwine was a key figure in the Grapetree era of Christian hip hop. His gritty tales from Da Bloody 5th Ward of the city told of the urgent need for Christ. Later, he was signed to Evander Holyfield’s “Real Deal Records” and after that began making a name, and money, producing and rapping in a more secular music style.
However, his friends in the ministry, like Lil Raskull and Pastor Levi, have still remained and continue to encourage him in the faith.
Levi told me he got the vision for "A Day for God" after seeing a street cat at a ticket booth trying to secure admittance to a big name comedy show being held over Easter weekend. For some reason or another, the guy couldn't get a ticket and left in a huff.
On Resurrection Sunday, at a different, T.D. Jakes event being held at the Astrodome, Levi said he ran into the same guy, dressed to the nines and ready for Easter.
"I realized then that even the most hood dudes come out to celebrate this day," Levi said.
So now, in what he hopes will be the first of many, he helped organize "A Day for God" and invited a mainstream rap talent like Nuwine to participate.
Here's how that went down:
Nuwine’s early work impacted many for the Kingdom of Christ. As you heard, he still wants your prayers. Please continue to lift him up.
And here's how Von Won explained Nuwine's involvement.
Overall, it was a great day. A couple hundred people showed up, got fed, and enjoyed some God-glorifying hip hop music and activities.
Here's a photo recap of the rest and to the hopes that this thing can continue year after year.