Back in the kitchen……. (Last night @ “Poison” video shoot). #TheProfitComing 📹 @creativethoughtmedia

Back in the kitchen……. (Last night @ “Poison” video shoot). #TheProfitComing 📹 @creativethoughtmedia

Light up the darkness… #TheProfitComing 🔥

Light up the darkness… #TheProfitComing 🔥

Any Given Sunday… #WestPhilly #PrayingForMyCity

Any Given Sunday… #WestPhilly #PrayingForMyCity

Previously in Baltimore… Working on TH$ PROFIT w/ @cameeliosalamandar Photo credit: @rome21229

Previously in Baltimore… Working on TH$ PROFIT w/ @cameeliosalamandar Photo credit: @rome21229

This is a video clip of a woman in jail getting her hair done by an older Christian lady who came with women from her church to serve women in prison. Right before the clip starts the woman (blonde) getting her hair done says “Every time someone does my hair they f*ck it up.. No offense at all to you”. And the older woman says “No f words please.. We’re on holy ground”. The blonde woman sighs in disbelief and then says “We’re on holy ground?? I thought we were in jail!?”. And after the clip ends the older woman says “Yes.. Anywhere I stand is holy ground!”.

Now I truly have to say on all levels of honesty that I am disturbed by this. And I am referring to the statements made by the older woman, not the blonde. I am a Christian man and this type portrayal of Christianity is not something that I stand by. First off.. How do u tell a prison inmate that wherever u stand is holy ground? Are u Jesus? Are u alluding to urself as being holy so therefore wherever u stand is holy? Could be, but we have never even seen Jesus himself respond in this manner. Did Jesus respond this way to the woman at the well? Did Jesus respond this way to the strange woman who It’s no wonder ppl look at Christians some of the ways they do.

How bout sharing God’s love for her and how God cares about her life and her well being. For anyone of my friends, or even any of my Fans reading this who may not be a Christian like me, and has either met me or listened to my music and has heard something in it where it has made u wonder if I am, or made u realize for certain that I am a Christian, and is curious and has questions in regard to where my faith comes from and what it’s all about.. I just want u to know that I’m sure the older lady meant well, but the attitude that she displays here, or at least that I personally thought she displayed is not an accurate representation of the Jesus or the Christianity that I believe in, or that I am apart of.

Listen, I know that chances are this is the only Christianity that u have seen or may be used to. But the Christianity that I believe in is based around truth, but it is also centralized around compassion. Especially for those who have not received very much of it their whole lives. See here’s the thing.. As Christians we should be the most truthful and the most compassionate of all ppl due to the simple fact that us even claiming to be saved is a direct reflection that we were and still are a mess. Reason being, we are ppl who came to the conclusion that we were so messed up in fact that we needed saving, and that we couldn’t save ourselves. Now u have to be Really messed up to conclude that u need saving. Many of these ppl (I’m sure the blonde included) haven’t even got to this point or place yet. But u did.. By God’s grace u realized that u needed to be saved. Just like I did.. When I gave my life to God I realized that I was Really messed up.

My mother goes to visit women in prison on a regular basis and my mother would have Never responded this way to that girl. I’ve seen how my mother talks to ppl. Especially young women that she’s trying to reach. My mother is the realist.. My mother and her girlfriends prayed for me Everyday until God finally broke my heart of stone and turned it to clay. I was kicked out of my parents (rightfully so in my case) when I was 15, and went to stay with my Grandparents, and my family prayed for me Everyday until I left the streets alone. I went from being a good, smart kid, to a bad boy, to being a good man. And I would not be alive if it wasn’t for God’s Grace and a lot of love from truthful and compassionate Christians who knew that God had a plan for me. That being said..

I know that some of u are confused and are looking for answers, and it seems like u may go to church looking for answers but leave with scars and wounded. I can speak from experience and say that I was one of those people who got hurt by the church also when I was a kid. It’s one of the main reasons I hit the streets. But I feel ur pain. I know what it’s like. But the powerful thing that changed me is when I found out that Jesus knew what it was like. He was rejected by his own ppl. But it is historical fact that he died and is risen. And he is real!

(Ur thoughts on this video clip and anything that I’ve said beneath it here will be welcomed and appreciated!)

Arms Out 4 Life… #TheProfitComing #ThisSpring

Arms Out 4 Life… #TheProfitComing #ThisSpring

"Bury me a G/ But don’t brake my bones yet" - #TheProfitComing

"Bury me a G/ But don’t brake my bones yet" - #TheProfitComing

"We really stayed true/ We really Stayed Down" #TheProfitComing

"We really stayed true/ We really Stayed Down" #TheProfitComing

Played half the new album for my homie and he said I’m back rapping like I’m hungry again… I told him that’s because I am!!! #TheProfitComing #ThisSpring #ForWarned

Played half the new album for my homie and he said I’m back rapping like I’m hungry again… I told him that’s because I am!!! #TheProfitComing #ThisSpring #ForWarned

Wit my hittaz!!! @robhodge Happy Bday Dreasey!!

Wit my hittaz!!! @robhodge Happy Bday Dreasey!!

"Why we on the rooftop/ Cuz we feel closer to God" #TheProfitComing

"Why we on the rooftop/ Cuz we feel closer to God" #TheProfitComing

Artists, the World, Concert Venues & Fruitfulness

I have observed that there are many artist who are Christians who are frustrated because there music isn’t taking off and because church’s are not booking them for concerts. And what I have learned over the years and have come to terms with is that many artists who are Christians need to stop considering “churches” as there ONLY potential concert venues. Many ppl who go to concerts at church’s are not even going to hear a contemporary style of music anyway. They’re going to hear “church music” (which isn’t a bad thing) it just happens to be the truth in many cases. Just as a person who goes to a Chinese restaurant is not going there to have Mexican food. It’s just that simple lol. And I truly believe we are in an era of our Christian faith where The Lord is allowing things and circumstances to Force us out of the four walls of the church as artists, since we will not got “outside” willingly. The problem is ppl have been taught over the pulpit for generation after generation that it is wrong to go to the “secular” market, and that no one that isn’t a Christian wants to hear our message/music, and that’s a lie! If that were true what’s the point of evangelizing period, even aside from music? There is such an unbiblical ideology attached to Christians as it applies to music and engaging culture, or Not engaging culture rather. My future children will not be raised under this unbiblical ideology. Nor will any of the artists that I’m mentoring. We work in secular environments everyday at our jobs and at our schools, but feel there is some grave difference in working in a secular environment as it applies to the music industry. That philosophy is “Christianity by fear” at it’s finest. In my opinion certain styles of music like Hip Hop aren’t even best displayed or exercised in churches, unless all ur songs are filled with topics surrounding Jesus and the gospel. And contrary to popular belief, they don’t have to be! The book of Esther doesn’t even mention God in it at all, but God saw fit to include it and books like Song of Solomon in the bible. There are hurting ppl in this lost world who are waiting to hear our take on every subject as believers (Romans 8:19). How are they gonna hear our take on things if all we care about doing is performing at churches and preaching to the choir and trying to impress our circle of friends. And until we get this in our thick Christian skulls there will probably be a ton of artists who’s music will never become fruitful due to bad teaching and/or a lack of knowledge! - Lifey

"It’s Ok" Produced by: Luke Witherspoon = Monday! ⚠️⚠️⚠️ @luk3witherspoon

"It’s Ok" Produced by: Luke Witherspoon = Monday! ⚠️⚠️⚠️ @luk3witherspoon

"It’s Ok" Produced by Luke Witherspoon. »»»> Monday! 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 #NewLifey #TheProfit @luk3witherspoon

"It’s Ok" Produced by Luke Witherspoon. »»»> Monday! 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 #NewLifey #TheProfit @luk3witherspoon

Out Grindin’ in Virginia……. (Circa 2011) #tbt #photoshoot #parkinglot

Out Grindin’ in Virginia……. (Circa 2011) #tbt #photoshoot #parkinglot