Overthinking with Messa Montana - Track 1

I don’t know about you, but I love it when artists explainer videos. Sometimes its great to understand the nuances easily missed and discover the back story to a verse or hook. In this video Messa Montana talks about the first track on the album “Overthinking”. If you haven’t seen that video then you get another chance in this email,

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Yahweh Collective Encourages You to “Speak Loud” at GoBU

Same night, same theme, different set. Yahweh Collective took to the same stage as with fellow label mate Chans Thomas to provide song responding to social justice for GoBU’s thematic Creative Liturgy event.

Personally I couldn’t believe Keeso was in the front on his feet after being shot at work just 4 weeks ago!  Read that story here.

YC want you to know that this song is an answer to pain and frustration often found at the epicenter of the subject. True hope can be found even at the eye of any storm, the gospel provides sufficient answers that unifies. They believe that you will find true harmony in community if we speak up for peace instead of being silent with indifference.

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Chans Responds to Social Injustice With "Let Me Find Thee"

Let Me Find Thee | Indelible Grace Music [Chans Thomas Cover]

Chans Thomas was asked to respond to themed creative liturgy night in Houston for GoBU recently. The theme was Social Injustice and Chans had chosen to sing a song in response to the subject “Broken vs Bitterness”. Ultimately, social injustice is another manifestation of sin, so the only adequate response for our brokenness is to stand before a holy God in view of what gospel promises.

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The Making Of "Be Kind, Rewind Vol 1." Artwork

Its out now! Purchase the pre-release for “Be Kind, Rewind Vol. 1” by Messa Montana and get “Overthinking” today!

Messa Montana shares his inspiration behind the design and experience working alongside popular Houston muralist Marked By Jake. There are a lot of attention to detail that went into the artwork for his upcoming EP "Be Kind, Rewind". A must watch.

Check out the video and pre-order “Be Kind Rewind Vol 1” EP today!

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More Chans Of Neo Soul

From singing at a Stellar Gospel Award event at age 14 to finally releasing her debut EP on ToneCrafters, the long arduous journey for Chans Thomas proves her faith through years of patience, persistence and prayer and it all comes to an end this month.  Her first project is called ”The Cultured Christ” featuring the incredible Live Out Loud Band, and is almost upon us, at last!

I think it’s well worth the wait, craft like this takes time, however, Chans WILL completely disagree with me here lol!  Trust me, I get it, she has creative ideas in abundance and that is her burden...and what a cross to bear.  Artists like her are called to create and are often burdened with glorious purpose. To referee between logic and emotion, discern between sanity and vanity all the while crediting God for the reason for the hope as the quality of their artistry permeates.

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The Weird and Wonderful World Of InderPaul's "Fountain Pen"

Inderpaul’s “Fountain Pain” song is one of the most lyrically ethereal he has made, yet! - Calvin FOOD Venus

Don’t take our word on it, go check it out for yourself below. Those that have heard it already may find it a little difficult to grasp exactly what happened for InderPaul to consider stabbing his neck with a pen…and thats the point.

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Messa Asks you to "Be Kind, Rewind".

This incredible cover art done by Houston native, muralist Jacob. It captures everything you come to expect from Messa Montana, nostalgic 90s beats, pocket grooves, hypnotic melodies and a modern back-packer rap flow. There are no rhymes for the sake of riddling here…genuine honesty, integrity and introspective thought processes.

All beats are produced by Messa himself, whilst the vocal production, mixing and mastering was done at the new SafeHouse Recordings studio by ToneCrafters CEO and studio owner Calvin FOOD Venus.

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