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I got engaged on Saturday to my Love & best friend, Stephanie Robert (@stephy_rob)!! I also can't smile without squinting, but that's neither here nor there haha.

We are excited to walk w/ the Lord together & reflect the Gospel to this hurting world! We were discussing how, despite what a blessing it is to be engaged, the best part about the day was, nevertheless, getting to commune with, enjoy, & thereby glorify, Jesus. She is a beautiful woman of God!! Thank you Lord!! #CountItLoss

Business trip for the 9-5 means portable studio in the hotel room. Boom🔥 haha

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"What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it?" I Corinthians 4:7

Glory to God, I graduated from Liberty University!! A ton has changed since I began college in August 2011, but I'll tell you what hasn't:

My God.
He's faithfully seen me through. He's been there for me, even when the bottom fell out. Even when this fickle-hearted, broken, sinful man didn't want to look to God, God's been right there, wooing His wounded, often-rebellious son back to Him.

Can I brag about Him? He's the psychological & literal Rock of my existence. He is my Joy -- my soul-satisfaction. He is my Hope that things will be alright. He Delivers & Sustains. He is good, and captivatingly Beautiful.
I wouldn't have selected everything that happened during college, but because I trust that Jesus does all things well and works everything for His kids' good, I wouldn't change a thing!

And God saw fit to put this beautiful, God-fearing woman in my life too! I love you Stephanie❤️ #SoliDeoGloria #Graduation #Graduation2015 #LibertyUniversity #CountItLoss

Oh, hey 2012 illijam.

This was the first 'promotional' picture I ever put out as an artist. I was a freshman in college, and I had just entered into @viktoryr4's R4 Featured Emcee Contest in hopes of making it on to his album. I didn't win, and listening to the submission is pretty cringe-worthy now, but it was a start!! Lol.
Also noteworthy: Olivet Nazarene lanyard (sister's school), Millersville hoodie (friend's school), & Auburn-colored sneakers?? Quite the combo.

My #libertyuniversity school-pride grew over time haha. 📸 cred: Nick Scott, my freshmen year roommate.

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It was awesome hanging out w/ the teens at Faith EFC last Thursday. Thanks for having me out!! @faithhighschool
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Just finished my last show on campus as a student!! It's been such a blessing to have the opportunity to encourage folks to "count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Jesus..." (Phil. 3:8) through hip-hop.
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My beautiful wife & I took an overnight trip to Ocean City, NJ.
We marveled at God's Creation of the ocean while there. If what He has made is so breathtakingly beautiful, does it not logically follow that He must be infinitely more magnificent? And so we treasure Him & enjoy Him above all.

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Authentic faith is always accompanied by a changed heart that desires God. **Help us desire and delight in you more, Jesus.** #CountItLoss

My dude Angel from E525 Apparel (@e525apparel) hooked me up w/ this shirt at the concert this past Saturday.

His clothing line is dope, and the message he is highlighting is one I think we'd all be wise to ponder. Biblically speaking, I think the most effective way to ensure we leave a worthwhile legacy is to abide in Jesus (treasure & obey Him), and let Him cause our lives to bear fruit for His glory -- or otherwise stated, "count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus our Lord..." (Philippians 3:8). #E525 #E525Apparel #CountItLoss

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ICYMI: I had the opportunity to write an article for @rapzilla earlier this week weighing in on recent events. •
Summary: Sincere brothers can sincerely disagree, and God will still sovereignly use both for His glory.

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Hanging with everybody at the concert this past weekend was dope. It was a privilege & joy to encourage the Fam to stay on their Phili 3:8. I also got to perform "Summer Vibin" live for the first time☀️🌴🌊 📸 @evanfiasco
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Windows down. Shades on. Volume up🤘🏻Link in bio!

"Summer Vibin" is a celebration of summer as the foretaste of forthcoming paradise. The many blessings typical of this season are mere teasers of the joy to come and point past themselves to the Person in whom true joy is found. •
The beautiful weather, vacations, cookouts, drive-in movies, more time with family & friends-- I pray we won’t absolutize these good things, as though they can truly satisfy & save us, but rather that our hearts would enjoy them as Heaven-beckoning glimpses of God & His Glory. In short, may summer & its blessings cause us to eagerly anticipate our true Home and treasure, Jesus Christ. This is summer vibin.

Credits:
Prod by @onbeatmusic
Artwork by @kevin.hackett
Engineered by @mixedbyskyleryoung
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Last night's concert with the Light In the Park & Victory Valley Camp Staff was super fun!! •
It was a joy sharing some music & worshipping Jesus with y'all. I'm praying for you guys as you share the Gospel with the kids this summer!! Godspeed.

📸 @mathewrparsons
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Post-Concert in Reading, PA. •
Tim, who has been the Paul to my Timothy since 2008, is the youth pastor at Grace Bible Fellowship Church, and it was a joy to hang out, perform, and focus on Jesus with y'all last night. May we "count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Jesus" (Philippians 3:8).

PS: That's a piece of the ceiling on my head from when I got a little too hype and hit it 😬

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My man @mixedbyskyleryoung in the studio making the magic happen👌🏻 Skyler is the dopest engineer in the land, and I feel super blessed to work with him. (Artists: Hit him up!)

Download "Enjoy" for free now on @rapzilla, or peep it on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, etc. If you're feeling it, do ya boi a favor and share it on social media/tag friends below!👇🏻

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--Concert in North Philly last weekend--
Probably saying something suuuper serious here 😉

It was a great day. A lot of the folks in the community came out, enjoyed the day with us, and heard the Gospel. Praise God!!
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It'd be really cool if my wife was my roommate/
In the old folks home just awaiting our due date/🎶

(Get it? Like our DOD [date of death] = our DOB into eternity😉)

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I hope you will enjoy my new single "Enjoy"✌🏻

All proceeds go to funding my wife's & my Chinese food date-night. You'll understand after you hear😜 On the real, let's enjoy Jesus today. "God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him," as John Piper has preached.

Available for free download on @rapzilla, or listen now via the iTunes link in my bio, Spotify, Apple Music, etc.

Credits: Produced by @lexlugertmog, Arranged by @rey.oh.eight, Artwork by @kevin.hackett, Engineered by @mixedbyskyleryoung. These dudes ROCK.

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Steph & I went hiking this weekend to The Pinnacle. We were 💩'd by the end of it, and happy to return to civilization🙌🏻

And now for some introspection/reflection: It is a unique joy to marvel at the majesty of what has been created while walking with the majestic Creator. We know God, who made this beautiful vista, personally! And this is the free gift all who trust in Jesus receive: eternal life, which is knowing God (John 17:3). It is why Easter, the celebration of Jesus's Resurrection, is so sweet. Happy Easter!!
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*C i l* stands for "Count It Loss", which paraphrases the heart of what it means to be a Christian: "Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ..." Philippians 3:8

Hit me up if you'd like a 👕

📸: @imlillian_

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While in Greece, I had the opportunity to open the Bible & share some truth with our Iranian & Pakistani family-in-Christ. Koros (up front with me) translated from English to Farsi/Persian as I spoke; speaking through a translator is tough!! He did an awesome job though, and we were so grateful he was with us.

I spoke on how being a Christian means having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We experience & know him spiritually, and often feel him so little because our spiritual 6th sense is shriveled up due to a lack of use/exercise. The main ways we foster intimacy with God are by listening to Him (reading the Bible), talking to Him (praying), and staying with His people (the church). I shared how we were wired to desire something higher -- we were made to be most satisfied in life when we are in a restored relationship with our Maker. Thank God for Jesus making that possible!!
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This past weekend, Fiasco (@evanfiasco) & I got to hang-out & share some music w/ our fam-in-Christ in Topeka, KS. It was a joy to be with them, and a privilege to encourage them to 'count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus our Lord' (Philippians 3:8).
📸@imlillian_
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I give you Changed Feat. @adrianstresow ✌🏻

Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, SoundCloud, etc. Link in bio!

This is for anyone who's ever experienced the bewildering ache of a dear friend becoming a stranger, whether suddenly or gradually. This is for anyone who's ever felt the anguished astonishment of someone you swore was a Christian walking away from Jesus.

This experience is recorded a few times in the Bible. David describes it in Psalm 55, and Paul warns Timothy about it in II Timothy 3:12-14. Jesus, of course, was betrayed by Judas, to all the Disciples' surprise.

I also drew inspiration from John Piper's poem "Judas, My Son", which I quote at the end. •
When people change and faux-Christians prove to be impostors, trust Jesus.

Produced by Adrian Stresow, Mixed/Mastered by @mixedbyskyleryoung, Artwork by @kevin.hackett
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Who's ready for a new single featuring @adrianstresow this Friday?🤘🏻

My man Skyler (@mixedbyskyleryoung) was in the studio putting the finishing touches on👌🏻

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