williamimatthews williamimatthews

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WMIII πŸ—βš‘οΈ  Artist x Advocate β€’ LA

http://www.williammatthewsmusic.com/

Best cover of my song #glorytoglory that I've heard by @shanasaintmusic!

Lovin' the Sunday Brunch Crew! Raw, Honest dialog. True vulnerability without judgement or shame. No topic is off the table!

Been loving skype coaching lately! Building genuine connections with singers, musicians, writers, pastors all over the world while working on songwriting, vocals, team building, social justice and anything music/worship related. I have a special rate going right now so SIGN UP NOW on my website before it ends!! (LINK IN BIO ⬆️)

#FBF Here's to 8 years ago, back when @davidmolnar used to practice photography on me in Nashville and I was a young black kid with a dream :)

When I first met @prophiphop the qualities that struck me most was his humor, intellectual depth, raw honesty, love of family and zest for life. Once we walked around Long Beach where I watched person after person approach only to show love and endlessly thank him. I knew then that this was a humble man, a true champion of the people. A few months ago When he played his new record #crooked I recognized that he is one of the greatest to do this! Thank you for your friendship and all the kind words and advice you've given me over this last year or two. They have deeply resonated with me. You are a prophet with a true message for the treacherous times we live in.
Celebrating you on this big day!! RT "Dis tew much! Y'alls response has already blown me away and it's only been half a day. "Man can sure try, but only God gives purpose." 'Crooked.' Available on all the platforms

1 Million Views! πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸŽŠ
THANK YOU everyone for the continued support! Really proud of @melodynoelmusic @jordansarmo & @influencemusicofficial and the unique sound they're creating! Head to my website to watch the full video. Link in Bio

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#TBT Circa 2006 - If I could send a message to this young man from the future it would be this: Dear William.. You are not a burden but a delight! Your curiosity & joyous heart for nations will lead you from the coast of North Carolina to the coast of California and eventually all over the world. Your ability to accurately hear God and catch the waves is beyond uncanny. This will be tested in the face of skeptics and proven true time and time again. Trust yourself. Know that most of the pain you will face comes from valuing the voice of well meaning "godly folk" more than your own. Don't be too harsh with them, they wish they could see like you. Your unique song will puncture hearts and rebuild cities, even help the dead come back to life. Your infectious dance will tear down religious strongholds while reminding everyone it's ok to have fun. So remember this: Always move forward & do not fight for understanding from the church or the world cause they won't give it you. You have NOTHING to prove to any of them. These systems of power exist unto themselves...but here's the secret...so do you :) With that in mind, be kinder to yourself when making mistakes, and you will. Fight from authenticity not for it, fight for honesty over conformity. And lastly, there is so much beauty in yourself and the ones who will stick by you, savor them and savor the hidden moments with them before they are your last. Sincerely, with love from the future, -WMIII

Last September I did a video for #NotWhoWeAre in which I stated "Donald Trump does NOT care about black people." It was featured on CNN and I caught some flak for making that comment and some saw it as being racially divisive. It was not. Today the CBC extensively listed how Trump is failing working class black communities. I really encourage you to read this letter beginning to end. He loves us for photo ops(Kanye, Steve Harvey, HBCU's, etc) but doesn't care about our people, our culture nor the well being of our communities. I'm not off for saying that, you're off for believing that he would be different when his rhetoric & behavior showed us otherwise. Moral of this story is, White People: Trust ahead of time when black people tell you whose legit & whose not. WE have a unique discernment & foresight on these things. WE know racism when we see it...Trump's presidency more proves you don't know it when you see it. I know this won't get a lot of likes...but I stand by what I said then and do now. And know when folks say Trump is racist...this is what we mean.

Proud of you @listentotrace

So PROUD of @melodynoelmusic & @influencemusicofficial for curating a fresh sound & visual in a space that is often so cliche. This father/daughter story is about my good friend @mketterer and his daughter Sophie. I've watched their relationship for nearly a decade and been inspired by Michael & @iveyketterer's commitment to love, family and inclusion. So click on their page and GO WATCH THIS VIDEO! You won't be disappointed!

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