My first post on Quid Pro Quo was Why Christian Hip Hop? Like I wrote earlier, It’s usually the first question I ask CHH artistes, or any artiste for that matter, whenever they come to me to manage them. This is because whatever answer(s) the artiste gives, gives me a good idea about their mindset which tells me whether or not they’re worth investing my time and resources in.
This may sound harsh but if the purpose of a thing is not known, abuse is inevitable. Gone are the days when the majority of the people went about life without a sense of purpose. Everybody is asking questions these days. Why am I created? What exactly are we doing here on earth beyond survival? People want more out of life. Self-actualization is becoming a basic need. People are tired of living blindly and this is a large part an effect of the information wave that has hit the world, thanks to the internet and globalization. People are having unprecedented access to principles of success and the true definition of success.
Success for you as a CHH artiste isn’t about the number of records you sell but about the number of lives you influence positively. It isn’t about the number of Rolexes, Jays, gold chains, diamond grills, Fear Of God Jeans, Kanye-type ripped Tees, fast cars, houses or liquid cash you have but about the number of people you save from poverty, drugs & addictions, gang-life, self-hate, depression, dejection, rejection, low self-esteem, self-doubt, etc.
Your basic mission is to reach out to the people conventional Christian music doesn’t appeal to. Your basic mission is to reach out to the people the church traditionally shuts their door at. You have to understand that God loves everybody and it is His desire to see souls saved. Beyond that, it is His desire to see minds transformed (Rom 12:2) and the major ways to transform minds are through words and pictures; CHH does both perfectly.
YOU HAVE A BETTER CHANCE AT REACHING THAT GUY IN THE STREETS WHO DOESN’T HAVE THE TIME OR INTEREST TO LISTEN TO SAM ADEYEMI BUT LOVES TO LISTEN TO HIPHOP.
It is very important you write your songs and go about your career (Ministry) with your mission at the back of your mind.
If you’re not driven by the mission, you’ll be driven by the cars – Andy Mineo
Get a Sheet of Paper, Get on your knees in prayer and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to you what your specific mission as a CHH artiste is and write it on that paper. Paste copies of it on places where you can see them (You can type it on your devices as well) and keep reading it until it is imprinted in your mind. You’ll see a difference in your approach to your career and an inevitable success.
See you at the top!