Friday January 18th my @diedailyteam brothers are coming to do a lil music in Queens, NYC! Come out and see @seancjohnson @kadenceokc @gerryskrillz @drebmusic @cashhollistah & @blackflint80 for “NYSUM’s One Night” hosted by @thenysum and @cri_nyc slide into my DMs for more information!
My @diedailyteam brother @iamaward went to Canada to battle one of the best in the world... on Pay Per View and talked about Jesus. Everyone he battles mocks him and makes fun of his faith, but he’s beating dudes so bad that he’s now ranked the number 12 battler out right now. Make. That. Money. Ward! And #GoVols
Took the @cri_nyc gang to Forlini’s for our Christmas dinner 👀
I hosted one of my first Christian Hip Hop concerts when I was 15 years old in a little town in Tennessee, and like 100 people came out to see this group called Exodus, which included a rapper named Kadence. Fast forward 15 years later, and I’m in standing at a CHH show listening to @lecrae preform “Go Hard” which was produced by @KadenceOKC who is now one of my best friends. CHH has impacted my life for over a decade, and I’m truly blessed to play a small role in it.
Today marks 1 year living in #NYC and working at @thenysum it’s been a crazy adventure filled with ups and downs. I’ve done cool stuff, ate amazing food and I’ve grown a lil along the way. If I’ve learned anything during this year, it’s that walking out your dream/calling doesn’t mean life gets easier. Life is hard no matter where you’re at or what you’re doing. People let you down just like before, but God still reigns just like before, and He’s walking with me teaching me something new every day. Oh... and I think I can officially call myself a “local” now?
People often ask me, “what’s the best thing you’ve ate living in NYC” well, I’ve had a ton of amazing things and a million different styles. But bite for bite, the best thing I’ve ate in in NYC, maybe ever is the pork buns at Tim Ho Wan. They might be the best food item in the world that only costs $5
It was super dope to get to hang out with some of my @diedailyteam family this past weekend. @bigrobsings @kadenceokc @blesthemic @seancjohnson @chrisayeok
I had the honor of hosting an outreach event this past Saturday as @thenysum partnered with @rootsnycchurch + @diedailyteam to throw a block party in the Woodside Projects in Queens, just a few blocks from my home. We had an awesome kid’s zone, live entertainment, served lunch and dinner to over 600 people and shared the Gospel. It was a very busy, but impactful day in NYC!
Glaser’s Bake Shop has been family owned and operated in the Upper Eastside of Manhattan since 1902. Food critics from around the world say that for 116 years they’ve had the best Black and White cookie in NYC. The family decided to close up the shop, and tomorrow is their last day of operation. So I stood in line for almost 2 hours and bought 24 black and white cookies to remember them by.
City Fest was a lot of fun this past weekend. I got to lead groups from Michigan and Missouri to a park in Brooklyn for a basketball outreach.
This picture may look normal, but this tells a story about how God is using a man from the mountains of East Tennessee to help train and disciple the next generation of urban leaders in NYC. This was an “intro to urban ministry” class I taught to a group of Teen Challenge girls from Alabama and a group of graduating seniors from North Carolina
This weekend 165 women from across the nation came to @thenysum to minister over 800 ladies living in NYC shelters. It was very busy, but a lot of good came from it!