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Sunday, August 17, 2014

What would you ask for if you knew everything?

Tonye Bezalel Brown // 12:33 AM // , , ,
With all the stuff that's been going on in the world recently (and some personal stuff), I find myself feeling a bit down when there's no music playing, or when I'm not at the gym.

So I decided to find a solution or some advice. I googled "Peaceful Sermon" and came across this sermon by Tim Keller.

He said something that made my brain light-up; he was referring to how God answers the prayers we pray in the middle of distress.
When a child of mine makes a request, I always give them what they would have asked for if they knew everything.
- Tim Keller
I usually pray for God to take away anything (sometimes anyone - not kill the person though, lol) that is uncomfortable; but sometimes, things that don't leave me at ease might be something or someone God is using to grow me.

So, it is possible that if I knew everything (in the grand scheme of things of my life as a Christian), I'd probably ask God to leave these trials intact.

Anyways, here's the sermon: If you're looking for a sermon on Peace, it seems to be good so far (I'm still listening to it).

Final thing I got from it: To pray for peace. To pray for God to help me love Him more than anything else to remove worries from my life.

Random image not related to this post at all.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Repost: First they came for the black people and I did not speak out

Tonye Bezalel Brown // 11:38 PM // , , , , ,
I just came across an article about the recent death of the 18-year old black male, Michael Brown, on Facebook, thanks to Alex Medina.
To sum the article up, it's simply about how the non-black Americans and media are responding to the death; pretty much treating it as norm. Looking away. They're violent; they deserve it don't they?
The death of  Michael Brown hit me hard; as expected; another black kid killed by someone (not black/racist)  in authority. Not many people in my circle (black, white, etc) are talking about it; not among my circle of facebook friends all over the world - and it kinda bothers me.
I haven't talked about this issue lots to prevent ruffling some feathers; but why play safe? Why start now?
Read it. Respond as you will.
This snippet of a poem stood out to me the most:
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.



Michael Brown protest - multiracial

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Lecrae - Nuthin (Audio) #IHEARDNUTHIN

Tonye Bezalel Brown // 11:32 AM // , ,
Check out the new 2014 single from Lecrae, Nuthin. It's the first single for his album Anomaly coming out August 2014. The song is produced by Gawvi (who's also on the hook).

I'm thankful for Lecrae. This song is bananas. Nuthin is not available on iTunes until the album is released though.



Lecrae - Nuthin - image artwork

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day to my beautiful Momma! ♥

Tonye Bezalel Brown // 5:24 PM // ,
I almost didn't want to post a mother's day facebook status message because it's cheesy facebook etiquette; but I decided not to let facebook culture prevent me from publicly expressing my love and appreciation for my mom, Faith Brown.

I could write for hours of how much she's sacrificed and given to her 4 children, but I'll save that for a song.

Happy Mother's Day to my awesome, kind, super creative, boss of a mother. 20+ years of wise words clearly God-given! The little ones and I are grateful and thankful for all you've sacrificed and given to us. #godlyWoman #AfricanMom #goodCook #stillFunny #wiseWords #SmartMoms #poet #writer #loveHer


Yeah, my mom is real smart; I'm thankful for a Godly mother.

Happy Mother's Day to all the awesome mothers out there!

Happy Mother's Day - flowers

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Ellie Goulding - Burn (TRUEVINED remix) - Hip-hop/Trap/Dirty-South

Tonye Bezalel Brown // 6:16 PM // , , ,


I recently stumbled upon Ellie Goulding via a video on Instagram and fell in love with her voice; I decided to remix her song 'Burn' because that's what I love to do when I hear something I love :P

It's a trap-sounding hip-hop remix which is very consistent with my production style: hi-hats, distorted subs, etc.

Ellie Goulding - Burn remix artwork


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Late Night Music and Videos :: Good stuff I discovered recently

Tonye Bezalel Brown // 4:29 AM //
Two songs and two videos from Viktory, Da' T.R.U.T.H., Bizzle and Propaganda.

First the music videos:

Da' T.R.U.T.H.'s music video single 'Gray' from his new album 'Heartbeat.


Bizzle's 'Mr. Range Rover' music video from his album 'The Good Fight' directed by Eshon Burgundy



Now the singles:

First is Viktory's 'Black and White (): This song is Bananas; play it yourself and see why.


Second one is 'Daywalkers' by Propaganda featuring Lecrae; dope stuff too.


Bonus: Go listen to Nothing I Can't Do by Tedashii featuring Lecrae, Trip Lee

Da' T.R.U.T.H.'s - Gray

Tedashii - Nothing I Can't Do featuring Lecrae & Trip Lee

Tonye Bezalel Brown // 1:04 AM // , , ,
One word: Amazing!
Not amazing like God amazing, but mad amazing.
Tedashii's back! Trip Lee's back! Lecrae kills it as usual. And the beat has got that turn-up factor.

Anyways, Tedashii's first single 'Nothing I Can't Do' from his new album 'Below Paradise'.


Okay, if you didn't click play, do it. Now head over to iTunes and buy it and maybe preorder Below Paradise? Let's get this thing on the iTunes singles chart.

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