Dae Andre

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Dae Andre was born in Brooklyn, New York, on August 30, 1997. He later moved to Ottawa, Ontario, where he was mostly raised. He is of Haitian descent. He grew up listening to every single style of music including Heavy Metal, R&B and Pop but, soon discovered he had a passion for Rap Music. In 2009 (at the age of 12), Dae Andre wrote and produced his first song entitled “Youth” and then made two more songs entitled “Live.Love.Life” and “Simply Amazing”, which were Anti-Bullying songs to go against the physical abuse he had gone through. In his freshman year in 2012, at Gisele-Lalonde Highschool, he started using drugs and became part of a Street Gang. There, he became the drug dealer formely known as (Young Dope or Young D.O.P). Conversely, in his junior year of high school (2014), he started going to church and getting involved. Unfortunately, he distanced himself from his family and went back to drugs and became an addict to DXM (Dextromethorphan). In 2016, after being signed to B.O.D.B Entertainment ‘Young D.O.P’ had an overdose, during the overdose he yelled in his spirit “Oh God, Oh God, Please come and help me” as described in his first single ‘Crowns & Halos‘. After that day he was no longer ‘Dae the Drug Dealer’ but Dae Andre the rapper. On May 5, 2016, Dae Andre was an official Christian Hip Hop Artist and created his version of Trap music, which he calls tRap (Truth Rapping). Dae Andre now belongs to the rap group “Throne Seekers” of the Campus Rush Music Collective.

DAE ANDRE’S ALBUM “MUTARE” IS AVAILABLE @

Website: Daeandre.com

iTunes: https://itun.es/ca/rB0Ygb

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/0RrZcovZ0YTLd1MHXSxZfh

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Dae_Andre_Mutare?id=Bthjteh34easpms5xsyhcaqg54a

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Scribe

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Armed with an arsenal of passion, pain and a pen, Scribe is a vivid storyteller through the arts of Hip-Hop & Spoken Word. His sharp lyricism and bold presence give his audience a clear picture of the world through his eyes when he takes the stage. The Toronto native is one third of the Spoken Word collective ‘The Uncharted’ and an innovative Arts Educator/Youth Mentor. While performing for humble crowds of 20 in bars to upwards of 3000 opening for The Roots, the Emcee/Poet brings the same electric vibe to every show. As a performer, Scribe always leaves the place with more energy than when he stepped in. As a mentor, he invests time in aiding students in the process of discovering and developing their individual voices.

If I had tips for anyone out there pursuing their passion, it would be to humble themselves and find a mentor already doing what you want to be doing, or who is in a position to help you grow. I’ve worked under the guidance of two of the city’s best in Spoken Word (Dwayne Morgan & Patrick DeBelen) and all aspects of my artistic career have shown drastic improvement from when Patrick brought me out to my first poetry slam 4 years ago. To encourage anyone chasing their passions, as long as you are willing to sweat, cry & truly give your all to make a dream happen, it is possible. I am nowhere near my goals in terms of my artistry. I still work a part time job aggressively to pay my bills when gigs don’t pull in the money I need. That being said I am always putting in work, always ready to hop on a stage & do my thing, always practicing my craft and always making the sacrifices necessary to live a good life while pursuing my dream of being a full time artist. It is not impossible. It is very difficult. But none of that will matter if you dedicate yourself fully to being excellent at what you do & being an excellent person to work alongside.

Album: ORIGINS thisisscribe.bandcamp.com

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Patricia Tsolis

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I grew up in a Greek Orthodox home (no way to explain it other than extremely strict), not knowing who God was my entire life. I was always sad growing up, and then at the age of 14 I tried to end my life. A week later, I was invited to a youth group and that night Jesus said “Welcome home. I love you.” and ever since then I’ve been on this amazing journey with Him.
Jesus has given me a voice — to sing — and I realized that this gift was from Him, five and a half years ago. So now, being 19, God has been giving me great opportunities throughout these 6 years. I was able to lead worship at one of my old church’s youth group for almost a year, I was able to lead worship at some young adult groups that I’ve been to, and now that I am here at YWAM (Youth With A Mission) in Kansas City, God is giving me opportunities to lead worship for my school!

What I’m doing here at YWAM is missionary training. I am preparing for a two and a half month trip to The Himalayas in September…which includes biblical training, spiritual discipline, major one on one time with the Lord, etc. I have been in Kansas City for 2 months already, and in order to complete the program I am in need of funds. My current goal is $4,000.00 to pay off the rest of my fees. If any of you are interested in partnering with me in this mission that the Lord has blessed me with, I would really encourage you to message me one on one so I can tell you more of what I’m doing!

If you’re feeling led to donate now, you can do so here at:
http://ywamkansascity.com/support/schoolfees
Follow the steps that are there! (Takes USD.)

You can connect with me via Snapchat, Instagram or Facebook!
Snapchat: itsxtrish
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itsxtrish/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/itsxtrish

 

 

 

 

Jamar Ergas

Passion for Christ Feature

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I developed the love for the game of basketball through my dad. When I was a baby he used to sit me on his lap and have me watch Michael Jordan, (when the Chicago Bulls were at their best). I was always surrounded by basketball, especially because my older brother played, there was a basketball court outside of our apartment building and basketball was always on  our TV. As a child I would try and mimic players like Vince Carter, Kobe Bryant and Allen Iverson, as ESPN showed their unbelievable highlights. Once I entered middle school it was the beginning to something great. I was finally playing organized basketball for the Scarborough Blues Club team and at my middle school; Charles Gordon Sr. Public School. At that age I was wowing crowds with dunks, which no one had really seen before. This gave me the opportunity to play for the great Coach Ro Russell, who is the founder of Grassroots Canada Elite. Playing for this organization has brought me places I would have never imagined. From Detroit to Virginia, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Las Vegas, and Texas. I’ve done really well at these tournaments which carried on to my first year of High school at Chaminade College School. After that year Coach Ro and I saw that I could have a future in basketball. We thought it would be a good idea to go off to the United States to evolve my game and play against better competition. So he sent me to Montverde Academy which is located in Florida. That year was probably the hardest year of my life but also the most helpful year. Going away at 15 years old forced me to learn how to do things I’ve never done before like laundry, shopping and living without my family. The competition was also unreal. This really opened up my eyes and I appreciated the game more and wanted to really get better as a player and more importantly as a student athlete. From then on I made sure my grades were the best I could get and I was always working on my game. After that year I transferred to be with my trainer/coach; Ryan Schmidt at 22ft Academy. At first the program wasn’t really stable. We moved around quite a bit considering we did not having a lot of money and schools not being able to accept a bunch of international students. It came down to us living in motels trying to find somewhere to establish our new program. We finally settled in Kentucky from starting in North Carolina, but with all the moving around and being out of school, it forced us to do online schooling so we could catch up with all the school we missed. The next year we settled in South Carolina. As a second year program we still had our struggles not having a lot of money and a lot of food compared to most programs. But we made the most out of it. I then finished my high school in Arizona under Elite 1 Academy, a first year program.

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