I've been righting music all my life. Not really doing anything with it but listening to it. In high school I started writing rap's. I really looked up to a dude we call Big Hop. He used to encourage me and junk about rappin. He used to say that I could be the next Vinilla Ice. HA HA!!! I didn't want to be him ...I know that's for show! How could a white boy make it in rap? I don't know? Folks used to laugh at me for writing it...so I kept quiet about it. I wrote rap's all during school, at home, and while I was at work. Any time something came to my head I would write it down. Most of my paper was greasy from the oil at work, I worked in. I had a small keyboard that I would write a little bass line for and rap to it at home. I have a classical touch to my music to I usually used a violin. I'm not the best piano player, so I would have to play it over and over just to get it right if I wanted to play it. I used a little recorder mic to save it, because one day I was going to go to a producer and turn it into a real song!! Well , I graduated, started working at a local restaurant. I met up with Big Hop on day, and was telling him about this now song I wrote. He told me he wanted to hear it. I was shy about it cause I never let any one hear it before. I was like, ok....but you know it's just an Idea I have. Well he liked it..and said that he wanted me to go to the studio with them. I was like dang......for real?!?! So I started going with him and E.T. I liked going to the studio with them even though I really didn't have anything to do with rappin. I was just the one that would make the music.
As soon as I thought every thing was going perfect in my life. I had all the friends, the girls, the cars. A man next door wanted to talk to me. We called him Pop Wilson. He was asking me if we could keep the music down past 10, cause he had a wife and kid, that need to wake up early. Cool with me, I can try. He asked me if he could show me something. I was like ok. I NEVER thought he was going to show me a Bible!!!! What the heck man?!?! Well he showed me Matt 24:3- the rest. I was like are you for real? That's what the Bible says? I couldn't believe it. He even gave me the Bible. I went home and showed it to my boys. They didn't like it too much. They told me to shut up and just take a hit of this and pass it! But Dogg...I wasn't interested in the weed! I just heard the most scariest thing I've ever heard. And it was in the Bible. I went into my room and read it like 5 or 6 times. I just couldn't believe it.
Well I met up with a girl, and she invited me to church right after I received that Bible from Pop. I was like ok..I'll go.
Well I went and the preacher was comparing a life with Jesus to a pen. He said, take this pen for example.
See how nice it rights? Beautiful pen, Gold, expensive!!!! It's one of my favorite pens. This pen is you with Jesus. BUT............
As soon as you break away from Jesus. (he grabbed the pen and slammed it against his knee, pen in half , smashes it on the grown) That is you! DEAD!! BROKEN!!! USELESS!!!! WITH OUT JESUS!!!! He then said that you mine as well throw that pen away he doesn't even want it any more...It's no good! I WAS LIKE OOOOHHH MMMYY GODDDD!!!
Dog, that was me!!!! I'll this crap I'm doing in my life, getting drunk, sex, drugs,.....what for? why? When I died.....
OH MY GOD I"M GOING STRAIGHT TO HELL!!! Is it all worth it? You probably know what happened next....
yes...........I got saved. Stopped everything. I didn't even know what was going on in my life. NO one told me? I stopped wanting to live that kind of life. I stopped my music and every thing. I was going to church every time the doors were open! I needed to catch up. I was 20 years old...and that meant I was 20 years behind every one else. I loved it!!!
But....I stared going crazy....because my music meant the world to me! I mean life with out music.....OH MY GOD....I felt like a piece of me was lost! What am I going to do? I can't do rap? I can't be talkin about having sex, drugs, and women? What was I going to do?
I had to write something. So I started writing about something that I've never talked about before......
JESUS! I said, that instead of giving people a bad message. I'm going to give them a positive message. Show them how to get saved.
So now I'm not a drug dealer, .....I call my self a Jesus dealer! I don't get high on drugs, I get high On Christ! I want to show other people that they are that pen that was broken over the knee. That without Christ in their life they are dead, broken, useless!!!!!!
I know that God always picks out the people that he knows can't do anything right. Maybe it's to show that when the scripture says, "....all things are possible to him that believeth", IT"S REALLY TRUE!! That person is me. Without Christ I am nothing!!
I just hope that maybe people can listen to my CD and realize that there is something better out there. That thing that they've been looking for,... in drugs, and in alcohol, and in sex, and with all the other lusts of world, can't be fulfilled. There is only ONE, that can fulfill it...and that is Jesus Christ. I want my music to be anointed by God to reach millions of souls. If you ask me what my mission is, that is it...............To get you saved!
And that's about it dogg! If you want to know more, you can get in touch with me at:
http://www.mp3.com/T-DoggProductions (go to contact artist, and write me there)
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2. Jesus ben watchin you
3. Set me free
4. I'm a pray'a
5. Give me one more chance
6. Solid ground
8. Foundation on a Rock-(guitar-Warren J.)
9. Don't let the devil run your life
10. Just let Jesus come into y our life-(fet. Lindsay)
11. Drop the rest
12. Congratulations- (the warning)
13. Classical touch - instrumental
14. Storm - outro.
15. Amazin Grace *bonus*
16. End Times *bonus*
17. Peace of mind *bonus*