Jalen Perkins also known as "New Rain" is one of the bright spots in the DFW music scene. The state of Texas via the city of Houston brought to the forefront the likes of UGK, The Geto boys, screwed up click and many more but the Dallas Ft worth area hasn't had much of a reputation for producing top notch hip hop talent.........until now. New Rain is springing up out of the west side of Ft worth with a very unique sound and message contrary to what his region is used to. In Recent years the Ft Worth music scene was on fire with artist like Go yayo, Lil Cj casino and others giving us hardcore trap music, but Rain offers hope and encouragement to the game with songs like '' All i need" Silver and Gold" and " No condemnation. He often talks about his faith in his music and he usually tries to point his listeners to Jesus in hopes that they find true meaning and fulfillment which is something he says that temporary pleasure like money, fame and sex cant give. He seeks to shine a new light on Ft worth, showing the metroplex has positivity to offer as well as flat out bars and lyrical content. His slogan sums up his whole approach to music " If words can hurt, words can heal" i would highly recommend giving his music a listen through, you wont be disappointed.
- Jun 2
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Contrary to mainstream belief i would say, Jesus was actually a pretty tough guy to say the least. I believe when most people imagine Jesus they picture him as the gentle smooth skinned life coach with a baby lamb on his shoulders perhaps. I find it interesting that this perception of him could last these many years in spite of how available the word of God is today. In our society these days i believe that all kinds of preaching and teaching is accepted by the masses.......but i seriously doubt if Jesus were here in the flesh in 2021 preaching his famous messages of self denial and self control he would be accepted and praised as he is by so many today. As i read the gospels i cant help but to cringe a bit as i read the words of Jesus at times. In Matthew 5:30 when Christ says" And if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell." or in Luke 9:23 where he says "Then he said to them all: "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me" these verses and several others force me to take heed to the words of the Jesus of the bible and not from Pop culture because there is obviously a big difference between the two. Our Lord was full of mercy and grace and he was the very definition of love! but he also was the definition of truth and justice and he was literally the word made flesh as John chapter one says so beautifully. loyalty and devotion to the father first and foremost compelled the son to keep it a buck with his followers and all who heard him. Love not hate despite what our culture believes pushed Christ to warn us of the dangers of forsaking God for the sake of the world and its fleeting pleasures. Today i beg you to self examine, and look within yourself.....ask this question, is what i believe about the Lord Jesus based out of the facts found in his word, or what society around me has given me?