Testify to tha Music (aka Testify-Music) was born and raised in Prattville, Alabama. He began to play piano at the age of 10 and joined the band program soon after he turned 14. He sees his music as a way of spreading hope and encouragement to people who would not normally get it through other forms of music. Testify is not afraid to admit that he’s a Christian and that he loves God! In a recent interview Testify stated. “I fully understand that being open and honest about my relationship and faith limits me as an artist when it comes to performances and shows outside of typical church setting, but I’m willing to take the risk if it means I’m able to change someone’s life” When asked about his style of music he simply said, “Its a mixture of Southern Hip-Hop, Rock and Worship formed into one unique sound.
Testify is currently promoting his latest project entitled “Live 2 Worship” which explains the many questions teenagers ask about worship. The EP features artists Lincoln Campbell, Aaron Ray, Candice Mark and many others! The project released on iTunes April 20!
With a variety of topics, a variety of beats, and a veritable crew of featuring artists, it’s an album any hip-hop fan, not just Christian hiphop fans, shouldn’t miss. There are no average tracks on this EP, all the beats, production and messages are amazing.
If you are enslaved to rhymes and beats that glorify the darkness and teach you about drugs, adultery, guns, pride, and everything else that could lead a person into being a false image and truly into a state of depression and disobedience to the God of love, despair not. Thanks to God, artists such as Testify to tha Music have come up with solid beats and lyrics that are just as catchy and ‘intoxicating’, but totally positive.
The Holy Spirit definitely worked through Testify here. I have played through the entire EP probably 10 times already without skipping any songs. They speak on great topics that we all need to hear and reflect on. I particularly enjoyed the two opening tracks, “This is Worship (ft. Lincoln Campbell & Aaron Ray)” and “You’re the Reason (ft. Candice Mark)”, while “Take Me Higher (ft. Lincoln Campbell)” and “Morning Prayer (ft. The Hero Under God)” forge a parade of hard-to-resist electro beats.
“Live 2 Worship” has the scripture in every song! It speaks to a new generation with a new sound and new language, but it has the same scripture. Every song paints a picture of the way of the Lord in a manner that is unique and clear. The lyrics are accurate yet made understandable and the hooks and melodies are very enjoyable too.
This EP is seriously on a new level and raises the bar for what Christian Rap is thought to produce. The beats and production of the songs are radio quality. Testify is a good storyteller which is the key in the rap game for captivating audiences. His word play is nice, his flow is on point and he touches on real life everyday topics. This young man has a real heart for God and a close relationship with Him; it is evident in the words he writes.
I really enjoy how humble and honest Testify to tha Music is in these songs and how he continues to throw in the references to Christ and his faith. The lyrics, hooks, beats, and featured artists all point to one simple thing – “Live 2 Worship”!
Social Media Links:
http://www.IAmTestify.com [official website]
“Live 2 Worship” Album Links:
http://smarturl.it/Live2WorshipGP [Google Play]