A title born from a sermon by German-born evangelist Reinhard Bonnke.
Never heard of him?
America Shall Be Saved, the latest project from Menace Movement artist Cephas, is tied to Bonnke’s ministry. Bonnke reached more people with the gospel than anyone in history. Over 74 million in Africa alone. Don’t believe it? Bonnke holds the Guinness Book of World Records for speaking to the most people face-to-face publicly. He spent all of his money on outreach in Africa instead of TV spots in the West.
While attending the Reinhard Bonnke School of Evangelism, Cephas was blessed to hear the man in person.
Bonnke delivered a powerful sermon about revival sweeping America. The 70-year-old preacher was yelling at the top of his lungs “America shall be saved!” The place erupted with worship. The moment marked Cephas forever.
The phrase is now the title of Cephas’ debut LP.
Entirely self-produced, the album contains elements of a “concept” record. What does that mean? It is designed to be listened to from start to finish as a single work.
The 13-track LP features beat switches, intriguing interludes, samples of preachers from times past all weave a palette of various “golden era” hip hop styles together. Through it all, it tells a story of a coming revival hitting America. Sonically, the album is extremely detailed. Cephas co-engineered the project with Joe Nardone (previous work includes Kanye, Dilla, and Talib Kweli).
GO! Records and Menace Movement joint released the album in March
America Shall Be Saved features artists Eshon Burgundy, J. Carter, D-Maub, and Yaves Ellis. Artwork and promotional rollout were done in collaboration with Zxmbiac (John Givez, Ruslan, Dream Junkies, Alex Faith, Angie Rose). The LP is currently available everywhere music is streamed. Check it out below and let us know in the comments your favorite tracks!
If you haven’t heard his name, you’ve probably heard his production.
As a producer, his soulful arrangements garnished the attention of CHH’s lyrical elite: Bizzle, Eshon Burgandy, Datin, Selah the Corner, and K-Drama among others. In 20129 Cephas stepped out from behind the bards. He began writing, rapping, and singing.
Cephas dropped the mixtape “We Will Go” in 2020. The project was met with critical acclaim.
Ultimately, Cephas desires to use his gifts in music and art to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. An evangilist at heart, he preaches a clear call for salvation. Anyone who has digest his lyrics can tell you that is his heart’s posture.