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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!

About Cephas

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.

Lyricism, punchlines, and intensity are not forgotten in the hip-hop world.

Menace Movement’s C4 Crotona is determined to keep the lyricist alive and well in Christian hip hop.

C4 recently created a Spotify playlist titled GrittyCHH. The emcee has curated this playlist with the intent to educate. When C4 was first introduced to CHH, it was difficult for him to find the sound that made him fall in love with hip-hop. C4 has a background in the battle rap scene and it was a task to find music that sonically matched what is typically associated with that world.

“[I was looking for] those hard hitting, east-coast sounding beats. With lyricism, punchlines, and intensity to match,” explains C4 Crotona. “As I have pursued this genre, I’ve provided that sound.”

While touring and performing, C4 has met fans and supporters that didn’t know that CHH could sound like this.

“I’m glad there is someone who is doing it!”

Though the compliments are nice, the remarks that the gritty sound does not exist in CHH are not true. 

There are many artists, both old and new, that provide that sound. Putting a spotlight on that style is the heart behind the creation of the GrittyCHH playlist. It is a place where those who come to CHH, fans and artists alike, have the opportunity to hear what’s going on.

GrittyCHH consists of veterans such as Stephan The Levite, Datin, R-Swift, Selah The Corner, Mouthpi3ce, and Eshon Burgandy. Next to these legends in the genre, C4 has included newer artists like Q-Flo, Battz, Pastor Charles AR, Prodi Da Prodigal, and Kalom Montgomery. But these are not the only artists you will find. New additions to the playlist will be found on a regular basis.

Listen and Follow C4 Crotona’s GrittyCHH playlist on Spotify! https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4VJqoeiKh0H9THi2moHP0S