BraveHearts 4 Christ

BraveHearts 4 Christ

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The definition of “brave” is to “possess or display courage”. The definition of “heart” is “the point of feelings & intuitions ”. BraveHearts, by definition, possesses the strength & courage to believe in our feelings & intuitions. They are SOLD OUT for Christ, and are NOT ashamed to admit it.

Biography

Fraser “Fray” Forde, Jody “Jay” Hayes, and AJ “Chosen 1” Wright, otherwise known as BraveHearts 4 Christ, are three Holy Ghost filled young men who are anointed by God to spread the Gospel to the world. Using Hip-Hop as a forum, this dynamic group is intent to touch the hearts of those who might not have an opportunity to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They are called to encourage and to train listeners in the way that they should go, utilizing their music to create an outlet to worship our Lord and Savior.

They have experienced amazing opportunities to minister to different age groups, races, and religious backgrounds with crowds ranging from small church groups of 20+, to large youth conferences, and even community events where 20,000+ have been in attendance. Hip Hop is the format they utilize; however, it is not just the “Hip Hop” crowd that responds to them. The BraveHearts have the uniqueness of being well received by people form all walks of life. They have a unique ability to break down barriers and deliver the Word of God effectively. They hear the voice of God and are obedient to Him, delivering a fresh Word to every crowd.

Their music and lyrics are created to inspire themselves as well as others. While they may be young in age, their spiritual maturity is evident in their lyrics and as they minister on every stage. BraveHearts 4 Christ are on fire for God and not ashamed to admit it; being confident in who they are in Christ and the call that has been placed upon them.

They have shared the stage with many different artists of all genres of music, including Kirk Franklin, Martha Munizzi, Disciple, Trip Lee, and many others. The BraveHearts are not entertainers, nor are they rappers. The BraveHearts are true ministers. They are innovators and have started a new genre of music called Prophetic Rap.

The BraveHearts have received various media exposure, including a newspaper article, TV interview, radio exposure, and a WYFF 4 News feature (the video of the news story can be viewed on their myspace site). The now defunct Greenville Gospel Station, Praise 103 played one of their tracks, “G.O.D.” in regular rotation.

The Holy Hip-Hop Movement is just beginning, and the BraveHearts are blessed to be a part of it! Their diligence and fine crafting of their skills have caused them to lead many to Christ, their lyrics have fed many hungry souls, and allowed solid Christians to experience good clean music.

Ephesians 4:16 (The Message) We take our lead from Christ, who is the source of everything we do. He keeps us in step with each other. His very breath and blood flow through us, nourishing us so that we will grow up healthy in God, robust in love.

1 Timothy 4:10-12 (The Message) …Now pass on this counsel to the followers of Jesus there, and you'll be a good servant of Jesus. …This is why we've thrown ourselves into this venture so totally. We're banking on the living God, Savior of all men and women, especially believers.
Get the word out. Teach all these things. And don't let anyone put you down because you're young. Teach believers with your life: by word, by demeanor, by love, by faith, by integrity. Stay at your post reading Scripture, giving counsel, teaching. And that special gift of ministry you were given when the leaders of the church laid hands on you and prayed…

Ministerial Statement:

The BraveHearts goal & vision is to spiritually encourage others, as well as themselves. As their ministry grows, as does their faith. As their faith increases, they become more powerful tools for the Kingdom. As they become more powerful, the enemy has to retreat. As the enemy retreats, more souls are saved, and Christ is victorious.

Amen.

Lyrics

G.O.D.

Written By: F. Forde, J. Hayes, A. Wright


Chorus:
I got G.O.D., somewhere in the atmosphere looking at me
So when I die I know where I’m gonna be
Sitting on the throne with the one and only who saved me, homie!

I got G.O.D., somewhere in the atmosphere looking at me
So when I die I know where I’m gonna be
Sitting on the throne with the one and only who saved me, homie!

Jay-ill
Worldly people, wherever you are
If you are out on the streets, or locked behind bars
Just know God’s the way:
He’s the truth plus, He’s the light.
Get with Him that’s the only way you’ll overcome life.
John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world”
But most people are only worried about money, cars and girls
But not me, no, I don’t wanna live like that
Jesus died on the cross, take a look at his past.
Gave me some things I realized I never had.
So don’t fear it, just listen and hear it.
I got JC, G.O.D., and I’m toting the Holy Spirit.
Can’t wait tile he comes back, us Christians will rise.
I got keep my life right, I got my eyes on the prize.
I can’t deny, that I got God

Chorus:
I got G.O.D., somewhere in the atmosphere looking at me
So when I die I know where I’m gonna be
Sitting on the throne with the one and only who saved me, homie!

I got G.O.D., somewhere in the atmosphere looking at me
So when I die I know where I’m gonna be
Sitting on the throne with the one and only who saved me, homie!

AJ the Chosen One:
I got G.O.D., Jesus Christ, Lord and Savior of my life
Yeah, he saved my life and he can save yours too.
Find the Lord that’s the best thing you can do, He’ll pull you through.
I said G.O.D - temptation is hard, it seems impossible,
Stay with Jesus Christ, you can over come the impossible
Do the impossible, now I’m spittin’, preachin’, teachin’ rhymes like Apostle.
I ain’t playing, you can catch me before and after the show.
Always prayin’, night and day and
Stayin’ with God, that’s the only way I am livin’
I’m done sinning, done been forgiven .
So sit back and listen, to the message I’m givin’
If you are out on the street, or locked in prison.
You can still get, the message He’s givin’
To me , the one and only, who saved me homie.

Chorus

Lil Fra:

Jesus! Christ! The one and only Messiah
When I was down He always lifted me higher
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again
God is more than a Father, He can be your friend.
He helped me when Satan tried to steal me,
When I’m hurt, God will always heal me.
Yeah, the Devil tried to break me down
Cause he knew I’d reach up to higher grounds
I was cursed with a curse, but I guess it wasn’t meant to be
Because you’ll never find another person with it in my family!

(Repeat chorus)

Rep His Name

Written By: F. Forde, J. Hayes, & A. Wright

Rep His Name

I’m Gonna Rep His Name
Hope You do the same
And I’m gonna lift Him high
‘Til I Reach the sky

(Repeat 3X)

So who you gonna Praise (G)
Who you gona rep (O)
Who you gonna call (D)
when nobody’s left

See, I am gonna Rep His Name (Hey!)
(Repeat 7X)
Fray – Rep His Name!

FRAY:

Rep the King, Yep, Yep
You’ll Never Find me slacking, bro
Heaven is my country, you can call me Ambassador
Word to the drug dealers, and the dudes that get stoned
My feet take me everywhere, something like the Flintstones
God is my King, that means he holds the crown
He best describes me, adjective to my noun
I do what I say, cause I am all about the verb
Just look in these lyrics, we all about the Word
Devil want me, try to catch me but I do not suggest it
Going crazy like a riot, I am making His Name lifted
I thought you practiced acrobatics, they would you done flipped again
Song reminds me how Pal was in Philippians
From Church to Church, From Block to Block
Gonna Rep His name, Never gonna stop!

See, I am gonna Rep His Name (Hey!)
(Repeat 7X)
Jay – Rep His Name!

JAY:

Put me in a straight jacket, throw me in a padded room
Cause I am crazy about Christ and a fanatic too
With the instrumental beat, the Word of God that we speak
We lace it with the Holy Spirit, then we take it to the street!
It’s His name, it’s not a game, that I rep to the fullest
With my mouth like a gun, God’s word is a bullet
And I pray before I pull it, but it lets me know and let it go
And if it hits you, you gonna feel God work from head to toe
My Dad is a celebrity, but he ain’t no Pop Star
We rock and roll, He rolled the rock, so we call Him Rock Star
But He’s more than a Rock Star, He’s more like my idol
And He teaches us, and teaches as we grip on to the Bible
I get the Word, I read the Word, I get the Word and then tell
In your presence there is a Man on Fire just like Denzel
After awhile, crocodile, holla, I’mma see ya
God’s Word speaks for itself like onomatopoeia (*)
See, I am gonna Rep His Name (Hey!)
(Repeat 3X)
Chosen 1 – Rep His Name!

CHOSEN 1;

We not on the block repping for them gangs,
We up, on the block yelling J-E-S-U-S
We rep the King!
I don’t do this for the money, I don’t do this for fame
I don’t do this so the industry know my name
Except I do this for the ones who don’t know His name
For the ones who are lost in this and in the world and man, playing them games
I do this so I can plant a seed and get in your brain
So that the words that I say will effect you and have a life change
Man His Word is powerful, Almighty, it’s unstoppable
Just like a lost key, man it’s unlockable
I’m so top-notchable, that means you can’t stop me, yo!
I’m repping His name, and trying to rock the unrockable
I do this for the old folks, adults and the teens
I do this so they can understand exactly what I mean
Now, with God in my life, now I am on his team
And now I ain’t afraid to rep Romans 1:16, it says:
“I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, for it is the Power of God and Salvation to everyoine that believes”

(*) onomatopoeia is a word or a grouping of words that imitates the sound it is describing, suggesting its source object, such as "click," "bunk", "clang," "buzz," "bang," or animal noises such as "oink", "slurp", or "meow".


Discography

BraveHearts 4 Christ has released an independant underground CD entitled "MixTape Volume 1". This limited 6 Track release was the prequal for the "It's Warfare" CD, which is now available.

Point Proven is their upcoming project, which will be released June 22, 2008.

Set List

The BraveHearts can design their sets around the specifics for an event. They can perform anywhere from a 30 minute to 90 minute set.