Tree

Tree

BandHip Hop

Jesus meets hip hop and r&b

Biography

How I got to Know Jesus!

They say that what comes from the heart touches the heart.....so this is from my heart. I came to know the living God at the age of 24 when I was incarcerated for 5 1/2 months in county jail. I was charged with 2 counts of assault 3rd (when I was in the world I thought I was hard). Well, in jail you call upon the Lord, read and pray but its usually (as in my case) just to get out early. Jesus loved me so that He kept me in there and that's where I learned the truth about the Lord. When I got out I joined a small church (I was baptized at 19 but far from being saved) and even became the church secretary but (for me) learning about the Lord in solitude and living that way (while Free) were two different things. It also didn't help that once I was released I did not have any friends in Jesus. By the time I was 26 I was back in the world....drawn away by my own lusts and desires. I thank God for His Grace and the trials that He put me through in order for me to realize the truth and come back to His loving ways. The way I came back to the Truth was quite unusually. By chance (God) I ran into an old friend and she walking with the Lord. I confessed my turning away from Christ and she said that I was not saved because I did not speak in tongue. In jail, you have nothing but time to read and study the word....so if anything, I knew the truth. I went home that day and searched the scriptures for proof that she had been mislead. While I was looking for scripture to lead her to the Truth about the Lord, the Lord was bringing me back from darkness, through his word. I prayed to God that night that He teach me to stay in His word so that I would not turn away from Him again...I was 27 then and have been walking with Him ever since. With that said, I study daily (berean). My friend now knows the truth and say's that I should become a teacher because I study so much. So this coming fall I hope to switch schools to study His word at a local Christian college (not quite sure what area yet). I currently attend school at a secular university....well if the Lord wills I'll see how it goes.

My Love for music!

I've always loved music and I studied theory and took piano lessons for two years at my local community college but I'm classically trained and every time I try to produce beat's I suck! It always comes out sounding like a soundtrack to some movie. I was also blessed with a voice to sing and talent to write and I am grateful for these gifts but I've always been shy about it. The Lord is working on me with my shyness. I finally told my church members that I could sing (they were all shocked). I was influenced by secular hip hop music and after returning from backsliding I was introduced to Christian rap...oh what joy:-). Let me tell you how good God is....I had the hardest time turning away from secular music because I simply could not vibe to church music. I asked God to give me peace about letting music go and to help me find a love for Gospel music. One day my friend called me and asked me to come over and listen to some gospel rap music that she had come across. Of course, I thought it was going to be wack, but she convinced me to "just come and listen to it". To my surprise I absolutely loved it. I went out and bought my own copies and even started attending the local concerts from word of mouth. Although aimed at the youth....I was from the world and loved concerts so I went anyways. I am currently working on an album to Rep Jesus and I will not let my shyness hold me back. When I have to stand in front of the Lord and he asks me what I've done with the talent's that He's given me, I'd like to say that I used my time and talent to produce hip hop gospel music to help reach the lives of the lost as well as giving those whom are saved something with a real meaning to listen to (as music is a big part of people's lives). In all I would like to say that I seek no reward for making Christian (the right music) music for I know that my reward is in Heaven. I only want to use the gifts that the Lord has given me to hopefully help change the lives of others as well as keeping me routed in the word (not to say that if I don't get to make music that I would ever turn from this walk with Him...He is all too wonderful for me and I just want to share that).

JOHN 1:17 FOR THE LAW WAS GIVEN THROUGH MOSES, BUT GRACE AND THRUTH CAME THROUGH JESUS CHRIST!

Lyrics

You Are

Written By: LaTrisha Canamore

(Verse 1)

Lord take my hand. Come and walk with me. Thinking of yo Grace, it’s so amazing.
You love me for, reasons I don’t know. God thank you for this gift and that’s fa sho.
If they only knew the things you do, they’d be lined up to get a taste of you.
I’ve tried to think of words that fit you, but I get filled up tryin to explain you.

(Hook)
Lord you are the Truth and you keep me so, that’s why I vow to let the world know that (repeat).

(Verse 2)

Lord take my hand. Come and walk with me. Thinking of yo Grace, it’s so amazing.
You knew me before I was formed. My safety net is being wrapped up in yo arms.
Your love for me is numbered in the sand. Thank you Lord for putting me in yo plan.
I wanna please you in anyway I can, just wanna let you know, Lord you are the man.

(Hook)

(Verse 3)

God take my hand and come and walk with me. I know yo Grace and it’s amazing.
If I ever turn from this walk with you, then erase me God cause I don’t deserve you.
I’m tryin to think of words that fit you but I’m so filled up tryin to explain you.
These rocks would cry out if I didn’t praise you, Hallelujah Lord; words are like a 2 edge sword.

(Hook)

(Bridge)
Hallelujah! Thank you Lord! Almighty! Keeper of the sheep! (Repeat till fade out).

Keepin It Real Pt.1

Written By: LaTrisha Canamore

Lord can you help me cause nobody else can I’ve been influenced by rapperers like missy and lil kim. At the award shows they all thank you Lord but all they rap about is cash, sex, designer clothes.

Did you Bless’em Lord….to show off all they skin……should I be lookin for a guy to trick and his ends….and if I pop my fingers…..and do the two step….will I someday be rich and worry about nothing else….God will he really love me….if I’m a size 2.…or if my butt was big…..or if my eyes was blue. And if somebody told me….that they was once shot…..is that something I’m suppose to consider hot. God this guy I know….said marriage was old school….did I miss something….did you come down and change some rules….And if car is nice…..and sittin in some dee’s…..should I date’em have a baby and let’em upgrade me…..And how much longer do I have to drop it like it’s hot…..before I get that rock….before I reach the top…..Most of the dudes I know….look up to lil wayne….they say they pimps always callin women out they name…..but if they tricken…..then it’s supposed to be o.k…..cause most of’em wont live past 30 anyway…..God this guy I know he ain’t make it far in school….but he rollin a truck sittin on some 22’s….He say he know the game…..and I should learn the same……I tols him he was wrong that’s when he called me lame…..Now should I breath again…..or maybe shake it off….wipe the dust off my shoulders….man I’m really lost……God you wouldn’t believe it but they all keeping it real…or either covering up….how they really feel.

I use what I got to get what I want, dancing around shakin my stuff, stackin dat paper, savin them ends, blowin out smoke drivin a benz. Where does this lead, where do I go, which way do I turn, I’m searchin 4 mo. Tired of lies, I’m sick of theses games, why are things like this, who is to blame. Lord can you save me, save me from sin; this world is a mess that I’m living in. Not searchin 4 gold, just looking 4 Truth, why am I here, I’m yearning 4 you!

Put God First

Written By: LaTrisha Canamore


(Verse 1)

I use to think that diamonds was a girls best friend, a car wasn't tight without shiny rims,
if he was cute then I was all on him, figured were it's at was just a life of sin.
Had to have a closet full of designer clothes, stackin that paper was all I know,
get it how you live that was the code, trust me when I tell you when you die it won't go.
Thought a good time involved a drink in hand, all at the club lookin cute to please a man,
if I had the chance I couldn't do it again, trust me when I tell you that it's not in God's plan.

(Hook)
But you - you fixed me up and you and you - you took away my lust, but first - first I had to trust that you - that you are enough (Repeat)

(Verse 2)

What happens to this stuff when I leave the earth, all that money spent on some designer purse, won't do me no good when I'm in the dirt, trust me when I tell you that it's not a woman's worth.
Now I know that God is a girl's best friend, see know I can do without these worldly things, nothing but heartache is what they bring, sinning puts in danger where I spend eternity.
One day soon you gotta answer for everything, what you gone do when you in front of the king, He'll ask you what you did and then things get worse, head hung low because you put the world first!

(Hook)

Discography

Keepin It Real Pt.1 is being played on local UMSL University airwaves