Concrete Evangelists

Concrete Evangelists

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Concrete Evangelists are the embodiment of a new wave of Holy Hip Hop -- quality lyrics, innovative takes on real life problems, and bangin' music that hits hard and crosses over beyond the Gospel and Christian labels.

Biography

Are you ready for a change? Tired of hearing that same old hip-hop song on the radio? Can you be found in the club? Are you tired of “shaking your tailfeather”? Good, because so are the Concrete Evangelists. And the only thing that they come to make you do is “shake the devil off”! The Concrete Evangelists are first and foremost ministers of the Gospel. But don’t let the word “evangelists” make you shudder and bring back visions of sitting in church. This group of young men and a woman are here to bring back life into the music that so many people listen to on a daily basis.

Hailing from Portland, OR, Ticole Waller (Young Disciple), Doug Gaither (Oracle), and Nichole Martin (Ms. Noble) have been spreading their fiery rhymes of Christian living, youthful struggles, and general advice to the saved and unsaved for 3 years in and around the metro area. Each member has been through their own “worldly” experiences, and knows the traps and snares that come with growing up Christian. Every member has a testimony that is dynamic and different; each writes from their most vivid memories of triumph and defeat, pain and healing. They all seem to connect on one point: their love for God.

“Where my ladies at!? Virtuosity in tact!” – Ms. Noble, “Tight Situation”

With their original lyrics and hand-crafted tracks in hand, the Concrete Evangelists have ministered everywhere, from the streets to the shelters, from the school to the church house. And that’s part of their mission and goal; “to get outside of the four walls of the church”. This means going out into the ghettos, the parks, and the streets and reaching those who the traditional church may have deemed “unredeemable”, or “unreachable”. That right there sums up their name, “Concrete Evangelists”.

“Never get cold feet ‘cause I walk on the back of Satan” – Oracle, “Him We Preach”

Even their song titles show how they share their testimonies in hip-hop form to the young and old. With a new EP circulating around the streets, people are standing up and putting on their headphones to listen to what the Concrete Evangelists have to say. From the song “Tight Situation”, which talks about dealing with the sexual struggles that many young people face, to the song “Shake ‘Em Off”, a upbeat, club-ready song that deals with literally “shaking” the Devil off of your back and out of your life, Concrete Evangelists make music that is accessible for everyone. And accomplished Portland producer Chocolate Boy Wonda wraps his gritty, multi-layered beats around their every word, each track resulting in a hot anthem with poignant, clear, and to-the-point lyrical content.

“Now I’m focused on something different instead of doing the same old thang” – Young Disciple, “Him We Preach”

Since coming together in the early 2000’s CE have been through the up and downs that any group goes through. But with the latest addition of Ms. Noble, whose lyrics alone are enough to scorch the average listener’s ears, the group has ascended to higher and higher levels. Gaining momentum with their local fans, they have traveled to Los Angeles and performed at the University of Southern California, all the way to the Peugeot Sound and Seattle in the north. The great anointing that this group has on their life is sure to reach everyone. Want to find out? Come and see them at a live show. Watch the crowd move and “shake” to the music, while all the time hanging on their every word. The Concrete Evangelists are here to stay, and are definitely changing the game.

Discography

Him We Preach: Limited Edition EP - 2002
"Throw Ya Hands Up - Antrax Entertainment - 2005
"We're Marching" - Speedy Gunz - 2005
"Closed Caption" - DJ Don Christion - 2005

Set List

Typical sets consists of 4 songs for a total of 20 minutes.