John Cook

John Cook

BandHip Hop

I want to paint a picture of God's Glory in the earth. I would like to know that Jesus is pleased with what I interpret as his purpose for my life. My ministry is focused on being able to communicate his purpose and plan into society and todays culture.

Biography

MY STORY IS IN MY MUSIC. MY INSPIRATION FOR MY STORY'S COMES FROM MY LIFE AND WHAT I HAVE SEEN IN MY LIFETIME.

SONG - DON’T MATTER
Message:
“No matter what you do, God will forgive you. I think this is an important message, and as my first single, it’s a message I hope to get across to all the misguided youth out there.”

SONG - PLEASE DON’T CRY
MESSAGE:
“There are a lot of women out there that are being manipulated, used and abused by their boyfriends and husbands. With this song, I’m asking these women ‘why are you choosing to be with a guy like that’? He doesn’t even go to church with you? Forget him, find someone who will love you the way you deserved to be loved.”

SONG - PREACHER, YOU BETTA PREACH
MESSAGE:
“Sometimes we are afraid to speak on certain issues because we don’t want to lose support – like preachers who fear losing parts of their congregation, worried about business and tithes and stepping on toes. God knew that Jesus was going to go through adversities, but you’ve got to do it for him because He did it for us. So preacher, it’s what you were called to do, so YOU BETTA PREACH!!! This is my FAVORITE song to perform! It’s got tambourines, organs and it just jumps! PREACHER, YOU BETTER PREACH LIKE IT’S YOUR LAST TIME!!!”

SONG - WHAT IF
MESSAGE:
“I wrote that song because I considered ‘WHAT IF WE WERE ONE OF THE SINNERS ON THE CROSS?’”--

Picture a place of beauty where you booty didn’t count
Love is real love like the music out my mouth
A place of equal rights ignites love and peace
No war or genocide, we’re just praying in the streets

NOTHING LIKE A RAINBOW
“After the rain, came the rainbow. If we just hold on, its gonna be beautiful after the storm. This song just speaks to my heart and it gets me through.”

SONG - DREAMIN’
MESSAGE:
“This song is about a frame of mind we all need to have…it’s about treating the bad as good, by looking for the positives in the world, world that is supposed to be like heaven.”

The album is unique in that the stories told by me are reflections of my own struggles growing up in the streets of Flatbush in Brooklyn. I faced a lot as a young boy, at the age of 4 I witnessed my father commit suicide. At 7 I had to deal with my mother falling ill with Sarcoidosis, a potentially fatal sickness. Through the eventual healing of my mother I found strength through Christ at a young age to help cope with all I was forced to encounter. My life is my testimony of faith, and is evident on every track on “HEAVEN’S PEN.”

Discography

Heavens Pen - 2007
God Concious - Compilation 2005
I have streaming tracks, radio airplay and a video in rotation.

Set List

My set usually is determined by my audience. I can do any set length from 3 minutes to an hour.