LTC Music

LTC Music

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LTC Music combines urban & traditional expressions of praise to bridge generation gaps and witness about the freedom found in Jesus Christ.

Biography

Church Affiliation: Shiloh Baptist Church, Rockville Centre, New York
Pastor: Rev. Herman Washington

Mission Statement:
Philippians 4:13, "I Can Do All Things Through Christ Which Strengthen Me". Our goal is to make music that strengthens the heart of man. By providing songs that all ages can enjoy collectively when entering into the presence of God, we hope to show people that teaching the next generation about Christ early in life can bring about true ties that bind.

Love The Christian Music Label, LTC Music:
LTC Music Label combines urban & traditional expressions of praise to bridge generation gaps and witness about the freedom found in Jesus Christ.

Bio: Da' Alternative
Da Alternative for a Blessed Generation

With a crystal clear delivery and rhymes that spark both imagination and praise, up and coming Gospel hip-hop artist and New York native Da' Alternative is leading the way for a blessed generation who want the truth in both music and ministry. Dubbed 'Da Alternative' for a reason, Da' Alternative offers a fresh sound and message to the growing community of hip-hop fans and supporters.

Those that are young in age or just young at heart can't escape the musical appeal of Da' Alternative's beats and the spiritual appeal of his lyrics. While most of his hip-hop influences are mainstream, which helped to perfect his use of symbolism and metaphor in his rhymes, Da' Alternative sites gospel greats such as Fred Hammond, Yolanda Adams, and Tonex as being most influential in his style of ministry. "I love Tonex because he allows the world to experience all of him, the good, the bad, everything. He doesn't mind putting himself out there or speaking about his past."

And Da' Alternative's past didn't always include gospel music. After spending a few years as a mainstream artist, Da' Alternative began his Gospel hip-hop career after writing and performing the lead song in the Billy Holiday Theater production of the hit play, "He's Here" in 2001. Enthused by the spiritual response he received from combining his love of God with his love of hip-hop, Da' Alternative continued on the path of developing his ministry as a Gospel hip-hop artist.

"I don't pretend to be "holier than though". I'm still the same laid back, fun loving crazy dude, with more knowledge about Christ and his meaning in my life. Its time for me to share what he's been to me with the world, especially the youth,"? stated Da' Alternative And share he does - at venues ranging from churches to community colleges to resorts.

Da' Alternative is currently working on a double CD project with LTC Music label mate and mother Linda B. Scheduled for release at the end of 2005, the project represents the best of both worlds. Wanting to capture an audience that spans generations, the joint venture will feature the R&B style gospel harmonies of Linda B. Da' Alternative's portion will focus on communicating the importance of repentance, redemption, and rejuvenation - all in his characteristic imaginative style.

Already creating buzz, Da' Alternative's singles "Opportunity Taken"? and "Da Rapture" are being played on WGBB 1420 AM. It's easy to understand why his songs are catching on. Da' Alternative has received national recognition for his song writing capabilities - placing 1st in the "2005 Bump My Song Live"? competition and also receiving an Honorable Mention Certificate from the 11th Annual Billboard Song Contest.

Whatever praise he receives for his talent, it is the gift of being able to uplift, encourage, and entertain the next generation that Da' Alternative finds most important. "I am very passionate about enlightening the Youth. I feel that it's my job to show them that walking in the path of righteousness doesn't mean your fun life ends and you become this stagnant being - instead your life becomes more fulfilling."

Bio: Linda B.
With Contemporary Christian Music on the rise, the unique singing/songwriting and production style of Linda, is sure to make its mark on the industry. As many success stories, Linda's career began in the church, where she held her first gospel recital at age 9. She soon went on to perform at weddings, funerals, conventions, music festivals and many other types of events, including R&B performances in some of New York's top nightclubs, theatres, schools, halls, radio stations, and television networks. During Linda's career, she also worked with world reknown artist, Jacqueline and Robert Poindexter (A Thin Line Between Love & Hate).
Linda has transitioned to a popular Urban/New Traditional Gospel singer, securing the opportunity for the Gaston Singers to open up for the national recording artist Ce Ce Winans.
Linda was selected as one of the finalist for the Song Spotlight '03 in Florida. She is also an affiliate of the World Vision Artist Associate Program.

Linda is the Owner/President of Walking In Freedom Publishing and Owner/President/CEO of LTC Music (L

Lyrics

Since I met You Jesus

Written By: Linda Bessellieu, Joseph Smith, & Charles Bessellieu

Verse
Since I met Jesus, my whole life has changed
He took away my burdens and erased my pain
Do you know him, the man from Galilee
He can save you because he saved me
I know, my life, has changed

Chorus
Since I met you Jesus, my whole life has changed
Since I met you Jesus my whole life has changed
You picked me up, you turned me around
You plant my feet on solid ground
Since I met you, since I met you, my whole life has changed

Rap:
I feel your soul shaking man it's time to run and hide,
You been fighting this feeling for such a long time,
Christ is standing right before you looking in your eyes,
When you gonna wake up and start to realize,
Your life belongs to him, he made you, won't forsake you, and when you least expect it, he'll turn around and save you,
We fall down just like the song said, but we get up,
If you believe when life gets too tough, and things get too hard, just lift it off your shoulders and hand it all to God

Verse
Since I met Jesus, my whole life has changed,
Since I met Jesus, I don't act the same,
Touched me one day, now I can say, Thank you Jesus for another day,
I know, my life has changed

Chorus: (repeat)

Rap:
What has he done for me lately?
Let me tell u he raised me from the street and bred murders and theives
And place me on my knees saying, Father forgive me please,
Take my life and make it what you want it to be,
So I can be a shining example for people to see,
He took me from a life of la catastrophe, disastersee, won't let it get the best of me,
but the rest of me he made a success of me,
and if u don't believe then go and check my history,
better than that u take the opportunity, let him in your life and watch the changes that you'll see,
along with life comes a promise of pain, he'll help you maintain,
keep your brain straight from going insane,
this is all I can say and I can't say no more.
Now stop, look in the mirror,
What u waiting for?

I Can Do All Things Through Christ

Written By: Charles & Linda Bessellieu

Tag:
I can do all things through Christ, I can do all things through Christ

Chorus
I know your wondering why. No matter what u do or how hard u try U try to stop my plans and wish I would die. But u can't stop me! U can't stop me! U had my back to the wall. U kept on pushing till u thought I would fall. I got back up and now I'm standing real tall. But u can't stop me! U can't stop me!

Verse
Yeah, It's crazy the way the world is insane. Nobody wants to understand my pain. Listen have a seat and take heed. The devil not trying 2 let us succeed. He wants to watch us fall crumble to our knees. Hit the floor and start praising him please. But I'm not bout to let it happen. Christ anointed me the captain change the world through rappin'. Using my gift to take u higher. Showing the world he's not ur friend the devil is a liar. Christ gave u a gift use it. Whether it's rapping, dancing, singing, like Nike Just Do It! But use it all to his glory. Sanctify his holy name put no man before thee. And If that road gets too tuff. Look the devil in the eye and say ur out of luck. I know Christ walks right beside me. Put one foot in front of the other the Lord he will guide me. Keep me on the path to success. Close my eyes, let the Lord do all the rest.

(Chorus): Repeat

Verse:
U thought u had me in your grips. Holding me down trying to ruin my plans with ur monkey wrench. Every time I try to succeed, U want to stop
me! Every time I try to make plans, U want to block me! I'm ready for this battle come on Satan bring it. It's time for a change and I know u not with it. Now I'm focused man, u better get ready. Take the industry by storm cause Gods gonna let me. I'm on a mission to prove it once and for all. With God by ur side u can accomplish it all. And if he's not by ur side, ur not nothing at all. And if he's not by ur side u have no choice so fall. But it's never too late to try to seek him. Fall on ur knees repent ur sins and then u will see him. But now I know no matter what u try or what u do. The lords got your back he'll see me through. So if u ever get discouraged man, remember this song. Let this be the message that u lean on. Come on know say it with me. Devil u can't stop me! U can't stop me!

Chorus

Opportunity Taken

Written By: Da' Alternative

Chorus:
I was born in this world I didn't make it
But it's my opportunity and I'm a gonna change it
I thought I told you that you can't stop me
But I guess you wasn't listening so now you'll see

Verse 1:
I walked in screaming (Attention) like Bone Crusha
There's a war going on outside we under pressure
Hamas and Al Quadia striking all the time
Bin Laden running around like he lost his mind
And I'm tired of all this bickering wasting all this time
Arguing who's religion better yours or mine
It doesn't matter if your Methodist, Protestant or Catholic
Lutheran or Baptist man this world is tragic
I thought we played for the same team
And I sworn we all chased after the same dream
We don't need no Kobe or Shaq beef
All we need is Christian to rise up
And take over the streets
But not just scream and preach but teach
The principles of Christianity, block the insanity
That's being fed into their brains
It's our jobs to keep 'em sane and help them maintain

Chorus: (Repeat)

Verse 2:
They say the future of the world is bleak
But before you judge, just Understand how it became weak
First of all should have never took prayer out of schools
Now kids running around breaking all the rules
Raising a youth that didn't know prayer was the truth and the answer
Breeding a cancer
And the trend of having a child at a young age
Is as common as seeing a brother with braids and waves
Economy's bad parents working all the time
Depending on TV to enhance their child's mind
Family values are completely lost
No more Sunday dinners, spilling juice on the table cloth
Marriage on a steady decline
Like Martha Stewart's freedom in her prime before she does time
Here's the moral to the story and lesson
You can't have success in life unless Jesus is present

Verse: Repeat 2x

Verse 3:
So I hear they starting to discuss
Moving in "God We Trust" off our monetary value
Man what's wrong with us
The only way I'll approve that change
Is if the new dollar says that "Jesus Saves"
And it's cool if everybody in your church is saved
But what about those running the streets ending in graves
Looking for guidance from the voice of the under boss
And I thought we pose to save the world at all cost
Spreading the gospel like cold from Jack Frost
Kudos to Mel Gibson for making "The
Passion"
And passing the torch to me in orderly fashion
And with this messaging I'm a keep on thrashing
The truth of the word that I spit in the booth
And keep pushing til' my dreams come true
What you want me to do?
Cause if they ain't getting it from me, they're not getting it from you

Repeat: Verse 2

Discography

Some of the Christian recordings to her credit are "Tell Me Where Your Blessings Come From," written by Lionel Morrison and "Touch Our Hands Lord", co-written by Linda Bessellieu & Tawana Bessellieu. "Since I Met You Jesus" and "I Can Do All Things Through Christ" all co-written by Linda Bessellieu, featuring, Da' Alternative.

Da' Alternative (Holy Hip Hop Artist) Recording Credit:
"Da' Rapture" written by Da' Alternative, featuring Sean Reddick
"Opportunity Taken" and "Da Rapture" written by Da' Alternative
"I Can Do All Things Through Christ" Co-written by
Da' Alternative & Linda B., featuring Linda B.

Set List

(Repertoire may vary according to theme and type of event. We have Praise Dancers and Holy Hip Hop Artist.)

Urban/New Traditional, Contemporary & Gospel Cover Tunes

You Are God (Original Praise & Worship)
We Lift Our Hands & Our Voices (Original Praise & Worship)
Get Ready
Inspite of Myself (original)
Since I Met You Jesus (0riginal)
Be Destoryed (orginial)
God Has Not Given Us The Spirit Of Fear (0riginal)
Abba, Abba, My Father (original)
Opportunity Taken (original)
Touch Our Hands Lord (Original)
I Can Do All Things Through Christ (Original)
Da'Rapture (original)
In Times Like These

Sets will vary: Any requested time frame. Song arrangements will change according to type of event.