Miami rapper Oscar Urbina, who doubles as an eighth-grade teacher, uses his actual classroom as the set of his music video for his autobiographical song “Teacher Chronicles,” the lead track from his mixtape MP2 Darkness being released on April 7. The music video premieres Wednesday on HipHopDX and is being added into rotation on ROKU TV’s AnthiumTV.
On the song, Urbina argues that the curriculum should incorporate life skills that address bullying, developing integrity, and religion. The music video filmed at Northwest Christian Academy in Opa-locka in Miami-Dade County is centered around a student who has fallen asleep in Urbina’s class.
Urbina explains, “As a student dreams, he envisions an interaction with his teacher in a different light. The teacher reveals to him the secret flaws of the profession that he has devoted his life to.”
The song was inspired by Urbina’s experiences as a student and instructor. “The average graduate at 18 still feels lost because we spend more time teaching them things that, though they are important, won’t help them that much in the real world,” Oscar says, adding that he would like to see courses about business, psychology, religion, health and the art of suffering added to the curriculum.
MP2 Darkness is a follow up to Molly Pitcher released in July 2016. The mixtape series is influenced by the story of Mary Ludwig, a folklore heroine who brought soldiers pitchers of water to combat heat exhaustion during the American Revolution’s Battle of Monmouth. Oscar strives to use his music to make a similar impact on its listeners.
Earlier this month, Rapzilla premiered the “Teacher Chronicles” song and Miami’s Fox affiliate WSVN interviewed Oscar for a segment for their Deco Drive entertainment program.
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About Oscar Urbina
Born in Miami, Oscar Urbina grew up listening to rappers Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Juvenile, and Nas. By high school, he began writing his own hip hop songs and aspired to become a rap star, teacher, and minister. The Moody Bible Institute graduate released his first mixtape, Finally, in 2014, receiving critical acclaim that led to him being included in Rapzilla’s 15 Freshman of 2015 and winning the leading Christian hip hop site’s 16 Bar Challenge. He dropped his sophomore set, Molly Pitcher, in 2016. When he is not rapping or teaching junior high school students at Northwest Christian Academy in Opa-locka in Miami-Dade County, he ministers at his church, The Brook Miami.
New Worship artist, Dante Bowe, Worship Pastor for world renowned worship artist, Eddie James, has released a fresh wind of music with his new single, “Potter and Friend”, featuring American Idol Alum, Jesse Cline. Jesse Cline, has been seen on countless secular platforms and National Television at the Dolby Theatre and Orpheum Theatre
Dante Bowe is no stranger to the music scene, as a most sought after songwriter and the leader of the worship collective “Ultimate Call”. Bowe has ministered to audiences of every culture and toured for at least 260 nights a year, over the last three years. His call to ministries around the world, has given him a profound and unique perspective on God’s global reach of grace, mercy and love.
As the leader of the, “Ultimate Call, who released their debut album Breathe in the summer of 2016, Dante has been well prepared for this season.
With an authentic heart for God, Dante Bowe is committed to ushering everyone into the presence of God through song and intimate encounters with God.
Hailing from, North Carolina, Dante Bowe has been blessed to sing on platforms such as, TBN, The Word Network, Call Azusa with Lou Engle, Potters house with T.D. Jakes, The Ramp with Karen Wheaton, Perry Stone and OCI and tour in the Philippines, Israel and has extensively toured Europe.
Written by Bowe, “Potter and Friend” has quickly caught the attention of worshipers, churches and media across the country. “Potter and Friend” is a transparent musical picture and explanation of how God’s handiwork of grace works in our broken lives and makes us new again.
“Hallelujah, to the Potter, who came and made me new, I look just like you
Oh You take broken things and make them beautiful, oh You take broken things and put them back back together again. So come and go with me to the Potter’s house and he’ll make something good.”-Lyrics from Potter and Friend
“Potter and Friend” is the lead single from Dante Bowe’s solo project, Son of a Father, a project based on son-ship, identity and coming into the love of a Heavenly Father to be released on March 31, 2017.
Son of a Father is produced by, Morey Jenkins JHA Music Group in North Carolina, Marlon Robertson-MDR Music Collective and Global Music and Arts Director at Free Chapel in Gainesville Georgia and Tywan Mack. All songs written by, Dante Bowe.
Dante was featured on the cover of Charisma Magazine along with Eddie James and Ultimate Call, he was recently asked, “How did he write the song, Potter and Friend?” and Dante shared: “I had a month off the road and I would go to my spiritual fathers (Eddie James) closet every day to play piano and worship the Lord. I began to sing the song about the potter and it only took about 10 to 20 minutes to write the entire song. I knew for a fact that it’s the word of God and its God’s song to his people that he takes broken things and put them back together again.”
Worship Leader Eddie James shared his heart about Dante’s gift and music: “Dante Bowe is one the best writers in the world to me, and more than that, God is breathing life into you and through you and your songs will heal the nations.”
Check out the Video for “Potter and Friend” below;
Anthony Faulkner is a young man who has an extraordinary zeal for life, tackles everything set before him fearlessly, and has an incredible love for people of all nations. The Houston, TX based songwriter, producer, actor and world missionary travels the globe sharing hope, his music and Christ like love.
Anthony’s GUARDIAN ANGEL album landed on the Billboard Top 40 Gospel Sales Chart during its October 2016 release. GUARDIAN ANGEL includes a culturally cohesive mix of Gospel, Urban AC, Reggae and Inspirational Pop with African, Caribbean and Italian musical influences. Anthony is now releasing to radio the churchy traditional Gospel song from the album “Jesus Will Fix It”.
“I wrote ‘Jesus Will Fix It’ to remind the nations that regardless of what life may bring, we know that through our Faith and Trust in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, ultimately, we will be victorious,” Anthony proclaims. “Jesus Can and Will fix it!”
Anthony’s “Jesus Will Fix It” companion music video was shot on location in Uganda, East Africa by videographer and director Jimreel. The internationally popular group Cooper Ssali and GWAY join Anthony in this vibrant and spirited performance video.
“Anthony Faulkner is an international recording artist with a heart to serve and inspire those that he comes in contact with,” says Monicah Kiwanuka of Capital Outdoor Advertising in Kampala, Uganda. “He is such an incredible talent!”
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Pastor, Singer, Songwriter and Producer Montel Dorsey and his collective of young, purposed singers and musicians known as MUniversity have delivered a colorfully candid and musically diverse album LOVE OVER HATE. Dorsey’s transparent expressiveness in his songwriting throughout this album emits an authentic message of love and hope. His desire to showcase and empower the rising talent in MUniversity has fashioned not just another album, but a powerful movement in music ministry with an unconstrained global impact.
LOVE OVER HATE is available now on all digital music outlets through Dorsey’s MUniversity Records label with distribution via eOne (Entertainment One). LOVE OVER HATE contains a super charged mix of urban gospel, worshipful ballads, churchy high-praise tracks and Dorsey’s electronically edgy title track “Love Over Hate” that brazenly conveys the message of the album – Stop The Hate!
The album also includes the urban gospel dance infused radio single “Celebrate”, featuring singer Ruth La’Ontra (courtesy of Tyscot Records), Farrin Sherelle and rapper Janoir, and the contemporary ballad “Jesus Deliver”, which allows Dorsey to share his personal testimony.
Dorsey and MUniversity are holding a series of release events for their LOVE OVER HATE album starting in their home state of Florida (Orlando, Gifford), on to New York (Long Island, Bronx), and then to Nevada (Las Vegas) for the Stellar Awards Weekend.
LOVE OVER HATE Track List:
Love Over Hate (feat. Tim “TJ” Bush & Marvin Tony Hemmings)
Suit Up (feat. Farrin Sherelle)
Celebrate (feat. Ruth LaOntra & Farrin Sherelle)
Jubilee (feat. Tiffany Pugh & Jordan “Jordi G” Welch)
King of Glory
II Chronicles 7:14 (feat. Jessica Pugh & Tiffany Pugh)
Won’t He Do It
Judah (feat. Tiffany Pugh & Jessica Pugh)
I Need Thee