Spec is a full time staff member of Crossover Church in Tampa, FL. Which primarily focuses on reaching those influenced by hip-hop culture. He's the director of the media department, and have final say on all designs/media that Crossover produces. He serves as CEO Flavor Alliance Media Group (urban resources) in partnership with Tommy “Urban D.” Kyllonen and Mike Estep. He also serve as the creator director for S.O.U.LMAG, which is a nationally distributed magazine geared towards urban culture. Then, on the side he runs his own design firm (Designed By Spec) www.specademik.com & teach high school students commercial art, graphic design & photography.
“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the Door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.” (Rev. 3:20) God is right there, right now… knocking. He wants to come in and be a part of our everyday life in a real way. But, we have a choice to leave that door closed, or to open it to him.
Christmas has come and gone, it’s now 2008. The hustle and bustle of shopping and family times have wound down and by now we’re all transitioning back into the routine of work or school (maybe a few pounds heavier though). Although the season has passed, I feel a little obliged to tell a personal Christmas story. And, although it deals with a difficult subject, I find it completely necessary to discuss. The reason is simple. I will take every opportunity I can, as I believe all people of faith should, to speak out against, discredit, and fight injustice and ignorance.
U2’s Bono nailed the sentiment. In over 20 years of listening to holy hip hop (First purchase: 1986 / Stephen Wiley’s “Bible Break” single – on tape!), I have yet to run across The Perfect Christian Rap Album.