DNOU Music Video
Today We Rebel, his third full-length album with Reach Records, is an exercise in zeal and imagination. No-frills, no filler. Just raw, uncut transparency through and through. KB follows his artistic impulses to great effect, lending his take on terms that are dominating the cultural conversation.
Today We Rebel
Discover the heart and mind behind Today We Rebel. All throughout Today We Rebel, you can feel the urgency in KB’s tone. “It’s a lot more introspective,” he offers. “The older you get, the more aware you become of the human struggle, and the struggle in your own heart.” This kind of clarity is what makes KB such a necessary voice for today, a vessel to be poured out for this generation. “I’m just a man being honest about the world as he sees it.”
In the colonial period, western Europe, for the most Part, exported its image of a white Christ worldwide, and White Jesus often shaped the way Christians Understood Jesus’ ministry and mission. Some 19th- Century Christians, eager to justify the cruelties of Slavery, went out of their way to present Jesus as White. By negating his true identity as a dark-skinned, Oppressed minority, slaveholders were better able to Justify the master-slave hierarchy and forget Jesus’ Ministry to set the oppressed free (Luke 4:18).
“If Christ be anything, He must be everything. One of the defining mantras for KB’s young adult life, To shape HGA and his mission to the world. Spurgeon Was the kind of man KB longed to be like. He’d at times Tear up speaking about Spurgeon because he had studied Spurgeon, so intimately he felt fathered by him. So much So that he named is 2nd son after him.
The cage represents the fallen world that exists around Us. We are caged on all sides by calamity, catastrophe, And weakness. In the world and in ourselves. We too Feel imprisoned by devious impulses and unwarranted Pain. The butterfly represents beauty, grace and hope: It is a symbol for the image of god.
“…For, between the Christianity of this land, and the Christianity of christ, I recognize the widest possible Difference–so wide, that to receive the one as good, Pure, and holy, is of necessity to reject the other as Bad, corrupt, and wicked.”
From the Olympics to the M grand hotel, Andre has remained undefeated. The gloves are hanging because he has announced his retirement, leaving the sport as the #1 pound for pound hitter in the world. These gloves are powerful. He is the greatest fighter and holds the title the Greatest victory. His record flawless and his King bar none. The son of god is a champion. And is in his corner, so are we.
One of Martin Luther King Jr’s final request was for This song be played as sweetly as possible… Precious Lord, take my hand Lead me on, let me stand Lead me on to the light Take my hand precious Lord, lead me home When my way grows drear, precious Lord linger near When my light is almost gone Hear my cry, hear my call Hold my hand lest l fall Take my hand precious Lord, lead me home
From start to finish, the 14-track album is chock-full of wordplay, intricate flows, and chest-pounding production. Sonically, it’s a mixture of emotion and aggression, which KB describes as “cinematic trap.” It comes across effortlessly, which is a testament to KB’s grind and respect for the craft. The hard-hitting lead single “Monster,” featuring Aha Gazelle and produced by Halo Hitz and Cardec, showcases KB’s verbal dexterity: “This ain’t my first rodeo/check my portfolio,” he spits. On “Not Today Satan” KB and Andy Mineo both deliver the goods, trading verses about the need to shun evil in order to maximize your witness and calling. Produced by Cardec and Cobra, the track has an anthem-like feel, its bounce and musicality begging to be performed live.
The Mykallife-produced “DNOU” has KB flexing his skill over an infectious piano loop. “Boy, don’t nobody own us” he roars, his smooth cadence riding the beat expertly. There’s no question that this is KB at his most self-actualized; a man who understands his mission and is compelled to motivate others to do the same. “I couldn’t stop if I tried,” he says. “And I want to rebel against anything that would ever threaten to slow me down or get in the way of my progress.”
When it’s said and done, Today We Rebel is KB drawing a line in the sand. It provides ammunition to help us confront the anxiety of the times. And KB lays it all out, serving as a reminder that we’re at our best when we are truly free, “I understand now more than ever that my allegiance is to the kingdom, first and foremost. Everything falls second to that.”