Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Holy Hip-Hop Awards '07: A Little Taste of Heaven Pt. 1

Peace and blessings,

Last week, I was blessed to attend the Holy Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta, GA on Saturday, 1/13/07. To say it was "off the hook" and "the best musical event i've ever attended" would not do it justice, so let me break it down for you.

The Lobby: Like a child in a candy store, I just couldn't wait to give the attendant my ticket and get inside. I remember while standing in line, I said to myself "this is going to be off the hook!" and a lady in front of me looked back on some "he must not get out much" steez, lol. In within 30 minutes of entering the lobby, I had spent all of my money. Now, I hit up the ATM before I came to ensure that I wouldn't leave broke (well, it sounded like a good plan at the time). Given that it was a hip-hop event, I planned on spending money on cds. What I didn't plan on was spending about 80% of my money on clothes and comic paraphanelia. The clothes I purchased were from a Christian-based company called "Agape Wear," which is based on Isaiah 61:10 which states: "I delight greatly in the LORD; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels." (NIV).

In terms of comic paraphanelia, I came across a Christian-based comic book called "Animus," which is about a young superhero who controls the five elements. Animus is guided by a spiritual mentor who helps him control his powers and use them for the right purposes. If you've read my piece "More than meets the eye?" (February '06), then you'll know why I hopped on that with two feet and a pogo stick (props to Spirit for the phrase, lol). Gotta run, but the re-cap of the actual "hip-hop" aspect of the awards show is coming soon. Take care and speekonit...

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