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Welcome to Backstage Pass! Real Artists. Real Hip Hop. This is the show where we go behind the scenes with real hip hop artists and real hip hop. Every Thursday, we’ve got a brand new show of Backstage Pass! And today…
We’ve got MEEK THE SERVANT on the hot seat!
This week, we’re going behind the scenes with Meek The Servant. We’ll be talking to him about his music, his life, and why he does what he does!
All About Meek The Servant
As a young man growing up in the north side of Dallas in the early 90’s, it is not rare to be intensely influenced by the hip hop culture. Sedrick Thomas better known as Meek is by far the popular term a product of his environment, as he stated ” I remember at four years old waking up from surgery reciting Ll Cool J’s Mama Said Knock You Out, on the contrary although I was inspired by hip hop at the age of four My close relatives would always tell me I would be a minister one day, so I would go around mimicking preachers radically in a joking manner. Unknowingly that one day that prophecy would come to past, Surely for Meek it would latter down the line, but just as any other great man of God who had to experience some of life’s toughest hardships, as well as realize that a part from Christ and his kingdom life is meaningless. No surprise that linked to his deep passion for hip hop the street life seemed to go hand & hand. “I listened to cats like UGK, Z-Ro BIG Moe, Big Chief & felt as if I was no different from them, so if they smoked weed and rapped I did the same, if they sipped prescription cough syrup like the latest trend I did so as well. Meek goes on to say it was just a way of life to him, as for his older brother nicknamed by the hood “RO”, he was the neighbor dope boy a full time dope dealer, whatever u needed he had it or could get it. “He was in to trapping I was in to rapping getting high & making money”.
While still in high school Meek started hanging around his big brother looking up to him as a role model figure, he watched him sale crack and cook it all day, until one day he sought the power and respect that his brother received and wanted the exact same thing, he hustled for a little while but it didn’t work, God had other plans for him, “I just realized it wasn’t for me I’m a rapper that likes to sip syrup and smoke dope trapping ain’t my thang”. However the streets still had a hold on him, he begun to steel and hit licks to take care of his daughter and buy more drugs until one day he was arrested. It became a cycle for the young rapper get out of jail go back to jail, until one day while sitting in the jail sell Meek realized that this just couldn’t be all that God had for him, it seemed as if those prophetic words from his family rung in his ear “You are a minister”.
In 2009 Meek gave his life over to Christ married his daughter’s wife and begun to seek Jesus with his whole heart, however his passion for hip hop never left, he received a Gospel rap cd by Lecrae called “Rebel” couple of months later he was back in the studio with a passion to serve Christ his Lord through music and art. By the end of 2009 he recorded his first Gospel rap album entitled “New Creation” But he didn’t quite find his sound he didn’t quite combine his authentic Faith with his authentic hip hop persona well, so after a couple of years of studying the industry aspect of the culture of the Gospel rap genre, and growing in the knowledge of who Christ is, Meek begun to grow significantly in his craft. He found his own unique sound, and started his own movement alongside with his close fried Jerel called NA-US MG Not About Us Music Group, he’s now pursuing he’s sophomore album entitled “Heart Of Me” as well as releasing his mix tapes “Unfinished Business” series in the meantime. With holding small groups being a father of three and a husband and still serving in his church, Meek is looking forward to serving God’s people growing in his Faith and overall becoming a better man.
Meek just released a brand new album – “True Story” – which has an amazing back-story (yes Meek shares it on Backstage Pass) and some incredible music. You can find it pretty much anywhere music is sold.
Get in touch with Meek
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