Backstage Pass – Mission!

by The Shadow on January 9, 2014

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Backstage Pass Real Artists Real Hip HopWelcome 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 MISSION on the hot seat!

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This week, we’re going behind the scenes with Mission. We’ll be talking to him about his music, his life, and why he does what he does! He’s quite an incredible story to share with some really great encouragement that you don’t want to miss! God has used Mission and it’s really neat to hear what Mission has learned and what he’s doing now with that!

Mission’s Music

Mission just released a brand new album – “Dress Rehearsal” – which has an amazing back-story (yes Mission shares it on Backstage Pass) and is FREE!!!.  Go download it HERE!

Get in touch with Mission

Connect with MISSION below!  Check out his music!  PLEASE support his ministry and music. Feel free to connect with him on Facebook and Twitter!

MISSION’S SOUNDCLOUD

MISSION’S FACEBOOK

MISSION’S TWITTER

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If you haven’t already heard, Station 514: The Rock and Alternative Radio 514 are both moving from Live365/TuneIn/iTunes over to SPOTIFY!

Here are the links:

Station 514′s Spotify profile (includes Station 514: The Rock’s and Alternative Radio 514′s full and NEW music playlists):

Our playlists:




Due to a reduction in funding and also some decisions to change directions, this was the only option we were presented with short of closing the doors completely.  We didn’t want to do that as Station 514 in general has always been about discovering the music and sharing it with you.  Even if the funding dropped, we still wanted to share with you, bless you, and do what we love.  At this point, all of the expenses are coming out of our own pockets and we are 100% volunteers but we’re going to make this rock with what we have in front of us.

We hope you will continue to join us in this journey of discovering new and amazing Christian rock and alternative music.  Keep in touch with us and ALWAYS let us know how we can best serve you and continue to grow!

This is definitely NOT the end… this is just the beginning!  We hope using Spotify’s technology that this will enhance your listening experience!

Stay tuned for a weekly music update podcast and possibly even other shows…

~The Shadow

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Backstage Pass – Meek The Servant!

by The Shadow on December 19, 2013

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_podcastTemplateWelcome 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”.

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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’s Music

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.

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Connect with Meek The Servant below!  Check out his music!  PLEASE support his ministry and music. Feel free to connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube!

MEEK THE SERVANT’S WEBSITE

MEEK THE SERVANT’S FACEBOOK

MEEK THE SERVANT’S TWITTER

MEEK THE SERVANT’S YOUTUBE

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Backstage Pass – Mouthpi3ce!

by The Shadow on November 21, 2013

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_podcastTemplateWelcome 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 MOUTHPI3CE on the hot seat!

This week, we’re going behind the scenes with Mouthpi3ce. We’ll be talking to him about his music, his life, and why he does what he does!

All About Mouthpi3ce

Mouthpi3ce has a great story to share and you will get to hear ALL about it on this episode of Backstage Pass.  He shares his life growing up, the struggles he endured, and how God brought him to the place he is today.  It’s inspiring and encouraging!

Get in touch with Mouthpi3ce

Connect with Mouthpi3ce below!  Check out his music!  His album, “Lost and Found II: Raising The Dead” is available!  PLEASE support his ministry and music. Feel free to connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube!

MOUTHPI3CE WEBSITE

MOUTHPI3CE FACEBOOK

MOUTHPI3CE TWITTER

MOUTHPI3CE YOUTUBE

MOUTHPI3CE ITUNES

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Backstage Pass – Chaz Miles!

by The Shadow on November 14, 2013

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_podcastTemplateWelcome 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 CHAZ MILES on the hot seat!

This week, we’re going behind the scenes with Chaz Miles. We’ll be talking to him about his music, his life, and why he does what he does!

All About Chaz Miles

CHAZ MILES grew up in Pueblo, CO. He began singing in gospel music at age six and was raised in a Christian environment, as his mother and grandfather are pastors.

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Despite his immersion in the church, Chaz’s talents were best displayed in sports early on. Miles played football at Pueblo Central High School. His high school history included being named a three-time all-league and two-time all-state honoree in both Football and Basketball. He also earned the title of team MVP two years in a row. He was also was named an all-state athlete in basketball and track and field, and is the schools ALL-TIME leaders in receptions and receiving yards.

After graduation he went on to play football and study speech communication and religious studies at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. What began as a chance to fulfill his childhood dream of a ticket to the NFL as a Wide Receiver for the Rams, resulted in a call to music after a career ending knee injury.
During his time at CSU Chaz became in integral part of Iasis Christ Fellowship in Fort Collins, CO. He became the Worship Leader under head pastor Johnny Square in 2008 where he served until 2011.

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In 2009, Miles wrote and recorded “Daddy”, Miles’ first worship CD. The project was a huge step for Chaz selling over 1,500 copies.

2010 marked the beginning of Chaz’s launch of his music ministry vision Heartbeat. The release of Chaz’s first solo project, “The Difference” was much awaited by many of his loyal and growing fan base. Featuring tracks from top industry producers, like Ric Rudd, “The Difference”, was only the first step of many to come!

In 2011, Chaz kicked off his “The Difference Tour”, and was able to share the Gospel with over 100,000 people, and watched thousands of people dedicate their lives to Jesus Christ.

Today the pastor/singer/songwriter/rapper is currently a leading worship at Tim- berline Church, in Windsor CO. and a worship leader for the AIA UTC national confer- ence every summer. He is preparing his 3rd studio project titled “SHOWCASE” set to be released fall 2012, immediately followed by a 2012/2013 National Tour. The tour will span 60+ cities coast to coast, as Chaz has big plans to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the avenue of Music!

Get in touch with Chaz Miles

Connect with Chaz Miles below!  Check out his music!  His album, “Showcase” is AWESOME and worth getting!  PLEASE support his ministry and music. Feel free to connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube!

CHAZ MILES WEBSITE

CHAZ MILES FACEBOOK

CHAZ MILES TWITTER

CHAZ MILES YOUTUBE

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Backstage Pass – GS!

November 7, 2013

Podcast: Play in new window | Download 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 GS on the hot seat! This […]

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Backstage Pass – DJ DMD!

October 24, 2013

Podcast: Play in new window | Download 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 DJ DMD on the hot seat! […]

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Backstage Pass – Dee Black!

October 17, 2013

Podcast: Play in new window | Download 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 DEE BLACK on the hot seat! […]

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Backstage Pass UPDATE!

October 8, 2013

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Backstage Pass UPDATE Listen to this short audio update about Backstage Pass and where we’ve been the past few weeks!  BRAND NEW Backstage Pass Interview NEXT WEEK! We have Dee Black on the hot seat next week, starting our new consistency of new interviews each week! Thank you […]

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