Man, God has and continues to be so good me (I could this right here)! I know people want to know what's up with me and how's the music going. As of right now, I am just enjoying life. I have been doing that for a while now. The last song I released was "Mr. Sore Thumb" with debuted in January. Since then, nothing has been recorded. I am in no rush to record anything. My D.J. business has took off! Which is due to summer is quickly approaching. That's when the bookings for parties start rolling in. But trust me, I'm not mad at that at all. So when it comes to that, my family, work and church. I am one busy man. When it comes to creating music, I never want to just make something to "stay relevant". I want create music that's sincere, true to the heart and unforgettable. So I take it very seriously. I thank God for all my endeavors and I am just trying to be a good steward over everything that he has given me. I plan on releasing music in the future, whether it's two tracks or ten. All I can say right now is keep supporting me and keep me in your prayers. Hustle Up!
Since the beginning of the year, I have been more focused on seeking God's face. My desire for him gets stronger as time passes and I thank God for it! I'm experiencing him in ways I didn't before. There are things in my life that I am trusting and believing God for. Now I know it will come to past in due time. So seeking his face has been my main focus. The music and everything else can wait. I will get back to it, but I have to get ME right before anything else. Not just for me, but also my family and friends. I see so many of us going through situations that's trying so hard to take us out mentally and even spiritually. To be honest, it breaks my heart. If you're reading this and feel like that's you, please believe I'm praying for you! Especially if you're in my circle. I may not say anything to you, but I'm praying. I want God to move on ALL our behalf and I know he will if we constantly chase after him! My new found passion for him has caused my spirit man to increase in strength and it one of the best feelings in the world. Tomorrow is my birthday and I feel like a beginning of my life is about the happen. If you think I "Got it going on" or see things happening in my life, I can honestly say it has noting to do with me AT ALL. I am walking in favor due to my obedience of his word. Nothing more, nothing less. There are things I want to clean up in my life so God can bless me to the point I can bless others. God is doing a great work in me and pray you let him do the same in you. Keep seeking after God! Trust me, there's nothing in this world is better than the God we serve! He is the beginning and the end! He is the only way you will be able to make it through the middle! If you need someone to pray with you or for you, feel free to message me.
Wow! I truly thank God for the vision He has given me. After praying and asking God if this was a good move to make, I finally got my answer to move forward. The decision is to start making "Hustle Up" hoodies. I started with the shirts and it just seemed like a good idea to do hoodies as well. I feel like so late in doing this, but I didn't want to do it just for the sake of doing it. I want to each step to be the best step it can possibly be. So I am glad I waited because now I am confident in my decision. The official release of date of the hoodies will be Friday, January 12th. The hoodies are $30 and $35 if you include shipping. I want to thank everyone that supports my ministry and already interested in purchasing one. I appreciate you all and thank God for you! If you are interested in purchasing one, please check back on my website January 12th! God bless you!
I been a DJ for thirteen years and I am finally able to release my first mixtape featuring an artist. God is so Good! This is the first installment of my mixtape series titled "The Dedication". This one features my boy "Sky". He is definitely dedicated to his craft and Christ. The following mixtapes to come will feature some of the nation's hottest underground CHH artist. This mixtape drops this Friday (11/17) on my website "jimmiehustle.com" and "Mixcloud".
If you are walking in leadership in any form, I salute you. Leadership can be hard sometimes. You have to be strong and
vulnerable at times. I saw an awesome example of a leader today at my job (of all places). Today is the company's president 20th anniversary. Everyone had nothing but wonderful things to say about him. Then he got up at the end and explained how he got to where he is today. I was blown away because he talked about how much of a struggle he had when he was a kid and how it pushed him to where he is today. I meant a lot to me because on the outside, you see a man that has a lot going for him and taken care of business. But you don't the know all the struggles, all the pain and all the hard times he had to go through to get there. So again, shout out to all leadership in your respective places. I salute you!
7 Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.
9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
With everything that's going on in the world right now, it's hard to be and stay good spirits. As for me, I try to limit myself from social media and the news because of it. Of course I "stay woke" with everything that's going on and try my best to get as much "valuable" information as quickly as possible. Because I refuse to let it overwhelm my thoughts. I've been focusing more on God and his word because that's all we have a this point.The enemy wants to fill our hearts with hatred as well and I refuse to let that happen.
Uplifting Scripture For Me:
8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
The Project has been released yet and I have been tremendously blessed by it already. I called this "EP" a project because the songs came from the heart and it became a healing process for me. Like God was working on my heart as I wrote them. There where times where I had to stop and weep because it was so overwhelming. God is definitely doing some things through me beyond music. I gained a lot of good quality relationships with some people and they are doing their best to help me see my vision through. I pray that God blesses everyone that has put in work along with me to get this off the ground. My support group is amazing from my family to my friends. I don't take any of them for granted. I am glad God pushed me to do this because this is something I will never forget.
At the beginning of this year, God gave me vision of having my own music project. I thought I was tripping at first. But I know when God speaks to me because he won't leave me alone. Lol. All I hear in my head is "I need you to do a project". There has been other situations in life where he would speak to me and it would be something totally out of nowhere. But when I would obey him and do as he instructs me, it would be the best decision I could have done. I thought about that and said this shouldn't be any different. That was a hard decision to make because I am a family man and the bills don't stop because God gave me a vision. But one thing about God, he will definitely make a way. I was able to pay off a student loan which opened up finances to fund studio time. So I recorded two songs, but then came to a stand still. I could not find any beats that I liked and no ideas were coming to mind while summertime was quickly approaching.
So I started to doubt myself and figure that it would not happen. But then two brothers that go by the name of "Ripp N' Redd" decided to give me a call and ask if I could be their DJ for shows. They tried to get me three years prior but I declined the offer. I couldn't figure out why they would try again after all this time. But After a long discussion, I agreed to be a part of their family titled "The Hue Committee". They turned out to be really good guys and we all tend to be in sync with one another since day one. One of the brothers is also a producer and he wanted me to hear some tracks that he made. I listened to them and i was floored! His music tracks were outstanding and it opened up so much creativity for me. I was able to write and record four tracks within a two month period because of it.
Next thing I know, I am looking at six tracks and on the way to send it to the duplication center. I couldn't do anything but thank God. I knew it was all God simply because of how everything came to past. It takes ALOT of money to do this. From recording, mixing/mastering, merchandise and music videos. None of it's cheap, but God is making a way for everything without me struggling. Which is why I know this is what God wants me to do. Do I think I will "Blow Up" off of this? Only God knows. I do know this project will be successful and God will get the glory out of it. If one person gets saved or change their ways from being inspired by this project, that would mean more to me then a platinum record.
If you receive a vision from God, I pray that you see it through. It is definitely not easy, but do everything in your power to make sure it happens. You don't have to run yourself in the ground or get into debt to fulfill the vision. You can take your time and do it in portions if you have to, just stay focus! I took me a whole year to get to this point and I still don't have everything that requires this vision to fully manifest itself. But I will continue to work towards it. They will be people in your ear telling you otherwise. Telling you to give it up, it doesn't take all that or you shouldn't do it that way. I urge you guard yourself and focus on what God spoke to YOU. Continue to pray and keep your eyes on him. It will be the best decision of your life.
People ask me from time to time, how do I jungle being an music artist and being a DJ. It's not hard doing both, but it does have its moments. Usually, I am able to flip flop with no problem. One big event will involve rapping and then one will involve DJing. They are usually spread at least a week or two apart to where I have enough time to prepare for them. Both are fun to perform and I love to see reactions. Some people think I can DJ better than rapping and some think I can rap better than DJing. I love it because I have a difference audience for both. I take both positions seriously and make sure I give it my all regardless of what it is. Even though I have been in a group for five years, doing a solo project has been a real learning experience. It has opened my eyes to such that will help me as a artist and a DJ.