Reach Records - Reach Records - en-us Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:04:00 -0500 Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:04:00 -0500 (Reach Records) (Osmek CMS) Pre-order Anomaly Today! Lecrae's seventh studio album "Anomaly" is now available for pre-order! Featuring Andy Mineo, Kari Jobe, for King and Country and Crystal Nicole. Order today on iTunes or Merchline and recieve an instant MP3 download of Lecrae's latest songs Fear and Nuthin! Anomaly is also available on Google Play and Amazon. The album drops 9.9.14





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"People struggle with categories. Categories make us feel comfortable because it’s how we make sense of things in our minds," Grammy-award winner Lecrae Moore ponders. But sometimes, when you discover something really special, it defies category. Lecrae finishes his thought, "Sometimes, there's transcendence."

Remaining true to his beliefs, Lecrae is an artist that redefines mainstream popular culture. Thematically, one can find inspiration, faith and honesty in his music. But it’s more than that and yet it is quite transparent. If Oscar Wilde was correct when he said, "Most people are other people, their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation," it’s simple to understand the easy attraction to Lecrae. In a sea of indulgent music, he's swimming against the tide embracing all the things that make him the man he is, including his faith. And at the heart of it all, Lecrae is pleased to share the secret to his success. He explains, "I just have to have integrity and be true to who I am and what I believe in. Music doesn't need to be categorized. It just needs to be good." Now on the cusp of his seventh studio release, Lecrae is at the climactic crossroad of his career. Read more here. 





Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:04:00 -0500
The 116 Life X Jessie Kinjo



Jessie Kinjo is a scientist researching and experimenting in molecular biology and flow cytometry. The research involves stem cells with properties that have the potential to help to cure diseases and quicken the healing of injuries. He is also involved with a prison ministry where he assists in church services for prisoners, Bible Studies, and more. Jessie Kinjo currently resides in California.

For more information on Jessie's research, click here. For more information on the prison ministry, click here


Tell us a little bit about the path to where you are today.

I grew up in a stereotypical Asian home. It was always a huge culture clash growing up in California. My parents wanted me to stick to my roots but I really wanted to embrace my new home here. They always encouraged hard work and patience in everything I did. I learned very early that if you wanted something you had to compete for it with everything you had and no one was going to give you any handouts in this life. Spiritually I was raised first by my great aunt who was a missionary and then later by my parents. My teenage years to my young adulthood were just filled with rebellion. School took a backseat and I just barely made it through. God redirected me when I was in the midst of getting high and drinking almost every day. I barely graduated college but through his favor still landed a job. Since then He has been renovating my mind, cleansing my soul, and basically turning me into the man I was supposed to be. When people see me today they don't believe I work in my industry because I am all tatted up and looking like a misfit. They see me as a tatted Jesus freak but when people hear what I have to say I hope they hear the words of a disciple of the Messiah, Jesus Christ.

What does a typical day of work look like for you?

A typical work day usually starts off with me brainstorming at my desk for an hour just to make sure I have everything prepared and ready for my day's experiment. Then I throw my lab coat/biohazard suit on and get to it. Whether it is working in cell culture to model what is happening in the human body or doing molecular biology I try to do my best to answer the world's burning questions through science. My work day doesn't usually fit into the normal confines of a nine to five and could change from one week to the next. While it is exciting it always pushes my mental abilities to the fullest.

Did you have a specific moment when you realized that you wanted to work in science?

I was always kind of a science dork as a kid but it didn't become a real career choice until college. I was in between jobs so a friend of mine hooked me up with a job in his lab and I have been working in science ever since!

What risks or hard decisions have you had to make to live unashamed?

In my industry there are not many believers. My faith in God most of the time is not welcome or appreciated. Sometimes I even get ridiculed. My faith gives me the strength to bear it all. A lot of times I have to exclude myself from certain projects and experiments just because they don't line up with my morals and beliefs. While this creates a lot of friction and awkwardness between me and my coworkers I have to stick to my guns and do what I need to do. I try my best to remain confident that as long as I work with integrity God will continue to show me His favor.

What does the unashamed life look like in your context?

To me the unashamed life means being uncompromising, transparent, and genuine. I am uncompromising in my lifestyle in the sense that I won't allow the world to define who I am. I am transparent because I know that I am cleansed by the blood of Jesus Christ, therefore have nothing to hide. I am genuine because I am proud that I am an adopted son of the Kingdom of God.

How have you worked through success? Failure?

I know that every step of the way God has been with me. I can honestly say he has taken care of my every need. In my success and failure He shows me how to be humble. I remember a time when I was unemployed and having a real hard time making ends meet. I was in a situation when I was on my last $50 and just really in a hopeless state. I was so discouraged because none of the jobs I was interviewing for seemed like it would work out. I remember after one interview I just sat in my car afterwards stunned and hopeless because the people had just asked me the hardest questions in the world. I didn't even feel like driving home because I was embarrassed and convinced I had blown the interview. Just in the nick of time God blessed me with a job following those events.

Have you had any mentors along the way?

My ministry leader Arnold Carraway has been my mentor, brother, and friend since I have been going to my church Crossroads. He really takes discipleship to the umpteenth level so I am always appreciative that he has been investing the time to help me grow.

Do you have any favorite books?

I just finished reading Boundaries by Cloud and Townsend and I loved it. I think it will help anyone trying to balance their life. I also enjoyed Crazy Love by Francis Chan and Love Does by Bob Goff. Other books that have helped me are The Flinch by Julien Smith and a couple of Mark Batterson's books. I am not ashamed to admit my weakness in different areas of my life. We are constant works in progress so I go and read how a fellow believer has experienced victory in that area of life. Their testimonies help me build mine!

What verses or passages in Scripture have sustained or encouraged you?

John 16:33 always brings a smile to my face. When I am down I get snapped back right to reality that Jesus already has overcome and that He desires nothing but peace in my life. Revelations 19:11-16 is a second favorite of mine. Jesus first came down humbly as a small child but this time he is arriving in all His glory!

Can you offer some encouragement to other unashamed believers out there?

I would say to be bold! When God gives you a dream or a vision for your life and community I say take hold of it and not let the naysayers get you down. We owe it to God and the people around us to shine brightly. When we bravely go out there it points to our Savior, Jesus Christ and makes His name famous.


"Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain." 

1 Corinthians 15:58

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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:38:00 -0500
Pre-order Lecrae's Anomaly at Lifeway Stores! Head to a Lifeway store near you!

Lecrae's highly anticipated seventh studio album is now available for pre-order at *Lifeway Christian Stores! Order today for $9.99 and receive a free Reach sampler featuring Lecrae's new single "Nuthin". The sampler also features songs from Andy Mineo, Tedashii, Trip Lee and KB!  




Tracklisting for Reach Sampler: 

1. Lecrae- Nuthin

2. Tedashii- Nothing I Can't Do

3. Andy Mineo- You Can't Stop Me

4. KB- 100

5. Trip Lee- Robot

Click here to find a Lifeway Christian Store near you! 

Anomaly drops 9.9.14.

*This promotion is an in store promotion. Please go to a physical LifeWay location to pre-order and recieve your free Reach sampler! 


Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:43:00 -0500
The 116 Life X Jason Mayden


In his previous role, Jason oversaw the design of conceptual products and services for Jordan Brand, as the Senior Global Design Director. Prior to rejoining Jordan Brand, he was the Global Director of Innovation for Nike Digital Sport where he was responsible for the creation and investigation of new technologies and services. While in Digital Sport, he was tasked with crafting a product strategy focused on expanding the impact and relevancy of the Nike+ platform, through the creation of products such as the Nike Fuel Band. Additionally, Mayden served as the co-Chair of Nike's Black Employee Network from 2011 -2013.

As a native of the south side of Chicago, Jason has a passion to serve his community through design workshops with Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, mentoring young minority males through Big Brothers Big Sisters, and participating on the Jordan Fundamentals grant selection panel. In addition to community service, he also sits on the board of his alma mater, College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI, where he received his BFA in Industrial Design.

Fueled by an insatiable desire to learn, Jason entered Stanford University's Graduate School of Business in 2010 as a Sloan Fellow where he received a Master's degree in Science with a concentration in General Management, and a certificate in Social Innovation. Mayden is also a frequent lecturer at Stanford University's prestigious Graduate School of Business. In May of 2013, he was presented with the distinguished honor of being asked to serve as an Advisory Board member to the "d.School" at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University.

In his own words Mayden states, "I have had a tremendously blessed career thus far but nothing can compare to the joy and responsibility of being a Father, Husband and a friend to my wife, Sonny, and my children, Khalil age 9 and Viviana age 6. They are the reason why I aspire to dream beyond the confines of what the world may deem possible for a little boy from the South Side of Chicago. They are the reason that I have decided to begin the next chapter of my career without fear."

Mayden is currently the VP of Design for MarkOne, d.Fellow at Stanford University's d.School and a regular contributor to Hypebeast Magazine and




Tell us a little bit about the path to where you are today.

My path is rather simple. I was born and raised on Chicago's Southside. I discovered that God had blessed me with multiple talents at a very early age. I also discovered that because of those gifts, I was often able to see beyond the confines of my world towards a greater place. A place where the Lord wanted to multiply me and bless me but because of my giftedness I formed an arrogance which ultimately resulted in a series of bad decisions and stumbles that lead me right back to Him. So as I look back on my life, I can't honestly say that I was on a "path" because the Lord brought me from the wilderness of the world. So I would rather say that I was on a "mission" to discover the ME that He know that I could be all along. And today, I can say with full confidence from the Lord that I am comfortable being the first ME and not the next anyone else.


 What does a typical day of work look like for you?

I wake up. I have quite time via ACTS (Acknowledge the presence and power of the Lord, Confess my sins to the Lord, Thanksgiving for the life that he has blessed me with, Supplication to the Lord)

We get on our knees and pray as a family and then I hit the gym to honor my temple and then I am off to the Design studio to create opportunities for others to shine. It brings me great joy to see other people win.


 Did you have a specific moment when you realized that you wanted to do footwear design with Nike?

Yes. When I realized that the people who design the shoes must get them for free also! Haha. In all seriousness, I had an event that lasted 180 seconds the became the catalyst for my journey towards Nike. I spoke at length about the incident during my TEDxStanford (see below) talk. It was the first time that I shared that story with the world.


 What risks or hard decisions have you had to make to live unashamed?

In my humble opinion, there is no such thing as risk or hard decisions when you live a life for the Lord. There are only uninformed choices and a conformed mind when you try to please the world and follow the Lord. For me, cutting out behaviors were only as difficult as my ability to change my surroundings and thus impact my ability to make faith-based decisions. Simply put, change your surroundings, reduce your ability to be tempted and watch how easy it is to live unashamed!


 What does the unashamed life look like in your context?

Complete faith and trust in the Lord, no matter what the circumstance. Sharing the love of Christ with those who may feel judged by the world and being open and honest with yourself about where you need to strengthen your armor. The most overlooked aspect of living an unashamed life is the act of ignoring the areas of our life where we need to be forgiven. I ask forgiveness on a daily basis because I understand, that as a leader in corporate America my actions impact other peoples' lives. So I pray that the Lord helps me to lead with a loving heart and an encouraging presence. If I stumble, I know that I first need to acknowledge that I stumbled and then ask for Him to forgive me for the sins that I have committed both known and unknown.


 How have you worked through success? Failure?

I celebrate the small wins and I learn from the big losses. I try to keep an "attitude of gratitude" at all times. I understand that our lives are but a vapor and I simply want to live a life that is true and honest. So without failure, success would not be precious. So I embrace my shortcomings, failures and setbacks because I know that they are all batting practice for when the Lord calls me up to the Big Leagues. I want to make sure that I hit a homerun and truly appreciate the feeling of godly success when He decides to bless me with the ultimate victory; which is eternity with Him.


 Have you had any mentors along the way?

Yes. Several. But more importantly I had advocates. Mentors helped to guide and nuture me. Advocates took my name and brought it into conversations that were well above my access. Having both allowed me the structure and peer validation to succeed without having to compromise my beliefs.


 Do you have any favorite books?

The Emperors Handbook, Outliers, The Odyssey, The Hero's Journey and of course The Bible to name a few.


 What verses or passages in Scripture have sustained or encouraged you?

Colossians 3:1-5 have always spoken to me. Along with Psalms 23. I live a life without fear. I often encourage my family to Be Fearless, unless of course it's fear and reverence for the Lord.


 Can you offer some encouragement to other unashamed believers out there?

Embrace the power of being you. The greatest trick that the enemy has played on this generation is the idea of "popularity". We all internally yearn to belong; it's a part of human nature. However, we should yearn to standout, to be set apart and recognized for that "IT" factor that we so often hear about. In my life the "IT" that people see is Christ that lives in me. I would encourage you all to be a guiding light rather than a spot light. We often allow our beliefs in the Lord to act as a shining light, which causes non-believers to feel judged and confronted by believers. However, if we live a life that others can learn from, that others can follow then maybe we can be a guiding light for those who are searching for the truth amongst the darkness. So simply put, allow people to follow you as you follow the Lord and watch what He can do!!!! You never know if the person your speaking with has never met a believer before. Every moment that you spend with someone else is a chance to share His love with your fellow man.



"Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain." 1 Corinthians 15:58

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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 10:58:00 -0500
Below Paradise Vine Dance Off BELOW PARADISE VINE DANCE OFF 

You’ve seen the Nothing I Can’t Do dance video, choreographed by Keone, Bam Martin, and Vinh Nguyen. Now we want to see what you can do! Pick your favorite song from Tedashii's new album and make a 6 second Vine showing off your best moves. 

To enter: 

  1. Create an awesome dance video on Vine. 
  2. Use #BelowParadise. 
  3. Post the video on Vine and Twitter.
  4. Submit before June 20th. 

The winning Vine video will receive 3 months subscription to 116 Limited: The Official T-shirt Club! 


Thu, 12 Jun 2014 13:07:00 -0500
Tedashii X Below Paradise X In Stores Now After much anticipation, Tedashii's Below Paradise is now available in stores! The album features Lecrae, Trip Lee, Crowder, Andy Mineo, Kam Parker, Christon Gray and more. Get your copy of Tedashii's journal, Below Paradise, on iTunesAmazon, and Google Play or pick up a copy at Family ChristianLifeWayMardel, and select Walmarts (see below).  You can also purchase Below Paradise merchandise at the Reach Records Storefront!

Purchase the deluxe version of Below Paradise on iTunes and get 3 bonus tracks, featuring artists KB, Dimitri McDowell, Derek Minor and more! 




1. Below Paradise

2. Perfect ft. Kam Parker

3. Dark Days, Darker Nights ft. Britt Nicole

4. Nothing I Can't Do  ft. Trip Lee and Lecrae

5. Catch Me If You Can ft. Andy Mineo

6. Paradise ft. Tauren Wells of Royal Tailor

7. Fire Away ft. SPZRT

8. Be With You ft. Lester "L2" Shaw 

9. Back To You (Interlude)

10. Angels and Demons ft. Crowder

11. My God

12. Love Never Leaves ft. Natalie Lauren

13. Complicated ft. Christon Gray

14. Chase ft. Tim Halperin  

 Album Bio

Reach Records artist Tedashii has been a busy man since we heard from him last. Following the 2011 release of Blacklight, which debuted at No. 2 on the iTunes hip-hop chart, he’s had a heavy touring schedule that included his own concert series, The Unashamed Tour and The Rock and Worship Roadshow with MercyMe and Jeremy Camp, where he had the distinction of being the only hip-hop act. Then there was that guest spot on Lecrae’s Grammy-winning album Gravity, and Tedashii’s own hit track “Dum Dum” was featured on the popular TV show So You Think You Can Dance. And did we mention he’s also the host of his own weekly radio show, Serium, heard on NGEN Radio? ...READ MORE.


To find a Walmart with "Below Paradise" near you, download this list. 

To use the list: 

1. Find your state (they are in alphabetical order) 

2. Then find the city/suburb you recognize closest to you 

3. After that, plug the store number into Google and it will bring up a link on the store site (i.e. search for “Walmart store #2070”) to get the location of the Walmart in Anchorage, AK.  

Mon, 26 May 2014 21:28:00 -0500
Get Below Paradise at Walmart!

Tedashii's fourth studio album "Below Paradise" will be available at Walmart for $10! Find it on May 27th at a Walmart near you, by using the list below or purchase it online at  

To find a Walmart with "Below Paradise" near you, download this list. 

To use the list: 1. Find your state (they are in alphabetical order) 2. Then find the city/suburb you recognize closest to you 3. After that, plug the store number into Google and it will bring up a link on the store site (i.e. search for “Walmart store #2070”) to get the location of the Walmart in Anchorage, AK.  


Mon, 19 May 2014 21:16:00 -0500
The 116 Life X Deborah Davis  


As a senior in high school, actively involved in sports and on her way to becoming valedictorian of her class, Deborah Davis became debilitated with a sickness known as Lyme disease. Daily she fights to honor the Lord in her trials and circumstances, while her family does their best to pay the enormous medical bills. Deborah is currently 19 years old living with incredible faith, residing with her family in Florida. Read her story below and check out the link to help support the Davis family medical expenses in this time of need! Reach Records will match every dollar contributed up to $5000.

Click here to donate!


Tell us a little bit about the path to where you are today.

One summer when I was 13 my life drastically changed in more ways than one. Not only was it the summer that I really heard The Gospel for the first time and repented and believed in Christ for salvation, but it was also the summer that I went on a camping trip with my family and through the bite of an infected tick got Lyme disease. I had no idea what was happening at the time, but from then on, I started feeling sick with flulike symptoms, constant headaches (that evolved into migraines), joint pain, chronic fatigue, and gastrointestinal issues.

Throughout the years, my symptoms kept getting worse and my doctors continued to be perplexed as to why I felt the way I did. In high school, I played varsity soccer and cross country for my school, excelled greatly in my studies, and was actively involved in ministries at my church. At the beginning of my Senior year of high school, my health took a huge turn for the worst. I started becoming more and more debilitated by my symptoms, which included mysterious organ pains, cognitive decline similar to Alzheimer's, confusion, and numbness in my hands and feet (a current list of my symptoms covers almost two full pages). Even though I had a plethora of medical testing done, doctors still couldn't figure out what in the world was going on inside my body. I eventually had to quit cross-country, and I was unable to try out for soccer.

By the end of January, I was experiencing so much around-the-clock joint pain that I was limping around school, my muscles ached so much it would hurt just to have my family members hug me. My migraines became constant and I started becoming extremely sensitive to light and sound, and my fatigue was so overwhelming it was all I could do to stay awake enough to participate in daily activities. In February of 2013, I finally became bedridden and have been that way ever since. It was also February when we finally found this specialist who eventually diagnosed me with chronic, late-stage neurologic Lyme disease and needed aggressive IV antibiotic treatment. Unfortunately because of how controversial this disease is in the medical community, we've had more than our fair share of problems with doctors and insurance coverage. 

Since I've been diagnosed, I have been hospitalized four times, once in the ICU, have had multiple ER trips, have seen well-over 80 doctors (that's when I decided to stop counting), and have been wheelchair bound for over a year. It's taken us this long, but we finally found a Lyme literate doctor willing to take me on as a patient and I'm just now (after losing all my teenage years to this disease) getting the treatment I need. Unfortunately, insurance has refused to cover all the costs for my treatment course, leaving us having to pay around $3K-5K out of pocket each month.

What does a typical day look like for you?

A typical day for me now is most definitely a far cry from what it used to be a year and a half ago. Because of the relentless pain I feel all throughout my body and the crippling amount of fatigue, some days it's just enough to wake up and survive. Other days it's to wake up, survive, and go to another doctor appointment. On good days I even get into some physical therapy. But that's just on the surface. Typical days for me are really a constant battle to trust in The Lord and His provision, and not become bitter. It is all too easy for me to let myself wallow in self pity and demand God to explain exactly why He is letting this happen to me. It's amazing how easy it is to let my guard down and lose sight of what is true (like the Father's precious promises, His attributes, His love and faithfulness to me) and give into my emotions.

How do you keep good perspective in the midst of difficult circumstances?

Keeping a good perspective when everything seems to be falling apart has been truly difficult. Only the Lord can really understand how hard it's been for me. There have been many times when I've strayed in my thoughts or doubted God and His plans for me. The one and only thing that keeps my perspective on track is the Lord and how He demonstrates His deep, deep love for me! He constantly pursues me in such a real way at times when my joy is in Him, as well as the times that I am prone to wander.

One practical means that I use the help keep a good perspective is reading through my grandmother's old hymnal. Most of those hymns have such a clear perspective and vision of The Lord. They were written by real believers who also went through difficult trials. It's such a great tool! 

What risks or hard decisions have you had to make to live unashamed?

I think the most difficult decision has been to claim the grace The Lord daily gives me as my own and to believe that it is truly sufficient for me. It is also very difficult to keep my emotions about my circumstances from clouding how I view God. Something I learned a few months ago is that I can't let my view of God be shaped by how I see my circumstances. I have to put my trust in who He really says He is.


What does the unashamed life look like in your context and life?


For me, the unashamed life is daily taking up my cross and following Christ. It's daily casting all my burdens upon The Lord. It's daily believing that not only has Jesus provided me with salvation through His blood, but also promises to provide for ALL my needs. It's daily believing that He will keep every one of the promises He makes to me. It's acknowledging the fact that my life is not my own, it belongs to The Lord. He's the one who ultimately has the authority and power to do whatever he wants with my life, not me. And that's not a bad thing at all! I can rest fully in knowing that my life is held secure in my Savior's nail-pierced hands. Through it all, The Lord has graciously taught me that "whoever loves his life will lose it, but whoever lays down his life for my sake will save it.



How have you worked through success? Failure?

Both by clinging to the promises The Lord has for me in the Scriptures. I fight to cling to my Rock in the dark hour when I have a doctor who doesn't believe in the legitimacy of my case, or we've been denied certain medication again. And in the times when doctors have been exceedingly helpful, and we've been blessed with another month of treatment I give thanks for such great blessings! One instance I have to fight tooth and nail for joy in The Lord, and the other I sing for joy in Him and praise him for His faithfulness to me.

Have you had any mentors along the way?

My mom is my "caregiver" since I'm not able to do many things for myself. But beyond caring for me physically, this woman has also cared for my spiritual needs. We've grown so much closer through this trial and I am so thankful for her constant encouragement.

Then there's my friend, Amanda. We used to play soccer together until she became very sick and debilitated from Lyme disease. We both were infected with it at different times and had no idea we had had it for years. She's a dear sweet sister, and we are able to encourage one another in ways even our closest friends and family can't because we are both enduring similar sufferings of this same illness. The Lord has greatly blessed me through her friendship. 

I can also say that I've been mentored and encouraged in this season by my former youth pastor and present college ministries pastor.

Do you have any favorite books?

I have always loved reading. Unfortunately because of how the Lyme has affected my cognitive abilities, it is quite difficult for me to read. But I still love books and even though I struggle, I still love to read. Some of my favorites are A Steadfast Heart, by Elyse Fitzpatrick; the Love Comes Softly Series, by Janette Oke; The Attributes of God, by A.W. Pink, and basically anything written by John Piper, C.S.Lewis, and Spurgeon.

What verses or passages in Scripture have sustained or encouraged you?

Definitely Lamentations 3:21-24, Psalm 55:22, Isaiah 43:2, Romans 5:3-5, Romans 8:18, 2 Corinthians 12:8-10, Psalm 56:8, and all of Psalm 61-62!

Can you offer some encouragement to other unashamed believers out there?

Jesus tells us in Scripture that the Christian life isn't going to be easy. God has never promised that he would take away all of our problems and sufferings in this life, for perfection doesn't come until we enter Heaven. BUT He has promised that he will sustain us through all of our life storms (Psalm 55:22) and give us the grace we need to weather them out (2 Cor 9:8). While we don't have all the answers as to why God would allow this or that to happen to his children, we can rest assured knowing that The Lord's got it under control! He knows what He is doing. Who are we to question Him, our own Creator who gives us breathe and life? Even while situations seem dark, we can know that our lives are in the hand of a good and gracious God who is full of lovingkindness and faithfulness, who's mercies are new every morning!

You know, my only real regrets in all of this are the times that I wavered in trusting in the Lord to provide for me and my family. There were times when I felt so distant to God, as if he wasn't even there to hear my prayers. But even though I thought that way then, looking back I know that those were the times when he was closest! The Lord has almost miraculously proved to my stubborn self time and time again that He will sustain me and that He will provide for me and my family! If only I would've trusted Him sooner it would've saved so much heartache and I would've had more of a peace going through these situations.

So I guess my advice would be to trust in the Lord with all your heart! He knows what's best, and He has promised that he will work all situations out to our good if we love Him. If you're going through a trial, dear brother or sister, I pray that you would remember the kind of God we serve! Memorize His promises He reveals in Scripture and always be preaching the gospel to yourself. Rest in Him. He will be your closest and dearest friend through all of this! Also, community! Community! Community! Gather people around you to support you and pray with you and share your burdens. Seek out encouragement and help, if needed, through godly counselors.


Reach Records will match every dollar contributed up to $5000! 

Fri, 16 May 2014 09:32:00 -0500
Now They Know Video We shot a video for "Now They Know" during the Unashamed V Tour in Dallas TX, check it out!




Mon, 12 May 2014 14:05:00 -0500
Tedashii X New Single X Complicated Check out Complicated ft. Christon Gray off of Tedashii's fourth studio album, Below Paradise!



Below Pardise drops 5.27.

Pre-order today! 



Tue, 06 May 2014 13:56:00 -0500
Tedashii X From Below  

“From Below” is a collection of thoughts, prayers and reflections from Tedashii over the past year of his life. Step in to these Tumblr journal entries to experience all he felt, learned and grew from as he sought to understand life and God, below paradise.


"It was the morning of a very cloudy and dreary Saturday - March 23, 2013.  My son Chase passed away.  On that day everything changed for me, for my family.  Everything about me changed..."



Mon, 05 May 2014 10:46:00 -0500
Pre-order Below Paradise Today!  

Tedashii's fourth studio album "Below Paradise" is now available for pre-order! Featuring Lecrae, Trip Lee, Andy Mineo, Christon Gray, Tim Halperin, Crowder, and more. Order today on iTunes or Merchline and recieve an instant MP3 download of Tedashii's new song "Nothing I Can't Do" Ft. Lecrae & Trip Lee! All orders of Tedashii merchandise will receive 20% off their purchase until April 27th! The album drops 5.27.14

Pre-Order Below Paradise Today! 


Click here to pre-order Below Paradise on iTunes.


Click here to pre-order Below Paradise in MP3, CD or Deluxe Digital complete with instrumentals and acapellas for all 14 tracks. 

Click here to pre-order Below Paradise gear.


Recorded in Atlanta and Dallas, these 14 tracks don’t just focus on his recent loss, they are inspired by all the events that have shaped Tedashii as an artist and a man. This includes his experiences in high school as a football-playing, poetry-reading, trombone-wielding member of the band and his conversion to Christianity during college. Meeting his father for the first time, feeling like an outsider, faith, family and fatherhood -- it’s all in there. 

Below Paradise, which releases May 27, doesn’t just track Tedashii’s personal growth, though. It also shows his progress as an artist. From his noteworthy 2006 debut, Kingdom People and 2009’s Identity Crisis to this latest album, we’ve seen his style continue to become richer and more fully developed. His heavy bass vocals and dynamic, dramatic beats insist listeners sit up and take notice.

Tedashii’s goal has always been to create songs that are thoughtful and thought-provoking, so Below Paradise won’t be the soundtrack to your Spring Break weekend. Even the songs that are upbeat or up-tempo are aimed at getting you thinking. And he’s not alone on this quest. In true hip-hop fashion, Below Paradise is an inclusive mix full of exciting guest appearances. Everyone from Tedashii’s former roommates Trip Lee and Lecrae to CCM acts like Britt Nicole, Crowder and Tauren Wells of Royal Tailor lend their voices. Andy Mineo, Natalie Lauren, Christon Gray, Tim Halperin, Lester “L2” Shaw, SPZRKT and Kam Parker round out the impressive guest list.  



Below Paradise drops 5.27.14. 

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:29:00 -0500
The 116 Life X Adam Grason

(Illustrations below by Adam Grason)


Adam Grason is a designer for Disney's creative services. Adam is also the owner of Zadok Fourty Four, a design studio focused on print, apparel, and illustration. Originally from Kansas City, he now resides in Florida with his wife Christina and son Harper. 


Tell us a little bit about the path to where you are today. 

Well my path has been a huge long journey. I grew up in a Christian home and remember seeing my mom worship and read the Bible every single morning. But even with that, it didn't take long for me to go my own way and start flirting with sin. We lived a relatively low income life in a really rough area of Orlando called Pine Hills. Gang violence ran rampant and life for a white dude was tough. My entire childhood was filled with art and drawing and I would use it as a way to escape. I eventually landed an opportunity to go to a better high school based on my art and it really helped shift my mentality about what my life could be like. 

I later found the Lord in my junior year of high school and it has eternally changed my art forever. I never did go to college and it has allowed me to fully claim that my abilities are God given. No school can claim to have crafted me as an artist, only God can. 

My career has been a journey. In short, I went from designing for churches to designing for some of the largest companies in the US. I've had the pleasure of doing work for Krispy Kreme, Chevrolet, ESPN, Disney and the one and only Reach Records. 



What does a typical day of work look like for you?

I wake up around 5 AM. Most mornings I crawl into my garage and throw some weight around...on lazy mornings I crawl to the espresso machine. I'll get in a lil devo with the Lord. It varies, I dont have a set way I spend time with Jesus. I make breakfast for myself and my wife and head off to Disney at 8 AM, where I am currently in a TA role. Once I'm working, I'm locked in. I check my email a lot! But I hit work hard and enjoy the process each project brings. I get off of work from Disney and come home to freelance...busy life for me.

Did you have a specific moment when you realized that you wanted to design/illustrate?   

When I was working for churches, I reached a point where I hit a block and just couldnt keep going on in the way I was. It was in that same time that I lost my lil brother, my grandmother and an adopted baby (the birth mom decided to keep him). It was in that point, that I realized that I had to really establish a career as an artist. 

What risks or hard decisions have you had to make to live unashamed? 

With no formal training, I made the jump into going fulltime as a freelance artist. It was a huge risk because I had no plan, no backup plan and no one knew who I was. But it was the Lord and it was because of that moment that I am where I am now. I could have easily shrunk back and lived a safe life. I could have kept going on with business as usual or I could break out and trust God. A huge unashamed moment. 

What does the unashamed life look like in your context? 

It's a life that moves by the winds of the Spirit. For me, my faith is something I have no worry about. People know I love Jesus and stand for Him, the real truth to my unashamed comes through more in my decisions. As an artist, there is a lot of risk and living unashamed means not shrinking back from making tough decisions or making those risks. It also looks like a humble person working in a field that births egos and pride. For my art, I honestly rarely do any fully "christian" art. I see my work as a representation of living unashamed because I have no fear in designing art that is inspired by my relationship with Jesus. I dont need to throw Christian symbols or terms into my art for my art to be filled with the Spirit. I firmly believe anything I create is from the overflow of my love for God, whether it's an illustration of trees or if it's a product label.

How have you worked through success? Failure?

It's a toughy. It would be great to say I have never let success get to my head, but I am proud to say it has never stayed there. Whether its success or failure, I understand that God is the grand architect. With success, I firmly understand that if I let it get to me and puff me up, that in a moment I can be painfully humbled. If it's failure, I embrace that character building moment and move on.


Have you had any mentors along the way?

The only mentors I have ever really had were in my youth with my Youth Pastor George Sotolongo and Senior Pastor Carlos Sarmiento. I haven't had any official design mentors, but if I had to say designers that have helped shape me, I could easily say Rogie King has been huge for me. 



Do you have any favorite books?  

Anything AW Towzer, Glory of Christ by John Owen and 

The Prophecy of Isaiah by J. Alec Motyer as of right now.






What verses or passages in Scripture have sustained or encouraged you? 

The entire book of Hosea feels like a commentary of my life...and no I didn't have a girl that cheated on me. The Lord has used that book to expose darkness in my own heart and areas where I have committed unfaithfulness to the Lord. I can easily relate to Gomer and Hosea being God. No matter how many times I may turn, He is willing to take me back and even buy me back by the blood of Jesus. 



Can you offer some encouragement to other unashamed believers out there?

Never let anyone dictate what being unashamed means for your life. You know the areas where your heart tries to hide and only you can break those by being unashamed. Work hard and live without any regrets. Give your all in your craft no matter what it don't need to be an artist to have influence in your craft. We have a finite amount of time on this earth to make an impact and once we are gone, we are gone. I have chosen to be the best at what I do for the single purpose that unless I am successful, my impact is greatly decreased. Take advantage of the opportunities to share your faith by your actions. I have found that my impact on sharing my faith is best when I live my life for God versus simply saying a dialogue and calling it a day. Lastly always remain are never too good to be a student and humility needs to be me God will humble you. Live unashamed in the freedom Jesus bought for us.


"Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain."

1 Corinthians 15:58

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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:03:00 -0500
Andy Mineo X Rapzilla Heroes For Sale Remix Competition  


Congratulations to OnBeat Music for winning the grand prize of the Heroes for Sale Remix Competition! 


In September of 2013, Andy Mineo, Reach Records and Rapzilla teamed up to bring a remix competition to you like we never have before. The challenge and opportunity was to remix any song on one of our s'=cene's highest selling albums, Andy's debut album Heroes For Sale. Reach Records gave the instrumentals and stems for the tracks and the result was over 1,000 submissions... Read more and hear the winners at

Click here to download the free Heroes For Sale Remix EP! 

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:28:00 -0500
Andy Mineo X Live Performance X Paganini Check out this video of Andy Mineo performing Paganini live at SXSW! 



Purchase Paganini off Andy's new EP Never Land today! 

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:39:00 -0500
Tedashii X New Single X Dark Days, Darker Nights ft. Britt Nicole  

A Word From Tedashii on Below Paradise: 

"In March of 2013 I had the worst day of my life. The loss of my son changed me forever. I experienced grief and sorrow to the depth of my soul. The veil was lifted, the smoke cleared and all I had was pain. Instantly phrases like, "It's all good" or "It'll be ok" were cliche and, at best, empty promises. The comfort of life with no pain was gone and I saw the world in an entirely new way. I felt forsaken, alone, and in a place of darkness that has been kept masked by a focus on only the good side of this life. The reality of being a Christian and suffering so harsh a thing was hard for me to grasp.

This album is my "journal" shared publicly with all of you during this difficult journey as I worked to understand all I felt, experienced, and believed. I am human, I am hurt, I am His. By His grace I am what I am. I pray this will be an album all can feel, even if you can't relate, and be moved to true emotions about the reality of life in a harsh world with a loving God, Below Paradise."

- Tedashii 



Below Paradise drops 5.27.14.

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 08:47:00 -0500
Andy Mineo X NYC show X Destination: Never Land

Experience Andy Mineo's new EP live in a rare NYC show! Get your tickets today for "Destination: Never Land" with special guest MARZ and Christon Gray! All attendees will receive a limited edition copy of Never Land.

Must be 18 or older to attend! 

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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:18:00 -0500
Tedashii X Below Paradise X Behind the Cover Want to know how the Below Paradise album cover was made? Check out this behind the scenes video! 

Album artwork and concepts created by Invisible Creature. 



Tedashii's Below Paradise drops 5.27.14.


Tue, 25 Mar 2014 09:39:00 -0500
The 116 Life X Keone & Mari Madrid


Keone and Mariel Madrid are choreographers with a heart for the Lord. You can see their work anywhere from Urban Dance Camps, to Hyundai commercials, to So You Think You Can Dance. Keone and Mari currently reside in San Diego. 

Tell us a little bit about the path to where you are today. 

KM: Man, well I definitely never thought I'd be where I am today. I was a total "jock" in high school and played all sorts of sports. Basketball was my main thing, so when I started dancing it was a bit of a surprise to all who knew me. I think you can count on one hand how many male hip hop dancers there were at my school. Dance was just a side fun thing for me but after years of putting in work to get better, God just continually gave me opportunity after opportunity. What we do in the dance business did not exist when I first started, so it wasn't something I thought of aspiring to. We're the blessed generation that got to unintentionally invent this sort of Youtube choreography phenom thing.  

MM: There are a lot of moments, often when we're sitting in a plane about to take off to some far away place for work, and I am just floored by what we get to do.  I never in my life guessed that I would be dancing as a profession, I always just did it for fun and out of the simple love for it.  Then to have it interwoven with the man of my dreams and Jesus coming into my life makes it even more unbelievable; like it's too good.  How it happened was a friend of mine posted a video of my choreography from a class I taught.  At that time I had no idea what youtube was, but it got a lot of hits and led to more teaching opportunities.  More opportunity led to more open doors, led to meeting my husband, led to me meeting the Lord, and us building this life together in our shared art, careers, and marriage.  I went to art school for creative writing and ended up having this beautiful path emerge out of left field, I wouldn't trade it for anything.

What does a typical day of work look like for you? 

Well we sort of have different kinds of days. Travel ones and days at home: Days at home are like this: wake up and spend time in prayer and in the Word. Do any emails, music search, social media, online type of stuff that we should be taking care of. Time with our doggie. Jump into the gym to do any workouts and/or jump into the studio to choreograph for a couple hours. Depending on the day we would usually have rehearsal at night stemming from anywhere to 3-7 sometimes more hours. Schedule is pretty sporadic depending on the season, traveling, making videos, projects, jobs, etc. 

Did you have a specific moment when you realized that you wanted to pursue dance as a vocation? 

KM: Up until 2010 dance wasn't the plan for my wife (then girlfriend) and I to do this as a career. We both were actually about to quit and go back to school to do the "typical" path towards another "safe" job. Mari would go into nursing and myself into sports medicine. We actually were creating a video that was supposed to be our "last hoorah" kind of thing. It was a piece inspired by Matthew 5:14-16. After we posted the video there was a clear message that we couldn't stop. God stepped in and said NOPE... you're doing this... Glorify me and I will provide for you. Since 2010 our careers have definitely taken off and it's been one blessed journey so far.

MM: Yes to everything Keone said.  We had a time where we were preparing for a different life and God definitely stepped in and showed us not only what direction He wanted us to do, but why. 


What risks or hard decisions have you had to make to live unashamedly?

KM: Plenty: turning down jobs, not dancing to certain music, "going out" with colleagues, hanging around certain crowds, etc. Being a Christian itself brings it's challenges, but being a dancer and choreographer in the entertainment industry AND being Christian definitely presents it's every day battles. 

MM: To add to this, as a woman, the challenges are crazy.  The industry that we're in is very male dominated and it can get hard to not feel swallowed up in it and stay confident in yourself.  I'm so happy to have Keone because he knows me so well.  He builds me up and sometimes even keeps me safe from my own thoughts.  It's also an ongoing battle to keep yourself modest, stand up for what you believe in, and not let the image-oriented environment get to you.  Whether it's how you dress, how you move, how you speak, or how you think of/talk about others, I always feel tugs both ways, but know which way I want to follow.  Perspective, focus on obedience to God, and being growth oriented vs. goal oriented is vital. 

What does the unashamed life look like in your context? 

Sharing what you love, through His love. 

How have you worked through success? Failure? 

KM: Jesus spoke about this, but as we sometimes think there is only tribulation in failure, success is just as likely to tear a man down. In failure, trust in God's plan, rejoice in tribulation. In success remain humble and be thankful for God's blessings.

MM:  Trust.  Just trust, trust, trust, in God and each other.  Also, constantly checking your motives and helping keep each other accountable.  

Have you had any mentors along the way?

KM: there are so many people I've come across that have mentored me in some way... family, friends, etc. Spiritually I'd have to say our pastor, Pastor Steve Brown, and of course my wife. 

MM:  So many mentors, but I have to agree.  Our Pastor Steve Brown has taught us so much about the not only God's Word, but about how to read it, understand it, and apply it to our lives, from the big decisions, to the tiny details.  He's been a huge help for Keone and I in developing our relationship with each other and also in helping us understand our roles as artists that want to be working for the kingdom. 

Do you have any favorite books? 

KM: I love Drew Brees' book "Coming Back Stronger" | "Mere Christianity" by CS Lewis 

MM:  So many!  I was a lit major haha so too many.  I just love a good story that is well told.  Language has such power to be a beautiful influence if the writer is so inclined.

What verses or passages in Scripture have sustained or encouraged you? 

Philippians 4:13, Ephesians 2:8-9, Matthew 5:14-16, Proverbs 3:5-62, Corinthians 10:5, Philippians 4:6-7, Isaiah 61:1-4 

Can you offer some encouragement to other unashamed believers out there? 

Keep loving on others with your gifts because you never know what kind of lives you're affecting. God can use ANYthing. Imagine what He's using you for now :)


Find out more about Keone and Mari at:


Mon, 17 Mar 2014 10:37:00 -0500
116 Limited: The Official T-shirt Club

Coming 4.2.14.

Wed, 12 Mar 2014 11:08:00 -0500
Tedashii X Below Paradise X Cover Reveal  




Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:13:00 -0500
KB X 100 Challenge  

If you've been inspired or moved by KB's new EP "100" he wants to hear from you! Post a pic or vid of you at work, the gym, school, or wherever. Be as creative as you want!  Post it on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter and tag  #EVERYDAY100 or mention "All I know is 100".  KB will select one every week and post them on and will also send those selected a autographed 100 cd! Below is an example of one that he has already recieved. 


 KB's highly anticipated EP, 100, is now available on iTunes and the Reach Storefront

Thu, 06 Mar 2014 11:58:00 -0600
KB X 100 X Out Now KB's highly anticipated EP, 100, is now available on iTunes and the Reach Storefront

Don't miss all new KB merchandise, 25% off at the Reach Storefront until Friday! 



You don't have to love what you do, to do it with love.  Brother Lawrence author of practicing the presence of God said, "God regards not the greatness of our work but the love it is done with." So what is there to love? If what we do provides for people it is never an insignificant thing.  The means by which God provides for His world is through the labor of His people. To do everything unto him is to work like our lives are not ours but His.  He see's what we do and cares how we do it therefore we give our best.  It's when we give "100" God is honored and this world impacted.  



1. Give My All

2. 100 ft. Andy Mineo

3. Undefeated ft. Derek Minor

4. Kamikaze ft. Prisca

5. Doubts

6. Crazy

Mon, 03 Mar 2014 14:42:00 -0600
KB X 100 ft. Andy Mineo X Devo Alongside of KB's new EP "100", he has teamed up with the and the YouVersion Bible App and written a free 21 day devotional. In it, KB unpacks what it means to give 100% in all that you do. You can participate by signing up for the plan here.


At the end of day two of the devo, there will be a free download available of the song "100 feat. Andy Mineo" off the new EP! Check it out below. 

Tue, 18 Feb 2014 10:34:00 -0600
The 116 Life X Maya Moore  

(photo by Jordan Brand, a Division of Nike, Inc.)



After winning two NCAA titles and more games than any player in college basketball history, Maya was the NCAA's Academic All-American of the Year and drafted #1 by the Minnesota Lynx in the 2011 WNBA Draft. As the 2011 WNBA Rookie of the Year and an All-Star Starter, less than five months after graduating from UCONN, she helped the franchise capture its first WNBA Championship. That Spring she added Euroleague Champion to her resumé. Only one year later, she added Olympic Gold as a part of Team USA at the London Olympics. Playing again with the Shanxi Flames, Maya is in the hunt for a second WCBA title. In 2013 Maya and the Minnesota Lynx captured their second WNBA Championship with Maya earning Finals MVP honors in the process.  Armed with fire, polish and integrity, Maya is Generation Next; repping the Jordan Brand and chosen by Michael himself, she is one of the game's most amplified crossover stars.




Tell us a little bit about the path to where you are today.

I grew up in a single-parent home with a lot of extended family in Jefferson City,  Missouri.  To keep me busy while she cooked dinner, my mom put up a toy basketball hoop in the living room. I was a very active and energetic kid who played every sport I could get my hands on.  By the age of eight I realized I loved basketball more than the other sports and that was the beginning of a nine year journey of competitive amateur ball.   Seeking greater job opportunities, my mom moved our family to Metro-Atlanta when I was 12 and I then began to have access to some very competitive AAU teams.  I worked, played and trained every summer and school year and ended up having a very successful high school career.  The Lord was growing me and my mom also as we started to really seek the Lord in a deeper way as we were “on our own” away from the solid Christian family I grew up around.  I played my college ball all the way in Connecticut where the Lord blessed me with some amazing coaches, teammates, friends and mentors through a Christian sports ministry called Athletes in Action.  Through this support system I developed greatly as a leader, person and disciple of Christ.  Upon graduating, I was drafted #1 to Minnesota and it has been a challenging, exciting, and prayerful process as I navigate the waters of early adulthood. It’s been amazing to see what the Lord has done already, and I know He still has greater things for the future.

What does a typical day of work look like for you?

A typical day for me depends on what part of the year we’re talking about.  I live in 3 places all over the world a year.  I am “in season” 8.5-9 months out of the year on two different continents which comprises on-court practices with world class athletes, weight training, traveling to different cities to compete in regular season and playoff games, interviews, community events, etc.

Did you have a specific moment when you realized that you wanted to play in the WNBA?

I’ve  been a fan of the WNBA since it’s birth in 1997.  The moment I saw Cynthia Cooper, Sheryl Swoopes, Tina Thompson, Lisa Leslie and all the other women of the WNBA, I knew I wanted to play as they did when I grew up.  I was too excited when I was able to compete against Lisa Leslie in an exhibition game when I was a freshman at UConn and she was on the Olympic National Team.  I played against Sheryl Swoops in her last season in the WNBA when I was a rookie.  I was honored to compete against Tina Thompson in the last game of her WNBA career this past season, and I was coached by Cynthia Cooper when I was on the U20 USA Basketball team.  Having those experiences were really dream come true moments where I was able to appreciate the role models they were for me growing up. 

What risks or hard decisions have you had to make to live unashamed? 

Growing up in a team sport culture there’s often the pressure to “fit in” with what everyone else is doing.  In our broken world, there’s plenty of opportunity to say YOLO and live recklessly.  Not going with the crowd and facing the reality of being alone for a while can be scary.  But it’s in those times where the Lord met me and His presence and truth of His word filled my heart, knowing my obedience and loyalty to Him pleased Him.  And through it all, He faithfully brought me friends to live unashamed with.

What does the unashamed life look like in your context?

As a public figure, I depend daily on God to fill me with humility. I believe the best way I can be a role model is by living an authentically, God-dependent lifestyle. Acknowledging God and his character in a relevant way is a priority and privilege everyday.  How I treat others, not thinking too highly of myself to be a servant, and being aware of when the culture around me tries to place me on a throne that only God should sit.

How have you worked through success? Failure?

Experiencing the highs and lows and daily grind of sports is very different with Christ as your Lord vs anything else as lord in your life.  Thankfully, through most of my career I’ve learned that my identity is in God as his daughter and not in who the world says I am.  This doesn’t mean that losing doesn’t hurt and winning doesn’t feel great.  But I know that in the end God is using it all for His glory and my good somehow.  I’ve been blessed with some great coaches and mentors that have helped learn how to handle failure and success.  When I miss the mark, whether on the court or in my relationships or personally, I know God has plenty of grace for me and I leave it at the cross and process through how to be better next time I face that challenge.

Have you had any mentors along the way? 

My first home church in Atlanta had a huge impact on my personal walk.  In college, I gained a great mentor and friends through Athletes in Action and I’ve played for some awesome coaches that taught me how to play the game with class and respect.

Do you have any favorite books?

I love reading, I’m always reading at least a couple books at a time. I am currently reading Mary Kassian’s Girls Gone Wise in a World Gone Wild exploring the topic of godly womanhood in our crazy culture.  The Boundaries series by Dr. Townsend and Cloud are great resources that have helped me gain wisdom in relationships.  Crazy Love by Francis Chan, Radical by David Platt, Wild Goose Chase by Mark Batterson and With by Skye Jethani were all awesome books I’ve read over the last 4 years.  Always keeping my nose in my ESV Study Bible.  Tactics by Greg Koukl.  Just did an awesome study in the book of Daniel with our WNBA chaplains and a teammate this last championship season.

What verses or passages in Scripture have sustained or encouraged you?

Col 3:23-24 is a part of Scripture that I’ve incorporated into my autograph.  Every time I sign I get to leave that person with a piece of truth about my ultimate motivation.  I’m confident God is using that somehow to bless others and me.

Rom 8:28 is a passage that I always go back to that reminds me of God’s goodness and is a real source of hope for me when things don’t make sense or if a painful situation arises.  It also makes me feel grateful that no experience in my life or in other believer’s lives are wasted.  God is sovereign and faithful.

Can you offer some encouragement to other unashamed believers out there?

Be diligent over your heart and remain grounded in the Word and in community with other unashamed believers.  For me this means frequent prayer, diligent Bible study, and regularly engaging with other Christ followers so that my mind & heart stay convinced of His truth in a world that screams otherwise.  Keep growing in grace and effectiveness at connecting with others who don’t know the Lord.  And always remember, people are watching the way you live, and from one of my favorite pastor’s John Piper, “God is most glorified when we are most satisfied in Him.”  When people see you living unashamed and satisfied in God, it will reap a kingdom harvest.  Our labor is not in vain, amen!


“Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.”

1 Corinthians 15:58

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Mon, 17 Feb 2014 10:50:00 -0600
KB X New EP X 100

Coming 3.4.14

Mon, 10 Feb 2014 15:05:00 -0600
Andy Mineo X Never Land X Out Now Andy Mineo's highly anticipated EP, Never Land, is now available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and the Reach Storefront

Don't miss all new Andy Mineo merchandise, 20% off at the Reach Storefront until Friday! 




1. Never Land ft. MARZ

2. Paisano's Wylin' ft. MARTY of SOCIAL CLUB

3. You Can't Stop Me 

4. Rewind ft. KAM PARKER

5. All We Got ft. DIMITRI McDOWELL

6. Paganini ft. KB and CANON

7. Death of Me 


Mon, 27 Jan 2014 20:03:00 -0600
Reach Records Speaks: Art, Symbolism, and Our Mission  

To the 116 Family,


We wanted to take the time to address some concerns that we have received on a variety of Reach Records artwork. Like many platforms in the hip-hop genre, we too have been accused of connections to shadow organizations, such as the Illuminati.  While the purpose of this letter isn’t to walk through each piece of artwork, what we did feel is necessary is to affirm our mission to all of you.  

We want to be upfront and transparent when we say that the artistic directions we take are not a result of some mysterious occult group or made with ill-intentions. Many times the choices we make for a particular album design have deeper redemptive, Biblical themes. Other times, they are purely aesthetic choices. The Bible helps us think through these issues as we see how God created the world we live in. Genesis 2:9 tells us, "And out of the ground the LORD God made to spring up every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food." Scripture tells us that God is intentional about making trees, not just for functional use, food, but also for aesthetic enjoyment. The drawing of an eye, a skull, etc. are all good things that God is ultimately responsible for designing and are not made evil because of their association to evil. The world’s perversion of these things does not overcome the good intent of God's craftsmanship. They work off of borrowed capital and should not have the final say on the things God has made.

There is no doubt many temptations wait for anyone seeking to influence culture and be a light to the world.  Over the last 10 years, we have gone from doing concerts for 15 kids at boys and girls clubs to tens of thousands in sold out arenas.  We have hustled boxes of CD’s out of the trunks of our cars and now have global distribution.  At each moment along the journey, we know that the enemy is waiting to derail us from following Jesus and making our lives about Him.  

Our hope and prayer is that you would understand how hard we labor over the steps we take. Knowing our capacity to sin and go astray has caused us to dig in deep. We wish you could see all the artists working through Scripture together before shows, struggling to make the night about the Lord and not about them. Or that you could see the many hours that have been spent dissecting the moves we make. What are our motives? Are we growing cynical? Have our hearts become cold to seeing God at work? These are all questions that roll around the office and in phone calls, texts and emails. Know that we are all connected to community and accountability in our lives through friends, churches, and even as a staff. Decisions are not made flippantly and we wrestle internally, pushing back on each other constantly. We seek wisdom, pray though decisions, and know that we must answer to God at the end of it all.  

The mission of Reach has always been the Music of a Movement. A movement of the Unashamed around the world who are living out their faith in whatever place God has them, from janitors to preachers. We will not be perfect, we will make mistakes and change directions, but the ship isn’t floating aimlessly around the sea. Moves are made on purpose with prayer and honest discussion. Thank you for walking with us and caring enough to speak up. This year is our most intense ever and we can’t wait to see what the Lord has in store. Continue to live unashamedly of God's good news before a watching world. 


Much Love,

Reach Records  

Tue, 21 Jan 2014 11:10:00 -0600
Tedashii X Below Paradise X Spring 2014


Tedashii is back with his highly anticipated 4th studio album "Below Paradise" coming Spring 2014!

Fri, 17 Jan 2014 14:09:00 -0600
The 116 Life An unashamed believer is not defined by the t-shirt they wear, the job they work, or the country they live in. Instead, being unashamed means more about their character and the posture of their heart. Through an identity found in Christ, The 116 Life is marked by living out who God created them to be, using their gifts, talents, abilities, and passions all for the glory of God. No matter the occupation, these individuals are unashamed of admitting that they are a work in progress, they don’t have it all together, and they need God. They work hard to be excellent wherever God has them and unashamedly point to God while doing it.

Do you know someone that is living The 116 Life? Our hope is to gather and feature individuals that are living unashamedly for the glory of God.  Fill out this questionnaire and we will choose one per month to highlight on our website. All submissions can be sent to with The 116 Life in the subject line. If your nomination is chosen, we will contact them and conduct a short email interview about how they are living out The 116 Life. 

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.”

Romans 1:16

Thu, 16 Jan 2014 09:17:00 -0600
Andy Mineo X Never Land X 1.28.14 [Official EP Cover]


Mon, 13 Jan 2014 09:28:00 -0600
Tours Galore In the next few months, Derek Minor, Andy Mineo and Lecrae will be hitting the road on tour. Don't miss the opportunity to catch a live show in a city near you!  

Derek and Lecrae will be touring on Winter Jam (tickets sold at the door) and Andy will be touring on The Roadshow (buy tickets HERE). Check out the tour dates and cities below, as well as, Derek's new song "Winter Jam Anthem" featuring Natalie Villa. You can download the song for free HERE!



Winter Jam Tour Dates:         

Jan 3- Raleigh, NC            

 Jan 4 - Charleston, WV

Jan 5 - Charlotte, NC    

 Jan 9 - Mobile, AL

Jan 10 - Jacksonville, FL

Jan 11 - Tampa, FL 

Jan 12 - Chattanooga, TN

Jan 16 - Reading, PA

Jan 17 - State College, PA

Jan 18 - Columbus, OH

Jan 19 - St. Louis, MO

Jan 23 - Grand, Rapids, MI

Jan 24 - Louisville, KY

Jan 25 - Champaign, IL

Jan 26 - Peoria, IL

Jan 30 - Evansville, IN

Jan 31 - Kansas City, MO

Feb 1 - OK City, OK

Feb 7 - Greenville, SC

Feb 8 - Atlanta, GA

Feb 9 -  Birmingham, AL

Feb 13 - Augusta, GA

Feb 14 - Knoxville, TN

Feb 15 - Greensboro, NC

Feb 16 - Norfolk, VA

Feb 21- Cincinnati, OH

Feb 22 - Detroit, MI

Feb 23 - Cleveland, OH

Feb 28 - Little Rock, AR

Mar 1 - Wichita, KS

Mar 2 - Memphis, TN

Mar 6 - Tupelo, MO

Mar 7 - Bossier City, LA

Mar 8 - Houston, TX

Mar 9 - Tulsa, OK

Mar 13 - Fayetteville, NC

Mar 14 - Columbia, SC

Mar 15 -Lexington, KY

Mar 16 - Nashville, TN

Mar 20 - Ft. Wayne, IN

Mar 21 - Pittsburgh, PA

Mar 22 - Indianapolis, IN

Mar 23 - Madison, WI

Mar 27 - Springfield, MO

Mar 28 - Des Moines, IA

Mar 29 - Chicago, IL

Mar 30 - Omaha, NE

Tickets are sold at the door! 



The Roadshow Tour Dates: 

 Jan 9- Sacramento, CA

Jan 10- Portland, OR

Jan 11- Spokane, WA

Jan 12- Tacoma, WA

Jan 16- San Jose, CA

Jan 17- Anaheim, CA

Jan 18- Phoenix, AZ

Jan 19- Las Cruces, NM

Jan 23- San Antonio, TX

Jan 24- Dallas, TX

Jan 25- Wichita, KS

Jan 26- Omaha, NE

Jan 30- Madison, WI

Jan 31- Louisville, KY

Feb 1- Ypsilanti, MI

Feb 6- Springfield, MO

Feb 7- Mobile, AL

Feb 8- Bossier City, LA

Feb 9- Lubbock, TX

Feb 14- Fresno, CA

Feb 15- Las Vegas, NV

Feb 16- West Valley City, UT

Click HERE for tickets! 

Tue, 07 Jan 2014 09:35:00 -0600
Derek Minor X New Video X Ready Set Go Check out Derek's new video "Ready, Set, Go" off his most recent album Minorville!

Click here to get Minorville today! 

Thu, 19 Dec 2013 09:20:00 -0600
Lecrae X New Video X I'm Turnt Check out Lecrae's new video "I'm Turnt" off Church Clothes Vol. 2!

"We were made to pursue pleasure, but there is no pleasure under the sun that brings ultimate satisfaction." 

Go to to download Church Clothes Vol.2.

Tue, 17 Dec 2013 13:13:00 -0600
Reach Records X Gone For Good Sale In the next few weeks, Reach Records is having an accelerating sale on final stock items! ALL SALES ITEMS ARE THE LAST OF THEIR KIND AND WON'T BE REPRINTED! Each week, the discount gets bigger, but place your order ASAP because once they are gone, they are GONE FOR GOOD!

Visit the Reach Storefront and place your order today!



Mon, 02 Dec 2013 13:15:00 -0600
Reach Records X Black Friday Weekend Sale The Reach Records Black Friday Sale is here! Get 25% off ALL REACH MERCHANDISE including Unashamed V Tour merch and our new Red Label line! Pick up something for yourself or a Christmas gift for friends and family at the Reach Storefront! The sale lasts from 11.29 to 12.2, so get it while you can!


*Offer excludes gift cards

Tue, 26 Nov 2013 15:40:00 -0600
Tedashii X New Radio Show X Serium We are excitied to announce that NGEN radio will be launching a new radio show SERIUM hosted by Tedashii! The show will air Saturday nights from 8-9 PM CST exclusively on NGEN radio beginning Saturday, November 23. The one-hour show will challenge the status quo, push listeners deeper in their faith and find God’s love in the hip-hop movement.

The first SERIUM show will include exclusive interviews with Tedashii and other artists at the tour, and of course, a mix hip-hop music.

About NGEN radio

Playing today’s hit music, NGEN radio is an on-air, online and digital music entertainment experience for people who want Christian music with an edge. The station is designed to capture the energy of the “NOW” generation and power a world of good through connection and community outreach. Listeners across the globe can tune in at or with the free smart phone app. The station is also found on multiple signals in southeast Texas: 99.5 FM (Sugar Land), 89.5 FM (Bay City), 91.1 FM (Lake Jackson/Galveston), 99.7 FM (Brenham), 99.3 FM (College Station), 89.3 HD-2 (Houston), 92.5 HD-2 (Bryan/College Station).

Fri, 15 Nov 2013 19:49:00 -0600
Andy Mineo X New Video X Uno Uno Seis Andy Mineo new video Uno Uno Seis! Check it out! 

Click here to get Andy's album Heroes For Sale on iTunes today! 

Fri, 15 Nov 2013 12:59:00 -0600
Church Clothes 2 X Tracklisiting X New Song A follow up to his highly successful 2012 mixtape debut Church Clothes, CC2 is hosted by Don Cannon (Drake, Lil' Wayne, J.Cole, Meek Mill, Wiz Khalifa, Wale etc.) features B.o.B., Paul Wall, Novel, Kevin Ross, Crystal Nicole, label mates Derek Minor and Tedashii, as well as production from Grammy Award winning producers David Banner, Street Symphony, Dirty Rice, Tyshane & Tha Inna Circle.  Check out the tracklisting and another song off the project "Was It Worth It" Feat. Derek Minor & Crystal Nicole.

The FREE mixtape drops 11.7.13 on

Pre-order the non- DJ version HERE.

Mon, 04 Nov 2013 13:42:00 -0600
Unashamed V X Now They Know X Tour Single Check out the Unashamed V Tour single! 

To purchase the 'Now They Know' single, click here

For tour tickets, visit



Unashamed V Tour hits 5 cities in the month of November. The concerts will feature KB, Derek Minor, Tedashii, Andy Mineo, Lecrae*, and Swoope*. For more information, please visit  

*Select Cities


Charlotte Nov 2

Chicago Nov 3

Seattle Nov 9

Phoenix Nov 15

Dallas Nov 23

Fri, 01 Nov 2013 12:14:00 -0500
Andy Mineo X New Video X Wild Things In his new video, Andy Mineo takes us where the Wild Things are. Check out this Halloween treat! 



Click here to get Andy's album Heroes For Sale on iTunes today! 


Wed, 30 Oct 2013 15:08:00 -0500
Bless The DJ As many of you may know, we have had the privilege of having DJ Official here at Reach for the past six years. He has served as DJ for Lecrae and as a producer for all of our artists. Three years ago, DJ Official was diagnoased with a rare form of cancer in his bone marrow. He has recently gone into remission, making it a great time for a bone marrow transplant. The procedure will leave him out of work for around 6 months. This is a great opportunity to bless him with the finances to provide for him and his family during this time. One opportunity to help is by purchasing the limited edition 'Bless The DJ' T-shirt. All of the proceedes will go directly to DJ Official. 

To purchase, please visit our online store.

To read more, please visit DJ Official's blog

Mon, 28 Oct 2013 14:16:00 -0500
Andy Mineo X Heroes For Sale X Remix Contest

Reach Records and Andy Mineo wanted to release a remix version of the entire 'Heroes For Sale' album, and we wanted to do a remix contest for a song. The end result was the idea to do an ALBUM REMIX CONTEST and allow you to remix any song that you want! The best remixes for each song will appear on the official Heroes For Sale remix album! Winners of each remixed song will win a place on the Official Heroes For Sale Remix Album!

1 Grand prize winner will win:

- Song on the official remix album

- a signed Heroes For Sale skate deck

- the entire Reach Records catalogue on CD

- the Reach Records vinyl collection!

Reach Records has provided the a capella's for each track along with the BPM. You can remix as many songs from the album as you would like.

Find out more info HERE

Mon, 16 Sep 2013 12:20:00 -0500
Tell The World You Are In Minorville And Win! With the release of Minorville, many of you are going to stores near you to purchase the album! Take a picture of your Minorville album when you purchase it in stores and post it to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.  Include  #welcometominorville for a chance to win. Derek will post one picture daily and on Wednesday September 18th he will randomly select one winner! 

The winner will recieve: 

  • A personal phone call from Derek Minor
  • A Minorville merchandise bundle

Pick up a copy at Family ChristianBereanLifeWayMardels, and select Walmart and Best Buys.

To find a Walmart or Best Buy with "Minorville" near you, download this list

To use the list: 1. Find your state (they are in alphabetical order) 2. Then find the city/suburb you recognize closest to you 3. After that, plug the store number into Google and it will bring up a link on the store site (i.e. search for “Best Buy store #505”) to get the location of the Best Buy in Newnan, GA.  

Example Photo:

NOTE: Only in store purchases will be considered to win. (i.e. no digital purchases)

Wed, 11 Sep 2013 10:47:00 -0500
Derek Minor X Minorville X Preview Before you visit Derek Minor's Minorville, take a look around! we're sure you won't want to leave!  The album hits stores and iTunes tomorrow! Get your copy HERE


Mon, 09 Sep 2013 16:02:00 -0500
Derek Minor X Minorville X In Stores Now After much anticipation, Derek Minor's "Minorville" is now available in stores! The album features Lecrae, Dee-1, Isaac Carree, and more. Get your copy of Minorville on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play or pick up a copy at Family Christian, Berean, LifeWayMardels, and select Walmart and Best Buys (see below). You can also purchase deluxe versions of "Minorville" and album merchandise at the Reach Records Storefront




1. Lost In Minorville

2. IGWT ft. Thi'sl

3. Gimmie

4. We Gone Make It ft. Canton Jones

5. Ready, Set, Go

6. Hot Air Balloon ft. Kiya Lacey

7. We Are (Champions) ft. SPZRKT

8. Love You Better ft. JC

9. Respect That ft. Deraj & RMG

10. Making Me More ft. Mel Washington

11. Sweet Dreams

12. Dear Mr. Christian, ft. Dee-1 & Lecrae

13. Heaven's Little Runaway

14. Homecoming ft. Isaac Carree

15. Deaf (Bonus)


 Album Bio

Derek Minor had a vision for his new album. The Nashville rapper was inspired by the 1998 film Pleasantville to create a place with an idyllic exterior, but with layers of riveting subject matter underneath. His creation evolved into his dynamic new album, Minorville.

“Minorville is about this place where on the outside if you look at it, it looks really, really great,” Derek Minor says. “It looks like a cool place to go visit. But just like any city, when you get there, you soon realize that it has many different dynamics to it. You’ve got the cool area, the rich and famous area, the place in the hood, the place in the suburbs that’s moralistic and you’ve got the place where there aren’t any morals. Every part of the city has its own problems. I just want to give people a tour of my mind, my world, my city.” ...READ MORE


Walmart and Best Buy

To find a Walmart or Best Buy with "Minorville" near you, download this list

To use the list: 1. Find your state (they are in alphabetical order) 2. Then find the city/suburb you recognize closest to you 3. After that, plug the store number into Google and it will bring up a link on the store site (i.e. search for “Best Buy store #505”) to get the location of the Best Buy in Newnan, GA.  


Mon, 09 Sep 2013 14:59:00 -0500
Derek Minor X Reach Records X Twitter Takeover Today at 8pm EST, Derek Minor will takeover the Reach Records Twitter account for 30 minutes and answer any question you want! So get your questions ready! Direct all your questions to the twitter handle @reachrecords

Mon, 09 Sep 2013 10:44:00 -0500
Unashamed Lyric Video Contest Winners! All entries have been submitted and the winners have been selected! We had an overwhelming amount of incredible videos come in and this decision was in no way easy. We thank you all for the thought, creativity, and long hours that you put into making these videos. We decided the winners based on a vote from the Reach team but, across the board, we loved all of the submissions.  And the winners are....


First Place 


Church Clap

Created by: Hart Jacquez


Runner Ups


Wild Things

Created by: Seun Jubril


Beautiful Life

Created by: Matthew Tan

The Saints

Created by: Danielle Johnson


Created by: Kelsey Schraeder


Thank you for all of your support. Keep living Unashamed! 

Fri, 30 Aug 2013 10:24:00 -0500
New Song X We Are X Pre-order Minorville on iTunes Pre-order Derek Minor's highly anticipated album "Minorville" now on iTunes! For deluxe packages and apparel visit the Reach Storefront.

Check out the new single by Derek Minor! 'We Are (Champions)' ft. SPZRKT is available for purchase on iTunes today!

Minorville hits store 9.10.13.


Tue, 27 Aug 2013 09:47:00 -0500
Derek Minor X Another Day In Minorville

Everybody Goes Through It 9.10.13

CLICK HERE to pre-order "Minorville" today! 

All orders of two or more Derek Minor products will recieve 20% off of their Minorville purchase! 

Tue, 13 Aug 2013 09:46:00 -0500
KB X Live Stage It Show X 1st and 16th Join KB this Friday the 16th @ 8pm for a live Stage It (lIve stream) performance! The finale of his 1st and 16th series, the performance will include the songs released during the series plus a special update from Jasmine Le'Shea. Get your tickets HERE and watch the performance from the comfort of your own home! Only 116 available so get yours today!


Get your tickets HERE 

Mon, 12 Aug 2013 21:13:00 -0500
New Video X Derek Minor X Gimmie

 Everybody Goes Through It 9.10.13

CLICK HERE to Pre-Order "Minorville"  today and receive an instant MP3 download of Derek's new song "Gimmie"! All orders of two or more Derek Minor products will recieve 20% off their purchase! 



Wed, 31 Jul 2013 09:00:00 -0500
Pre-Order Minorville Today! Derek Minor's third studio album "Minorville" is now available for pre-order! Featuring Lecrae, Canton Jones, Isaac Carree, and more. Order today and recieve an instant MP3 download of Derek's new song "Gimmie"! All orders of two or more Derek Minor products will receive 20% off of their purchase! The album drops 9.10.13




Click here to pre-order Derek Minor's "Minorville City" Limited Edition Bundle.



Click here to pre-order the CD + Deluxe Digital. 

*CD +

*MP3 download of the full album +

*Instrumental and acapella versions of all tracks from "Minorville"


Click here to pre-order the CD + Digital.

*CD +

*MP3 download of the full album


Click here to pre-order the MP3 + Deluxe Digital.

*MP3 download of the full album +

*Instrumental and acapella versions of all tracks from "Minorville" 


Click here to pre-order the MP3.

*MP3 download of the full album


Click here to pre-order Minorville gear. 



Derek Minor had a vision for his new album. The Nashville rapper was inspired by the 1998 film Pleasantville to create a place with an idyllic exterior, but with layers of riveting subject matter underneath. His creation evolved into his dynamic new album, Minorville.

Minorville is about this place where on the outside if you look at it, it looks really, really great,” Derek Minor says. “It looks like a cool place to go visit. But just like any city, when you get there, you soon realize that it has many different dynamics to it. You’ve got the cool area, the rich and famous area, the place in the hood, the place in the suburbs that’s moralistic and you’ve got the place where there aren’t any morals. Every part of the city has its own problems. I just want to give people a tour of my mind, my world, my city.” ...READ MORE



1. Lost In Minorville

2. IGWT ft. Thi'sl

3. Gimmie

4. We Gone Make It ft. Canton Jones

5. Ready, Set, Go

6. Hot Air Balloon ft. Kiya Lacey

7. We Are (Champions) ft. SPZRKT

8. Love You Better ft. JC

9. Respect That ft. Deraj & RMG

10. Making Me More ft. Mel Washington

11. Sweet Dreams

12. Dear Mr. Christian, ft. Dee-1 & Lecrae

13. Heaven's Little Runaway

14. Homecoming ft. Isaac Carree

15. Deaf (Bonus)

Mon, 29 Jul 2013 13:27:00 -0500
Unashamed Lyric Video Contest X Poetry In Motion What is the Unashamed Lyric Video Contest?

We often recieve requests for lyrics to our songs, so we thought, lets put it in the hands of our biggest supporters, YOU!

The task is to create a dynamic, engaging, and impactful lyric video for one Reach Records hit from the list provided below. We want to know how YOU would represent these songs in a lyric video.  Be creative and have fun. Create the content, submit it to us, and we will announce the winner for some great prizes!

Download lyrics here. 

Note: All submissions must be uploaded to your YouTube account and the link sent to The subject line should read: UNASHAMED LYRIC VIDEO CONTEST and the deadline to submit is August 15th.

What's in it for you?

There will be one 1st place prize and four runner-up prizes. 

First Place:

  • Video featured on the Reach Records YouTube channel
  • $500 cash
  • $250 Reach Records store credit


  • $250 Reach Records store credit

Contest Guidelines:

  • The video cannot exceed the length of the track.
  • Contestants are limited to submitting a video for ONE song out of the provided list.
  • The song should be the full track, please no mashups or remixes!
  • The video should contain only appropriate content. i.e. no material that is (or promotes activities which are) sexually explicit, obscene, offensive, or profane.
  • There is no required resolution or aspect ratio, but we recommend at least 1280 X 720.

Note: The grand prize winner, in exchange for their $500 prize, will grant Reach Records ownership of the video. 



Mon, 15 Jul 2013 14:44:00 -0500
KB X Ride Remix X 1st & 16th

Download the "Ride Remix" Here the fourth installment of KB's 1st & 16th series! 

HGA is a group of brothers and sisters committed to an obsession.  And that obsession is to be about what God has always been about, His Glory Alone.

What started as a bible study with 7 men in a two-bed room apartment quickly grew into a citywide mini-movement.  As I reflect on the genesis of our community, I some times get emotional as it becomes more and more apparent to me that “God did it all!" We prayed that it rain in our city and God made it pour!  Young, unchurched, multi-ethnic, urban men and women abandoning their lives to take on a new life in Jesus. They felt that their youth meant one thing, we have more years to serve Jesus. God taught them that. How else could this be explained? How did we go from thieves, drug dealers, goody two shoes, players, and atheist to missionaries to Iraq, Peru, China, Costa Rica, Brazil and most dearly Tampa? I remember a time where my brothers and sisters tried to walk 15 miles to another city and share the gospel with every person they came across on the journey. Why?  For fun! (It actually didn't work. We ended up taking the bus the last 13 miles.) This is what we enjoyed. We loved Jesus, not perfectly but consistently.

This song is probably my favorite diamond thus far because I get to dedicate it to the community I love.  As we've grown in to adulthood and become husbands, wives, college students, business owners, so on and so forth. A lot has changed but what matters most has not. His glory alone is still the cry of almost every person that started with us almost 6 years ago. They said we'd grow out of this but in reality we've only grown IN to this. “HGA until the casket drops.” Join us in this most happy pursuit declaring, "His glory among the nations!"Grace to you



Mon, 15 Jul 2013 14:38:00 -0500
116 X July 4th Sale X This Weekend Only This weekend only! (July 4th- 7th) get 25% off everything on the Reach Storefront. (*Discount applied at checkout) 


Wed, 03 Jul 2013 15:39:00 -0500
Derek Minor X In God We Trust X Album Teaser



Everyone Goes Through It 9.10.13

Tue, 02 Jul 2013 10:50:00 -0500
KB X Be All Right X 1st & 16th


KB is back with the third installment of his1st And 16th series. Listen to the new track "Be All Right" above!

Download "Be All Right" Here

Mon, 01 Jul 2013 14:11:00 -0500
Andy Mineo X New Video X You Will  

While kicking it in LA Andy and director Francis De La Torre shot a quick video filled with visual candy for the single "You Will". Check it out! 




Click Here to get Heroes For Sale on ITunes! 

Thu, 27 Jun 2013 12:57:00 -0500
Derek Minor X Minorville X 9.10.13

Everyone Goes Through It 9.10.13



Fri, 21 Jun 2013 14:46:00 -0500
Derek Minor X Cover Reveal X Reach Phone App Attention all Reach Record Phone App users!  Check your apps tomorrow morning at 1:16 am EST exclusive reveal of the cover for Derek Minor's upcoming album "Minorville"! To see the reveal, look for a new video entitled "Cover Reveal" in the "video" section of the app menu. 


If you haven't downloaded the Reach Records phone app, download it today and get connected! 

Since it's launch, the Reach Records phone App has allowed users to stay up-to-date on all Reach Records news, access music from Reach artists, and engage in community with other unashamed believers.  

The app is available for both the iPhone and Droid.

To download the iPhone app click here

To download the Android app click here

Thu, 20 Jun 2013 21:14:00 -0500
KB X Heart Song X 1st & 16th Happy Fathers day! Greatful for all our fathers give and most importantly the gift THE Father gave us...a new heart!

Check out the "Heart Song" Video from KB's debut album Weight & Glory and the second installment from KB's 1st and 16th series.  Heart Song shares Jasmine’s story as a heart transplant recipient, and more importantly shares that God has purpose even in our pain, a purpose which for children of God is ultimately & always good. 

Click Here to donate to  the Jasmine Le'Shea Benefit Fund 

Sat, 15 Jun 2013 18:30:00 -0500
New Song x Derek Minor x Dear Mr. Christian,

Get Dear Mr. Christian, on iTunes

Dear Mr. Christian,

Derek Minor returns with a track that reminds us that we can't know who someone is without knowing where they've been.


Thu, 06 Jun 2013 17:16:00 -0500
KB X HCB Freestyle X 1st & 16th

Check out the first installment of KB's 1st And 16th series "HCB Freestyle".

Download "HCB Freestyle" Here

Sat, 01 Jun 2013 10:22:00 -0500
KB x 1st And 16th  


Since his last album, KB has been working hard in the lab on some new heat! This summer he's bringing you new music and more on the 1st and 16th of June and July! So if you're a fan of Weight & Glory you don't want to miss this! 

Thu, 30 May 2013 14:07:00 -0500
New Song x Lecrae x Round Of Applause

Tue, 14 May 2013 09:09:00 -0500
New Video X Lecrae X Confe$$ions


Directed by: Kyle Dettman 

Get Lecrae's "Gravity" on iTunes


Thu, 02 May 2013 14:36:00 -0500
Andy Mineo X Heroes For Sale X Concert Series

Grand Canyon University presents: the "Heroes For Sale" Concert Series. Experience Andy Mineo's debut album "Heroes For Sale" live in 4 cities beginning May 11th! Ticket info coming soon! 

Los Angeles, CA- May 11th

Phoenix, AZ - May 17th

Dallas, TX -May 18th

Orlando, FL -  June 1st



Tue, 30 Apr 2013 09:45:00 -0500
Find Heroes For Sale In a Store Near You

"Heroes For Sale" is available at Walmart, Best Buy, Mardels, LifeWay, Berean and Family Christian stores. So there are plenty of locations to get your copy.  To find a store near you that has them in stock, download the store lists below. You can also use the store locator for each store. 

To use the list: 1. Find your state (they are in alphabetical order) 2. Then find the city/suburb you recognize closest to you 3. After that you can just plug the store number into google and it will bring up a link on the store site (i.e. search for “Walmart store #2722”) to get the one in Fairbanks, AK. 


Download Walmart List 

Best Buy

Download Best Buy List

 Store Finders 


Family Christian Stores


Wed, 17 Apr 2013 20:37:00 -0500
Andy Mineo X Heroes For Sale X In Stores Now Andy Mineo's debut album "Heroes For Sale" is now available in stores! Featuring Lecrae, Trip Lee, KB, Christon Gray, Krizz Kaliko and more. Pick up a copy of "Heroes For Sale" now on iTunes or at Walmart, Mardels, LifeWay, and Family Christian stores.  You can also purchase  deluxe versions of "Heroes For Sale" as well as album merchandise at the Reach Records Storefront.




1. Superhuman

2. Ex Nihilo ft. Christon Gray

3. AYO!

4. You Will

5. The Saints ft. KB, Trip Lee

6. Caught Dreaming ft. for KING & COUNTRY

7. Bitter

8. Shallow ft. Swoope

9. Wild Things

10. Take Me Alive

11. Uno Uno Seis ft. Lecrae

12. Cocky

13. Curious

14. Still Bleeding ft. Co Campbell

15. Tug Of War ft. Krizz Kaliko

16. Death Has Died


Mon, 15 Apr 2013 22:25:00 -0500
Andy Mineo X Documentary X Everything Must Go Take a journey with Andy Mineo in "Everything Must Go" a quick look at the road to his debut album "Heroes For Sale".  Pre-order Heroes For Sale at the Reach Storefront or iTunes.  Available in stores 4.16.13. 

Tue, 09 Apr 2013 08:05:00 -0500
New Song X Andy Mineo X You Will

 "You Get What You Pay For" - 4.16.13

Pre-order Heroes For Sale Today!

Tue, 02 Apr 2013 10:35:00 -0500
Andy Mineo X Heroes For Sale X Episode 3


"You Get What You Pay For" - 4.16.13

Pre-order Heroes For Sale Today!

Fri, 29 Mar 2013 13:08:00 -0500
Prayer & Support for Tedashii  This month Tedashii's family suffered a terrible tragedy. His one year old boy passed away. Please join us as we encourage and bless our brother Tedashii and his family at this time. Read the blog (below) from His Voice Global to find out how you can help.  

Tedashii’s family has suffered a terrible tragedy this month. His one year old boy passed away. As we grieve with him and his family we also want to bless them. As you know, Tedashii’s job takes him from city to city where he performs and blesses thousands of people with his art. In this time, we want to offer him the opportunity to stay home with his family, grieve, begin to heal, seek the Lord, be comforted and to comfort. The perception is that if one is a traveling musician, they have more money than they know what to do with. The fact is, that is just not true. We want to bless him with the gift of not having to worry about being on the road to make ends meet. Our goal: To provide for our brother and his family for 6 months. This means raising enough money to cover all of the family’s expenses. Join us in caring for our dear friends. Click here to donate now, designate “Tedashii” in the memo. ....READ MORE.

Thu, 28 Mar 2013 11:18:00 -0500
AYO! X Skateboard X Auction

If you've seen the video for Andy Mineo's first single "AYO!" you may have noticed Andy crusing on a custom "AYO!" skateboard! Well Andy has decided to Auction off the skateboard in order to benefit a great cause. The custom-made skateboard was made by Salemtown Board Co. in Nashville, TN. Salemtown Board Co. exist to build the highest quality handmade skateboards and to employ, train, and mentor urban youth in Nashville, TN. Every board is a one-of-a-kind, handmade, solid oak, surf-inspired cruiser.  Boards are cut, shaped, finished, and painted 100% by hand.

Retail price: $350.00

Place your bid and and change a life! Auction ends April 4th. Bidding starts at $10.00. (100% of proceeds goes to Salemtown Board Co.)



Salemtown Board Co. Promo from Salemtown Board Co. on Vimeo.



Fri, 22 Mar 2013 12:50:00 -0500
Pre-Order Heroes For Sale on iTunes! Pre-order Andy Mineo's debut album "Heroes For Sale" now on iTunes! For deluxe packages and apparel visit the Reach Storefront. Heroes For Sale hits store 4.16.13


Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:57:00 -0500
Andy Mineo x Heroes For Sales x Smartphone Wallpapers Here are a some Heroes For Sales wallpapers for your smartphone. Enjoy! 

(On mobile device hold down image to save. To save on computer, right-click on image then save image) 

Be sure to pre-order Andy Mineo's debut album. 

Mon, 18 Mar 2013 19:16:00 -0500
Pre-Order Heroes For Sale Today! Andy Mineo's highly anticipated debut album "Heroes For Sale" is now available for pre-order! Pre-order today and receive an instant download of "AYO!" and Andy's new single "Bitter"! Now on iTunes.  For deluxe packages visit the Reach Storefront .


Click here to pre-order Limited Edition Skate Bundle


Click here to pre-order the CD + digital deluxe

*CD +

*MP3 download of the full album +

*Instrumental and acapella versions of all tracks from "Heroes For Sale"


Click here to pre-order the MP3 

*MP3 download of the full album


Click here to pre-order the MP3 + Deluxe Digital 

*MP3 download of the full album +

*Instrumental and acapella versions of all tracks from "Heroes For Sale" 

 Click here to pre-order Heroes For Sale gear 



1. Superhuman

2. Ex Nihilo ft. Christon Gray

3. AYO!

4. You Will

5. The Saints ft. KB, Trip Lee

6. Caught Dreaming ft. for KING & COUNTRY

7. Bitter

8. Shallow ft. Swoope

9. Wild Things

10. Take Me Alive

11. Uno Uno Seis ft. Lecrae

12. Cocky

13. Curious

14. Still Bleeding ft. Co Campbell

15. Tug Of War ft. Krizz Kaliko

16. Death Has Died

Mon, 04 Mar 2013 16:24:00 -0600
Andy Mineo X Heroes For Sale X Episode 2


You Get What You Pay For - 4.16.13 

Tue, 19 Feb 2013 10:52:00 -0600
Andy Mineo X Heroes For Sale X Episode 1

You Get What You Pay For - 4.16.13 

Get the first single on iTunes!

Tue, 05 Feb 2013 10:19:00 -0600
New Video X Lecrae X Fakin feat. Thi'sl

Directed & Produced by: Isaac Deitz 

Lecrae's latest album "Gravity" IN STORES NOW! It All Comes Down. Get it on iTunes.

Thu, 31 Jan 2013 22:34:00 -0600
New Video X Andy Mineo X AYO!

You Get What You Pay For - 4.16.13 

Thu, 31 Jan 2013 14:12:00 -0600
Andy Mineo X New Single X AYO!

Get Andy Mineo's new single "AYO!" on iTunes! His debut studio album "Heroes For Sale" drops April 16th, 2013.

Mon, 28 Jan 2013 20:35:00 -0600
Tours Galore In the next couple of months a number of Reach artist will be hitting the road on tour.  Tedashii will be on the The Rock & Worship Roadshow, KB - The Black Out Circuit Tour, Lecrae - The Higher Learning Tour, and Trip Lee - The Good Life Book Tour.  See below for more info. 


CLICK HERE for dates 


CLICK HERE for tickets


CLICK HERE for dates and tickets

Wed, 23 Jan 2013 10:50:00 -0600
Andy Mineo X Heroes For Sale X 4.16.13

Tue, 08 Jan 2013 11:22:00 -0600
Superbowl Gospel Celebration Lecrae personally invites you to the 2013 Superbowl Gospel Celebration on 2/1/13 @ 7pm. The event will be held at the University of New Orleans Lakefront Arena 6801 Franklin Ave New Orleans, LA 70122.

Get Tickets HERE


Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:19:00 -0600
Merry Christmas From Reach Records

Thu, 20 Dec 2012 13:56:00 -0600
Reach Records X $10 CD Sale

Thu, 20 Dec 2012 13:25:00 -0600
Lecrae x Mayday ft. Big Krit & Ashthon Jones

Directed & Produced by: Motion Family 

Lecrae's latest album "Gravity" IN STORES NOW! It All Comes Down. Get it on iTunes.

Fri, 14 Dec 2012 00:39:00 -0600
Reach Records X Gone For Good Sale During the month of December, Reach Records is having its first ever accelerating sale on final stock items. This means you save more each week! ALL SALES ITEMS ARE THE LAST OF THEIR KIND AND WON'T BE REPRINTED! So place your order ASAP, because once they are gone they are GONE FOR GOOD! Visit the Reach Storefront and place your order today!



Wed, 28 Nov 2012 11:15:00 -0600
Tedashii X No Bounds X Concert Series Tedashii is hitting the road with KB and special guest Suzy Rock this December for the "NO BOUNDS" Concert Series!  The concert series kicks off December 1st! CHECK BACK SOON FOR MORE TICKET INFO.

Photo Credit: Garrett Reid (


Houston, TX - 12/1 (Get Tickets) 

Donna, TX - 12/6 (Coming Soon)

Albuquerque, NM - 12/8 (Coming Soon)

Tyler, TX - 12/15 (Coming Soon) 

Mon, 26 Nov 2012 14:02:00 -0600
Reach Records X Black Friday Weekend Sale

SAVE BIG during our BLACK FRIDAY WEEKEND SALE! Get 25% off on our new 2012/13 winter line and everything on the Reach Storefront 11/23 - 11/26. Treat yourself or grab a gift for friends and family! 

NOTE: New items will be available on the store front on 11/23.

Tue, 20 Nov 2012 14:05:00 -0600
Lecrae X 106 & Park X Freestyle Friday Judge Today Lecrae will be appearing as a guest judge on 106 & Park's Freestyle Friday segment. So if you're in New York City, come out and support as part of the 106 & Park studio audience today at 530 W. 57th street (CBS Building), between 10th and 11th Ave., NYC 10019. It's FREE to attend the taping, so be sure to get there by 4:30 pm (with your favorite Gravity gear on). 

If your not in NYC you can catch the live show at 6pm EST on BET.  

Fri, 26 Oct 2012 10:02:00 -0500
Unashamed Tour 2012: Come Alive - Atlanta Recap The Unashmed Tour 2012: Come Alive is about half way in now, and it is shaping up to be one of our biggest tours ever! If you haven't got your tickets yet check out what others have been experiencing during the tour. Get tickets HERE.

Mon, 22 Oct 2012 13:01:00 -0500
New Video X Lecrae X Mali Music X Tell The World

Fri, 19 Oct 2012 18:36:00 -0500
Come Alive Challenge Winners! The deadline has past and all submissions are in. We received so many great videos that we did not only pick one, but two winners. Please join us in congratulating Daniel Sauceda and Andrew Tyson and commend them on a job well done. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the Come Alive Challenge! Each and every one of your creative and unique ideas made this a challenging task. Continue to be alive in our culture and make a difference for Christ. Come out to the Unashamed Tour to see their videos and enjoy the concert. For tour dates and ticket information visit

Check out Daniel Sauceda video below:

Check out Andrew Tyson video below:



Tue, 02 Oct 2012 11:56:00 -0500
Trip Lee X The Good Life (Book) X In Stores Now! Trip Lee's debut book "The Good Life" is in stores now! The first 10,000 to purchase the book will recieve FREE new music from Trip! For more info on Trip's book visit

NOTE: To download Trip's exclusive songs GO HERE.

What happens when Trip Lee, KB, and Andy Mineo have a few hours to spare at the Man Up conference in Atlanta? You get a video for "One Sixteen" Check it out! You get a video for "One Sixteen"! So, in celebration of The Good Life (Book) release we bring it to you! 

Mon, 01 Oct 2012 13:06:00 -0500
Trip Lee x The Good Life x Mini Documentary

Take a look behind the scenes with Trip Lee as he discusses the highs and lows making of  processe latest album "The Good Life". If you haven't  Purchase "The Good Life" Click Here. To preorder Trip's debut book The Good Life (The Book) Click Here.

Thu, 27 Sep 2012 23:09:00 -0500
Do You Accept the Come Alive Challenge?

Come Alive Challenge

Are you really alive? What does it mean to you to come alive in this culture? Join others in the Come Alive Challenge. Contestants need to make a video showing what it means to them to come alive.

Challenge Guidelines: 

  • Be creative. Short story, typography, you simply talking, etc. However you need to convey "COME ALIVE".
  • Contestants must say or display in the video.
  • The video must be posted on YouTube and it must be shared.
  • The video cannot be longer than 1 minute in length.
  • Send the video link to with UNASHAMED CHALLENGE in the subject to be judged.
  • The deadline is October 1st


The Winner will get their video played at the concert, backstage access to fellowship with the artists, and an Unashamed Bundle of merchandise.

 Are you up for the challenge?

If you haven't purchased the " Come Alive" single yet purchase it HERE


Tue, 25 Sep 2012 13:34:00 -0500
116 - Come Alive - Tour Single

Check out the new tour single "Come Alive" from the whole 116 crew.  Purchase the song today on iTunes, proceeds go towards helping at risk youth get to the Unashamed 2012 tour. 

Purchase the "Come Alive" single HERE

To purchase tickets to the Unashamed 2012 CLICK HERE

Sat, 22 Sep 2012 20:42:00 -0500