Thursday, November 25, 2004

Happy Thanksgiving!

Gobble gobble!
Happy Thanksgiving everybody.
May God Bless you with the abundance from His heart today and forevermore.

"In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."
I Thess. 5:18 (KJV)

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

What's Wrong Wit' My Black Folkz?

The recent events of drama pouring through the news and media outlets has been severely proving that we are in the last of the last days. Goes to show you that if you're not saved now, NOW is a good time to get your life in order.

The VIBE Awards' fiasco literally stunned me last week (and I am still trying to get over all of the drama). Quincy Jones, the magazine founder and co-host, presented Dr. Dre with a lifetime achievement award and all of a sudden...out of the blue...he is sucker-punched by a brother in the audience. Whatever the reasons were, it doesn't make sense and it only proves that folk have no sense of moral character anymore. Of course, my heart is strongly dedicated to gospel music - but I try to support other genres (especially if it's good music). I'm not a big hip-hop fan anymore since it is primarily a melting pot of ol' skool jams being sampled to ridiculous lyrics dipped in the heart of vulgarity - but I try to support the aims of the music industry as a whole. But this kind of event that took place at the VIBE Awards was a strong blow on the future for hip-hop, in my opinion.

Sad to say, most people will probably prejudge African Americans and box us all into one bad category just because a few bad apples don't know how to conduct themselves in public.

If I was Dr. Dre, I would fine Brother Young Buck since he represents my music firm and has attached the word "disgrace" to my label's image. The knife-stabbing was uncalled for and it even causes you to believe in the popular urban proverb:
"you can remove a Negro out of the hood, but you can't take the Negro out of a brotha'".

And now the hood comes to the NBA. Yikes, after one foul in the fourth quarter of a Piston/Pacers game, the audience is fouled as well; all thanks to Brother Artest of the Pacers, all because he was doused with beer from an angry fan. Because we have anger problems and cannot control our flarring tempers, the fight begins. Fist punches, drinks, chairs and bodies are being flung from one direction to the other...makes you wonder if the ball players today are also studying the handbooks of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) handbooks.

As I prepare to log off for the day, I just want to ask the question. "What's wrong wit' my black folkz?" After laboring the bloody streets of Selma, AL, marching our way to freedom to Washington D.C. and declaring "We shall overcome" on MLK Day each and every year, I would have thought we would have gotten better over the years. I truly believe Dr. King is rolling over in his grave on this day. So sad. If only I had some positive words to actually close this post.

Tuesday, November 09, 2004 Posted by Hello
This is just a test. Posted by Hello

First Entry: Welcome Aboard

All good things must come to an end. In this case, I'm jus' beginning.

This is my 1st blog entry and I am very excited about putting my business out there (that's if people really care). Excitement is brewing in the air and expectations for PRAYZEHYMN Entertainment are advancing like never before. Whew, I'm so excited...I'm almost at a lost of words. :-)

Right now, I want to address the PRAYZEHYMN Family real quick and thank them for their contributions and for their support to the vision. It's because of people like you that makes my job more meaningful. Can't wait to see ya'll soon (if you in the Family, yall know what I'm talking about).

If you so happened to visit this blog and are wondering what the heck PRAYZEHYMN is...It is a committed family filled with talented, spiritual believers in Christ Jesus that loves dem' some good gospel music. The membership continues to grow and the interactivity and their involvements on the Message Board is totally amazing. If you are interested in checking us out, visit the Home page of the PRAYZEHYMN Yahoo! Group by clicking here.
Membership is free.

Well, a brotha' is getting equipped for PRAYZEHYMN Anniversary Week (November 14-19) and there's a mighty long list of events that are going to take place within the group. So check it out! I will post at a later time on the blog the schedule of activities tomorrow. Until then, be easy and remain in God's care.

Pray for our nation. We definitely need to stay before God in this hour.

Alive And Satisfied,
J. Matthew Cobb