David Veira – Kingdom Building Conversations
David Veira shares his testimony of transforming from “Gauge” to David Veira, breaking the bondage of thirty years of pornography addiction, the Good Fight Coalition, and their approach to contributing to social justice change, and much more.
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About The Artist
Brooklyn’s own David “Gauge” Veira, a Christian rapper, who is dedicated to ministering to the soul of anyone he meets. Growing up in Flatbush, David Veira immersed himself in the Hip-Hop culture and started rapping as a teenager. His stock as a rap artist rose and he gained notoriety for one of the highest-selling underground hit singles “Cranium”, which sold over 9,000 units and enjoyed airplay on New York City’s radio station Hot 97 for 13 weeks. His career went even further by touring the US, England, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, and Trinidad. He was featured on the MTV circuit tour and hosted an episode of “Sucker Free Sunday.” Despite the success in the secular media, David Veira decided to leave it all behind to follow his calling in Christ. Several tragedies in his life, including the loss of his beloved mother, cemented the call on his life; propelling him to use his life experiences to create his music and hone his ability to identify with others. As a Christian Hip Hop artist, he has shared the stage with fellow Christian artists such Kirk Franklin, Donnie McClurkin, Viki Winans, Hezekiah Walker, and Byron Cage. Most impressive of all is his uncanny ability to relate to the streets, launching him into a very active street ministry.
David “Gauge” Veira under his philanthropic music label Mental Link, Inc. has produced two albums and several music videos since its inception. The first album titled “December Thirty First Nineteen Ninety-Nine” which tells the story of his life before salvation, and his second album titled “January First, 2000 (The next day)” tells the story of his life after his re-birth in Christ to present. The album features the production and vocals of many talented artists including Grammy award winner RockWilder and Pettidee. “January First 2000 (The next day)” won the prestigious Kingdom Choice award for 2010 album of the year; and the video titled “Best Friend”, won both the Kingdom Choice award for best rap video of the year and the San Diego film festival award for best Christian rap video of the year.
David’s talents have opened doors for him to perform at many events such as; “A Prayer for Hip Hop”, Urban League of Southern Connecticut, Al Sharpton’s “Sharp Talk”, and WLIB’s Holy Hip-Hop Show at Love Fellowship Tabernacle. However, it is his love for Christ that keeps him grounded. Don’t be fooled by the “Christian” in this Hip-Hop artist, he does not limit his craft to the four walls of the church. He gauge’s every situation by performing in Public schools, Correctional facilities, Youth Centers, Clubs, Bars, Nursing Homes, Parks, and many other types of places. He truly goes beyond age, race, religious denomination and affiliation, and musical preference to spread the message of the gospel and the vision in his heart. What is most impressive is that people receive it with open arms.
Gauge is currently working on his third project, which is true to his character, is full of life lessons.