DaSouth.com’s co-owner Bobby “Tre9” Herring and Freestyle Missions founder ScottFree are planning an 11-city tour that will strengthen the Christian hip hop community in 2012. Beginning with Nashville, TN in February and ending in Chicago, IL mid-December, this tour aims to unite more than just the music artists it serves.
The Hip Hop Hope Unity Conference and City Takers event will travel through Nashville, Austin, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Alaska, Detroit, Los Angeles, Portland, New York, Oklahoma City and Chicago. It will unite, serve, train, and equip Christian hip hop artists in daytime workshops, then minister to the lost and saved in the evening City Takers services.
“This is a tour that will multiply disciples into disciple makers, taking the focus back to the Great Commission. It is often difficult in the Christian hip hop music industry to promote your music and avoid losing sight of the mission. We address this issue and give artists the tools necessary to build the Kingdom of God,” explained Tre9.
DaSouth.com and HolyCulture.net are both working together to push the vision. Artists such as Donny “D-MAUB” Harper, one of the main Christian rappers slotted for the City Takers evening service portion of the tour, were quick to respond to this unified effort.
“I am 100% behind Scott and Tre9 who have been instrumental in directing me towards a more mission-minded mentality. As a result, I’ve seen God bring an increase in opportunities for me to serve and grow,” said the 2011 Kingdom Choice Award Winner D-MAUB.
City Takers services in Atlanta, GA and Hip Hop Hope Tuesdays in Houston, TX have both been around for well over two years, serving faithfully in their communities.
“For us this is more than rapping on the mic. It stretches into feeding the homeless, looking after orphans, mentoring at-risk youth, visiting those in prison, providing toys or school supplies to under-served families, being active in schools with positive assemblies, remodeling homes for the elderly and more. Tre and I have been fortunate enough to establish non-profit organizations that keep us in full time ministry. We want to share that with our fellow brothers who we know have a calling of their own,” Scott Free said.
If you are interested in getting more information regarding the tour, email Scott Free at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit www.freestylemissions.com to view the calendar for the tour. To register for Nashville in February, visit http://www.dasouth.com/eventbrite.html.