Ricardo Equips Artistic Leaders (R.E.A.L.)

"Equipping Hip-Hop Artists of God to be Five Fold Leaders to inspire, impact, and influence the music ministry, industry, and culture!"

Ricardo Equips Artistic Leaders (R.E.A.L.) - "Equipping Hip-Hop Artists of God to be Five Fold Leaders to inspire, impact, and influence the music ministry, industry, and culture!"

026 – 7 Reasons Why God’s Musicians SHOULD Do Better in the World [PODCAST]

026 – 7 Reasons Why God’s Musicians SHOULD Do Better in the World [PODCAST]

[Ready/Study/Understand & Apply John 4:43-45, Luke 4:14-15, Mark 1:14-15, Matthew 4:12-17]

By Ricardo Butler / ReAsOn DiSciPLe

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We Christian hip-hop artists have a hard time, don’t we? Especially when we are trying to get support (especially financially) from our home churches. But one of the things I’ve noticed and I know most of you have noticed is that non-believers that we know in the music industry have no problem supporting us or even doing music with us? Why is that?

I don’t want to spend more time then necessary or tell as story as usually. I want to get into the habit of writing shorter posts for anything that has more then five points, tips, or truths. So here are the 7 reasons why I believe God’s Hip-Hop artists will do much better in the music industry then in the local churches.

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The 1st Job of a Lyricist is Getting People to BELIEVE You

The 1st Job of a Lyricist is Getting People to BELIEVE You

[Read/Study/Understand & Apply John 4:39-42]

By RicardoButler / ReAsOnDiSciPLe

If you have been paying attention up until this point a majority of my blogs (and some podcasts) have been taking from the chronological order of Jesus’ Life & Ministry.

Every heading that started out with “Read/Study/Understand? & Apply” and whatever the chapter and verses is me letting you know that we are basically doing a bible study of the life of Jesus and how we can learn from Him and do what we saw Him doing but in the music industry.

But we are doing more than that though. We are not just reading it; we are seeking revelation from the Spirit on understanding it and then applying it. While you guys are getting this blog on whatever day it’s published, I didn’t write it the same day. Each of these specific blog posts have been written over a couple of days or even up to a two week period as I wait on the Lord for what He wants me to say concerning the music ministry, industry, and hip-hop culture.

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SHAPE Pt 9 Using Five Fold Leadership Gifts in the Music Industry: The Evangelist

SHAPE Pt 9 Using Five Fold Leadership Gifts in the Music Industry: The Evangelist

By Ricardo ‘ReAsOn’ Butler

This is the ninth part of a mini-series of blog articles concerning how God designed you in His image. It’s called the SHAPE principle. I am pretty sure you have heard of it by Pastor Rick Warren from both his books The Purpose Driven Life and The Purpose Driven Church. But what I want to do now is see how we can apply the ministry or body gifts to the hip-hop ministry, industry, and culture.

 

“Oh yes, You SHAPED me first inside, then out;
You formed me in my mother’s womb.
I thank You, High God—You’re breathtaking!
Body and soul, I am marvelously made!
I worship in adoration—what a creation!
You know me inside and out,
You know every bone in my body;
You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,
how I was sculpted from nothing into something.
Like an open book, You watched me grow from conception to birth;
all the stages of my life were spread out before You,
The days of my life all prepared
before I’d even lived one day.”
(Psalms 139:13-16, The Message).

 

Your ministry and business are an expression of not God, but of God working in you through your unique divine design and S.H.A.P.E., which are …

 

  • Spiritual gifts (Rom. 12:4-8; 1 Cor. 12:1-11, 28-31; Eph. 4:11-12),
  • Heart {passion, desire, burden, vision, mandate, cross, values, interests},
  • Ability {natural talent, skills, expertise},
  • Personality {temperaments: Driver, Expressive, Analytical, and Amiable},
  • Experiences {family, educational, occupational/vocational, spiritual, ministry, and painful}.

 

This is part of the Music Business in God’s Image Ministry Audio Course at the Five Fold Davidical School of Hip-Hop Ministry and Music Business @ http://www.fivefolddavidicalschool.ricardoequips.com/.

 

  • Level 1: Music Marketing and Networking Audio CourseLecture 1: “Your SHAPE / What’s in Your Hand?” Is available now at @ http://www.ricardoequips.com/musicialshape. This lesson will teach you how to look at how God has created and equipped you with all that you are so that you can help others who need your offer.

 

Check out the past articles in this series below:

 

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The Davidical Pattern for Hip-Hop in the Church & Music Industry Audio Courses Series

The Davidical Pattern for Hip-Hop in the Church & Music Industry

The Davidical Pattern for Hip-Hop in the Church & Music Industry: Download the book for FREE @ http://www.ricardoequips.com/davidicalpatternbook & Check out the audio courses @ http://www.ricardoequips.com/audiocourses

The Davidical Pattern for Hip-Hop in the Church & Music Industry: Download the book for FREE @ http://www.ricardoequips.com/davidicalpatternbook & Check out the audio courses @ http://www.ricardoequips.com/audiocourses

Hey! What’s up?

I wanted to quickly let you know about a new project I’m working on.

It’s called Five Fold Davidical School of Hip-Hop Ministry and Music Business. And the goal is to equip, train, and help creative artists build the music ministry, industry, and culture to be a blessing both for the artists, labels, and fans.

 

I explain that when God is lifted up it becomes much easier to make it in the music industry, take care of your family, reach the lost, and generate an income according to God’s power and the anointing of Christ’s Message sent through His Music Messengers—YOU!

 

Let me present to you my new Music Business in God’s Image Ministry Audio Course based off my most popular book The Davidical Pattern for Hip-Hop in the Church that you can still get for free by clicking here @ http://www.ricardoequips.com/davidicalpatternbook

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5 HUGE Differences Between Music Ministers and Hip-Hop Artists

5 HUGE Differences Between Music Ministers and Hip-Hop Artists

[Read/Study/Understand/Apply John 3:22-36]

By RicardoReAsOnButler

For today’s lesson as I was studying John 3:22-36, it took me a week or two to get revelation on it. I didn’t want to force out something and then teach that to you. I wanted something straight from God and something that you could apply strictly for the hip-hop ministry, industry, and culture.

I want to hear God better so that I can keep things simple for you. So after the past couple of weeks God finally spoke to me about this passage of Scripture. And what He gave me were two titles to choose from. The one above and the other was “There is NO Competition Between Christian Rappers & Hip-Hop Artists.” I went with the one above because it was shorter. Lol!

Anyway, let me give you five HUGE differences between us Holy Hip-Hoppers and them—the rap artists in today’s music world.

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For God So Loves the Music Industry …

For God So Loves the Music Industry …

[Read/Study/Apply John 3:1-21]

By RicardoReAsOnButler

For some strange reason Christians, or shall I say religious churches, don’t believe that the music industry (or any of the entertainment industry) is redeemable. And when I say music or entertainment industry, I mean the people.

 

For God so loves the world doesn’t mean He loves the planet only. He loves all of His creation, but mostly the people on it. Saying in my title that God loves the music industry means that He loves the people in it, not the music industry itself.

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How to Win Friends and Influence People (For Christ) in the Music Industry

How to Win Friends and Influence People (For Christ) in the Music Industry

[Read/Study/Apply John 2:1-12]

By RicardoReAsOnButler

I don’t know if you have ever read the book by Dale Carnegie called How to Win Friends and Influence People. I was really skeptical about reading this book. That’s usually because I didn’t know if it was rooted in Biblical Principle or not. I try to stay away from anything non-biblical if I don’t have to read it for like school or something.

 

In principle the whole book can be summed up in the “reap what you sow” (Gal. 6:6-10) slash “Golden Rule” (Luke 6:31) teachings of Jesus. So it was an awesome read actually.

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SHAPE Pt 2 Using Spiritual Gifts in the Music Industry: Healings, Miracles, & Faith

SHAPE Pt 2 Using Spiritual Gifts in the Music Industry: Healings, Miracles, & Faith

By Ricardo ‘ReAsOn’ Butler

This is the second of a mini-series of blog articles concerning how God designed you in His image. It’s called the SHAPE principle. I am pretty sure you have heard of it by Pastor Rick Warren from both his books The Purpose Driven Life and The Purpose Driven Church. But what I want to do today is see how we can apply the spiritual gifts to the hip-hop ministry, industry, and culture.

 

“Oh yes, You SHAPED me first inside, then out;
You formed me in my mother’s womb.
I thank You, High God—You’re breathtaking!
Body and soul, I am marvelously made!
I worship in adoration—what a creation!
You know me inside and out,
You know every bone in my body;
You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,
how I was sculpted from nothing into something.
Like an open book, You watched me grow from conception to birth;
all the stages of my life were spread out before You,
The days of my life all prepared
before I’d even lived one day.”
(Psalms 139:13-16, The Message).

 

Your ministry and business are an expression of not God, but of God working in you through your unique divine design and S.H.A.P.E., which are …

 

  • Spiritual gifts (Rom. 12:4-8; 1 Cor. 12:1-11, 28-31; Eph. 4:11-12),
  • Heart {passion, desire, burden, vision, mandate, cross, values, interests},
  • Ability {natural talent, skills, expertise},
  • Personality {temperaments: Driver, Expressive, Analytical, and Amiable},
  • Experiences {family, educational, occupational/vocational, spiritual, ministry, and painful}.

 

Check out the other articles in this series below:

 

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Artists Submission: Da Vine

Music Submission: Da Vine

If you would like to send in a music submission, give away a mixtape for free, artist or event promo of guest post, click here @ Guest Post & Artist Submission.

Members: The Author and LZ

Sounds Like: Da’ T.R.U.T.H., Thi’sl, Trip Lee, Bishop Ridge Music, Shai Linne

Label: Keep Pushin 4 Christ

Based out of Austin TX, Da Vine is a Christian Rap group who’s goal is to break chains off believers and bring more souls to the Kingdom of God through music. They have the unique ability to story tell in their songs and have been compared to artist such as Da Truth, Lupe Fiasco, Common, and the Ambassador. The group name “Da Vine” comes from John 15:5 where Jesus calls himself, “the vine”. We are representing Jesus (the True Vine) every time we speak, minister, and rap.

Listen to “Preach Christ”:

We Preach Christ2

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