The upsurge of a Christian hip-hop musician : AR Base: Ironically, it was during this time of great musical growth that AR was quietly fighting battles in his personal life. Dealing with a period of loss from his job, having one of his closest family members deathly ill, facing eviction, and watching his bills piling up, AR’s faith was put to the test. It was from these types of experiences that AR Base’s music has come to spread messages of hope, and to encourage others to press on through life’s ups and downs. In fact, it was during this challenging period in his life that he wrote the song, “I Need a Miracle Now,” off his album Change My Heart. A heartfelt cry out to God in desperate times, it ministers to the truth of God’s infinite power and care for our every need, and it quickly rose to become one of the most requested singles.
AR Base’s newest single “Double Blessing,” is out for release as a follow up to his 2019 track “Not Forgotten.” Collaborating with Producer Paperfall Bros, the single’s urban flare sets AR Base’s unique take of the story on fire. For everyone who can identify with the pain of negative voices around them, betrayal of friends, financial loss, and physical pain, “Double Blessing” is a reminder that there is hope, not only for healing, but for restoration beyond what we can imagine. Mixed with R&B, hip-hop influences, a catchy chorus, and a banging beat, the track will keep reverberating as a reminder of that promise deep down in your spirit. Buy the song on Double Blessing by AR Base @ CDBaby and read more information at http://www.arbase.net/.
“Not Forgotten,” is already receiving rave reviews and has been praised as “beautifully compelling,” “refreshing” and “one of his most enthralling to date.” Showcasing the talents of “The Godfather of Gospel Bass” and Grammy® Award winning producer Andrew Gouché, the new track features Gouche’s distinctive sound that has created him to be a legend throughout the music industry. Along with Grammy Award winning drummer Calvin Rodgers, and on lead guitar Jabari Johnson who hails from Bishop T.D. Jake’s The Potter’s House, AR Base wrote the song to say that even if people and life may have forgotten you, God will always come through.
His latest album, Press On, showcases the heart of AR Base’s ministry. “I write my songs for everyone. The downtrodden, people who have fallen or given up. I want them to succeed in every area of their lives, so they can lay aside the weights that are holding them back and run the race before them,” he explains. It was with this purpose that AR was delighted to collaborate with a multitude of talented artists for the project. Including producers Jason Shepherd and Shawn Hibbler, who have worked with singers such as Smokey Norful, Shirley Caesar, and Darius Rucker, as well as Floyd “Flip Matrix” Wilcox, who brought his veteran experience from the famed hip-hop community to add a touch of urban flare. Together, Press On was birthed featuring a diverse range of songs inspired by the answers God sent in response to pressures and trials AR was facing at the time. Armed with these answers, AR Base has found that his own path has lead to purpose and vision behind his ministry. Read extra info at social media channels https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTqjXCYsAEd4UHyLp2K3T6w.