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SHALOM RAPPERZ MINISTRY
SHALOM RAPPERZ is a gospel music group of eight siblings who have been called of God, and have set their hearts to serving Him, their musical talent being their greatest inspiration. Throughout life's journey of self discovery, it has always appeared crystal clear that they have been endowed in music and art. The birth of SHALOM RAPPERZ was therefore a mere response to the charge in Luke 12:48, “From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.”
SHALOM RAPPERZ is not just a music group; they are a generation of young men and women who are out to impact lives worldwide in what they have been gifted to do, their primary target audience being the youths.
“We are living in a time when, and a place where the words that Jesus spoke make sense most”;
'I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me'. Mathew 25:40
“We have a heart for our brothers and sisters out there who have not had the privilege of knowing Jesus as the Saviour of their souls, a healer, deliverer, comforter and provider. We want to minister the love of Christ to those that need it.
We target the young people on the streets facing various addictions, victims of rejection and those in prisons and on hospital beds. We want to reach out to as many of them as we can, not only giving them the gospel of Jesus Christ, but also helping meet their physical needs the best way we can. As such, we are set to widening our scopes to being an organisation that makes a contribution in changing lives worldwide”.
OUR DREAM / VISION
“Our greatest dream is to put up a centre that will be a home for the homeless youths. We hope to see this centre emerge from being just a meeting place for the destitute, to a place that will offer some shelter and a meal, a place where the young people will be edified and encouraged spiritually. Victims of rejection will not only find acceptance among their friends, but will also learn to live with people, cultivate some love and know that they need one another to grow. We hope to help these young people discover who they are, build their esteem and be able to bring out the best in themselves through engaging them in activities that will develop their talents”.
Gospel Music is their passion, majorly of Hip Hop genre, though they also do a little R&B and Ragga. The music is composed by any member of the group, according to their inspiration.
'Shalom Rapperz' derive their inspiration from day-to-day experiences. They love to take what they see going on around them, look at it from the biblical point of view, and that will be another creation added to their list of compositions.
They do not limit their compositions to only English. Some of their tracks are done in Runyankole/Rukiga, which is their mother-tongue, while others have been done in Kiswahili, Luganda and English with an aim to minister to audiences from as many areas worldwide as possible.
Album Name: Yesu Y'asinga (Translated to mean 'Jesus is the greatest').
Audio Producers: Druandru (Kino Kikka Records), Doug. B (Alpha One Records).
Songwriters: Nathan aka Zion Prince, Ivan aka Bro. KIM The Prophet, Julius aka Sigyi O Son of the King, Steven aka MC Andy The Gospel Activist, Pamela aka Gospel Rhymer.
1. CYPHA THE NEXT GENERATION a holy hiphop cypha of Shalom Rapperz covering the history, the vision and the future of the Ministry
2. DOWN FOR CHRIST Composed by Ivan aka BRO KIM and rap verses composed and written by Bro KIM, Mc Andy , Sigyi-O Pam Liz and Irene
3. A REVOLUTION COMMIN ON Ham Kay Ft. Shalom Rapperz Composed by Ham Kay and rap verses written by Mc Andy, Pam Liz, Sigyi-O, Bro KIM
4. ULINIPENDA – A song in Kiswahili, in which the singers wonder why the Saviour could love a wicked world so much as to die on the cross for them. Composed & written by Nathan.
5. HOLY GHOST PARTY – Composed by Nathan, written by Julius, Ivan & Steven
6. YESU Y’ASINGA – Luganda, translated to mean Jesus is the greatest, Composed & written by Nathan
7. GOD’S KINGDOM - Ref. Vs: Mathew 11:12. Composed by Nathan written by Shalom Rapperz Group members
8. SIFA ZA YESU – Kiswahili, translated to mean The praise belongs to Jesus, Composed by Nathan written by Shalom Rapperz Group Members
9. OUR GOD NEVER FAILS – composed by Ivan, written by Shalom Rapperz Group Members
10. TRY JESUS – Composed& written by Nathan
11. GOD BLESS EAST AFRICA – Composed & written by Nathan, Ivan and Julius
12. END TIMES – Composed & written by Julius, Ivan and Steven
13. BUFFALO – The first song ever produced/sang by the group; in the song, Buffalo is a character who is taken up by the ways of the world and tossed by its waves, and yet he does not realize that he needs Jesus in his life. Composed by Julius & written by Shalom Rapperz Group Members
SHALOM RAPPERZ comprises one family of eight children and two parents.
Nathan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from Makerere University Kampala and currently specializing in Electronic Agricultural Extension. Other interests are fine art, soccer and volleyball.
Ivan holds a Bachelor of Science in Aquaculture, from Makerere University, Kampala. Due to his interest in music and experience in making instrumentals, he is currently employed with SMS Media as an IT Content Specialist. Other interests are music composition, dance, soccer, and fine art.
Julius, though not necessarily the oldest, is the overseer and Video producer of the group. He holds a Diploma in Commercial Industrial Art and Design from Nkumba University. He is self-employed, heading the Video and Graphics Department at Crystal Code Ltd. The video section is Code-named Shalom Videos. Extra interests are playing basketball.
Steven is Pursuing a Diploma in Food Processing, Kyambogo University. He also makes instrumentals and plays basketball.
Emma is the youngest in the Group and still a Secondary school student. He has keen interest in Information Technology, fine art and music.
Pamela, the lead female vocalist is also known by the rest of the group as the Lady MC. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Arts (English & Literature), Makerere University, Kampala. Special interests are travel and adventure, charity work and reading and writing.
Irene is a Back up singer with the group and holds a Diploma in Information Systems Management from Aptech Computer Education, Kampala. She is self-employed at Crystal Code Ltd. Special Interests are travel and adventure, music, art and design.
“Music is not our only interest. We believe that using our diverse talents fully, like dance and crafts in God's service will bring us the kind of fulfillment we desire. We believe that God expects back as much as He has placed in us. The bible says in 2 Timothy 1:6 that we should "...Fan into flames the gift of God which is in us..." Every large family is bound to be rich in talent and variety, and this one is no exception. In 1 Corinthians 12:4-6 we see that there are different gifts and services, but the same spirit and God working in all men. That has made us different parts of one body, each one needing the other and all for the same cause - honoring and glorifying God (Vs 14-26)”. ”As a family with singers, dancers, designers and writers, we are not limited. Our dream is to set up a complex ministry covering musical performances, dance, a studio section for audio and video recording and a multimedia/publishing house."
SHALOM RAPPERZ operate under a fully registered company called Crystal Code Ltd. Crystal Code Ltd. is a complex company providing services in Writing, Editing and Publishing, Graphics and Web Design and Video and Audio Production.
When the group was birthed in the year 1999, it was merely a group of family members doing what they loved to do. However, they have since grown to discover that this was a 'call of God', as they have seen Him carry them through life with His supernatural hand. Currently based in Kampala, Uganda, they have staged shows at home and beyond (Nakuru, Nairobi- Kenya),[Dar es salaam-Tanzania]. However, they believe that this is just the beginning, and they are ready to go as far as God will send them.
“Our gratitude goes first to God for seeing us through each step of our lives, and refining us day by day; for giving us an opportunity to be workers in His vineyard. To us, it is the greatest privilege we can ever have. He has made us what we are, and the best we can give back to him is our lives for His service, our entire lives as a sacrifice, holy and acceptable to Him. Then to our dear parents for doing their best to help us utilise our abilities, and believing in us no matter what. We also thank all friends who continually stand with us, especially in prayer. Above all, we hope to see Jesus work miraculously in the young people's lives, as we know it is His desire to do. As such, it is in His hands that we place our vision.
Greetings! I trust that you are celebrating the birth of Christ and the purpose we have to serve Him everyday. Thank you for networking with us and our kingdom building effort. Blessings in the new year and with every step you're taking to bring glory to God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son, and God's Holy Spirit, our comforter.
Righteous Entertainment TV (RETV) is looking for positive hip hop artists to showcase. Their audiences are mostly secular. Their heart and prayers are to penetrate hearts with an encouraging Word from God through positive music. If you are ready for television exposure, have music videos, or could be a good fit for RETV show, check out RETV’s website address for submissions. It is important that they receive talent release agreements for each person before they are considered for airing on the show.
Wow hope you party in Christ Jesus like we do.....lol Martha, thanx for that we bless the lord who has imparted in us gifts that can bless other people and we pray to continue being a blessing to you Jehovah Bless.............
Greetings Brother Julius and welcome to the New Life Music Network! Praise God for all you and the Shalom Rappers Ministry family are bringing to the kingdom building effort. God is building an army of spiritual warriors that love with their lives. Praise God for all He is doing through you and I pray for you to get the increase, even through your obedient faith!
Grace and Peace,
Brother Gerald Peoples Jr aka DJ G
New Life Music Network
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