Thanks

For an album literally 12+ years in the making...I think it's most fitting to spin this chronologically. IN THE beginning [before all time] was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself. He was present originally with God. All things were made and came into existence through Him; and without Him was not even one thing made that has come into being. In Him was Life, and the Life was the Light of men. And the Light shines on in the darkness, for the darkness has never overpowered it... (John 1:1-5 AMP) The Word became flesh and dwelt among us in a portion of time when He was not from time. At that time, from outside of time, He HAS me in mind. He has YOU in mind. For that I am thankful. Thank you Jesus for inspiring my music by just being you. I love you because you first loved me***To my beloved grandmother and grandfather (Joann and Ben) who just want to help me live, I extend my sincerest gratitude. You have always had Faith, and I can never repay that. To my father Kenny and mother Cindy for giving me life, support in everything I desire to do, even though the practical sometimes eludes us. We're still on track! To my brothers, Adam and Andrew, for always loving me despite my annoying 'youngest brother syndrome' growing up. And for trying in your own way each to teach me about life and what matters most. I think I'm getting it...My family the Aulerichs, you lovely Ford ladies ;.) and the Webers for your encouragement and helping me to survive...and to Tim - your direction and Godly counsel has been invaluable. Thank you. To my homies from everywhere, Patrick Booker (TN) to my Planet Rock FAM (AZ). VI my Man!!! You brought the HEAT on "Sound of the Streets!" You are truly a blessing, and I'm grateful for ALL your help (including your input on the "Voice Activated" soundscape). To Andrew "18" McDonald, beastin on that "Voice Activated" - my brother you will always be. That's why you got your comments on this album!! Along with my other brother from another mother Jeremy 'OneMinD' Falcon (Pronounced fal-cone). You been with me homie, through the thick and thin...now we gotta learn true "Connecting..." Timothy, Destiny, and Benjamin: you are my loves. This music is for you. It overjoys my heart as your older brother to see you enjoying and understanding what I'm saying. Shows me I'm on the right track...Joshua and Jenn Babel - I MISS YOU. Thank you for your love and friendship and recording skills on "Sound of the Streets." Can't wait to meet the little ones! Not even so little anymore!!! Peter and Pauline Rodriguez, still my favorite hispanic hip hopeons, and also a father and mother to me in understanding true worship and youth leadership. Brandon Harrison, Nikki!! - in our younger days I had no idea you guys would be so instrumental in my life. You are why I do it now...because you asked me why I don't do it anymore. I took that borderline offensively, but it's all good because you're holding the product. ;) And maybe it was all those Boot Camps that instilled the fire, drive, and determination in me to see this thing through. Michael Meek, a great friend and travel companion. Here's to the many more trips to come! And Mike - I just don't even have a mind anymore because you blew it with this artwork man, One Love. To Fiti Futuristic (Zach Tannehill), for recording my first song ever and giving me tha key to tha Kingdom (Acid Pro 3.0) circa 2000 AD. Without you I wouldn't be able to make the beats I do today. And I would LOVE to hear more music from you my brother! Brandon (B Felt AKA Sturdy Word), you've been an invaluable companion and encouragement in the art through the years. We don't always see each other but our talks are rivaled by no other. Much love homie - Let's get it. Patrick (P Devinche) - you didn't see me comin' and I know you didn't know what to expect from me. Thank you for catching the FIRE of the vision and laying the tracks out. (It's finally done!!) Stewie you really came through with your final touches in the Stewdio. You have also been a Major Blessing as an Ally in the Business through the years and for putting your Website skills to work for Burn Syndicate, among your endless other talents. I'm excited to see what God's doing in your life Brother. My mother, thank you for all the guidance and truth-inspired searching. It's because of you I understand what I do in the Spiritual. Where have all the zealous gone? They will follow you. To the Love of My Life, my one and only, Cris Weber. Thank you for your long-suffering and lovingkindness throughout all our lives' uncertainties. I know we've been in the trenches but you've taken part in the battle, now it's Time we claim Victory! You are picking up the Torch with me and I see it happening in real time. It's our leg of the Race Babydoll and I'm BEYOND Blessed to be running it next to you! ~ooxxooXoXXx~ [To my inspiration: DC Talk (TobyMac, Kevin Max, Michael Tait), T-Bone, Gospel Gangstaz, Str8 Young Gangstaz, Cross Movement, Dirt, Redcloud, Mars ILL, DeepSpace5, Tunnel Rats, and so many others throughout the years***CIFWC, Rivers of Life Fellowship, Third Day Harvest, Planet Rock, Charity, Xenox, City Church, Living Truth Ministries, Turning Point and School of Moses Carmel, IN, you have all shaped me.]

You Are Beautiful

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