Official Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3JD6mNFgaQ
NOFLESH – The Concept
The concept of NOFLESH suggests that he is a messenger to the masses in varying urban subcultures. In one rhymes he coined the phrase “Underground Hermeneutics.” Hermeneutics is the science of interpretation of scripture. NOFLESH not only is an interpreter of scripture, but an interpreter of the times giving everyday people God’s message of redemption on a level that can be understood clearly. By reason of his name, NOFLESH’s message is obviously Christian based. However he chooses not to be labeled as a Christian MC but an MC who happens to be a Christian. The concept of the name NOFLESH speaks of the teachings of the Apostle Paul in the New Testament which state that the believer must die to himself so that the life of Christ can be manifested through him. Death to self means death to one’s bodily appetites and urges allowing only the human spirit to be influenced by the presence of God. Essentially NOFLESH is somewhat of a “STREET MYSTIC” who seeks to reach those facets of humanity that are often overlooked or ignored. With songs like Sometimes, Is it really you, and Surrender, he seeks to be a voice to and for the voiceless. His music will not only challenge those downtrodden but he will also encourage them to aspire to be everything God has called them to be.
NOFLESH has been influenced by hip hop culture since he was a teenager and has unashamedly been one of its long time proponents. Having an undying commitment to lyricism, NOFLESH was influenced by hip hop legends such as Rakim, KRS-1, Kool G Rap, Wutang Clan, and the Notorious B.I.G. Viewing hip hop as a medium with which to enlighten minds, inspire the soul, and articulate the language of the faith to the masses, it is his intention to reclaim the heart of hip hop culture at its root. NOFLESH engages his listeners passionately, intellectually, and theologically. He currently holds a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies from BHU in Atlanta GA, studied theology for two years at the ITC in Atlanta GA, and he holds a MTS from LU in Lynchburg VA. Serving as pastor of his local church, he is indeed in touch with the cries of humanity. Whether facilitating marriage and family seminars, mentoring at-risk-youth, teaching biblical principles to young college students transitioning into functional adults, he finds his joy in life serving his fellow man. Being a man of the Christian faith he chooses not to be labeled as a gospel artist but an artist who believes the gospel.
1 Cor. 1:28-29 (KJV)
And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: 29That no flesh should glory in his presence.