So far, this “strategy” has been working. Non-Christian music allows me to raise issues that may not always come up in church. I love celebrating the divine beauty in an artist’s music. I try to make my blog a safe place where artists, Christian or non-Christian, can share their spirituality. I’ve talked to mainstream artists who gushed about how their song was really about God and I’ve supported artists who are hoping someone understands their unconventional Christian music. I think that artists have been so psychologically battered by negative thoughts of insecurity. I want my blog to celebrate their creativity and affirm who they are as children of God.
On the long term, I want to have my editorial pieces syndicated on larger platforms within the Christian and non-Christian music industry. I hope to make my blog more of a multimedia destination where my commentary continues to be the foundation, but more interactive elements such as exclusive listening sessions, concert photos, and video interviews are included. I also would like to write more about the intersection of African-American issues and the entertainment industry. But we shall see!
IiT: Oh, I know. It would be an in-depth interview with Tonex. It would be a two-part piece: in the studio and in the church with him. My goal for the interview would be to humanize him; get into his thoughts to find out what got him to the point of “B-Slade”
IiT: Simply this: start where you are with what God puts on your heart.