Youth pastor Daniel Sanabria, a co-founder of the “God Belongs In My City” prayer movement, and other Big Apple youth evangelists have pooled their diverse resources to create a new recording label, In My City Records.
The company slogan is: “Sounds that connect people to God and invoke change.” Those vibrant sounds are youthful rhythms that span the gamut of faith-fueled Hip Hop songs to rock-edged praise and worship anthems.
Various artists affiliated with the movement or the label are hitting the concert trail in August and the first recorded offering will be the October 15 digital release of Korean-born female rapper HeeSun Lee’s debut CD “Stereotypes.”
The God Belongs in My City movement began in October of 2009 when members of a Christian youth group saw a billboard in the New York City subway system that asked the question, “A Million New Yorkers Are Good Without God. Are You?”
HeeSun Lee was born in Korea and was in the foster care system. Then, she was adopted by Chinese parents on Staten Island so those are a lot of different cultural clashes but she found an identity in Christ where all believers become one family following Him.”
Her inaugural set, Stereotypes, drops as a digital release on October 15th on iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody and other major online retailers. As a Korean and a woman, Lee brings a fresh and unique voice to Hip Hop with her machine-gun delivery.
The movement is backing the “Come Together” concert tour that will take rappers Andy Mineo, MC Jin, Skrip, HeeSun Lee, KJ 52, SocialxClub, KB, and Propaganda up and down the east coast in August. There are singers on the lineup such as the urban-flavored Christon Gray, rock-edged worship leader Amante Lacey and alternative rockers, Anthony Shepherd & The Roar.
Tickets range from $15 for general admission seats to $40 for VIP tickets that include Meet and Greet access to the artists. GBIMC.com/Tour
8/2 Faith Fellowship Ministries
2707 Main Street Extension, Sayerville, NJ 08872
8/3 Brooklyn Spirit of Brotherhood Church
167 South 1st Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211
8/5 New Beginning Community Church
65 Tokeneke Road, Darien, CT 06820
8/13 First Coast Christian Center
2724 New Berlin Road, Jacksonville, FL 32226
8/15 Crossover Church
1235 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33612
8/16 Living Water Fellowship
4101 Pleasant Hill Road, Orlando, FL 34746
8/17 Central Bible Church
SW 87 Avenue, Miami, FL 33174
For more news on the movement activities, log on: http://www.godbelongsinmycity.