The growth of a Christian hip-hop artist : AR Base and his newest song Double Blessing: He even had the honor of being chosen as backup for the “Godmother of Soul” and Grammy Award Winning Patti LaBelle. It was an experience in his life that he is forever grateful for and will never forget. Learning behind the greats forever changed and molded AR Base’s own musical stylings to begin combining his R&B roots, flavored with Gospel, while adding a hint of Neo Soul, and a dash of Hip-Hop influences.
AR Base’s latest single “Double Blessing,” is out for release as a continuation to his 2019 track “Not Forgotten.” Based on the story of Job, “Double Blessing” is an upbeat hip-hop anthem to the promise that there will be a double portion for each of our troubles. AR explains how he wrote the song, “from a leading in my spirit to study the book of Job, to get an understanding of why bad things happen to good people, and the song “Double Blessing” was an answer for that. God blessed Job with a hedge of protection. God blessed the work of his hands; gave him increase and prosperity. After all his troubles, Job prayed for the people that did him wrong, and God doubled Job’s blessings.” Buy the song on Double Blessing by AR Base @ CDBaby and discover additional info at AR Base Official Website.
Due to the projects highly collaborative effort, AR notes that “Working with Andrew Gouche, Calvin Rodgers, Jabari Johnson, Dan Shike on Not Forgotten was truly a humbling but blessed experience. The process started almost two years ago, and I’m so glad to share it with the world.” In addition to the team behind the scenes, the single also features the powerful vocals of renowned Gospel singer Tallie Rogers. Her anointed stylings, flow throughout the track bringing an inspirational flare to the song, and the reminder that “He’ll never leave you or forsake you.”
His latest album, Press On, showcases the heart of AR Base’s ministry. “I write my songs for everyone. The downtrodden, people who have fallen or given up. I want them to succeed in every area of their lives, so they can lay aside the weights that are holding them back and run the race before them,” he explains. It was with this purpose that AR was delighted to collaborate with a multitude of talented artists for the project. Including producers Jason Shepherd and Shawn Hibbler, who have worked with singers such as Smokey Norful, Shirley Caesar, and Darius Rucker, as well as Floyd “Flip Matrix” Wilcox, who brought his veteran experience from the famed hip-hop community to add a touch of urban flare. Together, Press On was birthed featuring a diverse range of songs inspired by the answers God sent in response to pressures and trials AR was facing at the time. Armed with these answers, AR Base has found that his own path has lead to purpose and vision behind his ministry. Read more details at social media channels https://www.facebook.com/arbase17.