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St. Louis, MO—February 16, 2015—Clear Sight Music: The newest signee to Christian Hip-Hop record label, Clear Sight Music, is scheduled to release his first project next month. The Mind of Hollis by artist Mike REAL will be his first album under the Clear Sight Music brand. Mike REAL grew up in Ferguson, Missouri and has been passionate about using his musical abilities as a ministry to build up those around him. Label owner and fellow artist, FLAME, discusses his anticipation for Mind of Hollis, “Many people have been waiting for us to supply more Christian rap music and now that time has arrived. I’m excited for people to hear passionate music that leads them to God while also experiencing the sonic pleasures of creative lyricism. The Mind of Hollis definitely feels like a unified body of work with the way Mike REAL has meticulously coordinated each interlude and song concept. He has a lot of talent and his diligence has paid off. I’m looking forward to March 3rd!”
FLAME isn’t the only one who is anticipating the project’s release. Mike REAL’s excitement is also evident as he describes the album, “The concept of the album revolves around a TV show about my life. The person ‘watching the show’ hears about my upbringing and thought processes as a teenager and adult. It is a very transparent project about God’s grace and mercy in my life. I think many people will be able to relate to it.” Mike goes on to discuss how the 6th chapter of Isaiah inspired the album, “When Isaiah saw the beauty of God he didn’t say ‘Woe is me, I am a murderer’ or ‘Woe is me, I’m an adulterer,’ but he said ‘Woe is me, I am a man of unclean lips.’ This reminded me, and I hope it does to others, that even if you haven’t committed ‘big sins’ in your life it doesn’t mean that you’re any closer to God than anyone else. We all need God to give us a new heart that beats for Him. You’ll find these and similar themes throughout the album.”
Mind of Hollis Tracklisting:
Mike will be releasing two singles, including “Catch Fire” featuring label mate FLAME. Mike REAL will be in concert in his hometown of St. Louis on March 6, 2015 to promote the new album.