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Music: Armond WakeUp – “East St Louis, IL (Santorini Greece Freestyle)”


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Armond WakeUp releases a new freestyle to tide you over while he works on his Illect Recordings debut.

He shares, “This verse was originally for my album…well, the 1st 8 bars of it. I’ve been learning this balance of the reality of my current situations & what speaking the Word does. I’ve been beginning to give bad theologies over to the Lord; things I would use to self sabotage & keep myself in a more manageable place. That place where I could control & manipulate as I saw fit. Places the Lord didn’t wanna waste His time going to. Per usual, the Author of Time decided to wait me out; He knew that mindset would eventually tire me out & I’m finally beginning to suck air. My prayer has been to believe God even when my circumstances or my feelings don’t line up. Eventually something has to bend; and if God’s word never fails…I’m gonna bet on black.”

“My father & I spent Thanksgiving in St Louis this year & it was emotionally draining. I saw places I grew up reduced to absolutely nothing. I saw gentrification. I saw history erased. I went to East St Louis & saw a once thriving community as a ghost town. & while Ross used Santorini Greece as a backdrop for elegance & opulence, I wanted to use the same canvas to paint a picture of doing the dirty work. Why are we going to 3rd world countries, when we have 3rd world cities here? There’s plenty of work for everybody. Here’s mine.”

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