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Reconcile Going Away Concert Event Recap – Houston, Texas

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On Friday, June 3rd the city of Houston released an adopted son to go live alongside and serve the citizens of South Florida.

Ronnie Lillard came to H-town to play football for the prestigious Rice University and left an urban missionary dubbed “Reconcile.”

A fan gets an autographed CD from Reconcile during the pre-show meet and greet. - Photo by Sketch the Journalist.

A fan gets an autographed CD from Reconcile during the pre-show meet and greet. – Photo by Sketch the Journalist.

On this night, roughly 100 fans packed into the Allure Lounge (ticket sales at a previously scheduled venue exceeded capacity) to show their support for his new mission and enjoy one last opportunity to see him perform as a Houstonian.

Corey Paul joined his Frontline Movement partner Reconcile on stage to perform some of their favorite tracks together. - Photo by Sketch the Journalist.

Corey Paul joined his Frontline Movement partner Reconcile on stage to perform some of their favorite tracks together. – Photo by Sketch the Journalist.

Moments:

  • The evening’s host, Byran Rideau, recalled the story of how he asked to become Reconcile’s drummer after months of secret practice in preparation for the role.
  • Reconcile’s pastor, PT Ngwolo, told the audience he remembered Lillard recording gospel rap in his dorm room as part of a group effort also called “Reconcile.” PT said he could tell the start that the man “went hard” in both his music and message.
  • Before Pyexx performed he gave thanks to Reconcile for sharing his talent as a videographer to shoot his music video for the song “One.”
  • Other hip hop figures who performed or were in attendance that night include: Corey Paul, Bizzle, Alex Faith, GS, Lavoisier Cornerstone, Tony Ri’chard, AJ McQueen, Joshua Dillard, J Lyric, Mz H-town, and former Frontline Movement photographer Rosie Chapa.
  • The evening ended with the entire crowd being invited to come to the stage to lay hands on and pray for Reconcile’s new commission.

To learn more about and financially support Reconcile’s new role in Miami visit this GoFundMe page.

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AJ McQueen showing he walks by faith and not by sight. - Photo by Sketch the Journalist.

AJ McQueen showing he walks by faith and not by sight. – Photo by Sketch the Journalist.

Eyes On Me's Mz H-town gets posted up with Pyrexx. - Photo by Sketch the Journalist.

Eyes On Me’s Mz H-town gets posted up with Pyrexx. – Photo by Sketch the Journalist.

Alex Faith performed tracks from his "Bloodlines" album with a stage assist from Reconcile. - Photo by Sketch the Journalist.

Alex Faith performed tracks from his “Bloodlines” album with a stage assist from Reconcile. – Photo by Sketch the Journalist.

God Over Money's Bizzle showed his support and spit a few rhymes. - Photo by Sketch the Journalist.

God Over Money’s Bizzle showed his support and spit a few rhymes. – Photo by Sketch the Journalist.

Pyrexx brought out his ThoroughBreadz team to perform and support. - Photo by Sketch the Journalist.

Pyrexx brought out his ThoroughBreadz team to perform and support. – Photo by Sketch the Journalist.

Tony Ri'chard & Alex Faith get acquainted during the show. - Photo by Sketch the Journalist

Tony Ri’chard & Alex Faith get acquainted during the show. – Photo by Sketch the Journalist

A few final words before the audience joined everyone on stage for a prayer. - Photo by Sketch the Journalist.

A few final words before the audience joined everyone on stage for a prayer. – Photo by Sketch the Journalist.

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Sketch the Journalist is a freelance hiphop writer living in the thriving country metropolis of Cut-N-Shoot, Texas. Down with gospel rap since Stephen Wiley’s “Bible Break” in 1986, he has chewed, reviewed, and interviewed most of Christian hiphop’s major players. Sketch holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Sam Houston State University and was once an intern at the New York Times Houston Bureau. You can follow Sketch on Twitter @Sketchthej or log-on to sketchthejournalist.com.

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