I want my music to put people in a place where they have to think about their life and ask themselves if they are truly living for Christ. Beacon Light
On top of Beacon’s busy schedule and on the eve of his smashing album entitled “Lit”, Beacon took time to sit down and talk with us in this great interview.
We asked Beacon a few engaging questions, on separating ministry from business, streaming services, favorite scriptures and so much more. What I like about Beacon’s interview is I feel he answered the questions to the best of his ability and I even learned a few things from him that I didn’t know. He’s a baller with a great sense of humor and very honest. We hope you enjoy the interview.
1. ) How did u get into Chh?
I used to rap before I was living for God. When I became a Christian I honestly didn’t know I could use music for Him. But He stepped in and changed that. He really showed me that I could use my gift in music to worship Him. That’s what began me writing, recording, and doing shows. It just sort of started snowballing after that, and, well…here we are.
2.) How are you changing the culture for God?
Hopefully what I am doing is encouraging and challenging people to be real about their faith. I want my music to put people in a place where they have to think about their life and ask themselves if they are truly living for Christ.
3.) Who are you listening to that we should be listening to?
Steven Malcolm. He’s one of my best friends and he’s bout to blow up. Mark my words. Blow up.
4.) What do you hope people will get out of your music and your new album?
I hope they see a different perspective that I can bring to the table. To be honest, I’m curious how it will be received. So far it seems to be making some moves. That’s good to see. I also hope they see that worship can even be over the most hood beats. For that they’ll have to listen to my song ‘O LORD’.
5.) Who influenced you the most in music and in life?
Well, when I was in the world, Jay-Z and Eminem had a big musical influence on me. But I put that down when I got saved. Since Christ stepped into the playing field: Lecrae, Trip Lee, Andy Mineo, Shai Linne, and Flame have shaped me a bit. But as far as life goes I have had some amazing spiritual mentors and pastors that really hold it down. And of course, my wife. She’s been such a blessing and has given me wise counsel along the way.
6.) Who would you like to work with in the future?
Speaking honestly I would love to be able to work with the greats in CHH (some of the guys I listed earlier). I feel like there’s this inner-circle of artists, it’s almost like high-school (sad to say). Hopefully one day they’ll consider me worthy of a feature. However, if this was really like high school I would just beat them all at basketball and I’d be the cool kid, hahaha. Just joking. But seriously though, I’ll take any of them one on one. LOL. Except maybe Dre Murray, he can hoop. That’s why he’s on my song Game Time 😉
7.) How hard is it to separate business and your ministry?
It’s not amazingly hard. Sometimes it can be tough to not think of people as views or sales when you are sitting behind a computer. But when I do shows the ministry comes to life for me. I LOVE connecting with people in person and ministering to them genuinely. That’s why I do what I do. Without that element it’d be hard for me to do music.
8.) One of the biggest topics in the music business now is streaming, how does that affect you as an artist?
It’s great promotion. Not the best financially. Hoping for a day when I get a dollar a stream, hahaha. That will never happen, but being paid adequately would be great!
9.) How much have you grown on this project, talent wise and Spiritual?
Talent wise I think I’ve grown a TON. I’ve learned how to be myself on a different feel of music than what I usually do. Spiritually I think I’ve learned that I can be myself and who God created me to be on ANY style of track. And, it will be dope if I do my best.
10.) On your longest day and hardest battle what scripture do you find strength in?
Psalm 23, Psalm 91, Philippians 1:6. Those Scriptures show me God’s comfort, faithfulness, and protection over me. They remind me that even when I am faithless, He is faithful.
“being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6 NIV
Once again we want to thank Beacon for the interview and we pray for him to have much success in all he does. Make sure you go and get that new project, “Lit.” You will not be disappointed. Plus it has my new theme song entitled, “Haters” on it.
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