|ANOINTED CONNECTION, S.O.G. CREW AND THE WORD NETWORK WORKING TOGETHER TO HIT THE WORLD HARD|
Robbie Horton out of Los Angeles, CA, Head Pastor of Anointed
Connection International, is working with The S.O.G. Crew to
communicate to millions of people in the world through The Word
Network. The strong network hits about 78 million homes weekly in not
only the US, but the UK, Caribbean, and Africa. Watch Dr. Horton's show
every Thursday at 11:30 pm on The Word Network. Please keep in your
prayers all those who work hard in the media, television and radio to
promote and uplift the Kingdom of God to believers and non-believers.
|JC TV AND THE S.O.G. CREW NETWORKING TOGETHER |
TV, a youth driven show, features live studio music bands, concerts,
festivals, sports, movies, comedy and more. They have partnered with
The S.O.G. Crew to link up both of their broad viewer reaches to get
the word out about current events, topics, music and sports. The S.O.G.
Crew has been on the set of JC TV numerous times over the past two
years for different shows. This past Friday the 13th, they were there
rocking the mic with special guests and the Dynamic Twins. JC TV is
broadcast on TBN, a network that hits 5 million homes weekly in prime
time in the US, on 275 television stations in the US, thousands of
other cable television networks, satellite systems around the world in
75 countries and translated into 11 languages. Watch JC TV and The S.O.G. Crew in your area, go to www.jctv.org to find out which station carries them.
|Word For The Week|
Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.
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"S.O.G. Crew is one of the hardest working crew's on the street, gospel or secular. They are a breath of fresh air in terms of unity of how THE WEST COAST used to be."
Mellow Man Ace
|A NATIONWIDE CONCERT SERIES FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION|
are in works of a suicide prevention concert tour where we will be
working with tribal governments and sponsors to take a message of
change and hope into the schools, casinos, communities and churches.
Main stream artists will be scheduled to share their testimonies and
participate in evening concerts to encourage the youth. During the day,
teachings on suicide prevention in each state and change will be given
by ordained evangelist Robert 'Battle Ax' Ornelas. We ask that all of
our support network keep these plans in your prayers. Thank you for
believing with us. God bless, DJ Siren.
2WJD CLOTHING LINE & THE S.O.G. CREW TARGET THE JAPANESE-AMERICAN COMMUNITY
S.O.G. Crew has joined efforts with 2WJD Clothing in marketing efforts
to the Japanese-American communities to increase awareness of Christian
urban hip hop culture in the US and Japan. Through 'Weekly LaLaLa', a
Japanese weekly magazine, the two organizations join forces to
communicate events, music and fashion to 50,000 Japanese-American
readers weekly. The largest communities reside in Los Angeles, San
Diego, Las Vegas, and Phoenix. Their plans
include marketing overseas to the Japanese communities through
magazine, radio, television, technology, music and concerts. Please pray for this nation and those who seek to inspire positive change within the community. Check out 2WJD at: www.myspace.com/2wjd or www.2wjd.com.
IT'S THE BEGINNING OF HEALING FOR ROMOLAND
has just welcomed a new experience to healing and rehabilitation at
their very own Enlightened by Christ Men & Women's Ministry Home.
This warm and welcoming home is open to all young men and women
released from juvenile hall, and those men and women who seek to
rebuild and gain purpose to their lives. All tenants will participate
in a learning program that not only teaches them to break out of any
hindering lifestyle habits, but also, teaches them to mentor others in
this new truth and freedom. The teachings are based on the moral
biblical truth of Jesus Christ. Enlightened by Christ Men & Women's
Ministry Home is founded by Henry and Francis Alvarez and is a
non-profit establishment. There is a need for financial support in op
erating this home. Please come and see for yourself the future home of
many whose lives will be changed forever. If you are able to help the
Alvarez's in their quest to help the men and women of Romoland, please
email them right away at email@example.com.
Every contribution, in any amount, is greatly appreciated and needed.
Please pray for our friends the Alvarez's and their new ministry. Thank
you for your support. God bless.
RED CLOUD A SPECIAL FEATURE TO THE S.O.G. CREW'S 3RD ALBUM 'WHERE LEGENDS ARE BORN'
good friend Red Cloud out of Hawthorne, CA, will be joining us on our
album 'Where Legends Are Born'. Red Cloud had been known for taking the
throne of the Los Angeles Power 106FM freestyle battle for five weeks
straight. His music has featured in films such as:
;It Runs in the Family featuring Micheal Douglas and a documentary named: All the Way Live.
And he's an adamant supporter of the Native American Indian
Communities. Also featuring on the new album will be pop sensation
Nikki Leonti out of Nashville, TN. Big ups to these, our friends, who
have joyfully accepted to be a part of this next project. Find them
online at: www.myspace.com/redcloud
MEET OUR BOY, GREG LEONTI A.K.A. EI8HT! MUSIC ENGINEER, MUSICIAN, DEEJAY, GHOST WRITER
has been in the music business for 15 years. He first began at 15 years
old producing and recording. In 2003, he met and began working with
Speaker Junkies. His work has been heard on Indie Films and in
commercials. He has remixed tracks for Black Eyed Peas, Gwen Stefani,
Kanye West, Shelly Harland and Blue Man Group. He has produced several
tracks for The S.O.G. Crew 'Up That Game' Album set to release in
stores April 19th, 2009. He produced the beat for their #1
songs 'Up That Game' and 'Welcome To My World' as well as others. He's
currently writing for S.O.G.'s next album, Courting Fame, WSC (Warriors
Serving Christ), and others. Leonti
writes and produces music for all genres. His unique blend of hip-hop,
R&B, dance and techno have earned him the attention of top
songwriters and producers in the industry. He currently has an album
out named 'The Hard Way' that is available at www.beatport.com and www.itunes.com.
If you need some heavy beats for your music or a hard core deejay, hit
up our boy Leonti and tell him you seen him on this newsletter. You can
call him at (714) 623-5442 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check him out at www.myspace.com/leonti or www.myspace.com/officialei8ht. Much love goes out to Leonti. Thanks for sharing your great skills.
HEADING FOR THE NATIONS AND LEAVING STOP 4 IN INDIO ON 'UP THAT GAME' TOUR 09'
Wednesday, April 15th,
2009, The S.O.G. Crew made a stop in Indio at Church of Jordan with
'Rain in the Desert' and 'Resurrection Tour' founder, Lezette Garza and
family for a Wednesday night service. There they met up with other
groups, Nation of Salvation, G Webb, Em-T Samauri, and Sealed Fate,
scheduled to also go on tour with The S.O.G. Crew. The tour will be
promoting the album release of 'Up That Game' into stores April 19th
through all high schools, churches, outreaches, night clubs, coffee
houses, and youth organizations. There will be returning visits to some
states and first-time visits to others. Stop in at your local Christian
bookstore and buy your copy of The S.O.G. Crew's 'Up That Game' album
now. Thank you to all our supporters, friends and family for believing
in sharing encouraging messages with the youth and people of today. God
TRAILBLAZING WHILE ON TOUR! THE S.O.G. CREW LEAVE BEHIND THEIR MARK ON THE HEARTS OF PEOPLE
While on their way to St Louis, MO, Saturday, April 18th,
2009, The Crew made stops in Wichita and El Dorado, Kansas. Now, at
least 200 families in Kansas are listening to the 'Up That Game' album
before it hit the stores. Elite TV did some coverage in front of the
Busch Stadium while learning of the history of the Memorial Arch and
old fisherman's wharf. Be on the lookout for this footage in our next
video. Much love to the Drury Hotel in St. Louis for housing us and to
our people on the streets for the love.
WHILE ON THE 'UP THAT GAME' TOUR 09' A SPECIAL VISIT TO A SMALL TOWN NAMED LOUISVILLE, KY
Stop 10 brings The S.O.G. Crew to Louisville, KY on Tuesday, April 21st,
2009 to a small town named Portland. An amazing man named Noel Cena
spent two years of his life away from his family to rebuild an old
library into a new center for the community. The center's name is, The
Ambassador Center, located on 26th Street; created to
service a town riddled with poverty, gang violence, drugs and
alcoholism. Pastor Cena opened the center to bring the 'Up That Game'
Tour to this community in hopes of inspiring change in people's hearts
and the community. The S.O.G. Crew rocked Portland's airwaves with
music and drew the people out of their homes. Much love and blessings
goes out to our good friend, Pastor Noel Cena and his staff for
allowing us to come and serve the people of Portland, KY. We love you
guys! God bless, DJ Siren.
'UP THAT GAME' TOUR 09' COMES BACK TO TENNESSEE FOR STOPS 12 THROUGH 14
The S.O.G. Crew revisits Tennessee on Thursday, April 23rd through Friday, April 24th.
On the list of locations for visits are The Foundry in Nashville,
Cathedral of Praise Church of God in Bordeaux, and Mighty Tree
Ministries in Springfield. We just want to say thank you to our good
friend Oracle for putting together these visits and helping us get the
word out to the people. 'Up That Game' Album is now in stores available
for purchase in your local Christian bookstore. Hit us up at www.myspace.com/thesogcrew when you get one. God bless!
THE NAVAJO NATION GETS INVOLVED FOR THE S.O.G. CREW'S LAST STOP ON 'UP THAT GAME' TOUR 09'
friend, Ralph D, organized the largest concert in Shiprock, NM as the
last tour stop for The S.O.G. Crew on Sunday, April 26th.
The Navajo community came out to participate. Mongoose bikes, skate
boards, and pizza were given away by sponsors. Thank you Navajo Nation
for supporting us. Many thanks to all the prayer warriors who
volunteered their time to pray for the people while the event was
occurring. And thank you to Ralph D and his family for bringing us out
to help. Keep us in your prayers. We love you guys! God bless, DJ Siren.
|T Nut and The Nut House Studio|
"I've been watching the
s.o.g. crew for a few years now. They have been grinding for a minute now and every time I run into
them it seem's like they are getting better and better.
I just got there new music
and its killer and on top
of that they are some really good people.
There sound has gotten
better over the years and they have turned into complete musicians, artists and entertainers.
The ambition and the
drive that this group has is huge. I see big things for them in the near future..
much love and respect"
T Nut/ Pricks and Nut House Studio
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Everyone! And thank you for subscribing to our newsletter where you
will find news, events and music information. We appreciate all of you
who want to keep in touch with The S.O.G. Crew movement and for sharing
our newsletters with people you love. Prepare yourselves for the 'Up
That Game' Tour 09' video where we will be showing you clips from our
April touring. Also, be sure to check in with your local Christian
bookstore, our 'Up That Game' album is now available for purchase. Pick
up a copy of the album for yourself, someone you love or a neighborhood
kid and spread the love. We love you guys! God bless! DJ Siren. |
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INDIO HIGH SCHOOL THE FIRST STOP ON THE 'UP THAT GAME' TOUR 09'
|Friday, April 3rd, 2,700 students experienced first-hand what a concert with The S.O.G. Crew is like when Frontline Ministry member and senior student of Indio High, Daniel, networked with So Blessed Ministry to bring them to the school as their first stop on their 'Up That Game' Tour 09'. The S.O.G. Crew incorporated Indio High School and a series of stops in Indio into their tour along with the multiple states they will be traveling to this month. Many thanks to Principal Rudy Ramirez for allowing The S.O.G. Crew to give the students at Indio High a great experience. And many thanks to Pastor Ernest Tamez of Church of Jordon in Thousand Palms for hosting stop two of the tour Friday night. Look on The S.O.G. Crew's myspace for tour stops and times at: www.myspace.com/thesogcrew|
THE RESURRECTION TOUR 09' WAS A SMASHING HIT!!!
followed what turned out to be the Coachella Valley's best set of
concert celebrations ever to hit their area. From Wednesday, April 8th
through Easter Sunday, April 12th, each event carried food for the
vistors and a variety of music genres from Hip Hop, Rock, Reggae,
Worship, Alternative Bands, Hard Core, and Mariachi's. Locations
included: Victory Over Darkness Ministry, Desert Hot Springs; Desert
Christian Community Church, Thousand Palms; Calvary Christian Center,
Cathedral City; C28 Store, Palm Desert; Living Word Church, Indio; New
Creation, Indio; Veterans Park, Coachella; and with a grand finale of
fireworks at Garza-Muela Ranch in Thermal Ave 54. Performances
included; Las Hijas del Rey de Reyes, The S.O.G. Crew, Sealed Fate,
Nation of Salvation, G Webb, V.I.K.Y.S, Expose the Light, D.O.G Squad
and Rickie. We want to thank everyone involved in this great tour and
welcome you to come back for the next series of events to come. Because
of everyone's prayers and participation hundreds of people received
Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior at these events and their lives
have been forever changed, so we thank you for being a part of it. This
new movement is brought to you by So Blessed Ministry. Keep your
ears open to listen for the new dates to come. If you're interested in
sponsoring the next events or hosting please be in touch with So
Blessed Ministry at: email@example.com. You can find footage of The S.O.G. Crew's 'Up That Game' Tour 09' at www.myspace.com/thesogcrew and www.youtube.com/battleaxsogcrew. God bless, DJ Siren.
IT'S TIME TO PREPARE FOR ONE OF SOCAL'S LARGEST URBAN MUSIC FESTIVAL THE 7TH ANNUAL 'LET YOUR FIRE FALL' CRUSADE
for September 2009, hosted by Let Your Fire Fall Ministry and The
S.O.G. Crew, this year's event is expected to be the biggest urban
music festival yet. With confirmed guest speakers such as Latin Rap
legend Mellow Man Ace, and Raq-C from Latino 96.3. There will be
special dance performances and music from all types. If you are a
vendor, media, radio, magazine, newspaper or would like to sponsor, now
is the time to get in touch with us for prime marketing positions. If
you are an artist and interested in participating in this year's
crusade let us know by sending us a onesheet, image and song. Take a
look at our video promotion from last year (http://www.youtube.com/v/IA88bc18bRU&hl=en&fs=1) and get back to us right away. Hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org. Now's the time to get geared up fam!
SAY HELLO TO 'LYRICAL SHINE'! FORMER S.O.G. CREW MEMBER RETURNS
'Lyrical Shine' joined The S.O.G. Crew in 2000 and became good friends
with the S.O.G. family. She met the group in Bakersfield at a youth
revival and ripped on the mic at hundreds of concerts. Shine
participated in their first full album 'We Rise To Get Down' which came
out in 2005 and sold 20,000 independently. Then she turned her
attention to her growing family and decided to step out of the scene in
early 2006. Shine is cousin to Latin rap pioneer SlowPain and with
those family roots in music it's hard for her to resist the call to
rap. Now it's 2009 and she's making a comeback hitting the studio with
legendary Jeff Gibbs (music engineer to Kanye West, The Game, Justin
Timberlake) to work on 'What's Our Name', a song off their next album
'Where Legends Are Born'. Be sure to catch The S.O.G. Crew in concert
near you and you might just be able to witness 'Lyrical Shine' on
stage. Be on the lookout for songs from 'Where Legends Are Born' to
feature more special artists from different backgrounds. There is a lot
in store for music lovers from The S.O.G. Crew.
SPIRIT WEST COAST 2009 WITH THE S.O.G. CREW, TOBY MAC, MERCY ME, KUTLESS, DISCIPLE AND MORE!
Spirit West Coast will be in Del Mar May 22nd-24th and in Monterey July 30th- August 1st, 2009. The S.O.G. Crew will be at Spirit West Coast Del Mar performing on May 23rd and May 24th
on the Rally's For Christ Stage. So be sure to seek us out! Buy your
tickets and join us at one of the two largest and only multi-day
Christian Music Festivals in all the southwestern United States, where
you will be joined by 30,000 other music-loving, Christ-loving people
from California, Nevada, and Arizona. Don't miss the opportunity! We'll
be waiting to see your faces there in the crowd! Please keep this event
and our team in prayer. And many thanks to Rally's for Christ for
allowing us to be a part of their family and team to hit the world with
love. We love you guys and thank you for all your support and
friendship. Be blessed, DJ Siren
TOGETHER ON ONE PROJECT, LA FAMILIA, LATIN THUGS RECORDS, KOCH & S.O.G. CREW
Crew just joined in with La Familia on compilation Volume 2/3 Double
Release scheduled for store release late Summer in August 2009. The
Godfather of Latin Hip Hop, Mellow Man Ace, will be using S.O.G. Crew's
'What's Our Name' on his universal compilation making it a
multi-cultural, multi-genre, and multi-generational album. Partnering
on his project is SenDog of Cypress Hill and owner of Latin Thugs
Records. Together with KOCH Distribution, these music moguls will have
pushed out one of the toughest sounding compilations ever to hit the
stores. Be ready to pick one up for yourself! You don't to want to miss
out on owning a piece of legendary music art! To follow up on the
status of the compilation visit with Mellow Man Ace at: www.myspace.com/mellowmanacelt. Come hear 'What
s Our Name' LIVE on stage by The S.O.G. Crew: www.myspace.com/thesogcrew.
GROCK TV MARKETS THE S.O.G. CREW IN A WORLDWIDE VIDEO SERIES LAUNCH
TV has partnered with The S.O.G. Crew in a marketing plan to be one of
their main music groups that will have their live recorded concerts
broadcast to viewers throughout the world, including our nation's armed
forces. California based GRock TV features top musicians, top pro
skaters, surfers, snowboarders, and live concerts. They have a new
vamped up website coming soon! You c
an check their shows out for now at: www.grocktv.net/grock. Check out GRock TV's hit list and target market:
· TBN: 90 million US homes
· TBN: 170 million homes in 88 additional countries
· USA Armed Forces TV Network: 200+ countries,
· USA Armed Forces TV Network: 6 million soldiers and families
· Internet Television: 30 million college dorms, 50 million homes
· Satellite Television: DISH Network - 10/15 million homes,
; Satellite Television: Loveworld TV Network - 50 million homes (Middle East, Africa, Europe)
· Russian Television: (translated) 2 Satellites, 105 Countries, 325 Cable Stations
THE S.O.G. CREW FEATURED IN MOVIE 'THE RALLY' SET TO RELEASE WINTER 2009
The S.O.G. Crew will be featured in a film named 'The Rally' set to be released in theatres late 2009. 'The Rally' is a gritty drama which follows several families living in a town riddled with crime and corruption. As the local church works
to bring positive change to the town, they are confronted at every turn
by those that desire to keep the city in bondage... until today. God
has sent a team into the city to bring chan
ge. One Event...One church...One God...The Rally. The film stars Ricky
Reyna, T-Bone, Danny Martinez (Grid Iron Gang), and Kenneth Copeland.
The S.O.G. Crew will be on set with the film crew in June. Keep your
eyes open for more promotions and release locations. Stay tuned in to
the status of the film at: www.rallysforchrist.org and come out to support the film by watching.
'UP THAT GAME' TOUR 09' STOP 3: IN LA MESA, CA AT A RALLY'S FOR CHRIST CONCERT AND BMX
The S.O.G. Crew made their 3rd stop at the Ignite Rally's for Christ Event at Father's House Church in La Mesa, CA this past Saturday, April 4th,
2009. There was music by Richard Andrew Experience, The S.O.G. Crew and
a special BMX ramp demonstration. IPods, Mongoose bikes, autographed
skateboards and more were given away to 500 attendees and more than 50
people committed to a change in their life through believing in Jesus
Christ. Thank you to the Rally's for Christ staff and Rick Reyna for
including S.O.G. Crew. And thank you to Father's House Church for
hosting a great experience for the people of La Mesa, CA. God bless.
BALLARD, UTAH HOSTS THE 'UP THAT GAME' TOUR 09' OFF HIGHWAY 40
5 on the 'Up That Game' Tour takes place at a little church off the 40
highway near Roosevelt, UT in a place called Ballard. On Thursday,
April 16th, 2009, founder of Rez Kids Shoes, Wade Large,
hosted The S.O.G. Crew and their team at their evening service. Many
thanks to Wade Large and his daughters for allowing us to come into
town to visit with them again and for praying for us. We love you guys!
EVEN IN THE MIDST OF A STORM! STOP 6 OF 'UP THAT GAME' TOUR 09' CONTINUES IN PUEBLO, CO
Friday, April 17th,
2009 came with a snow blizzard. The S.O.G. Crew alone made it through
the night to reach their destination at Solid Rock Church on 7th
Street. The hip-hop outreach was had successful outcome despite the
cold weather and it brought a lot of good change to people's personal
lives. Many thanks our friends in Pueblo, CO for spreading the word and
visiting their local Christian bookstores asking them for the 'Up That
Game' album soon to be released on the 19th. And much love
to our dear friend Pastor Dominic Suarza who is such a blessing to us.
Thank you for allowing us to come be a help. We love you guys. Keep an
eye out for the footage online at: www.myspace.com/thesogcrew. God bless
ON TOUR STOP 8 'THE REVOLUTION TV' HOSTS THE S.O.G. CREW IN NASHVILLE, TN
Monday, April 20th,
2009, 'The Revolution' television host, Kathryn Vazquez, interviewed
The S.O.G. Crew in downtown Nashville for their upcoming shows airing
on TBN, DISH Network, JCTV, Time Warner and others. 'The Revolution' is
a television outreach ministry of Revolution Ministries, Inc. They
showcase Christian artists and athletes who are using their talents to
spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the people. Watch their shows as
they interview The S.O.G. Crew and other artists. Go to: www.revolutiontv.net
to find out more information about showtimes. Much love and blessings
to our good friends Jorge and Kathryn Vazquez, founders of 'The
Revolution TV' for opening up your hearts and home to us. From the
whole S.O.G. Crew family, we love you guys, DJ Siren.
'UP THAT GAME' TOUR 09' HITS NASHVILLE ON STOP 9 FOR GOSPEL MUSIC AWARDS
Monday, April 20th,
2009, The S.O.G. Crew made a surprise guest appearance at GMA's After
Party Celebration at The Foundry on Clinton St. They rocked the stage
with other surprise guests, Tonex, Canton Jones, and Lacrae. Thank you
to Pastor Scott MacCleod for allowing us to come and be a part of the
celebration. And thank you to our good friend Oracle for having our
back in Nashville. We got your back too, brother! God bless and much
love from the Whole S.O.G. Crew Family.
STOP 11 LEADS THE S.O.G. CREW INTO BROOKLYN, NY WHERE THEY MET 1,000
The 'Up That Game' Tour 09' came to Metro Ministries youth service on Wednesday, April 22nd
in Brooklyn NY. Our good friend Liz, brought us in to Bushwick again to
encourage the kids to stay on the right path. The stadium bleachers
carried about 1000 teens from the ages of 11-18 who came to get away
from their daily lives and get a fresh message of hope. Metro
Ministries, founded by Bill Wilson in 1980, has taken a lead role in
the lives of thousands of inner-city youth from the past and for the
future to inspire hope and to bring healing. Big thanks to good
friends, Simon and Liz, for bringing us out to encourage their youth.
We have killer footage of this event!
We just want you all to know how much we appreciate all of your friendship and prayers. Please continue to lift us up as we push to go higher in God. Much love and respect from the whole S.O.G. family.
The S.O.G. Crew