Christian rapper talks music ahead of Woodford Green album launch
PUBLISHED: 19:00 25 November 2016
A former gang member turned Christian rapper will be holding a launch party tomorrow evening ahead of the release of his latest album.
Sam Daniel, from Woodford Green, spent his teenage years involved with gangs but turned his life around after an encounter with a Christian who helped but the musician on the path he is on now.
Since the encounter in 2008 Sam has had a successful time as a musician, with one of his songs reaching number four on iTunes.
The musician revealed that the eclectic range of genres on his latest album, Love and Grace, stems from his musical tastes as a child.
“I wouldn’t say I was naturally gifted at music, I never took lessons I just saw music at church,” said Sam.
“Growing up mum didn’t have a car and because I was fidgety on the buses she bought me an FM radio.
“I didn’t even know what rap was until I heard Eminem. Then I started tuning into classical radio and RnB and people like Usher.
“This has helped me now because I am able to collaborate with different styles.
“There’s heavy metal, there’s RnB, pop, Afro beats, classical and orchestral.
“If I’m honest it is not the greatest album on Earth but I can guarantee that one of the songs will touch you – this album is for everyone.
The album launch party will be held at the Woodford Baptist Church, in George Lane, South Woodford, tomorrow evening and Sam is particularly excited to be holding it in his own backyard.
“These guys have really understood what I’m trying to do and they gave me the venue and because it is local to me I get to do the launch where I’m from in Woodford Green.”
“We are going to have a worship night with my band and we are going to have a real good time with god.
““It’s not boring, we fun and do amazing jam sessions and everything is on the spot - it’s almost like you’re going raving.”
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