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Kamlesh Kagaba releases his third studio album – L.A.M.B. (Living All My Bars)

WHO IS KAMLESH KAGABA?

Patrick Kagaba a.k.a Kamlesh Kagaba is an East African Christian rapper and poet born and raised in Kenya by a Kenyan Mum and a Ugandan father. He began rapping at 16 years of age and started doing gospel rap in 2006 when he responded to the gospel and became a follower of Christ. Kamlesh Kagaba uses the Biblical sound as inspiration to his music ministry while making use of rap that allows for expression of his creative gift in a fun but thought provoking style to stir people from all generations to cultivate an intimate and meaningful relationship with God.

“MADLOVE MIXTAPE Vol.1”, a collaborative project with top gifted artistes across the Kenya in 2009 set an entry platform for him in the gospel music ministry. In 2011, he released his debut album “InDependence” which received incredible review ratings from top music industry players setting a platform that introduced him to the wider East African region. He toured Uganda and Tanzania. InDependence was themed on “Living in total surrender to God”. It featured hits such as “Its Okay”, “Changing the World”, “Mapangashua” & “Songa Mbele”

2014 was a defining moment in his life when he lost his mum. The experience served as a reminder of the frailty and temporal nature of human life; also, it inspired him to work on “Breaking News”, his sophomore album. The album was successfully released through a full live band concert on 13th December, 2015. The project contained inspirational hits such as “Mfalme” (featuring the Late Kaberere & Jaya), “Fika Bei”, “Nia Yako”, “Mwangaza” and “Frequency Yake” among others.

Kamlesh Kagaba has earned great respect among key music ministry and industry players due to rich content that speak to those in and those out of the Christian faith to live a life that edifies God and humanity. He has been nominated in the renowned Mwafaka Awards as a top Gospel Rap Artiste, Hip Hop Song of The Year. This talented rapper has performed alongside top global artistes such as Da T.R.U.T.H., Lecrae, Andy Mineo, Deitrick Haddon, The Ambassador, K.B., S.O and Trip Lee.

In 2017, he was elected as the first Chairman of the Kenyan Holy Hip-hop Association and is serving to see Kenyan Christian hiphop grow to greater heights as he takes part-time studies in Ministry at the East Africa Baptist School of Theology. Kamlesh Kagaba is a dedicated husband and father. He is a strong believer and advocates for the family institution and staying plugged to a local church.

WHAT IS L.A.M.B.?

L.A.M.B. is Kamlesh Kagaba’s third studio album, the acronym stands for “Living All My Bars”; a complete thought emphasizing the eminence of living out what we say especially as believers. The heart of the message aims to exhort and instruct the listener to put to practice what they proclaim.

L.A.M.B. is primarily based on:

  • Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, (Titus 2: 7&8)
  • I tell you, on the Day of Judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” (Matthew 12:36-37)

This masterpiece recording has some amazing features including Loso, a respected name in the Christian Hip Hop circles globally and top Christian rappers in the continent David Kalilani, Limoblaze, Courtney Antipas, Elandre, Rigga, Noel Nderitu, Tybe & Mohwaz.

L.A.M.B. strives to drive home the message of being TRUE TO SELF, GOD & HUMANITY by urging us to bear fruits that are consistent with the faith that we profess. Just as Matthew 7:16 says, “You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles?”

WHAT PROBLEM DOES L.A.M.B. ADDRESS?

One of the key concerns is how it appears that the Gospel music scene is being defined and guided more by the music culture than Christ and the scriptures. This is also true in most career fields and society in general. Christians have become lukewarm in living out what we proclaim and preach. If Kenya’s population is 70% Christian, as statistics currently show, why does the character of this nation not match this statistic? Are we Christians by speech and name but actions and character the exact opposite?

What causes this disparity?

  • Lack of Discipleship [and accountability]
  • Pride [Lack of Humility]
  • Lack of Impact, togetherness with Churches, Vision.
  • Lack of commitment to the local Church &its mission.
  • Lack of sound teaching

OBJECTIVES OF L.A.M.B.

L.A.M.B. aims to:-

  • Put more emphasis on character development than just craft enhancement in music and ministry.
  • Enhance faithful handling of God’s word and establish a discipleship culture in the Gospel music scene for the sake of growth in the faith to effectively advance the Gospel.
  • Help uprising and established Christian musicians approach their music with biblical views and solutions in order to produce a systematic change in the community.

Using the above model, L.A.M.B. will spread the same message to other sectors of the society in a bid to create a more impactful Christian movement in the country and beyond.

This will be achieved through a myriad of media beyond the music album, namely; conferences, Workshops and Seminars, Tours/Concerts & Publications

All these will be geared towards:

  • Bringing a missional balance to our generation. ~ Matthew28; 18-20
  • Getting us to re-evaluate our hearts. ~ 2 Corinthians 13:5
  • Edifying, educating and equipping believers (starting with Gospel Musicians) ~ Ephesians 4:12

L.A.M.B TRACKLIST

01 L.A.M.B. [ft.Rigga]

02 Njaa [ft. Tybe]

03 Weka Mic Chini

04 Most High [ft. Loso & Mohwaz]

05 Far Beyond

06 Soldier On

07 Biblical Support

08 Kioo Ngozi

09 More Than Words

10 Wanilinda [ft. Mohwaz & Noel Nderitu]

11 L.A.M.B. Remix [ft. David Kalilani, Elandre, Limoblaze, Courtney Antipas & Rigga]

12 Kamanda Full [Bonus Track]

Executive Producer: Kamlesh Kagaba (for UrbanLight Recordings)

Tracks Mixed & Mastered by: Michael “Othole” Mukama of NYNP, Charles Righa and Gittx of Rhyme-X Production

Album Mastered by: Michael “Othole” Mukama of NYNP

How to get the album:  mymookh.com

Soulties … A Devotional Study

WRITTEN BY: Gichohi

Its 2A.m in the morning, I start having breathing complications and is so uncomfortable that I have to wake my folks to rush me to hospital. Minutes past three a.m, am in a hospital bed fighting for my life, with an excess of a wrong prescription. However by God’s grace I pull through and at six, am back to the house. My old man would hear nothing about me going outside the house let alone to school. I am not sure I can also handle the pain and the class so I stay indoors.

But in the midst of the pain shut up in my bones, I do something that may seem crazy,… I begin to have a craving, a just unending desire, to FELLOWSHIP WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT. Yes you had it right. I take my Bible books and begin to end my long research on Soulties.

It moves me to more brokenness, and I can’t keep it to myself, so I walk to social media on my page (@heartbeakfke), and begin sharing under the tag #Soulties. After am done, I get a couple of DMs, of people who wish to share the #Ties_Story with me. It can’t get any better than this. As I sit in my room looking how much God had honoured me with His presence, I am compelled to do this write-ups perhaps to reach out to one more person out there and to cause a change to their lives all glory to God.

Sorry, it may be a lengthy post, but worth a read.

A soul tie is an emotional bond or connection that unites you with someone else.You and I can become bound to aperson through your/my soul. Have you found yourself tormented by thoughts about a person, excessively wondering about them, checking on them, rehearsing times with them? If so, you have soul ties. Have you grieved over a severed relationship with someone you were once close to? If so, you probably have soul ties.

Soul ties are formed through close friendships, through vows,commitments and promises, and through physical intimacy. Not all soul ties are bad. God wants us to have healthy relationships that build us up, provide wisdom, and give godly counsel. God will strategically bring good relationships into our lives to form healthy soulties. “When David had finished speaking to Saul,the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own life” (1 Sam. 18:1 (AMP). In contrast, Satan always brings counterfeits into our lives to form unhealthy soul ties.

A few ways unhealthy soul ties can be formed include:
*Abusive relationships (physically, sexually, emotionally, verbally)
*Adulterous affairs
*Sex before marriage
*Obsessive entanglements with a person (giving them more authority in your life than you give to God)
*Controlling relationships.

This could be in addition to others. It brings me to a point of finding out what then are the indicators of a soulties. In a nutshell. I will share only four :

A. Feeling Confused:
When you are outside the will of God in a
particular relationship, you will experience confusion. Your feelings will tell you one thing; your spirit will tell you another. That’s where the confusion comes in. You need to remember that God is the author of peace Himself not confusion.

B. Feeling miserable:
When we persist in doing something that we know God is not in agreement with, we will experience a type of misery that doesn’t go away. You may feel uneasy inside, extreme anxiety, sorrow or pain. You may feel disgusted by what you’re doing, yet feel powerless to change your situation.

C. Tormented mind:
The mind of Christ is one that is at peace no matter what the circumstances. When Satan has invaded our souls through wrong soul ties, our minds will not be at rest. This is where your battle takes place. Is your mind constantly replaying images of the past and rehearsing previous conversations like a broken record? Do your thoughts produce fear or make you feel unclean?

D. Stagnation:                                                                                                                                                                              Lastly, If you feel like you have been dealing with a situation for far too long and nothing seems to help you get beyond it, remember this phrase: God will not advance your instructions beyond your last act of disobedience. If you don’t fully obey what God is telling you to do, you will never move beyond your current circumstances.

But thanks be to God, there is hope for everyone of us, I used to think this were only stories, I now know that, Soulties are real. That shirt he gave you that you cling on daily when you miss him, that bracelet you are not feeling like you ever want to let go, could be the physical link you have remaining.  Well David says that God, “RESTORES HIS SOUL”.  Its the same prayer I feel I need to make for myself today and all of us.

There are 4 Key steps to breaking soul ties:
1. Acknowledge
2. Confess and Repent
3. Forgive
4. Break and Remove
First, we need to acknowledge that there is a problem . Ask the Lord to show you who you have ungodly soul ties with. Make a list if you need to.
Secondly, we need to confessand repent of our sins . This may involve finding a Godly accountability partner that you can confess to and who can help you walk through the process. It maybe be a church counselor, pastor or elder or a family member.

Next, we need to find forgiveness. We need to accept God’s forgiveness, we need to forgive ourselves and lastly, we need to forgive our former partners or abusers . Remember, “ Unforgiveness is like drinking poison and hoping the other person dies. ”

Finally, you need to verbalize a prayer to break off the soul ties . You need to speak it out! Life and death are in the power of the tongue so when you speak out you are declaring with your mouth the power of Christ to break the ties to your past. You must also do an inventory and remove any mementoes, gifts or souvenirs from those past relationships

Hope this will help just one person, change just one person, and it is me and you for His work to advance.

THE PERFECT CHORD

How do we know a chord is perfect? By the harmony. Made up of a combination of notes, whether three or four, it has to give the desired harmony as intended. All the noted in it have a role to play in the building of the harmony that build up with other harmonies to make music. Imagine in C chord, if the E note would say that it won’t give a sound or it will compromise its characteristic sound, would it be a C chord? Absolutely no, and the music would be a mess.

Each note has a role to play to giving the perfect harmony. If one gets proud and does not work, no chord is achieved but a bunch of useless muddy notes. If a Chord is imperfect, a bass tab is out of place, a wrong drum pattern, and an off-key singer, is that music? It’s just noise.

Back to the chord. The chord is a body buildup of member notes. If the notes don’t supply appropriately to the chord either because they are off tune, rusty, broken, there is no chord.That’s how we are together, a chord, each one of us a note giving a characteristic unique sound. I as an E, you as a C and another as a G make a C chord that makes a perfect harmony.

Christ being the head of us as the body, we need to form such a perfect harmony to be heard by the nations making such a perfect Chord known as Christ. But we as His body, made up of many members have to work together perfectly tuned, upright, uncompromised & submitted to our main note which is Christ, in order to give a harmony that makes everyone know Christ.

If our harmony is not Christ, then what we producing is an imperfect Chord.

The scripture says that we are one body, one loaf. Christ being the head of the body. However, this body is made up of different members that have to work together to make this body whole. My Chord has to be perfect as a pianist, you tab has to be right as a bassist, another ones pattern has to be correct as a drummer to make musical sense when we play together.

The eye cannot say to the nose “I don’t need you” How will the eye get the oxygen? The leg cannot say to the eye “You are useless to me” How will it see where it’s stepping?

Let us give and supply as we are required. We have to give our all to this one body to perfect the body of Christ. To me, in this context, the perfect chord is CHRIST.

WRITTEN BY : jmusicke