Grammy Award-winning entrepreneur Lecrae (@Lecrae) and decorated Hip-Hop artist / author Sho Baraka (@AmIshoBaraka) spearhead the soundtrack for Our Daily Bread Ministries’ VOICES Collection (@odbVOICES) presented documentary Juneteenth: Faith & Freedom. Curated by Rasool Berry (@RasoolBerry), Our Daily Bread Ministries’ Director of Partnerships & Content Development, the musical masterpiece, which boasts 13 cohesive cuts, echoes the truth and revelation of how the recently recognized federal holiday Juneteenth came to be.
The project includes previously released singles “Where Do We Go,” and “Black As Heaven [ft. Mag44],” both crafted by Sho Baraka as well as “Black Reconstruction” – a posse cut with Lecrae & Propaganda (@prophiphop). Additional guest features and production come by way of S.O., Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson, Carvena, Marqus Clae, Chill Vibes, Reflect, Mark Evan Diaz, Lucius B. Hoskins, J.Dot, Derek Minor, Swoope, theBeatbreaker, and Rivertown.
Highlighting the importance of the documentary with Rapzilla, Berry states:
“The first celebration of what has become known as Juneteenth took place at a church in Galveston, and I discovered that people who were closest to it understood their emancipation on spiritual terms. To really understand that story, we need to grasp their perspective on their own emancipation. The church is where the story starts, but that’s not where the faith component ends. The role of the Black church in establishing communities was really vital, I discovered.”
The VOICES community discusses, develops, and distributes resources by Black Christian content creators for communities of color. The VOICES community seeks to share our particular stories to make God’s life-changing wisdom understandable and accessible to all. VOICES amplifies God’s goodness, guidance, and help to us. Experience our stories and celebrate God’s legacies in the lives of Black people with us, as we bear witness to Black dignity and our identity as God’s image bearers.