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Sho Baraka

Country:United States
Website:http://www.myspace.com/shobaraka
Releases:[Lions & Liars] [Turn My Life Up]
Info:Born in Canada, but raised in California and now residing in Texas, communicating a message as an artist has always been a part of who Sho Baraka is.

Gangsta Rap
Introduced to hip hop at a young age, he grew to love its content and attitude. Living in Southern California during the height of gangsta rap presented its challenges to many youth, as well as Sho.

High School
In high school Sho and some friends from his neighborhood formed a rap group that began touring with major recording artists. But his life took a different turn after the rap group fizzled, and close friends were killed and others incarcerated due to the gang life they led. The message of his life began to change.

Advice
He decided to heed his father's advice and apply to college, pursuing education instead of the streets. At the time, Christ was not a part of his life, but his older brother, his father, and a leader at his church, had always promoted education and having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Sho Baraka continued on to Tuskegee University, and it was there, that the seeds that they planted in him finally took root.

Promoting
While in college, through the lives of some solid christians on campus, the Lord rescued him and redeemed his heart. Sho's message changed from promoting himself and hip hop to promoting Christ, and now he wants the world to see the Lord at work in him.

Message
Our popular culture today elevates the lifestyles of rappers who promote ideas that only destroy our culture, but because of God's grace Sho has a different message: "Turn My Life Up".

Labels
On March 29th, 2007 it was announced the artist was signed to Reach Records.

Nominations: Stellar Awards
The album "Turn My Life Up" (2007) was nominated in the category Rap/Hip Hop Gospel CD of the Year at the 24th Annual Stellar Awards 2009.

Albums
Sho Baraka's debut album "Turn My Life Up" is released on Reach Records in 2007.

Release:Lions & Liars
Lions & Liars
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:2010
Recordlabel:Reach Records
Info:1. Extinction
2. Lions Anthem
3. Famous
4. Shut Us Down
5. We Can Be More
6. Mercy On Me
7. I'm Black
8. My Life
9. Me, Myself and I
10. Liars Anthem
11. Boys!!
12. Revolutionary Died
13. Oh Well
14. The Rising
15. I.T.W.N.O.I.
16. Half of Me
17. 4 Ever Is Tomorrow
18. Bonus Track - Word
19. Bonus Track - Kobe Bryant On Em'
20. Bonus Track - Feel So Alone
21. Bonus Track - I See The Lord
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Release:Turn My Life Up
Turn My Life Up
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:2007
Recordlabel:Reach Records
Info:The album is released on November 20th, 2007.

1. Turn My Life Up
2. Interlude: The Calling
3. Music of Life
4. Overrated
5. Rebuild The City - featuring Cam
6. Maranatha - featuring Tedashii & Json
7. Saint - featuring Cam & Dillon Chase
8. Great Day II Die - featuring Dillavou
9. Catch Me at the Brook - featuring Lecrae
10. Higher Love
11. Slow it Down (Simplify Your Life) - featuring Trip Lee
12. Oh My Lord - featuring Mitchell Moore & Rick Trotter
13. Love of My Life
14. 100
15. God is Like/Who is Like God - featuring Amen, Cheeks, James Roberson, Joe Surkamer, and Dhati Lewis
16. Rescue Me/You Are My Everything - featuring Keynon Akers
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