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Sessions Tour: Canon, Aaron Cole & Deraj in Elizabeth on Oct 8, 2017 5:00 PM

Sessions Tour: Canon, Aaron Cole & Deraj ElizabethSessions Tour: Canon, Aaron Cole & Deraj Elizabeth

Sessions Tour: Canon, Aaron Cole & Deraj

Oct 8, 2017 at 5:00 PM

elizabeth nj

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101 elizabeth ave

Elizabeth, NJ



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  • Deraj - Producer/Artist
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Sessions Tour: Canon, Aaron Cole and DeraJ with Performances by Community Music, Genuine, and RMG! You don't want to miss the Session's Tour hitting the tri-state area at Christ Fellowship Church in Elizabeth, NJ! Get to know our artists below.  CANON's Artist Profile: Aaron "Canon" McCain was born in Chicago, Illinois in a lower middle-class area, but violence and crime would soon force his parents to journey throughout the state in hopes of finding a safe environment for their family. As an employee at Moody Bible Institute, Canon's mom introduced him and his siblings to God at a young age, and he found himself in his grandfather's church along with the rest of his family. While his heart hadn't been changed, his religious surroundings often kept him from turning to a life of crime common to those in his neighborhood. Nevertheless, Canon's penchant for mischief would eventually turn into rebellion against authority, skipping school and involvement in violent activity. Yet, in between misbehaving in school and around the neighborhood, Canon grew more curious about God and interested in merging his growing faith with his desire to rap. Hoping to finally have the opportunity to bridge the two, Canon began attending a church called The House where Hip Hop shaped the culture and the service. Within a year, under the guidance of the lead pastor and several others, Canon had left behind his childish ways, was performing regularly and had an ever-growing desire to know more about the Lord. After high school, Canon left Illinois and headed to Memphis to attend Bible college. Having previously met Lecrae at The House, when Canon moved South, he linked up with the Reach Records frontman, Derek Minor, Chad Jones and others in Tennessee. He eventually had to leave school, and although he was now surrounded by budding rappers, Canon's focus was still on maturing in the faith. But his mentors encouraged him to take all he'd experienced and learned and share it through music. Canon took their advice and in 2009 dropped "The Great Investment" mixtape, which went viral and garnered favorable reviews and caught the attention of listeners around the world. His mixtape was followed by a feature on Lecrae's Rehab: The Overdose, and he began touring the world with Lecrae before officially signing with Reflection Music Group in 2011. Canon officially made his mark in the genre with the release of his free album Blind World featuring the popular tracks "10 Toes Deep," "Good to Go," and "Poppin Off" with Suzy Rock. He soon became a sought after performer by exciting audiences around the country with his acrobatics and rapid delivery. His first EP, Loose Canon, released the following year, built even more anticipation for his debut album as did his presence on RMG's collective album Welcome to the Family. Now, with Mad Haven, Canon's first full-length album--set to hit stores this October--he plans to offer a more personal look into what has shaped him as a person and artist. "A haven is a place of restoration, peace, covenant, security and where you might find your hope and joy. I'm going to tell you how I got to that place," he shares. Now calling Atlanta home, Canon's desire is to contribute truth to culture while being true to who he is as an artist and a young person that is also influenced by culture. He hopes his music and his life inspires others to look to Christ but also encourage believers to "be you in light of a biblical worldview." AARON COLE'S Artist Profile: Aaron Cole is a Christian Rapper & Singer from Bristol, VA. Aaron has recently been named to Rapzilla's 2016 Freshman Class, plus 1 of 16 Gospel Artist to watch by Essence Magazine and 1 of 5 Teen Rappers to Watch by Rapzilla.com. He has been in Christian Rap Ministry since the age of 4 with the release of his first album "Jesus Is The Rock". He now has 6 Independent projects, He has shared the stage with Da Truth, KB, Canton Jones, Social Club, Joshua Rogers, Flame, K-Drama, Gospel Gangsters, Tye Tribbett, Ben Tankard, Ricky B & 4given, B. Cooper, Ramiah, Ziglag Boys & More! DERAJ's Artist Profile: Often in hip hop, sonic trends dictate the course of popular music, so it’s always refreshing when an artist emerges with his distinct style and point of view. The multi talented Deraj has played by his own rules, offering his listeners a diverse musical palette that unabashedly spans alternative, hip hop, trap, pop and future bass. His empowering messages and passionate delivery are consistently relatable as they tackle everyday struggles, faith, and triumph. “I always want people to be able to feel encouraged that they are not the only ones that may be dealing with the internal dialogue about life struggles,” he says. “I want people to feel like my story is their story.” Deraj’s style and artwork compliment his music, driven by his background as a graphic designer. It was his arts background that landed him a job as art director for Reflection Music Group. When the label learned of his rap skills, the artist who began rapping at nine years old was offered a spot on the roster. The DMV-raised, Orlando-based performer is completing his third EP under RMG, following his 2016 EP, For the People, with B. Cooper and 2014 debut Mirrors and Medicine. His unique, well-received sound has resulted in features on national media outlets such as NBC’s America’s Got Talent, footwear retailer Journeys, as well as major sporting events including NCAA, NBA Finals, NFL and ESPN’s First Take. His achievements stress the importance of artists being bold enough to find and develop their own unique voices, ultimately helping to advance the culture.

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