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Former Mars Hill Pastor Releases Magnum Opus In The Form of Christian Rap

unnamed(25)Syntax Creative is pleased to announce a new deal with Seattle, Washington-based record label GodMan Music Group. Its first release will come from former Mars Hill Rainier Valley campus pastor Willie Will. On Good Friday, March 25, he will release his eighth studio album, The GIFT, which is available for pre-order at iTunes and Amazon MP3.

“I started GodMan because I saw a huge void in the Christian music industry,” Willie Will said. “The classic hip-hop and neo-soul sound has almost vanished, and, more concerningly, so has sharing the message of Jesus Christ blatantly.”

“I’m excited for people to become familiar with The GIFT,” Syntax Creative CEO Tim Trudeau said. “This album goes in the opposite direction in every possible way. Instead of being trap, it’s boom bap. Instead of being positive, it’s Christocentric. Instead of being an EP… It’s FIFTY songs!”

Willie Will began releasing albums independently in 2000 and collaborated over the years with Christian hip-hop legends Shai Linne, Braille and The Ambassador, the latter who is featured on The GIFT with other pioneers Phanatik, Timothy Brindle and Hazakim. In 2007, he released an LP titled Reflection through Beatmart Recordings, a subsidiary of Sony Records. From 2010-2013, he served as a pastor at Mars Hill under Mark Driscoll.

“Syntax has been a key player for nearly two decades,” Willie will said. “I trust the team at Syntax and know that they have a strong knowledge and expertise when it comes to the music business. I’m very familiar with the résumé of Timothy Trudeau. I’ve known him for years. I don’t think there’s anyone in the industry I’d rather partner with.”

“Syntax is honored to partner with Willie Will and his new label GodMan Music Group,” Trudeau said. “Most of the time when pastors try to rap or rappers try to pastor, it’s a disaster. But Willie Will is good at both and does an incredible job of communicating the gospel on this project.”

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Syntax Creative is one of the top independent digital distributors, design firms and marketing agencies, representing more than 120 record labels. Their impressive list of clientele includes Crossroads Label Group, Central South, Daywind Records, Free Chapel, Frontline Worship, CAJO Records, Crossover Church, Discovery House and Fearless Music, among others. To learn more, visit:

Movement 1 — Our Death

  1. No Better News w/ John Piper
  2. The GIFT
  3. The 5 Solas feat. Phanatik of Cross Movement
  4. Election feat. Timothy Brindle
  5. Total Depravity
  6. Enemy of God
  7. Living Dead
  8. Free Will (Interlude)
  9. Heart Transplant feat. Evangel
  10. The Dilemma
  11. The Dilemma Interlude
  12. The Remedy
  13. Grace Alone feat. Believin’ Stephen
  14. Faith Alone feat. Anisa Stoot

Movement 2  The Cross of Christ

  1. Christ Alone
  2. Nothin’ But The Blood (feat Jazz Digga)
  3. What a Price to Pay (feat. B-Doe & Stephen the Levite)
  4. Wrath of God (Interlude)
  5. Shoulda Been Me (feat. Jazz Digga)
  6. You Were There
  7. The Cross Part 1 (God’s Justice)
  8. Atonement Equation
  9. Propitiation (Interlude)
  10. The Great Exchange
  11. The Cross Part 2 (God’s Love) feat. Jazz Digga
  12. The Cross (Interlude)

Movement 3   His Life In Us, Our Life In Him

  1. Resurrection feat. Jazz Digga
  2. Alive (The Doctrine of Monergism)
  3. Repentance feat. The Ambassador of Cross Movement & Hazakim
  4. Justified feat. Shariffa Nyan (The Doctrine of Justification)
  5. Back Together (The Doctrine of Reconciliation)
  6. The Promise Keeper feat. Candice Holland
  7. Born Again feat. Jazz Digga (The Doctrine of Regeneration)
  8. Slave to Son (The Doctrines of Redemption and Adoption)
  9. New Heart, New Spirit feat. Jazz Digga
  10. God’s Work (The Doctrine of Sanctification)
  11. Loving You
  12. Forever Yours (The Doctrine of Eternal Security)
  13. Party Over Here (The Doctrine of Salvation)
  14. The Church feat. Anson Dawkins (The Doctrine of the Church)
  15. Press On (The Perseverance of the Saints)
  16. Trinitarian Love (The Doctrine of the Trinity)
  17. The Gospel
  18. What Is The Gospel (Interlude)
  19. The GIFT Part 2 feat. Israel Felix, ThaKiddJopp, & Orthodox
  20. What We Believe (Interlude)
  21. Soli Deo Gloria feat. Charde’ Jones
  22. Outro

Bonus Tracks:

  1. I Got Mine (Sola Scriptura)
  2. All About Jesus (Theophanies)
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