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Drummer for Lecrae and Dove Award winning producer Nate "The BeatBreaker" Robinson released a mini-documentary about his life and music called Break The Limits: a look at the man behind the beat.
Watch the video below:
Press Release: “I’m a simple man that loves the Lord, my wife and my family. I just want to be the best man I can be.” These words spoken by Nate “The BeatBreaker” Robinson gives a clear depiction of the man behind the beat. “I want people to know” Nate says, “It’s not all peaches, it took a lot of work to get here”. Here being the final destination? Of course not. Here being only the beginning.
This original docufilm takes an intimate look into the life of Nate Robinson. More than just a percussionist and producer, Nate Robinson is a man that survived the struggle of raising a daughter at the early age of 15.
“My daughters’ mom was trying every trick in the book to not let me be a part of my daughter’s life.” – Nate Robinson
Yet, regardless of these extreme obstacles his daughter grew up to be a successful college graduate. Every moment in his life was only preparing him for something greater. It was never easy for Nate to grow up on the south side of Houston, Texas.
“I learned how to hustle and how to not get swallowed up by the Houston streets. All of that came from being challenged with really negative situations and having to decide; do I let it take me under or do I take the lesson, learn from the lesson, apply the lesson and turn it into gold on the other side!” – Nate Robinson
Nate did just that, but for him this is only the tip of the iceberg. Nate reshaped his destiny and is taking an active role in where it goes from here. With new music emerging in 2016 (possibly a Heard Not Seen Vol. 2 with some very special features), Nate is extremely excited about what the future holds for his career.
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Tonight, while planning to perform a poem to a mid-sized crowd, an older man from the church approached me. He asked me to take my hat off in the sanctuary.
Immediately I was irritated. I had been struggling with my prayer life all week and it showed with my lack of meekness.
Galatians 5:22 ESV says, But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
I had to change my mental approach. What fruit was I bearing if I refused a simple rule that made members of that church comfortable? Although my pride would have been satisfied, maybe my hat would have become a distraction to others seeking God.
It's important that we view small, menial situations like this from a bigger perspective. Don't allow small-scale situations like this distract you from bearing good fruit to others.
Please see my poem above that addresses #Ferguson and other problems within the black community.
Happy Thanksgiving friends and family. Please enjoy each other on this day, and make someone smile, everyone needs it.
Discussions about #Ferguson may arise at your dinner table today. There will obviously be differing opinions on the matter. Whether you feel like justice has or hasn't been served, my challenge to all people, of all races, is to take this discussion outside of your race and your homes.
Black people, talk about the #Ferguson issue with your white, conservative friends. Whites, ask blacks you know about their experiences with law enforcement.
We may never understand the issues of particular ethnic groups other than ourselves if we don't accept that other Americans deal with issues that our personal experiences don't allow us to relate to. That is why progressive conversation is important. Reach out to police officers. All cops are not bad people. There are many great cops in America with an opinion about these racial and law enforcement issues.
Minorities other than blacks and whites are discussing #Ferguson. Latino men are often harassed by police. Middle Eastern men are stereotyped as terrorists. It would be progressive to begin dialogue on #Ferguson that breaks racial barriers. It will help all of us gain a better understanding once the media hype passes away.
Many black people, myself included, have had a poor relationship with law enforcement since our teenage years, causing distrust. Young black males are 21 times more likely of being shot dead by police than their white counterparts according to a ProPublica analysis of federally collected data on fatal police shootings. Racial profiling is real. Black people aren't making this up.
Conservative whites aren't racist because they think that Brown was guilty. Some people fully believe the testimony of Officer Wilson. Additionally, Black people aren't just complaining because Brown is black. Many of us believe that justice is never served with young black men because of our history and personal experiences. Let's put our feelings and pride aside when discussing this issue.