DAY 167 GRAMMY CHASE: GOD IN ME

The song was hot, but the video was suspect in my opinion. These women are vocally talented, gorgeous and should have nothing to prove in order to attract attention. I feel that many of the videos that they make are very fair weather, as they’ve tried to reach the various young and hip audiences way too many times, by attempting to “look,” dress and style like them, instead of just letting their power reside in the songs they make. All that said, it has no bearing on that fact that Mary Mary has won 3 Grammy’s to date. “Thankful,” Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album in 2000 and “Get Up,” Best Gospel Performance, 2008 and “God In Me,” in 2009 for Best Gospel Song. It’s interesting how Gospel music is recognized by the same industry that most gospel circuits consider secular.

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About by Edreys

Edreys Wajed is a catalyst of inspiration and a walking enterprise of all things creative. The Buffalo native boasts a toolbox chock-full with talents and experiences ranging from a visual artist, jewelry designer and musical entertainer, to an educator and entrepreneur with notable recognitions respectfully in each. His approach in each endeavor is soundly unique, high quality and signature in presentation, having found his course as a creator early in life. As early as 14 years of age, when his mother invested in a pair of hair clippers for him, seeing as she could no longer afford to pay for his haircuts, Edreys taught himself the trade of barbering and soon began making money for himself in the basement of his childhood home. With his artistic ability he also began growing a client base and reputation for customized hats and clothes as well as logo design by hand, long before learning graphics in college. His creativity, craftsmanship and passion to inspire people are what drives his spirit of entrepreneurship. From having run his own stationery boutique and art gallery shared with his wife; touring nationally and internationally as a hip hop artist, Edreys is exceptionally diverse with his avenues of expression, including the fine craft of jewelry making, passed down from his father and master craftsman. Edreys is most recently recognized locally for his contribution as an artist on the Freedom Wall which features 28 civil rights dignitaries, 7 of which he painted with his unique style and use of line. “Creativity is my neighbor, I live by it,” says Edreys. View all posts by by Edreys

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