There are times when we will be at our lowest point in life or even fighting for our life to then truly understand God’s calling on our life. Such was the case for Aster Records Gospel Reggae rapper DUMAMIS, who was a fixture on the streets of New York City and heavily involved in gang life and the drug scene until a gunshot to the back almost killed him. His desperation for acceptance and self-worth spiraled out of control until 1993 when he attended a Christian youth camp where a visiting pastor gave Dunamis a staggering ultimatum about his lost ways: choose Heaven or get ready for Hell. The Holy Spirit eventually overcame Dunamis to convince the prodigal son to give his life to Jesus Christ and serve God. Today, Dunamis is repping hard for God, and using his talents as a rapper, songwriter, producer and minister of music to deliver a no-nonsense message that we are overcomers through Jesus Christ.
Layered over island-inflected, urban R&B, Hip Hop and dance rhythms, the sound of victory triumphantly resounds in Dunamis’ first single, “Awesome God”, from his highly anticipated first album SILENTLY LOUD, which is due in stores this fall. Already earning strong radio support, “Awesome God” is a praise anthem produced by Daniel Bishop delivering a must-hear treatment of the Good News classic, “Our God Is an Awesome God.”
Also featured on the project is Grammy winning Producer Tyshane Thompson (Lecrae, Andy Mineo, Papa San). Additional production by Track Major, Jahrockn, while artists DChondra, Dorlene Curwen, Chris Belmont and Genisa St. Hillaire are featured performers on SILENTLY LOUD.
“I sculpted Silently Loud around reality,” states Dunamis. “With SILENTLY LOUD, I wanted to speak to the heart of people, talk to young men and women about what they are going through, and where they are in their lives today and their plans for the future,” says Dunamis. “We all have issues,” says Dunamis says before adding, “It’s about how we deal with them. For me, the answer is God.”
Born as Neil Hall in Jamaica, Dunamis was rechristened with the moniker that means “miraculous power or act of power” by a worshipper after the artist gave a particularly forceful and transformative performance. Underscoring his music ministry, the husband and father of two created a leadership and financial security seminar series at Central Church located in New Jersey and regularly speaks with young adults about biblical principles of leadership, self-worth, vision, money matters and more. As a rapper, Dunamis has shared the stage with Canton Jones and Papa San, was featured on Dr. Bobby Jones Next Generation, is scheduled to perform in Kenya at the MegaFest Unplugged concert alongside Byron Cage, Trin-i-tee 5:7 and others, and has graced England’s Gospel Chart at No. 6 with one of his previous singles “Im Nah Believe Sey” from the album RAGGAMUFFIN HIP HOP, CHAPTER 2.
Gospel has a righteous new beat and powerful Praise & Worship leader… DUNAMIS!