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“FOCUS” Album Re-released

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Happy new year!!! This is the official 2013 online re-release of my sophomore album FOCUS. For those who have seen me perform songs such as “The BIBLE Song”, “Are You Ready”, “Leaning”, and wondered where to get them, here it is! The FOCUS album covers feature artwork by  yours truly, TDG, a self portrait and a portrait of Jesus with a reflection of the cross made from scratch with only a computer and mouse (see both images here http://official.fm/playlists/ujT0). The album artwork displays how the more we focus on Christ, the more we look like Christ. Why Christ? Because God is love, and love is all everyone needs and searches for in life. Christ described Himself as “one with the Father” (John 10:30) and as “the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6). If we choose to abide in Christ, we abide in God. Ok I’m preachin’ now lol, here’s more about the music. Orignally released on Amazon in 2008, this album has a fun and lively kind of vibe. It’s music you can dance to. Also it’s music that helps you learn about what God deems as important, what we should focus on in life. “The Best Book” aka BIBLE Song lyric video went viral on YouTube and people around the world are still learning how to recite the books of the Bible through the song. “Wake Up” and “The Power of Music” are featured on the controversial 8-part viral video series “Hip Hop Is A Religion” on YouTube which expresses the purpose and truth about music with a focus on the 5th element of HipHop culture and it’s deterimental status. In the series popular artists explain how rappers are preachers and how the concerts and clubs are just like church. It’s really interesting, youtube it. “Leaning” a crowd favorite has youth ready to get up, dance and snap-wit-it. Check out the video http://youtu.be/zzCp_ZdJhIo . The album concludes with the mild, mid tempo r&b/pop style track “Waiting For You.” All songs on FOCUS were produced by me and provide an incredible value that is priceless. But you can get it for just 5 bucks. If you enjoy FOCUS, please share it with your friends and family. God bless ya!

My “Out Of Body” Experience

On my YouTube channel (http://youtube.com/TDGofficial) I have a playlist called Is Christ Real?” which features videos of people who have died and come back to life and have seen Christ, angels, or fallen angels. Some people who are subscribed to me are probably wondering why I keep adding videos like these to my playlist. This blog will explain why. I’ve personally met people who have died and come back to life, have a NDE (Near Death Experience), or an out of body experience. Those whom I know, like the people in the videos, have either been to Heaven, Hell, or both places, experienced the presence of Jesus, angels, or fallen angels also known as demons. One of my friends went to Hell twice and Jesus showed him different levels of it. Yeah, it sounds crazy, but not really after recognizing so many different people have a similar experience of either feeling overwelming love and peace or an agonizing pain greater than one can feel on earth. I’ve had an out of body experience before.  Give me a few minutes and I will share it with you.

I was lying in bed one morning and had just woken up from a dream. In the dream some people were killed by a man with guns and I began to pray for their families. As soon as I began to pray I suddenly woke up from the dream. I thought to myself, “oh, that was just a dream so I don’t have to pray about that.” But I decided to pray anyway in case something like that happened somewhere in the world that I didn’t know about, for people die everyday. So as I began to pray I felt a very warm sensation spread over the core of my body where my hands rested over my torso. It lingered there for about five seconds and quickly spread down over my legs and up over my head simultaneously. My body remained still like I was paralyzed. It was weird but I was at peace, not scared at all. Just wondering, “What is this?” It took me a minute to realize that this feeling wasn’t only physical. What I felt was my spirit departing from my body. I was still somehow connected to by body through my soul, my conscience mind. I knew I was lying in bed with my eyes and mouth closed. However, I could see as if my eyes were open. Spiritually they were, and I could see my physical body lying under the sheets and the room around me. I could see my wife lying next to me turned the other direction asleep. Something drew my attention toward the opposite direction of the room on my side of the bed so I looked to see if anything was there. After staring for about a minute I didn’t see anything but I felt a presence that I was unsure of. It would not or could not reveal itself to me and I decided I did not want to find out what or who it was. I began trying to move and I couldn’t lift a finger. I tried to talk and couldn’t make a sound. As I lay there still watching the room I began to yell. I could hear myself loud and clear, but my body, still no sound. I yelled louder and louder. My closed physical mouth finally made a “Mmm, mmmm..” sound like it was being covered. That gave me hope to try to move again so I started trying to rock side to side. My fingers twitched. Since that wasn’t enough, I started running. I could feel my spiritual arms and legs sprinting like I was running in a race in at a track! My feet on my physical body began to move and cause the bed to shake. More sound began to come from my mouth. I was thinking, if I could cause enough commotion my wife will wake up and help me. Still running and yelling, my spirit began to gain more control of my body, but I still could not get full control. My wife finally woke up! Startled and confused, she began shaking me telling me to wake up. She kept shaking me for about ten seconds until I finally gained control of my body. I opened my eyes. The presence that was beside me must have left the room because I didn’t feel it anymore.

This occurred few months ago on the same morning a friend of mine from church passed. I didn’t get word of his passing until after this happened. To this day I wonder if someone was trying to tell me something or take me somewhere to show me something. I wonder what would have happened if I told whatever or whoever it was to reveal itself to me.

Question: If you died today, where would you go?

If you have questions about any of this or have had an expereince like this before that you would like to share, let me know. Leave a comment or facebook me at http://facebook.com/TDGofficial

 

12-12-12 Sound Check (3 songs for $1)

Yo, yo, yo, what up?! Lol. I ran across a cool new platform called official.fm where I can share my music and sell it for whatever price I choose. So you that means I got to hook y’all up with somethin’. But what? How about two, nah, THREE of my songs for the price of ONE. I call it the “12-12-12 Soundcheck release”. Since today is 12-12-12 ya know. I like it! If you do too, share it with your peeps. Hmmm… Does anybody say “peeps” anymore? Don’t take any cool points from me. Subscribe to my blog if this is your first time seeing it. I’ll be adding some more new music you won’t want to miss out on. Holla at cha’ later!

The Best Book (BIBLE Song)


I re-posted this video in place of the original post which had went viral on YouTube a couple of years ago with nearly 200,000 views. Unfortunately for some wierd reason YouTube decided to suspend it along with the channel it was on but later gave it back. People all over the world are learning how the recite the books of the Bible through this song, now with both videos. There’s an acoustic version I did with SaulPaul playing the guitar so check that one out too. Share it if you find it helpful. Later!

THE CHOICE IS YOURS | Lyrics

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-TDG

THE CHOICE IS YOURS | Lyrics
Written by TDG & Smiley-D

Smiley-D
It ain’t no love greater than that coming from the maker
I realize I’m not my own cause my life is what He paid for
Used to think it’s bout the paper think it’s bout the fame
Think it’s bout the women I was caught up in the game
I feel your pain homie I was once in your shoes
But was bringing bout my own destruction making stupid moves
So you should make the choice while it’s still available
Tomorrow ain’t promised TDG got something to say to you

TDG
You’ve been looking for love in all the wrong places
Hustling on the grind wasting time with the wrong faces
You think it’s about time that you make a change
But how you gonna change if you keep doing the same thing
There’s gotta be a better way that’s what I hear you say
Well there is better way, and it can start today
Ask Christ to be the change that you wanna be
Ask Christ to come into your heart and you will see
He can make it right when everything has gone wrong
Wipe away the dirt of your past and give you a new song
He can give you everything that you need
All you have to do is trust and believe
Then walk it out, and He will walk with you
If you fall off and leave He will never leave you
So run back every time you fall
He’ll be waiting on you with open arms

HOOK
The choice is yours
Choose the Lord right now because this time might be your last
The choice is yours
All He has is love for you. Why don’t you love Him back?
The choice is yours
Ain’t no love greater, He can love you better then you love yourself
The choice is yours
Ain’t no love greater, He can love you better then you love yourself

Smiley-D
It ain’t a gun to your head, crime is what you choose to do
A hard head makes a soft tail and it’s foolish too
Lord abusing you is something I refuse to do
Rather be saved and alone than hang with the loser crew
Ain’t got time to waste and head down the wrong direction
Copyrighted by Jesus kinda like some song protection
Try to help em they say worry about your own confession
But I know sex, money, and drugs is a known obsession
In this world today they wonder what this world can pay
Ain’t nothing worth your soul homie but they still serving yay
For the love of money quick to catch a murder case
Pull a gun on another for something they heard em say
Losing your dome for not using your chrome
In a funeral home off of moving them stones
It’s a way out homie, just quit acting ignorant
Accept Jesus Christ in your heart and ask Him to forgive

HOOK
Choose the Lord right now because this time might be your last
The choice is yours
All He has is love for you. Why don’t you love Him back?
The choice is yours
Ain’t no love greater, He can love you better then you love yourself
The choice is yours
Ain’t no love greater, He can love you better then you love yourself

The Choice Is Yours – official video


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Hey, this is TDG, the one wearing the white cap on the video above. Wanna know how “The Choice Is Yours” by TDG & Smiley-D was created? I’ll tell ya, keep reading. Smiley-D and I met on the internet and after recognizing the common goals we have it was quickly agreed that we should collab. With Smiley-D in Oklahoma, and me in Texas, I knew we had to make the most of today’s technology. So I grabbed my acoustic guitar, dropped a beat, produced this track and we wrote some lyrics to it. Not lyrics just sayin’ anything, but something that would help someone change their ways for the better. Why did “Man In The Mirror” just pop in my head? Eeeeeee Heeeee, lol! But on the real, we sent files back and forward and once we had a complete song we knew people needed to hear this. So we planned the video shoot. I made my way up to OKC and shot the first half of the video shoot with Smiley-D. We had a few adventures too. Day one, there was an earthquake! While eating dinner at the table all of a sudden everything started rumbling and shaking. I busted out praying right there! Some of the people in the room thought for a second about hiding under the table, but it was made of glass. Forget that idea! So we all sat there and waited it out, while I was still praying out loud. The earthquake stopped and we laughed about our funny reactions to it afterward. Nothing was damaged where we were. A part of a highway about an hour away was damaged though. Another adventure on day two of the shoot was we were standing near the edge of a building with no railings to get the Oklahoma City skyline in the background. One slip and that would have been it! See what we go through for you, lol? We made it though and got the shots done so I headed back to Austin to finish the second half of video shoot with The Mack Boyz (the dude that got jumped and the other dude that got stabbed in the video, they’re actually brothers that rap together). I edited the video, graphicson Amazon. As I continued to communicate with Smiley-D, we decided to give this track to the public for free because we know the message in the song is needed. There is also an acoustic version available on amazon. We’re cool with either choice you make, at the least please share the song or video on facebook, tweet it, or share anywhere so it will help someone. “The Choice Is Yours.”

A lot of people have been asking if we are a group but both of us are solo artists. If you would like to know a little more about us, here are our bio’s, TDG & Smiley-D. More of my music like my album Live It To The Fullest and the The Best Book (BIBLE Song) can be found below. God bless.

-TDG

 

 

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Hey World – official video


“Hey World! It’s a new day, keep your head up it will okay!” This hurting world needs to see there is hope in Christ. I know I need hope sometimes and it’s better to encourage yourself and help the people the around you instead of have a pity party, get depressed, and be of help to no one. This is for those who think there is no way out of bad situations. Always remember, it’s only temporary. Trouble doesn’t last always. Today is a new day! Yesterday is in the past. It’s time to shape a better tomorrow with good choices we make today. None of us are perfect, that’s why we gotta allow God to guide us. Whatever you’re dealing with, He can take care of it. Take it to Him in prayer and leave it there.

The BIBLE Song – acoustic version


The opportunity came to visit my bro SaulPaul for a few gigs in Atlanta, GA. Afterwards, being the visionary he is and the work-a-holic I am, we decided it was time for another collaboration. We had done the single “Be Easy” from his debut album, ‘Remember The Name’ nearly a decade ago, and between that time and now, toured together thoughout the states as a duo and with the acoustic rap group Psalm Fresh. Now this time we wanted to make a video, with just us, chillaxin,’ with his acoustic guitar and my voice. The original video of “The BIBLE song (sing and rap)” had already gone viral, so it only made sense to do an acoustic version. It’s up on itunes right now and so far people are lovin’ this one too.

Last Known Address – official video

K Nikolas and I met over the internet through YouTube. We listened to each other’s music and knew we had to collab. So K Nik wrote the lyrics, produced the beat, and got his bro’s Jake and Tony on the guitars. I recorded my part and he mixed it all down. We then had “Last Known Address” (now on itunes) which one estatic viewer has called “an instant classic” – check the comments on YouTube ;D. Having a video was a part of the plan of course, so K Nik got his peeps in Fortuna, California together to shoot his scenes. Meanwhile, I got my peeps together to shoot my scenes in Austin, Texas. We sent video files back and forth as needed during the editing process and thus came the “LAST KNOWN ADDRESS official video.” We did a radio interview for the song on 95.5 FM in Eureka CA. I had to call in from Texas. All the host could think about when he heard Texas was cowboys and lassos, lol. With all we had to do to get this song and video done, promoting the video after all that fun called for more restless nights, but it’s reached nearly 30,000 people so far. I think it’s been a great effort on both parts keeping in mind we have not met in person yet.