Disciple of God
If art truly imitates life then buckle your seatbelt before pressing play on a NickdoG track. The Southern California rhyme spitter, born Nicholaus Nathan Ondatje, has seen carnal life from pretty much every seat in the house in his 30 plus years walking this globe. Growing up in SoCal's notorious Inland Empire Nick developed a thick skin, sharp tongue and bad habits which fueled his early musical releases. Anthems of the local neighborhoods and first person accounts of violence and the fast life were the dominant content of underground street classics such as "Time Is Money, 2003" and "Every Dog Haz Hiz Day, 2006" While these early releases were highly explicit and without doubt secular music, there were definitely glimpses into something deeper growing just underneath the surface. Nick stepped away from music shortly after the birth of his first son to pursue entrepreneurial avenues and business opportunities. With a wife and child to provide for the music career faded into the horizon. Five years later, after establishing a successful business presence, welcoming a second son into the world and generally living the family life everything suddenly and unexpectedly changed! The fast life of violence and addiction Nick had lived came back with a vengeance and everything he thought he had earned and established was turned upside down... crash and burn! These are the moments the Lord uses to speak to us and give us wisdom to see the true path He has drawn for us to follow. Though Nick always had a strong belief in God he had never truly surrendered the control of his life to the Father in Heaven. It was time for the d.o.G. to take his hands off the steering wheel and let God run the show. As Nick dived head first into his Christian walk he prayed constantly and meditated on The Word of God awaiting the Lord's plan. When lyrics came to him for the first Christian recording "Live By The Sword" in March of 2011 Nick was initially resistant to get back in the sound booth. Through strong fellowship and divine confirmation he now lives in certainty that this is God's unique plan for his life; sharing the word of God with a lost generation through deep change inspiring hip hop music that is artistically and sonically refreshing from the mainstream. Welcome to "Disciple Of God", a front row, introspective look at God's transforming power on a lost soul. From beginning to end this raw and uncut hip hop album is a captivating musical journey that will shake you to the core and provoke questions of faith and priorities. What are you a disciple of? What have you chosen to be a student and follower of? Witness true poetic street gospel delivered by NickdoG who brings a refreshingly original and authentic lyricism far from the norm of the genre. 'Disciple of God' brings the listener a unique and artistic perspective on hope and salvation in a lost dark world. Your purchase not only gets you a copy of this groundbreaking album but is also essential in keeping this musical ministry flowing and growing. Thank you for your support!