The Common Thread is the debut release for Rodrick. Rod is an heir of a host of extremely talented and highly acclaimed musicians and vocalists that ministered at several prominent churches throughout the South and Midwest. The richness of his voice will captivate you, his passion for singing holds your attention, and the anointing on his God given gift as a vocalist will bless your socks right off. Laythan Armor, the Grammy nominated producer, writes, plays, and sings on this EP sized CD as well. Rod has been likened to a Gospel like R. Kelly and also draws very favorable comparisons to Grammy award winning Gospel artists John P. Kee and Marvin Sapp . These contemporary gospel songs are all original compositions unlike anything else currently in circulation today. The music, melody and lyrics will minister to your spirit, soul and body and touches folks in a special way that will inspire replaying the songs over and over and over again. The testimonies have been many and moving for how these musical messages have blessed the people. 'So much more ' - is an up tempo praise and worship song that appreciates God's goodness and his awesome giving. ' A Life in faith is Strong' - is a head bobbing strong message song that encourages the saints and testifies about acting on the faith of God. ' I am Here' - is a ballad that speaks to everyone that God is always there for us. No matter what circumstances we may be confronted with! ' God of Love' - is a simple praise and worship song that lifts God up and thanks him for who he is. Great congregational selection and easy to learn. ' On Christ' - is a beautiful moderate tempo song about trusting God above all other things. I believe that God inspired these musical messages created by Producer Laythan Armor, Rodrick and myself to be a blessing and encouragement for this time and season. Agape!