GIVING BACK: Jayess
JAYESS, THE UK’s first rapper to garner a prestigious Dove Award is gearing up to present his Christmas gift to the world – his sophomore album project Walking By Faith – which will be released on Christmas Day.
This release will be unique in a number of ways, not only is it the first album by a UK gospel rapper to be released on Christmas Day, it will be available as a free download as well as a hard CD which people will have to pay for.
Jayess will be donating some of the proceeds from sales of the Walking By Faith CD to OBAC (Organisation of Blind Africans and Caribbeans), a charity that works with people who have impaired vision or lost their sight, as well as individuals with other sensory and physical impairments.
Walking By Faith features collaborations with Isaiah-Raymond Dyer, Rachel Kerr and Utter Once. And in line with the project’s theme of ‘walking by faith’, Jayess is producing a mini documentary about OBAC and the people who use it’s services, so that the public can get an awareness of what’s it’s like to like with a physical impairment and literally live by faith.
When asked the reason for releasing a project with a charitable impetus Jayess simply stated, “I decided upon OBAC because it’s a London based charity and I wanted to give back to the community.”
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