Gideonz Army will finally break its silence while answering the questions of fans with the release of their solo albums.
Monolog’s project, entitled Transparency, will be released this Sept. 29.
After Gideonz Army released its freshman album On Ten in 2011 and Mainstream in 2012, the group built a buzz in Christian hip hop. With multiple mixtapes accompanied by rapidly released videos, its joint album with T. Haddy Truth Unveiled, and its Billboard-charting “Hedges and Highways,” its constant growth seemed certain.
So what happened?
Monolog shared his take on his break from music, the turmoil in his personal life, his new views on the church and the gospel and what we can expect from his new album.
“I really went through some major changes over the past few years of my life —i a lot of hurt, pain and disappointment,” he said. “But God used every last bit of it for my mental and spiritual growth. Watching God bring me out of my storms made me realize that there was a void in my music and generally in the church as a whole.
“We tell the story of our troubles in life before salvation, but we act as if none of that exists anymore once we became a Christian. We don’t discuss the trials, pain, our failures or the hurt that we experience even as a believer. So that’s what I did with this album. I exposed myself fully so as to help others who face those moments, and that’s why it’s called Transparency.
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