The New Citizens Press
LANSING, MI -- Shanell Henry, a female emcee from the capitol city of Lansing, Michigan known as Mizz Reality, expressed a profound interest in the art of hip hop at an early age. Back when JJ Fad was Supersonic, McLyte was light as a rock and Salt and Peppa was pushing it, Mizz Reality was making use of her own pen and pad.
Mizz Reality released a secular album in 2002, and relieved lots of positive feedback from the project, and a ton of support! However, Mizz Reality says, I was not keepin it REAL!" She said that God had been calling her to serve Him. Using the secular album as an excuse, along with other selfish reasons she was in rebellion to his calling. Shortly after the release her secular project, her desire to perform and write had began to fade.
Mizz Reality said, I felt chastened by God, Mizz Reality stopped running and surrendered to Him wholeheartedly and began living for the Lord. In Prov 3:6 is says: In all thy ways acknowledge the Lord, and he shall direct thy path.
Mizz Reality now knows her purpose, and no longer feels as if she is doing it her way, but His way! On fire for God, she ministers the gospel through Holy Hip Hop. Bold, content, and uncompromised! Mizz Reality feels through Gods promotion she has ministered through song at various venues, festivals and churches throughout the Midwest area.
She took first place in the semi-finals; Chicago region, in the 2004 Exalting Him national talent search hosted by TBN and Daywind Records, where over 2,000 entrants entered. Mizz Reality is a member of MGHHA (Midwest Gospel Hip Hop Alliance) based in Cleveland, Ohio. She has done venues with well known gospel artists such as: Vickie Winans, The Singletons, Gods Army and Kierra Sheard to name a few. Mizz Realitys love for youth has allowed her to minister in song at various youth rallies, such as: Youth Explosion hosted by Bliss Entertainment, and New St. Marks youth day celebration, where she was featured as the guest M.C. along with motivational speaking at a number of elementary, and middle schools. She was also a featured artist on Doug E. Fresh Rock the Vote tour. God has given her lyrics that will not only convict the loss, but also promote the kingdom. Her highly anticipated album entitled: For His Glory will be in stores real soon!! Living her purpose in God, Mizz Reality respectfully aspires to preserve the art of hip hop for future generations, in a holy way. Her ultimate goal is to evangelize through music, giving God all the glory, honor and praise. Just keeping it real, enjoy life being a Christian, crunk for Christ! Seeking Him first and His righteousness!
Mizz Reality, along with her husband Anthony Henry Sr., founded the independent record label; Az One Entertainment in the 2002. Since founding the label, together as one they also found God. Transformed by the renewing of their mind, they aspire to help change the world through Az One Entertainment. God says in Matt. 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they my see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
=She feels that gospel music is an asset to the world, and the lost need to hear it.
In closing she said, Life and death are in the power of the tongue! Hip-hop has a strong influence on our youth today, and Gods hand is on the ministry of holy hip-hop, breaking yolks and changing the lives of men. Takin the gospel to the streets, by any means necessary!!!
Mizz Reality speaks life through her music, to all those willing to listen.
Mizz Reality's new album, "For His Glory" will be in stores on November 16th. Please visit www.mizzreality.com for more details on this holy hip hop artist, on the cutting edge of success.
Mizz Reality would like to thank all those who've partnered with her in her endeavors as an aspiring Gospel artist. She wanted to give special recognition and thanks to her Official Events Sponsors: Hard Labor Construction, Property Solutions, and Hirsch Construction. May God continue to richly bless you all!
This article was reprinted with the permission of The New Citizens Press newspaper based in Lansing, MI. For more information, visit www.tncp.net.