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  • Artist: Gleam Joel
  • Label: CD Baby
  • UPC: 7640103899106
  • Item #: SRD038991
  • Genre: Rap/Hip Hop
  • Release Date: 7/3/2007
  • This product is a special order
  • Rank: 1000000000
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Price: $25.71

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GLEAM Joel was born in the year 1979, into a Christian middle class family in Nairobi Kenya (the city in the sun). At the age of thirteen dew to his adventurous spirit and peer-pressure, his life took a wrong turn into the dark side of life. He inflicted lots of sorrows to those who dearly loved him. He was the so called, black sheep in his black family. Fascinated by the carefree lifestyle of some ghetto youth, who idled around his neighborhood he quickly made friends with them. These friendship lead to cigarette then weed smoking, consuming of alcohol, illicit sex, a night lifestyle, violence, gangster life and problems with the police. He was now the outcast of the society . At this time he also learnt how to rap, and got involved in various competitions hosted in clubs. At the age of 16 he was so entangle and addicted to this lifestyle that his school and family relationship was badly damaged. He lost a lot of friends to violence, drugs overdose, car accidents and some where locked up in the penitentiaries. The life that started as a game ended up in lots of pain and shame. He had to pay a dear price for the lifestyle that he chose. The pressure grew stronger and stronger that suicidal thoughts run through his mind. Life had no longer meaning. At this desperate point in his life, he remember the words of his mother about the God, who loved him and could give him hope and a prosperous future. Immediately he fell on his knees and gave his life to Jesus. The lost sheep was finally found and brought back to the hands of a caring family and mother. His life finally found purpose and THE reason for daily breathing. From this point on he dedicated his life to serving the God who gave him a second chance, and helping young people not to take the some distractive road. He also dedicated his talents and music to bringing hope, joy and a positive message to every body who will ever hear his voice. Music to Gleam Joel is a mission and a commission, his music is all about life giving. To be able to do this he left Kenya for further studies in Switzerland. He graduated with a degree in theology, youth work, contemporary music (song writing, stage performances) and theater. Gleam Joel later worked as a music director in the red light district of Zurich under a social prize winner project called (EMK NETZ4). He built a rap school where young people could come and learn how to rap and perform in a monthly youth event. This project received a national recognition for it's work among the troubled Swiss kids and non integrated foreigners. Gleam Joel is involved in social projects in and out of the country. Presently he is directing the Gleam center (a cultural center ) with a recording facility, talent school and the GLEAM Living church. In the GLEAM Center future leaders are developed, raised up and send forth to positively impact and change their environment, through their talents and gifts. He is also directing a national school project against violence, drug and alcohol abuse, sexual abuse, racism and integration of foreign youth GLEAM Joel is an artist of a kind he is focused, talented and deep. Ever since his life took a GJ 3 16 turn he has performed in hundreds of concerts in Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Norway, and the USA. Plans are currently being made for the worldwide WAKE UP CALL TOUR. The highlights of his concerts were, performing for the president of Switzerland in national prayer luncheon. Opening act for Black eyed peas in Zurich, D 12 (EMINEMS GROUP), Interview with Kanye west (Grammy nominee), Wutang clan and many others. He sold thousands of CDS (Second chance 2003, God speaks 2003, Deeper album 2004, and presently THE CALL 2007) He appeared in the charts and made video clips (FEEL THE PAIN and LIFE IS SHORT) that where and are being aired locally and internationally on televisions. He is Portrayed in magazines and news papers. Gleam Joel is determined and will not stop till he has touched and reach out with his music, message and life to millions of people. Through your help Gleam Joel's music will bring hope, joy and life. His music will and should reach more people.