Christian hip-hop artist and promoter Cephas got his start in 2002 carving out a reputation for himself as a go to producer for combining vintage vibes with modern sonics. His soulful jazzy productions garnished the attention of some of CHH’s elite including Datin, Bizzle, Selah The Corner, Social Club, KB, Tedashi and others. As a DJ Cephas has had the privilege of backing NF at Creationfest, and also co-hosted as a DJ for KB, Tedashi, Thousand Foot Krutch, and the Jabbawockeez dance crew with Nick Hall for the Pulse Cleveland Crusade.
Now Cephas is back with a hot new track, “New Day.”
“I wrote this song to encourage myself to get out of bed in the morning,” Cephas comments about his debut single “New Day.” “The lyrics were written to help me get out of a prolonged period of traumatic depression where at times I became suicidal,” he says “God used the process of writing this song to help me heal.”
The spiritual and emotional damage ensued after discovering his pastor and mentor of ten years was secretly sexually molesting and raping members of the Church. Cephas describes that the lyrics for New Day came to him while spending time alone seeking restoration, “The hook came to me out of thin air. I was feeling super grateful that day and in my encouraged state yelled out ‘It’s a new day!’ then boom… I felt the peaceful rush of God’s presence and knew I was onto something.”
Watch “New Day” on YouTube: