VIDEO: Json – Secrets ft. J.R.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (January 5, 2015)–When it was revealed to Lamp Mode Recordings President Jason “Json” Watson that his wife Lawanda was raped by her father at age nine, it broke his heart. So he shared that pain through a two-part song, “Secrets”.
To kick off 2015, the Stellar® Award nominated Christian rapper is releasing the visual interpretation of the horrific violation through a new video directed by Kre8tor Films.
First recorded in 2012 and 2013 respectively, according to Json, “Secrets” parts one and two will be re-released as bonus tracks on his forthcoming album slated to drop in the first quarter of 2015.
When asked why he chose to revisit “Secrets” now, Json said, “So many people have hit me up, letting me know how the songs have blessed and ministered to them.”
He continued, “I remember one time, after performing ‘Secrets’ at a show, a woman over 70 years old walked up to me and told me she had been abused years ago, and that I was the first person she ever told.”
She is not the only one Json’s music has given courage to speak.
The video project has sparked the “No More Secrets” campaign launched by EEW (Empowering Everyday Women) Online Magazine in partnership with RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network).
“Sexual assault is more common than we like to acknowledge. It is one of the least reported crimes to law enforcement,” said Jen Marsh, VP of Victim’s Services for RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization.
Hobbs, Lamp Mode’s Director of Strategic Communications, who plays the role of Json’s wife in the video, was sexually molested by a trusted neighbor at age six.
She was reportedly helped by participating in the “Secrets” project and is hoping that through the “No More Secrets” campaign, more survivors will feel free to speak out. To learn more, visit DontKeepsScrets.org.
For Media Interviews, Requests and more information, contact:
About Lamp Mode
Founded in 2003, Lamp Mode is a veteran independent Christian Hip Hop label based in Philadelphia, PA. For over a decade, its artists have been known as “Fine Purveyors of Lyrical Theology™,” impacting listeners thirsty for biblically sound content and high quality music. It is home to shai linne, Json, Stephen the Levite, Timothy Brindle, Hazakim, S.O. and God’s Servant. Learn more atwww.LampMode.com.
Empowering Everyday Women (EEW) is an award-winning international faith-based organization that inspires Christian women through empowerment resources, radio, music, events and special campaigns. It publishes EEW Online Magazine, the nation’s leading web publication for women of faith and color. The world’s most influential global corporations, ministries, authors and entertainment companies trust EEW as the primary pipeline with the broadest reach to the urban faith-based community.
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization and was named one of “America’s 100 Best Charities” by Worth magazine. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org) in partnership with more than 1,100 local rape crisis centers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.