Delivered From A Nightmare, A Life Rebuilt To Praise God
Interviewed on December 22. 2017
Freddrick also known as “Freddrick HalleluYAH!!!” is a gospel singer, rapper, and song writer. He is also the founder and CEO of Christ Like Muzik Group (CLMG) which is a music label that believes in the motto “all Christ all the time.” Aside from being the CEO, Freddrick manages the various artists under the label and he has ample experience in promotion and artist management.
I had the joy and pleasure of interviewing Freddrick also known as “Freddrick HalleluYAH!!!” It was a fun experience interviewing him, I, myself am a fan of his music. He is not only a singer, song writer, and rapper, he is also the founder and CEO of Christ Like Muzik group. I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did! We spoke about his newest single and music video. “Deliver’AH”. He speaks about his experience being molested at a young age. This is a very transparent song and I felt like this was the perfect topic to discuss, since the ministry I founded encourages testimony. Enjoy the interview as we talk with Freddrick about his new single and music video “Deliver’AH”, available for your viewing on YouTube.
C: Hello beautiful people, thank you for tuning in to the PhenomenallyCHOSEN. interviews, Phenomenal Stories, Phenomenal People. I am your host Carlene, aka Chosen. and I am here with Freddrick also known as Freddrick HalleluYAH!!!
F: What’s going on everybody. Shout outs to the whole CLMG squad.
C: This is going to be a great interview guys, you guys have to check out his newest song called”Deliver’AH” can you tell us about that?
F: Basically “Deliver’AH” is the fist single off of my new up and coming solo debut album, it’s called I Should Have Died in My Sins, and basically I’m very transparent in this single. This single is produced by Tay on the Track. Shout outs to Tay on the Track and shout outs to Jeg Miguel for buying the beat and sending it to me. Shout outs to you bruh.
C: So, can you tell us a little bit about it, what was your motivation, your inspiration behind “Deliver’AH”; what exactly is the song about?
F: Basically, the song is about me crying out to the Lord God Jesus because there were some things that happened to me when I was a child and this is me basically coming out and saying I was molested as a child by a family member. Just declaring I still love the one who did it to me but I just don’t trust them but Lord it really messed me up growing up because I didn’t understand; it’s like, no kid should go through that stuff but at the same time if it happened don’t be afraid, don’t be ashamed because it wasn’t your fault so I just want to be an advocate for a lot of men that it happened to. Don’t be ashamed, it doesn’t make you a weakling it makes you strong, it makes you strong and what not to do to a person.
C: In releasing your song did you have support? Did anyone support you? Did they encourage you to release it or did they encourage you not to release it since it’s a very touchy subject?
F: Well, when I was in the studio, and shout out to Joey Benjamins at Drumroll Records/Sudio, that’s my homie over there, he s going to be mastering most of the album so I have to book my next studio session. I let a few people hear it before I put it out there and they were like this is powerful! This is something people weren’t expecting from Freddrick HalleluYAH!!! and I’m not saying I am a big time dude but I do have a following, and I want to be sure that they get different aspects of me as an artist and also as a Christian because transparency can make yo invincible because people can’t use it against you if you already faced certain things that happened to you. So that right there, I can be a good advocate to younger men and older men that it happened to because these things got to stop and if we don’t get to the root of it how is it going to stop it’s just going to keep happening. It’s a lot. But I do got a lot of support on it, I do got a lot of plays on it. I am just looking for opportunities to speak about these things.
C: Right, that’s important. Situations or topics like that we need to speak about it more to help other people and encourage other people. So you do go by “Freddrick HalleluYAH!!!” can you tell us about your name, how did you come up with that?
F: Well, I used to go by Freddrick S Dot Hollah back in the day when I was in the streets, actually, when I came to Christ when I was 16 I went by the name Freddrick S Dot Hollah. I wanted to be difficult with my name so it can stand out so I used that; I fell back into the world for about 7 years from 18 to 27 but when I came back at 28 I actually was like Lord I cant do this anymore without you, save my soul. 3 days later He did, I pulled up my pants, stopped smoking weed, stop cursing and just a lot of change started happening. So I loved making music but I didn’t know if that was what God wanted me to do so I asked Him about it and I took a step out onto faith and I went by Freddrick The Lasts Day Poet but then I was like, you know what, I want something to be like bow, like Freddrick HalleluYAH!!! and Freddrick means Peaceful King because of Freddrick III back in the day. I really don’t know too much about him but I looked up what Freddrick means. So Peaceful King Praise God, Freddrick HaleluYAH!!!, I want everything about me to praise God even my name.
C: So everything about you praise God? You’re not telling people to praise you? So your saying “I’m on the stage and what I’m doing is praising God?”
F: No, Freddrick Praise God! (Chants it twice in the background)
C: So it’s like a command, telling yourself Freddrick praise God, everything you do on that stage, Freddrick praise God?
F: Yeah, exactly!
C: Wow that’s interesting, that’s very interesting. Wow! So any last words for our audience, our viewers?
F: Shout out to pooky boo boo! Nah, I’m just playing (laughs). I want to give a shout out to, of course you, you look very beautiful this evening.
C: Thank you , thank you (giggles).
F: I want to give a shout out to D Rock, Jeg Miguel, Vincent Tesauro, Dylan, there’s too many to name. I want to give a shout out to Worship Boy, to D Rock, I want to give a shout out to the whole CLMG camp. God bless you, Jay bless all the way in Europe, he’s actually out radical. he’s a beat maker but he’s out radical with the whole label. I want to thank every photographer that took a picture of me, all the videographers, all the producers, I want to thank everybody. I want to give honor to my pastor to, shout outs to Bishop Henry Seemore, much love, much love. You are like a real father figure to me and the other men in the congregation. I want to give shout out to all the mothers out there to Momma Downy, hi Momma Downy!
C: Who is Momma Downy? Is that your mom, Momma Downy?
F: No she is my spiritual mother, she is one of the assistant pastors at my church.
C: Quickly, can you tell us about your album, what’s your inspiration behind that album?
F: The inspiration behind I Should Have Died In My Sins is basically next level gratitude. Lord, You are an all-powerful God, You don’t need me but I need you, I should have died in my sins but You saw fit for me to be joint heirs with Your son. I’m thankful for that.
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