By Taylor Valery

Freel­ance Writer / Review­er

What You Should Know

Gos­pel Rap­per CYB, founder of Gos­pel­Beats has teamed up with Dev­ine Jamz to spread word about his new album “Today We Ready,” com­ing in Septem­ber 2020. I can truly say this artist, pro­du­cer, and engin­eer will be adding to his robust rep­er­toire with this new set.

At this point, I’ve listened to the songs on album “Today We Ready” at least 7x, and both I’m impressed, able to list my favor­ites: ‘Today We Ready’, ‘Christ Driv­en,’ ‘About Me,’ and ‘Him Alone.’ What you should know about the album is that the mes­sage is a time­less one: put your faith and trust in God first, and the king­dom of heav­en will be added on to you.

This Album Will Be A Go-To

“Today We Ready” comes at great time — not just to ward off the evils of COV­ID-19, and the per­il­ous jour­neys of Afric­an-Amer­ic­ans — but to strengthen the faith of all the people who believe in God’s good news.

There is no doubt that CYB’s new album will be a go-to album for spir­itu­al war­ri­ors like me, ded­ic­ated to daily Christ-liv­ing. The title track alone says it all, but when you listen in its entirety, it can and will replen­ish the soul.


CYBs monik­er stands for Count Your Bless­ings; a nice & sweet sug­ges­tion for us all to count our bless­ings daily. In the end this upcom­ing album’s title track, you can hear a sug­gest­ive chant of “count your bless­ings.”

Truth-be-told, that is some­thing any­one can bene­fit from men­tally, emo­tion­ally, spir­itu­ally, and phys­ic­ally — if they are ser­i­ous about estab­lish­ing and main­tain­ing the pos­it­ive and faith­ful mind­set. Tak­ing stock of your whole life, being grate­ful for breath and free will, it can only wel­come more to be grate­ful for. And that is why the track ‘About Me’ hits so hard. I can highly appre­ci­ate music that feels like it was cre­ated spe­cific­ally for my soul’s jour­ney.

What also makes this music so great is its pro­fes­sion­al fin­ish, it’s head-banger qual­ity and over­all pos­it­ive vibes — a lov­ing mar­riage of hip-hop and inspir­a­tion.

In addi­tion to ‘About Me,’ I’m a fan of ‘Christ Driv­en,’ a song about CYB’s focus on a life of love like Jesus Christ. The song opens with a quick pray­er, basic­ally let­ting the Lord know that he is avail­able to be used to effect pos­it­ive change with his music.

Anoth­er favor­ite, ‘Him Alone,’ encour­ages us to seek hap­pi­ness in God alone. This song hits home for me, because I’ve learned a hard les­son in life about wor­ship­ping the wrong things. I can remem­ber hav­ing spent so much time hav­ing faith in everything else but myself. ‘Him Alone’ will always remind me of where I have come from, and where I am going.

The title track is also a bless­ing, per­fectly punc­tu­at­ing the 8‑track gos­pel hip-hop album. The per­sist­ent chant­ing of the title in the song’s intro is motiv­a­tion­al, just like the Black Lives Mat­ter move­ment. The song also reminds me of Beyoncé’s ‘I Was Here’ — a Diane War­ren com­pos­i­tion.

For Fans Of:

Lecrae, Can­ton Jones, Izzy Produx

Final Word: Highly Recommended

Without any hes­it­a­tion, I am highly recom­mend­ing “Today We Ready,” so when it is released in Septem­ber, do go and stream on all your digit­al music plat­forms. Links are lis­ted below to keep con­nec­ted with CYB today.

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.