Who could have predicted that this generation's latest musical inspiration would have come based out of Columbus, Ohio? Rev. Mark Supak a.k.a. TradeMark is surely one voice crying out in the midst of a dying generation. His leadership has not only birthed the rap group, 'EBE Crew' but also released three national albums with a message that has confronted, challenged, and convicted this generation. For the last ten years he and his group has reached thousands traveling across the nation and when he was not on the road he was directing the jr. high ministry in his local church. With priceless years of experience under his belt and his profound and prophetic writings consistently released throughout the albums of EBE Crew. Finally the wait is over, TradeMark is proud to present the highly anticipated self-title album that will release 7-17-07. This seventeen track project an exchange takes place where he is trading his own identity for an identity in Christ.' My trademark is that I Trade Mark and say it's time for change' quote from the track 'Trade Me'. When asked on describing his album in a recent interview he said, 'Every new artist 1st project is usually marketing and selling themselves with the intention to win the listener. Mine is the exact opposite, I'm trading myself for everything that Christ is, with the intention of saving the listeners soul.' TradeMark's first single, 'Living Dead' is one powerful song speaking life to the dry bones of this dying generation, calling our culture to 'live holy, pure, and righteous and to die to the sin that leaves them lifeless'. Living Dead was specifically written and first performed for huge youth event called 'Graveyard Shift' in Youngstown, OH, where 2,500 young people attended and 600 surrender there lives to Christ in one night. Each song on the self title project stands out by itself, but one of the most widely embraced, with catchy hook and high energy is, No Way, it was inspired by 1 Kings 19:18 and how God has reserved a remnant of young people that will not bow to the things of this world, confronting immoral lifestyles and proudly declaring that they want nothing to do with it. Part of the chorus is 'No way I feeling that no, you must be out of ya mind to think I wouldn't oppose, No way I feeling that flow, you must be a fool to think I'm taking off my clothes.' This album is more than just hot beats and hot artist, but there is a spirit of a nation shaker that is released every time you play each song on this CD. It will change you and propel you to change a generation. Mark devoted himself and worked his way up in the group EBE Crew, eventually becoming the leader. The result is two national and three underground works coming from EBE Crew, including: From This Point on (2002), It' the Mix-tape (2004), and Conviction Notice (2005). Through classics such as "I Feel God," from From This Point On to "Lock Down" from Conviction Notice, this group has made a mark, not only in Columbus, Ohio, but also all over the United States, from Washington to New Jersey with the message of the Gospel, bringing salvation, healing, and restoration to today's young people. Mark and EBE have performed with great Christian artists such as Corey Red, Everyday Sunday, Righteous Riders, Hazakim, Othello, and John Reuben, Israel Houghton and New Breed, and recently 4th Avenue Jones. EBE now has a studio, located in Columbus. Mark says, "God has truly blessed this group. We started out a little church rap group. Now we are getting e-mails from people in London, England who have come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. God is showing up and showing off through us a group, and individually." Literally thousands have been touched through the ministry of EBE Crew. Mark became a licensed minister of the gospel at the age of eighteen. He then served under Elder Ronnie Harrison as an intern for two years, which led to his being ordained as a reverend through World Harvest Ministerial Fellowship. For ten years, Mark has served in his local youth group as a youth leader and has been mentored under Elder Ronnie Harrison of World Harvest Church and Bro. Chris Gilkey of Victory Christian Center and for the last four years has been serving in the youth ministry as an assistant to his youth pastor. His passion for God is shown not only through his words but in his presence as well. Mark says of himself, "The greatest compliment I have received and will ever receive is that I sound like my Pastor." Pastor Chris Gilkey says of Mark, "Knowing Mark on a personal level has been one of the greatest privileges of my life. Seeing the lifestyle this young man away from the pulpit as well as in the pulpit is very encouraging. He is going after this it with all his heart. His integrity is impeccable. He has a no compromise message and is filled with a power and anointing that is just an incredible. I thank God for having the opportunity to know Mark in ministry and on a personal level." "This young man is so full of the Holy Spirit...when he hits the platform we have to fix the ceiling tile and the walls are shaking. The glory of God is everywhere..." says Pastor Parsley. Although Mark has ministered through the Word of God through rap for many years, he is beginning to travel specifically to preach the gospel in churches all over the United States. With a non-compromised, in-your-face word, Mark's preaching style is much like that of his lyrical verses. Mark feels that the best way to reach this generation is to present a real Jesus. Mark says, "I believe that this is the generation that will seek the Lord's face (Psalm 24:6), and God is raising up those who will seek that generation out." Mark is committed to doing his part in this end-time revival. Mark says, "I refuse to see this generation be damned for eternity and I'm brave and bold enough to oppose the kingdom of darkness. We paid our dues of doing all our music on our own rather of having labels tell us what we can and cannot say. I believe that God has just started and there are more souls to be saved and more lives to be delivered through my ministry.
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