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Enock

Enock
Country:United States
Website:http://www.myspace.com/darealenock
Releases:[The Return : To My First Love] [The BitterSweet Collection] [The Too Raw Mixtape] [Awethentic]
Info:Enock (Rest in Peace 1974-2009) also known as Juan James and founding member of the Cross Movement, the crew he left in 2000. The MC released his solo debut AWEthentic in 2003. Juan James passed away on Saturdaymorning, October 17th, 2009 due to a heart attack.

Obituary
The following is the obituary released by rapper Rob Hodge:

Friends and peers sound off...

"Let me first say that I am heartbroken on the Passing of Juan James a.k.a. Enoch. I just talked to Juan 3 weeks ago, wow. Many don't know but we both went to Simon Gratz High School in Philadelphia together. I knew him from the streets of North Philly way before Christian Hip Hop. He was a genuine brother. Always kept it 100 every time you would see him. He was a passionate Man of God that was very transparent. He used to talk to me about the disappointment he had with the Christian Hip Hop genre. All the slander, backbiting, hypocrisy and fakeness that has infected the culture. His pure desire was to truly walk with God and impact the world. I'm blessed and privileged to say I have known this Man of God. I issue a challenge to not just to the Christian Hip Hop community but to us as children of God. Most of our so-called "beefs" with each other over various reasons is pure vanity and in the end meaningless. I pray in the midst of all our many different personalities, doctrines and backgrounds.... we can keep in focus that Christ said the "World" will KNOW we belong to Him by the LOVE we show to each other. Not how many bible verse you know, what bible school you attended and how on point your fellowship is in comparison to other churches, but by the simple attribute of Genuine love for you fellow brother in Christ. May God bless Juan's wife and family, you have my prayers. To the whole Cross Movement family I love you and praying for you as well.
RIP Juan James a.k.a. Enoch.... See you when I get there....." - Rob Hodge

Obituary CMR
CMR Mourns the Passing of Juan James aka Enock
It's with great sorrow that we must inform you of the passing of our beloved brother Juan James aka "Enock" - one of the co-founders of Christian rap group The Cross Movement. His passing occurred Saturday morning, October 17, 2009 of an apparent but, yet still unconfirmed heart attack. It is impossible to express our sadness as words fail our emotions and sentiments. Our prayers and loving support go out to his entire family and the Cross Movement family as a whole. Our greatest joy in this time of mourning is that he knows his God intimately and is in His presence celebrating our Lord. As our Lord lives, so does "Nock." As details regarding his going home service are made available, we will keep you informed. Please pray with us, mourn with us, and celebrate with us. We've lost our brother presently but, the Lord is with his son Juan eternally. So you preceded us to the Lord Nock, we'll proceed with the representin'... see you soon bro.

Profile
The following is the text of his old biography:

Cross Movement
So Enock, being one of the founding members of the Cross Movement, is not a newcomer to the rap game. He featured on Human Emergency (2000), House of representatives (1999), and Heaven's Mentality (1997) which collectively sold over 160,000 units. After nearly 9 years of being a member of Cross Movement, Enock resigned and moved to Houston, Texas to record his first solo project AWEthentic (2003).

Debut album
On AWEthentic, Enock unmasks himself and exposes his life. "My purpose is to expose the sin and hypocrisy that I struggled with and to make myself transparent in order to free others from the guilt and shame of sin." Enock explains: " When listening to the project, you get more than a glimpse of the harsh realities that living in sin can lead to."

Clean
Enock also aims to bring about change in the holy hip hop music industry by challenging others to unmask themselves and start living the Christian life versus only talking the lingo. After traveling the world with Cross Movement and doing concerts at several churches, Enock realized the need for artists/ministers to come clean with their lives in order to help deliver others who struggle.

Label
After Much Luvv Records Enock was signed to PHF Productions.

Compilations
The MC features on the compilation of PHF Productions entitled: "7 Times I Fall" (2007).

New project
The MC was working on his new project (2007) titled: The Return. The album was set for release in 2009.

Last Album
On May 9th, 2009 rapper released a blog regarding his new album and the christian hip hop scene: "The Return" LP will give you more insight, but here's a few spoilers of truth for you to chew on..... As most of you know, I've been wrestling over the past few years with the whole rap thing. The end result being, my marriage and family is worth my investment of time, energy and creativity. There's alot going on today that we're not paying attention to. If you don't believe that principalities and powers are at work and if you don't believe that Satan is still in the business of deceiving, then we need to start seeking God again, for real.

One thing that HHH lack is love for one another as believers. There's so much self promotion and self interest that its hard to sense the motives of individuals. My question is how have we loved each other as Christ loved us? I'm not talking about a love that's superficial or a mutual love for music. But how do we serve each other minus the music? I'm afraid as far as our dealings, there's nothing that seperates us from the world. Think about that, seriously. then it might just be me.

I question myself as to how am I loving the believers in my life. I'm not quite pleased with what I'm discovering. Quality, Rich, Genuine Love is rare among us hhh'ers. It ought to make us wonder who or what we really worship. You younger cats may not see the wisdom in what I'm saying, but I hope it won't take you as long as it took me to see.

The enock myspace will be ending at the end of May [2009]. I'm currently working on a myspace page for my wife and I. I'll keep you posted when its done.

Sources: MySpace blog Enock: The Last enock Album!?!?!?!?!!?, May 9th, 2009 ; Sphereofhip.com: Juan James aka Enock (ex-Cross Movement) passes, Saturday, October 17th, 2009 ; Crossmovementrecords.com: CMR Mourns the Passing of Juan James aka Enock, October 21st, 2009.

Release:The Return : To My First Love
The Return : To My First Love
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:2009
Recordlabel:PHF Productions
Info:The album was set for 2009.

- Rest in Peace Enock -
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Release:The BitterSweet Collection
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Released:2009
Recordlabel:PHF Productions
Info:The album was set for 2009.
A compilation of known songs, rare or even all new tracks featuring Enock.

- Rest in Peace Enock -
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Release:The Too Raw Mixtape
The Too Raw Mixtape
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Media:[Audio CD] [Digital Download]
Released:2006
Recordlabel:Much Luvv Records
Info:1. Hott 4 God
2. Off the Record
3. Throwback
4. Special Case
5. Real Hip Hop
6. Real Classic
7. Still Here (Original)
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Release:Awethentic
Awethentic
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:2003
Recordlabel:Much Luvv Records
Info:1. Nocktroduction
2. Liberation
3. Change
4. Too raw
5. Truth be told
6. Runnin
7. We
8. Next up
9. Real
10. Conference skit
11. Who R U?
12. Still here
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