Eyes Haven't Seen/ Ears Haven't Heard
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6) Raised in church and a drummer since the age of three, Nathan "Natman" Johnson had an early calling on his life for music ministry. Thus, it is no surprise his life has journeyed it's current path. Despite straying from his spiritual home, the "prodigal son" has returned using his God-given talent to give back to the community that raised him. A Holy Hip Hop artist at heart, Natman's versatile and often soulful style can be attributed to his early musical influences from groups like funk's Earth, Wind, & Fire, R&B's Marvin Gaye and rock's Hall & Oates. Later on, Natman's hip hop influences included the likes of Tupac and Nas. As Natman's spiritual journey transitioned back to his church roots, so did his music from that of a secular, but politically conscious rap artist in the company rappers such as Mos Def and Common Sense to the genre of the lesser know holy hip hop. Answering his call to ministry, Natman has earned nominations for the North Carolina's Holy Hip Hop Artist of the Year Awards for both 2008 and 2009. With universal appeal, Natman's freshman solo album Eyes Haven't Seen-Ears Haven't Heard possesses strong substance. As he musically illustrates his life and deliverance, the 13 tracks on Natman's album touch on a wide variety of issues such as unconditional love, handling and overcoming depression and suicidal thoughts, Striving through tough times, finding Paradise in difficult circumstances, the Inspiration that is God's love and mercy, and much more.