Michael W. Waters, growing up in what he describes as the hip-hop generation, witnessed violence and drugs as a boy. Now a pastor, he has written a new book 'Freestyle' tackling these issues and others that he believes are taboo with many in the Black community.
'Freestyle' boldly confronts issues within the urban community such as addiction, education, incarceration, family issues, and absentee fathers.
In 'Freestyle', Waters longs for readers to become a part of the solution.
Waters says that he "views life through the lens of Christian hope and purposes to see that hope manifest in the urban community."
His inspirational and compassionate words channel his passion for change in a stirring language that the modern urban community can understand.
"In hip-hop culture, Freestyle occurs when a rapper or MC performs spontaneous, unrehearsed lyrics akin to the improvisation of jazz artists during a live performance" says Waters.
'Freestyle: Reflections on Faith, Family, Justice, and Pop Culture' is available now on Amazon.