“I am sending you to the people of Israel, but they won’t listen to you any more than they listen to me! For the whole lot of them are hard-hearted and stubborn. But look, I have made you as hard and stubborn as they are. I have made you as hard as rock! So don’t be afraid of them or fear their angry looks, even though they are such rebels.”
This is the scripture that Merse’s teenage eyes landed upon one seemingly fateful evening during a prayer service at his church. In a somewhat surreal moment, it was as if God had delivered to Merse a similar call that he had delivered thousands of years before to the prophet Ezekiel. Could it be that this young, quiet, and somewhat introvert youth was being called to deliver God’s powerful, and sometimes abrasive message to His people? Anyone who knew Merse then would consider this laughable. Anyone who knows him now would not question the validity of this story.
Many years have passed since that powerful evening. During that time, Merse has been training, learning, and developing his skills. Because of this dedication to study and perfection, this emcee/artist/author/public speaker has developed a powerfully dynamic and unique style that is easily detected in every one of his songs. His passion for God and love for learning about the world around him has resulted in a unique style that many consider packed with just as much intellect as spirituality. While many of his songs carry the abrasive nature that his call demands, everyone tends to agree that every song is saturated with a heartfelt desire to inspire!
It was this desire to inspire, and obedience to God, that led Merse to recently found The Incorruptible Alliance, a collection of individual artists under the umbrella of Incorruptible Records. Merse feels that most of the mainstream media of today is loaded with material and concepts that lead to the corruption of the minds of God’s people. Incorruptible Records, and each one of one of its artists, are committed to giving the youth not only an alternative in music alone but also in role model to follow.
Merse believes that everyone should and can make a commitment to be Incorruptible. He now believes that he fulfills his original call by showing others that being Incorruptible should be the goal of every believer. Through his music, books, and speaking engagements, Merse not only teaches that being Incorruptible is possible, but also gives people the tools to accomplish this!