Urban dance music and Christian artist Rahn Anthoni hails from a small town in Florida. Despite the heartbreaking circumstances around the death of his special needs son, Aaron Hatcher, Rahn has been able to turn tragedy to triumph, delivering a message of hope and love to the masses with inspirational music that has helped him develop a positive relationship with God and the world of song. Rahn who got his first break in television hosting, “Starpower” on The BET Network, as well as being in movies, developed “The Rahn Anthoni Show,” which has received over 1 million views on Eotm TV . In 2015, Anthoni covered The Oscars Red Carpet for Eotm Media Group.
Rahn Anthoni’s latest single is “I’ll Trust You,” written and produced by Dove Award-winning producer, Freddie Jerkins III. The song is dedicated to the memory of Anthoni’s late son who was lost to abuse, allegedly by his son’s teacher. It certainly takes great courage to come from where Anthoni is coming, and sing what he is singing: “Oh God, I still trust you. This may be the hardest thing for me to do, but I will, I still trust you. I know it’s only a test, but I want you to know I’ll trust you.”
I got the impression that Anthoni put a lot of work and passion into this project. The song is very well arranged, and the musicianship is impressive – Freddie Jerkins III uses some innovative, uplifting chords and progressions in the song that really impressed me. I always say, when an artist releases a new track, I want to hear something new – whether it is a new song, or a new groove, a new hook, some refreshing lyrics…..something.
But more importantly when a track is spiritually-based, I need to feel something. However this part came easily to Anthoni as he actually lived the dramatically unfortunate circumstance on which this song is built.
The result is a track that surprisingly advocates hope and faith, because notwithstanding his personal loss, Rahn Anthoni has not lost his belief or faith, which speaks volume for the man.
Too many Christian artists are conforming and going the route of relying exclusively on Hip-Hop drum programming and beats to appeal to their audience. The power is still in the blood, in the gospel and in the name of Jesus. This is something that Anthoni knows better than others.
He not only excels at his craft with a smooth-as-silk voice, but he seems to excel at ministering to the broken and the whole without even trying. For anyone who has allowed doubt and loss to hold them back from living a full life, this track will speak loud and clear. The song is encouraging and easy to listen to, and it will linger in your mind long after its playing time is over. “I’ll Trust You” is essential listening!