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Sinai and Legin Release New Music Video












Kenya/South africa



Help  send the RMM Artists to Kenya and South Africa.

Sinai,  Legin and Focus will be going back to Kenya and Africa next year  and need your help.

Click below if you would like to donate:


This album is available on all media outlets.

There will also be an album release party with performances from each of the RMM Artists. We will also have physical CDs available that night.




Legin,  Sinai and JB went to South Africa last year.  Watch their first documentary "Beyond Borders" below.

the safe house project

The Safe House Project is a gospel based hip hop music project that will use 100% of its proceeds to fund the building of a Safe House in Pretoria, South Africa to protect youth from the daily threat of sex trafficking.

The goal is to raise funds and awareness using the universal art of hip hop to build a Safe House for the orphaned children in the Soshanguve township, combat the very real dangers of sex trafficking among the voiceless and share the tangible hope that the gospel of Jesus Christ brings to a hurting world.



Learn more about this project and how you can get involved.

South Africa, 2016

Through our partnership with Kerus Global we were able to visit Pretoria, South Africa and work in an orphan care center.  That developed into the Safe House Project.  We are now invested in doing out part to save the lives of vulnerable children from the threat of sex trafficking.  

To donate to the Safe House, help cover our travel costs back to Africa, or partner in some other way...


We see among many youth and young adults a continual distrust of the church and spiritual leadership, and we believe this is due to a lack of discipleship. Through a core belief of "relational evangelism," Expect Renaissance, Inc. is creating initiatives to develop missional leaders who will impact the youth and young adults of Hampton Roads with the character and competency of Jesus Christ.  Your partnership and support make it possible to facilitate the initiatives we have seen used successfully to make disciples of this generation.

More information to come as we further develop our programs.

racial reconciliation

In response to the all of the divisions we see in our country, Expect Renaissance has partnered with CrossRoads Church to engage church leaders and the community in intentional reconciliation dialogues.  The Collective is an effort to bring leaders together to address areas of strife and think critically and compassionately beyond platforms and preferences to respond to our community in a Gospel centered way.  

For more information email citycollective@crossroadsnorfolk.com



Bringing positive events to the Hampton Roads area.

We believe in bringing high quality gospel-centered events and concerts to Hampton Roads, VA to impact this generation.  We believe garbage in = garbage out and therefore want to use expose youth and young adults to artists who can influence them positively with good art and great content.

Over the past few years our team has had the privilege to bring in artists such as:

  • Andy Mineo
  • KevonStage
  • KB
  • KJ Scriven
  • Christon Gray
  • Canon
  • Erica Cumbo
  • Da' T.R.U.T.H.

To donate to help us continue bringing events in the future [click here], or for consultation on your own events, contact us here.


Fifth Annual Expect Renaissance Fundraising Banquet

Welcome to our Fifth Annual Expect Renaissance Banquet! To sponsor, host, or attend contact Dee Dee today at expectrm@gmail.com or call 757-681-7572.

Thank you very much for Expecting Great Things from God for our youth and young adults!

Join us Thursday, April 25th at 6:00 PM

First Presbyterian Church, Norfolk, 820 Colonial Ave, Norfolk, VA 23507

Expect Renaissance is a non-profit that uses gospel hip hop music and culture to impact youth and young adults through concerts, artists discipleship, and missional events.  ER has been impactful in Hampton Roads, VA, around the US, as well as Kenya and South Africa, where we helped begin the Safe House Project to help the fight against human trafficking. 

We’re celebrating 2018 successes in reaching youth and young adults through concerts, speaking at schools, the growth of the Safe House Project, missions trip to Kenya, racial reconciliation dialogues, preaching and more!   

We’re Expecting Great Things in 2019 as we will share our future impact plans for expanding our outreach in schools, speaking, concerts, partnerships, opening the Kerus Global Safe House (this quarter!!), the expanded vision of the Safe House Project, artist discipleship, racial reconciliation and much, much more!  

Join us for our Fifth Annual Expect Renaissance Fundraising Banquet either by attending (no cost), hosting (filling a table with 8 potential partners), and/or sponsoring ($300 gift to cover the cost of a table).

Let us know below and thanks in advance for coming!

*No young children please.

Sponsor a table

Underwrite a table of eight (8) for $300 to help us cover costs.  You may also choose to host this table as well.

Select "5th Annual Banquet Table Sponsor"

Please contact me about sponsorship at expectrm@gmail.com or call 757-681-7572.

Attend the Banquet | Host a Table

Attend the Banquet with a guest. You can partner with us by hosting a table and inviting potential financial partners like yourself.

To attend or host a table please email Dee Dee at expectrm@gmail.com or call 757-681-7572.

We’re grateful for your partnership, trust and support.

Here’s to Expecting a great Banquet and an even greater 2019!



mentoring and discipleship

Expect Renaissance, Inc. was birthed out of the mission of gospel hip hop label Renaissance Movement Music (RMM) to "Challenge the Culture" with the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Unfortunately, in our community, many aspiring gospel hip hop artists are discouraged from using their gifts because of the lack of support, development and guidance as to how to use their gifts.

Our vision is to provide discipleship and intentional development to hip hop artists to teach them how to live lives worthy of imitation, and effectively leverage their gifts for the glory of God.  Your partnership will help us continue what RMM has begun—supporting hip hop artists who can effectively engage and challenge the culture with their art.

Give to this cause by clicking "Donate" below.


donors corner

Check out the videos below to hear why others support this ministry and to view some of our past events.

2018 Donors Banquet

2016 Donors Banquet

2015 Donors Banquet


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All donations are welcome and are tax deductible.

P.O. Box 1983

Norfolk, VA 23501