Becoming Unfamous

Narrated by: Montell Jordan
Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
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Becoming Unfamous is the story of faith to fame and success to significance. Discover how R&B singer, songwriter, and superstar Montell Jordan made the journey from performer to pastor in his self-penned, transparent autobiography that shares his journey from marriage and music into ministry.

Montell's story begins by documenting the intimate details on the night in 2010 when he determined to exit the music business. In a letter typed into his smartphone while seated in an Atlanta young adult ministry church service, he shares that God spoke to both he and his wife Kristin (while in different places in the room), confirming that their exodus from the entertainment industry would be immediate. In true Hollywood fashion, the story then rewinds to where his childhood began some 40-something years earlier in the city of angels. Unfamous begins with Jordan's recollections of his childhood amidst the backdrop of teen pregnancy, adoption, and the struggles of inner-city life in south central Los Angeles, CA, where the life expectancy for young black males at that time was 18. Faced with the heightened tensions of gang violence, opportunities to use and distribute drugs, and evading the questionable practices of the LAPD, Montell found refuge in the local church. Music would become the outlet and familiar refuge for him. Gospel and R&B music, pop culture, and the introduction of MTV, and the gangsta rap era would provide the DNA for the young church kid who would one day become a Grammy nominated rap singer. It was during Jordan's college years when he would experience fraternity life and begin experimenting with artistry as his affinity for emerging hip hop and R&B styles drew his interest. Unbeknownst to him, life and relationships outside of the church for the first time would be the early beginnings of his ministry training ground. Montell would meet the love of his life, Kristin Hudson during this season.

©2016 Montell Jordan (P)2016 Montell Jordan

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A Number One Hit in My Opinion!

This book is awesome! Montel Jordan has just started another platform. There is no way you can listen to this book and not feel his true sincerity. "This Is How We Do It" I believe is a very inspiring song. You can apply it to anything you are trying to accomplish. Whenever I hear this song. my mind and spirit does not go where the lyrics are nor does it get entangled in the things it artifacts on which people seem to grasp upon. My mind travels to all of my heart felt emotions and struggles as it reminds me of my journey in my life. Being biracial growing up in the sixties and seventies I the ghetto was not easy. I have been used and abused all of my life but I still have managed to be a success for me. Now as I complete the last major educational task of my life. receiving my doctoral degree, I will always hear Montel's song as my inspiration. As you indicated at the end of Becoming Unfamous the fact that is is God who is moving you in the direction in which you have chosen. For me, if I wouldn't had heard your song on the radio on my way to work and feel the positiveness in which it brings to me, I would of never know thus book was even written. As I hit Amazon and found it, I was instantly drawn to the audio. I downloaded immediately and that is what I have been listening to ever since. I believe that "Becoming Unfamous" has just made you more famous! Keep Doing It! Dr. Slater, Ed's drcslater@gmail.com

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Inspired!!!

It was a great book. Hearing how God's mercy shined on him, his wife, his family, and his ministry was inspiring. Must read if you're looking for more and don't know what it is. 🙏🏾