A Kid's Point of View
For Dijon - a passionate, well-spoken and mild-mannered young soldier - witnessing from his life for the sake of others was the logical and righteous thing to do. "Today, there's a lot of kids raised by one parent because of all the fussing, fighting and leaving going on," Dijon shares. "When the parents first leave, the kids are sad. This song tells them they are not alone and that, maybe, this is the way God wanted it to be. I was a baby when my parents broke up, so at first I didn't see it that way. But when I got old enough, I could see their breaking up as a good thing. They're still friends. I have a wonderful stepmother. I have four siblings - three from my father and one from my mother - two girls and two boys. I'm the oldest and I love them all. I wouldn't change any of them for the world."
Dijon has another message for the youth titled "Pressures" urging them to think for themselves - of what God would want them to do - and to not be afraid to stand apart or be different. Having lived in South Carolina, Colorado, Virginia and Atlanta in his short lifetime, Dijon understands the pressures of "fitting in" and making friends. "I've had a lot of experience with peer pressure," Dijon states. "I want kids to know that if people don't like you for who you are then they're not really your friends. Don't try to be like everybody else. You are you. God made us different for a reason. There are kids who want to commit suicide or do something bad to their self because they think they don't look good. Everyone is beautiful in God's eyes. And if God thinks you’re beautiful, you don't have to worry about anyone else."
Key to Dijon's success will be that his music is stylistically varied - from the on-fire techno bounce of a jam like "Give Him Praise" to the epic choral flourish of "Worthy is The Lamb" - but the content and urgency of his messages remains consistent. On "Jesus Will Know," Dijon's feel-good mission statement reads, "You've got to come join me at the alter and confess your sins / You might even have a bigger problem that you know you can't fix / The Way from up above is The Answer that I know you want / And when you throw your arms He'll be waiting and you don't have to front." Later, on "He is Lord," Dijon looks even deeper within and shares, "People say Dijon can fall flat / You should be singin' R&B, gospel pockets ain't fat (but I ain't like that) / This is how I give praise and that's that / I let my God do the talkin', they can keep all of that!"
Speaking on this diversity, Dijon states, "I love all of the songs! 'Real Love' has the type of vibe teenagers like because it's jumpy. 'A Kid's Point of View' is more serious and urban. And 'Worthy is The Lamb' is for the elderly who like to worship softly. I'm glad my CD is like that. I wanted to do a CD that everyone could relate to. I never want to sing the same stuff over and over. I always want to do something different. Kids my age like to listen to stuff that's going to alert them - tracks that blow their mind and keep their attention. And I want kids to know that just because you're a Christian doesn't mean you can't have fun. You don't have to sit there and not dance. You just have to order your fun so it doesn't get out of hand."