Many people around the country hope this project will succeed, and I’m joining them. Not just succeed in the money sense, but spearhead a revolution of faith in areas of our country that desperately needs it. Talk about an exciting mission to be a part of: taking the gospel to the street. Redeeming hip hop for God is huge. I just hope that “christian rap” can be more of household name, and that we can gain more ground in the culture war because of these boys. We don’t do this by strongarming the seculars, nope. It happens when our art and integrity and love shows off the glory of God, the gospel speaks to their hearts, and the veil is lifted. That’s what I pray I can be a part of in my own ways.
The thing that makes this christian rap project different is that it’s good. It’s not just that the rap is true (like other christian rap I used to listen to), but it’s talented. I have been astounded many times by the integrity of the art in the lyrics and beats – and they are not just copying what’s on the radio. It can sound like radio, but often they will be completely original songs too. The wordplay and rhymes and metaphors are all there in these artists: Trip Lee, Lecrae, Sho Baraka, Flame, Dwayne Triumf, Tedashi. And the beats are bumpin.
Check out this video: Pimpin Pimpin Pimpin Murder Murder Sell Drugs . Makes a great point.
Check out this radio interview on lust from Trip Lee: Covenant Eyes
Check out New Lecrae Singles
I drank the koolaid.