Did a NCFIC Panel Really Say That Reformed Rappers Are “Disobedient Cowards”?

My friend and Grammy-winning hip hop producer Alex Medina sent me a link to the above video. It’s a panel from the recent Worship of God conference put on by the National Center for Family-Integrated Churches. Here’s what the event info says about the discussion: At the recent Worship of God conference, attendees were encouraged to prepare [Read More...]

Know Your Christian Rappers: a Christianity Today Breakdown

Just had the opportunity to tackle a fun assignment for Christianity Today: profile several of the most prolific gospel rap artists. Cat, meet catnip. CT just published the piece, which is a sidebar to Russ Moore’s cover story on the Christian hip hop movement (presently behind the paywall). My shorter piece covers Lecrae, Trip Lee (photo), [Read More...]

Reflecting on Propaganda’s Fiery “Precious Puritans” Rap Song

The talented Christian rapper Propaganda just released “Excellent,” a strong new album on the Humble Beast label (buy it here).  Humble Beast is the home of Beautiful Eulogy, the group from Portland, Oregon that put out an excellent album this summer. Propaganda is equal parts slam poet and rapper.  He hits hard in his content [Read More...]

Rap You Need to Listen to: “Satellite Kite” by Beautiful Eulogy

Free album by Beautiful Eulogy, the rap group created by Braille, one of my all-time favorite rappers, Courtland Urbano, and Odd Thomas.  I downloaded this recently and love it.  The melodic feel and hard-hitting rhymes are great.  The download link is below, and you can actually download a whole bunch of free albums from these [Read More...]

The Link 8.1.09: Horrible Athlete Rappers, Good Christian Rappers, and Kindles

1. From ESPN Page 2′s DJ Gallo, a hilarious rundown of some of the worst rap lyrics written by athletes.  Said one Shaquille O’Neal: “Forget Tony Danza, I’m the boss/When it comes to money, I’m like Dick Butkus”.  Huh?  2. Meanwhile, at the Legacy conference being held at Chicago’s Moody Bible Institute, there’s some legit rapping going [Read More...]


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