Two years ago when Justin Scott, better known to the rest of the world as Big KRIT, dropped his classic album Cadillactica, it was like a new…… Read more “The Second Gospel of KRIT: Why 4eva Is a Mighty Long Time is Good News to Hip-Hop”
Yes, the title is click bait. And yes, I am classifying Kendrick Lamar’s latest, certified-platinum (its only been three weeks, y’all!) album DAMN. as a sermon. Scratch…… Read more “Let’s Be Honest: DAMN. Is One of The Best Sermons I’ve Heard in a While”
What do artist like Christian Hip Hop Artists Lecrae, Bizzle, Sho Baraka, and G.S., have in common with great church pioneers Martin Luther, John Calvin, and John…… Read more “Christian Hip Hop: The New Age Reformers”
The quote above by Hemingway can used to describe daily instructions given to my 8-year-old son. Me: “Son, go to your room. Make your bed, get your…… Read more “Listen Church…”
Over the last few months our news feeds have been full of stories and headlines that have captured our attention. Racially charged violence from Baltimore to Texas…… Read more “Farrakhan Mobilizes With Hip-Hop”
If churches want to stop the hemorrhaging of Millennials leaving their churches and the Church as a whole, we must strive to be relevant and honest. We must create room for honest critique and critical reflection.
Tupac and Biggie. Jay Z and Nas. “Hit Em Up” and “Who Shot Ya”. “Takeover vs Ether”. This is what came to mind three days ago…… Read more “Ghosts, Hip-Hop, and Hypocrisy”