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stubs
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9/14/2012 3:09:18 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I feel like the topics have been the exact same thing for days on end so I thought I would bring something up that I don't think has been discussed much or at all on this site (as much as I know).

There is some good Christian music. Whether you are Christian or not you may have heard names like Relient K, David Crowder, ect but when it comes to good Christian music, rap is usually not mentioned. And for good reason. Most Christian rap is awful. I could be in my car on the highway and if someone puts on Christian rap I would rather just walk to the next exit.

However, I have been kind of a fan of a Christian rapper named Lecrae. He recently released his album called "Gravity" which hit #1 on iTunes rap and #2 on iTunes overall. I came across this song and the band that is featured in it, Tenth Avenue North, are actually alumni from the college I am currently attending.

With that being said, I really think Lecrae, in a lot of his songs not just this one, has broken the mold for what it means to be a Christian rapper. His testimony is pretty awesome and you can find it on youtube. Basically he was a young guy involved with gangs a lot and one day he got busted with drugs but the cop saw that there was a bible in Lecrae's car. So the cop said he was going to let him go because he needed to read the bible. And from there his story continues into probably the most influential Christian rapper to date. I think that regardless of whether you agree with the things he says, the flow and everything else to his raps are comparable to that of other main stream rappers.

That is just my opinion. I want to know what other Christians and non-Christians think.

Thanks.
Zaradi
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9/14/2012 3:30:04 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I'm okay with Christian rap, but I have biases against rap in general which makes me not listen to it. Even though I have no faith, a few of my favorite bands ARE christian (Skillet, Fireflight, etc.) because, frankly, their music is good. I don't care much for the message, but the music itself is good.
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stubs
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9/14/2012 4:54:07 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/14/2012 3:19:22 PM, Rational_Thinker9119 wrote:
Some Christian rap isn't bad. I like this track:


Thanks for sharing
stubs
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9/14/2012 4:54:42 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/14/2012 3:30:04 PM, Zaradi wrote:
I'm okay with Christian rap, but I have biases against rap in general which makes me not listen to it. Even though I have no faith, a few of my favorite bands ARE christian (Skillet, Fireflight, etc.) because, frankly, their music is good. I don't care much for the message, but the music itself is good.

Ever listen to family force 5? You might like them, I think they're good.
TheAsylum
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9/14/2012 5:29:15 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I really am not into much of this new age music. I can not knock it to much, I listen to it if they actually say Jesus's name and not dodge around it. I've heard alot of these new christian music that dodge saying the name, which is concerning.
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9/14/2012 7:18:32 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/14/2012 3:09:18 PM, stubs wrote:
I feel like the topics have been the exact same thing for days on end so I thought I would bring something up that I don't think has been discussed much or at all on this site (as much as I know).

There is some good Christian music. Whether you are Christian or not you may have heard names like Relient K, David Crowder, ect but when it comes to good Christian music, rap is usually not mentioned. And for good reason. Most Christian rap is awful. I could be in my car on the highway and if someone puts on Christian rap I would rather just walk to the next exit.

However, I have been kind of a fan of a Christian rapper named Lecrae. He recently released his album called "Gravity" which hit #1 on iTunes rap and #2 on iTunes overall. I came across this song and the band that is featured in it, Tenth Avenue North, are actually alumni from the college I am currently attending.

With that being said, I really think Lecrae, in a lot of his songs not just this one, has broken the mold for what it means to be a Christian rapper. His testimony is pretty awesome and you can find it on youtube. Basically he was a young guy involved with gangs a lot and one day he got busted with drugs but the cop saw that there was a bible in Lecrae's car. So the cop said he was going to let him go because he needed to read the bible. And from there his story continues into probably the most influential Christian rapper to date. I think that regardless of whether you agree with the things he says, the flow and everything else to his raps are comparable to that of other main stream rappers.

That is just my opinion. I want to know what other Christians and non-Christians think.

Thanks.



I'm not a huge fan of a lot of the artists you've named, but some of David Crowder songs or renditions of other people's songs are top notch. Deliver Me was one of my favorites in middle school. His beard was quite gross though.
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9/14/2012 7:22:51 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
"Yo niqqa, you need my main G in yo life, that G be Jesus Christ yo. You betta convert niqqa, if you don't he be sending yo a$$ to hell, dawg."

Sorry, I couldn't resist. :P
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9/14/2012 8:07:22 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
When I breathe my last, and my spirit wings away ... if I wake up hearing rap music, I'll assume DogKnox was right: there is a purgatory.
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9/14/2012 8:09:16 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Correction: change "rap music" above to "rap". I promised never to use the two words together.
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stubs
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9/14/2012 8:40:56 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/14/2012 7:22:51 PM, EvanK wrote:
"Yo niqqa, you need my main G in yo life, that G be Jesus Christ yo. You betta convert niqqa, if you don't he be sending yo a$$ to hell, dawg."

Sorry, I couldn't resist. :P

Was that supposed to be funny or...
EvanK
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9/14/2012 8:46:57 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/14/2012 8:40:56 PM, stubs wrote:
At 9/14/2012 7:22:51 PM, EvanK wrote:
"Yo niqqa, you need my main G in yo life, that G be Jesus Christ yo. You betta convert niqqa, if you don't he be sending yo a$$ to hell, dawg."

Sorry, I couldn't resist. :P

Was that supposed to be funny or...

No, it was supposed to be serious. :P

Obviously, Christians don't like humor when it comes to Jesus. 1000 apologies, my dear sir.
The problem with socialism is that, sooner or later, you run out of people's money."_Margaret Thatcher

"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."_Thomas Jefferson

"The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it."_Thomas Jefferson

"It is easier to fool someone than to convince them that they have been fooled."-Mark Twain
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9/14/2012 8:53:24 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I'm not a huge rap fan, though I have heard a few that were ok. I can't think of the artist or song though. I'm more of a country music guy so I'll throw this one out there.
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stubs
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9/15/2012 12:21:39 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/14/2012 8:46:57 PM, EvanK wrote:
At 9/14/2012 8:40:56 PM, stubs wrote:
At 9/14/2012 7:22:51 PM, EvanK wrote:
"Yo niqqa, you need my main G in yo life, that G be Jesus Christ yo. You betta convert niqqa, if you don't he be sending yo a$$ to hell, dawg."

Sorry, I couldn't resist. :P

Was that supposed to be funny or...

No, it was supposed to be serious. :P

Obviously, Christians don't like humor when it comes to Jesus. 1000 apologies, my dear sir.

Nah I love humor and I love Christianity jokes. Yours just wasn't funny haha.