Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Reformed Rap?

Say what you will about the rap industry (vain, worthless, pornographic, etc.), but it is one, if not the most, popular forms of modern music. Kanye West, The Black Eyed Peas, and the Gorillaz are all up for Grammys this year.

As is often the case the Christian community attempts to duplicate the secular art forms and this is none the less true of the rap industry. With breakout artists like KJ52, John Reuben, Ill Harmonic, and Grits Christian rap has become its own genre. If this sounds like an oxymoron wait until you hear about the latest development: Reformed Christian Rap!

New rap artist Voice, of Washington D.C. and Covenant Life Church, has appeared on the scene rapping about the "Unstoppable" God. Joining him now is Christcentric, a threesome of reformed Christians rapping about the "Mighty Fortress" who is the Christian God of Martin Luther. One wonders what R.C. Sproul will think about his voice being heard on a Christian rap c.d., but the content of Christcentric's latest album is quite unparalleled. Perhaps you can agree with them when they say, "you may think Christian rap is as chessy as nachos" but without doubt Christcentric and Voice are fulfilling a Biblical mandate: redeeming the culture.




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