The DJ Making the Angels Rap
Christian hip-hop remembers the legacy of the late DJ Official.
The DJ Making the Angels Rap. Christian hip-hop remembers the legacy of the late DJ Official. Jason Bellini/ August 18, 2016. The DJ Making the Angels Rap. DJ Official.
Learning to Recognize the Shepherd’s Voice
No one matures as a disciple on their own.
From birth, lambs are conditioned to follow the flock. Sheep get a bad rap for their flock mentality, but God created them with an instinct to stick together as a means of survival.
Losing Your Religion While 'Black-ish'
Declining faith can feel like a threat to cultural identity for African Americans.
a cultural assault. When I told my teenage friends about Christian rap—in the days before Lecrae's popularity—they thought I was joking. I felt embarrassed
Andy Mineo: Rappers Are Missionaries, Too
The fan-friendly hip-hop artist wants to see the church get creative.
For his sophomore album Uncomfortable—released by Reach Records, the rap label founded by Lecrae—Mineo invited followers to share their version of the cover art, his bearded and
Morning Roundup 2/11/15
Lecrae at the Grammys; Pastors' Friends; Assuming Evangelism
After his album Anomaly rose to No. 1 in the country, Atlanta-based Lecrae scored his first Grammy nomination in the rap category. He's up against Eminem
Morning Roundup 10/1/14
Lecrae; Emerging Adulthood; 8:28
print. Lecrae: Christian Rappers, Christian Rap, and the No. That album, Anomaly, is classified as Christian rap, because he's widely thought of as a Christian rapper.
New & Noteworthy Books
Compiled by Matt Reynolds
Mwenda Ntarangwi (University of Illinois Press). In America, Christian rap aficionados have Lecrae, Trip Lee, and Tedashii. In Kenya, their champion is dreadlocked 32-year-old Juliani.
Am I Humble Enough to Learn from Millennials?
Learning from my elders is easy. Learning from those younger than me—not so much.
I was not a rebellious kid, but I knew I wanted to live in a different way, so I drowned out their helpful suggestions with Christian rap on my Walkman.
Here’s Every Biblical Reference in ‘Hamilton’
From King George to Aaron Burr, the hit musical's biblical literacy makes its story and characters even richer.
It's a marvel of a musical, mixing genres from Broadway anthem to hip-hop, staging cabinet debates between Jefferson and Hamilton as rap battles, drawing parallels between rhetoric