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
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
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
Presenting an Awkward Chat Between Sammy Rhodes and Jon Acuff
That moment when two Christian authors talk Twitter, comedy, writing, and guilty-pleasure foods.
I'll put that on YouTube and listen. The way I see it, it's like running. I can run in spurts to a pastor, but to finish I need rap. You can't cross a finish line listening to a podcast of sermons.
Kanye West’s Work-in-Progress
Why the rapper’s new “gospel” album, The Life of Pablo, has Christians curious.
WHICH / ONE. Is the rest of The Life of Pablo as Christian as “Ultralight Beam”? Not exactly. It's not Beautiful Eulogy's worship rap or the mainstream ministry you might hear from Lecrae.
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.
Gleanings: April 2015
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our April issue).
1 gospel artist of the year—Billboard said most Christian rap and hip-hop titles will no longer count as “gospel” music. They'll still qualify for Christian, rap, and overall sales charts.
T. D. Jakes Threatens To Sue Rappers for Sampling His Sermon
Megachurch pastor's unauthorized appearance in Jeezy’s 'Holy Ghost' remix is latest debate over intellectual property rights of pastors.
Kimmel Live last week. Rap music has a long tradition of sampling from other artists, which has led to lawsuits over copyright infringement. The 20-second
Wishing You Neither a 'Traditional' nor 'Contemporary' Christmas
How hymns (and a little bit of hip hop) can aid our worship. Plus a new Christmas hymn from High Street Hymns.
Again, to offer a seasonally-appropriate example, here's a rap version of "O Come O Come Emmanuel" that speaks not only to bridging the traditional and contemporary music divide
How 'Hamilton' Made American History Cool Again
The smash Broadway hit is helping Millennials reconcile themselves to their own history.
in which he also stars. It's a rap musical about Hamilton's life and the founding of America, and it's the hottest ticket on Broadway. Its success alone is
Lecrae v. Katy Perry: Christian Rappers Sue Pop Star
Christian hip-hop artists claim pop queen’s “witchcraft” hit ripped off their song.
Six years earlier, Flame's album was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album, and "Joyful Noise" also received a Dove Award nomination.