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
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.
Where Are the Female Christian Rappers?
As more women top the charts, their Christian counterparts struggle to break through.
HillaryJane has a similar bent, but tends compose and perform many of the rap portions of her songs herself. Elsewhere, HeeSun Lee employs a rapid
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.
Don't Be Ashamed to Listen to Your Heart
Desire gets a bad rap in Christian circles. Jen Pollock Michel explains why it shouldn’t.
Don't Be Ashamed to Listen to Your Heart. Desire gets a bad rap in Christian circles. Jen Pollock Michel explains why it shouldn't. Laura Turner/ August 8, 2014. Image: Sara Tyson.
After Turning Theological, Christian Hip-Hop Turns Critical
What Shai Linne's takedown of Joyce Meyers suggests about Reformed rap.
What Shai Linne's takedown of Joyce Meyers suggests about Reformed rap. What Shai Linne's takedown of Joyce Meyers suggests about Reformed rap. Owen Strachan/ May 30, 2013.
Hip-Hop Theologians and Preachers
The artists most shaping the movement.
Lecrae, who was raised in Houston, created a rap imprint, the 116 Clique, with fellow Texan Tedashii (a chart-storming member of the Village Church, led by Matt Chandler).
The Top 20 Most-Read Gleanings of 2014
Did you catch all the religion news that CT readers found most interesting this year?
taxes. 10) Lecrae Brings Reformed Rap to Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show. Performance with The Roots was the first by a Christian rapper on late-night TV.
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
Letters to the Editor
A Good Rap. Thank you for what may be the coolest Christianity Today to date. The answer to whether the emotion in secular rap can translate into Christian rap is a resounding yes.
How Christian hip-hop could call the American church back to the gospel—and hip-hop back to its roots.
Russell Moore/ May 10, 2013. A high school in Beaver, Pennsylvania, recently went into security lockdown over a rap lyric. Actually, rap here is a stretch.
Morning Roundup 12/4/13
Christian Art; Reformed Rap Response; Support Hobby Lobby
Dec 4, 2013. Roundup. Morning Roundup 12/4/13. Christian Art; Reformed Rap Response; Support Hobby Lobby |. Ed Stetzer. Marshall Astor / flickr. 0; 12; share; 0; email; print.
Starting a Dialogue with Hip-Hop
Daniel White Hodge finds signs of the gospel in the beats of hip-hop.
Festival of Faith and Music about Reformed rappers, why many Christians are still uneasy about hip-hop, and the religious themes that pulse underneath even the most secular rap.