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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.
Lecrae Makes a Major Career Move to Join Beyoncé, Adele, Pharrell
Evangelicals’ favorite rapper signs with one of America's most popular music labels.
In his latest mixtape—Church Clothes 3, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard rap charts in January—Lecrae addressed the “sellout” claims in a song called “Sidelines”:
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.
The Fearless Call of Asian Americans in Christian Hip-Hop
Breaking stereotypes and spreading the Good News.
He recalls the experience in Bad Rap, a documentary about Asian Americans in hip-hop that recently premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. MC Jin.
The Broken Hands of Doctor Strange
What Marvel’s latest hero movie teaches us about engaging suffering.
(This viewer, for example, had trouble believing that Strange could learn these mystic arts as quickly as he does.); The musical scores in Marvel films often get a bad rap.
The Surprising Theological Possibilities of Virtual Reality
VR's greatest strength is not escapism, but empathy.
had in her hands—otherwise, she might not have dropped the parcel in a pile of soggy leaves and then vanished up the driveway with no more ceremony than a perfunctory rap on the
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
Lecrae Brings Reformed Rap to Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show, Again
(UPDATED) On his second late-night stint, rapper's remixed song features quotes from MLK.
Lecrae Brings Reformed Rap to Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show, Again. (UPDATED) On his second late-night stint, rapper's remixed song features quotes from MLK.
Why Grammy Winner Lecrae Will Never Dominate the Gospel Charts Again
Evangelicals’ favorite rapper is so successful, Billboard has changed how it ranks Christian music.
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
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
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.
Subscriber Access Only What Would People Think If They Knew That I'm a 'Jesus Freak' Freak?
Yes, dcTalk's defining album has some truly cheesy moments. But 20 years later, it's still just really good.
Second, it didn't hurt that dcTalk was already the biggest Christian music act in the country, having won multiple Dove Awards for both rap and rock songs.
We’re So Unashamed We Wrote a Book on It. Three of Them, Actually
Christians still need a better understanding of the complexity of shame.
it be because he was an arty kid in a rough neighborhood or because he is now a successful Christian rapper who neither fits neatly into mainstream Christian music nor mainstream rap
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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.
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