Hard core Christian rap? Yeah, like that's going to happen...
In this article I will introduce you to the emerging trend of Hard Hitting, head bobbing, Christian Hip Hop that you can listen to with your kids!
When hip hop started it was about having fun, social injustice, real issues, and actually had CONTENT THAT MEANT SOMETHING.
Over the past few years it has been easy to grow dissatisfied with secular rap because most of it tends to be watered down and has very little meaning.
But through all the watered down, meaningless music that has come out, a new revolution is forming...
Remember back when.....
Originating in the 70′s, Hip Hop has been a way for a culture that didn't truly have a voice (that anyone would listen anyway) to express their opinions and oppressions and speak on social injustice.
By the 80s Hip Hop was on fire and was producing artists such as
KRS ONE, Run DMC, Tupac, Biggie, Dr. Dre.
Hip hop has been around for many years now, but since the early 2000's, it had become stagnate. What once was a screaming voice that was desperate to be heard, has now been transformed into a seemingly single drone. Most of the emcees, rappers and hip hop artists of this day have a tendency to copy and recreate each other. As a whole they simply lack originality.
And finally, where we once had hip hop icons such as KRS1, Grandmasterflash, Tupac, and Biggie, we now have what seems to be a crowd of faces that don't truly address any REAL issues very often.
Where does that leave the hip hop tradition of conviction?
Through the sea of faces, the single drone that we today label as hip hop music, emerges a NEW revolution of hip hop!
That is right boys and girls, Christian Hip Hop, otherwise known as Gospel Rap, has Grown Up! This is NOT the popcorn, cheesy type Christian Hip Hop that was produced back in the early 2000’s.
This is hard-hitting, head bobbing, speaker blowing HIP HOP!
Artists such T-Bone, Lecrae, 116, Tedashii, KB many more, have stepped out of the darkness and into the light!
Tackling issues such as negativity, atheistic arguments, and immorality has brought about a movement! These are faith-based men and women who refuse to apologize for it and demand to be heard!
Recently, Christian Hip Hop artist Lecrae stepped up on the stage and won a Grammy!Credit: XXL
This grown-up genre of rap music is not only entertaining, positive, and full of conviction, but you can actually listen to it in front of that church-lady that pops up everywhere at the most embarrassing times. These artists are perfecting their craft and putting together music that rivals, and in many cases defeats the best of their secular counter parts! See the video below to get a sample...