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Rapper DMC Asks: WTF Happened to Hip-Hop?

It’s always interesting hearing people’s opinions when I bring up the moral ethos of hip-hop culture. Some non-Christians disagree with me and some born again Christians disagree with my position. I grew up in the projects as a fatherless kid and was a bonafide product of hip-hop culture and can …

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Do Black Rappers Promote White Supremacy?

In a recent Instagram repost, Eric Benet called out what he believes is the modern face of white supremacy—black rappers. The 41-year-old R&B singer posted a message calling out rap artists who rap about killing black people, degrading black women, abusing drugs, materialization; living a low life not as artists, …

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A Harvard Student Submitted a Complete Rap Album as His Thesis

When it comes to higher education, few schools in the U.S. have a name that rings bells quite like Harvard. That being said, hip-hop music seems to be what’s ringing bells on their campus as perhaps the only school of their stature having made very intentional efforts to embrace it. Those …

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KOTD Battle – A. Ward vs. DNA

Whoa! Christian battle rapper A. Ward went up against battle rap legend DNA at KOTD Blackout 7. Genius even transcribed the lyrics for the entire battle! Who do you think won? Let us know in the comments!

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Watch No Malice Call Out “Positive Rap” as Idolatry

Never one to sugar coat anything, No Malice took to social media with a message about his thoughts on “positive rap”. In comparing it to his own purpose of serving Christ, he takes the angle of comparing positivity to Christ Himself and therefore essentially calls out “positive rap” as potentially …

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Gemstones – The Gift (Someday at Christmas)

Last year, rapper Gemstones delivered an amazing hip-hop rendition of Stevie Wonder’s 1967 holiday classic “Someday at Christmas” called “The Gift.” The video intertwines the hope of a better Christmas with themes of current social issues such as Christian persecution abroad, racism and police brutality at home, and points to …

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Akon’s Billion Dollar Deal To Bring Solar Power To Africa (Video)

The culture of hip-hop is drunk on material possessions and Akon couldn’t do it anymore. Under the conviction of realizing how bad people are struggling in Africa, he gave it all up and started an organization called Akon Lighting Africa, which seeks to eliminate the overwhelming need for access to electricity; …

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DJBooth.net Writer Wrestles With Lecrae’s Label as a Christian Rapper

A new article on mainstream hip-hop site DJBooth.net provides us with an interesting take on Lecrae as an artist by describing him from the perspective of their managing editor.  I reserve the right to be totally wrong, but I’ll assume this editor isn’t a follower of Christ, as he seemingly writes the piece from that perspective as …

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Lecrae Gives Ted Talk: “Is Hip-Hop a Cancer or a Cure?”

TED Talks are awesome if you enjoy learning.  TED is an international set of conferences that serve to explore information and ideas.  Their slogan echoes that mission simply stated as “Idea Worth Spreading”. Lecrae just appeared at their Nashville conference and gave a talk on whether hip-hop is a “cancer or …

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Lil Boosie Asks for Prayer—Recovering from Cancer Surgery

Lil Boosie aka Boosie Badazz revealed on Instagram he’d been diagnosed with kidney cancer, “I need all my fans to pray for me. Doctor just told me I have cancer on my kidneys prayer is power that’s why I’m letting the world know #prayfaboosie.” 33-year-old Boosie underwent surgery—a nephrectomy, on December 9th …

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