- Fable: God isn’t in Hip Hop.
- Fact: No one knows for sure.
There’ll be reasoned, skilled, passionate and intelligent arguments made both for and against.
Fable: The ‘mainstream’ will get turned off by overtly Christian messages and lyrics.
Fact: the evidence suggests otherwise.
In an age where Kanye West‘s hard core Hip-hop image didn’t prevent him from releasing ‘Jesus Walks’, and DMX was happy to put out ‘Lord Give Me A Sign‘, and over here people are happy to go properly mad for songs with titles like ‘Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes‘ and ‘Migraine Skank‘, it seems, in the words of the song, ‘It Ain’t Necessarily So…’
I’m not even going to talk about Black Eyed Peas‘ ‘Where is the Love‘. Or Crazy Frog.
Here’s a crazy thought: why don’t we just release our overtly Christian lyrics, let it sell to the one person that might not have otherwise heard, and let God do the rest…?
‘Good music is good music’.