Upon Further Review…The Haters are Still Wrong

21 May

This is Lacrae…and Trip Lee and I know some white folks (and we all know us white folks are the real experts in hip-hop) don’t like it because it’s not DcTalk (I do love Toby) , Jon Ruben (who is awesome btw), Kj52 or Carmen (remember that time the old white guys at the GMA gave a best hip-hop album of the year to Carmen? Anyhoo…) but these here guys are real and they are all about ministry. Check them out at: ReachLife or reachrecords . They are developing a curriculum based on the Epistles as well, so you urban youth workers might want to look it up (hint to you guys who work for me..). Plus they seem to understand Gospel…so if you are urban and reformed, your might really want to look them up. Big ups Lacrae.

PS: Meade or Amy if you are reading this this is another things Christians like for you blog: White Rappers


9 Responses to “Upon Further Review…The Haters are Still Wrong”

  1. LayGuy May 21, 2008 at 8:09 pm #

    Trip Lee was interviewed by the Desiring God ‘Don’t waste your life.”

    The interview made it into their podcast and the YouTube vid is here:


  2. poopemerges May 21, 2008 at 8:17 pm #

    There is also a Desiring God video of a Lacrae interview on youtube too..very worth it.

  3. beckystewart May 21, 2008 at 8:59 pm #

    Lecrae is the best! I’m a big Tedashii fan, too. The new layout looks pretty nice. I’m not sure if you can keep your man card if you have flowers on your wordpress, though.

  4. Joel Shaffer May 21, 2008 at 10:23 pm #

    I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the emergence of a Reformed worldview within Holy Hip-Hop. You got Lacrae, Cross-Movement, the Ambassador, Flame, Trip Lee, Da Truth, and the list continues to grow. We are beginning to use the lyrics of some of these artists in our Bible teaching at Thursday Night Hype. I am also interested in getting feedback from any urban youth worker whose used reach record’s Epistles curriculum.

    On another subject, I find it interesting that the more commercial Christian hip-hop (that comes from LA and NashVegas) does not have the Reformed emphasis.

  5. Joel Shaffer May 21, 2008 at 11:10 pm #

    I checked up on the GMA (Dove Awards) about Carmen getting the Rap/Hip-Hop album of the year award. I couldn’t believe that the GMA people were that stupid. Almost..,Carmen got the Rap/Hip-Hop song of the year in 1995 for R.I.O.T. tying with Church of Rhythm. Church of Rhythm got the Rap/Hip-Hop album of the year which is really funny because they were a “boy-band” before boy bands were cool with CCM. They barely rap on it and really have no connection to any of the elements that comprise hip-hop. Sigh……

  6. poopemerges May 21, 2008 at 11:37 pm #

    Yes but Church of Rhythm had a black person in it…that is why they called it hip-hop…(even though the black guy was a very non-hip-hop piano player…Lord forgive them they are racially ignorant.

    Some of the Cross-Movement guys are Act29 church planters…

    Becky: We will deal with that when we do question number 1…in two weeks šŸ™‚

  7. poopemerges May 21, 2008 at 11:41 pm #

    Joel: How do the neighborhood kids who are not churched respond to Lacrae and the like…do they think it’s real? Is it a good match to what they would be listening to?

  8. Joel Shaffer May 22, 2008 at 8:28 am #

    I believe it was Max, the Asian guy occasionally rapped for Church of Rhythm. A friend of mine, Nathan Clair, who was one of the original members, told me he left Church of Rhythm because their record label (Reunion) tried to make them the next DC talk (post-hip-hop version). So here you have this CCM band who is ahead of the curve when it comes to boy-bands and they turn Church of Rhythm into a DC talk Jesus freak wanna-be, which basically tanked their career.

    Lacrae is well received with our group because many of them were exposed to him at KAA camps. Yes it seems comparable to some of the “secular” hip-hop. Our students also like the song from Grits, my life be like (Ooh-Aah) because they heard it in one of the fast and furious movies. I think it comes to really making an intentional effort to expose our students to Holy Hip-Hop. I wish we had more resources to do that….

  9. poopemerges May 22, 2008 at 8:34 am #

    Libbie and I actually worked at camp with the African American guy for a week…He was really good friends with another of our friends. Max Hsu (the Asian guy) was the “genius” behind Superchick…

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