I just want to get this out there. I've never been "into" rap. My pop-music education comes from having friends at school who like to listen/dance to this kind of music. Otherwise, I go with classic rock, varieties of Christian music and non-pop contemporary artists like Josh Ritter. Recently, though, I was introduced to an artist that got me into a new genre. Christian rap.
Lecrae. This guy is awesome. He's a Christian rap artist who is really straight up with the Gospel in his music. So- for lyrics, I give Lecrae 5 stars. Serious Gospel, he raps about morals, dying to the flesh and Christ's sacrifice. A big change from the rap that I'm used to hearing. The other great thing about Lecrae- his music/rap sounds good!! KJ-52 was nice, but I just didn't want to listen to his songs. Lecrae is great to run or work out to and to show friends who like to listen to rap. So far my friends have loved his stuff, though they have been surprised by the lyrics. Especially for women who find most rap demoralizing, Lecrae is a great alternative. As a Christian, his music is also very encouraging.
Here's a link to two of his songs. Enjoy, tell me what you think! Identity
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.Do you know any good Christian rap? Can rap be worship to God?