“Jesus Muzik” is the second single from Lecrae’s second studio album, After the Music Stops. It is critically acclaimed and was nominated for two GMA Dove Awards. The song also features fellow Christian hip hop artist Trip Lee. The lyrics discuss the problems with the content of secular hip hop, and the importance for Christians of listening to Christian music to glorify God.
Christian Hip Hop (Originally Gospel Rap, Also Known as #Christian Rap, Gospel Hip Hop, or Holy Hip Hop) Is Hip Hop Music Characterized by a Christian Worldview.
One thing that is clear, is that for as long as we can remember Christian flavored Hip Hop was looked upon as a step child of the genre.
Most Would Agree That the Extent to Which Christian Hip Hop Lyrics Are Explicitly Christian Seems to Vary Between Bands.
That is until artists such as #Lacrae Moore emerged a Grammy Award–winning rapper who now, like it or not, represents the face of the gospel hip-hop movement with hit songs like “#Jesus Muzik,” “Don’t Waste Your Life” (based on the sermon by John Piper), and “Black Rose. Hashtag #Lacrae has also been trending on Godinterest since Godinterest introduced YouTube, Vimeo, Sound Cloud and various other social media post embedding.
Another thing that is clear is that Bible Christianity, if practiced properly, will make you extremely UNPOPULAR with the world, just as it did John the Baptist, and the early Christians in the Book of Acts.
And so we seem to have two main groups:
- A large proportion of Christians that say you can’t repackage secular music and label it as being “Christian” (it maybe “religious hip-hop”; but it certainly isn’t Christian like), and
- A group who firmly believe that it all depends on who your singing too?
So which group are you and why?