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Who is Sir the Baptist?

If you’re trying to figure out who is this new man Brandy has been all lovey dovey with all over the gram, well, wonder no more. We’ve got the tea on B-Rocka’s new bae. (more…)

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How 2 Chainz’s Pink Trap House Turned Into More Than Just a Great Marketing Ploy: Michael Wortham, Young Adult Pastor At Atlanta’s Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, Hosts ‘Trap Church’ At the Trap House To Reach People Stuck In Trap Culture

One thing is for sure; pretty girls are not the only ones who like trap music — Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz has made that perfectly clear. (more…)

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Lecrae on Christians: We’re Not a Bunch of Sanitized People, We’re People With Issues and Struggles

Popular hip-hop artist Lecrae, who continues to top the charts and win awards, said after speaking out about the social unrest going on in America and battling depression, he realized something needed to change. (more…)

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‘Black-ish’ Creator Kenya Barris Set To Write Russell Simmons Biopic For Fox, ‘Life And Def: Sex Drugs Money + God’

Fox has set Life And Def: Sex Drugs Money + God, a feature biopic that chronicles the rise of Russell Simmons from the inner city streets of Queens to one of the most influential music/fashion culture impresarios of his era. The studio has set to write it Kenya Barris, the

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In New Interview, Yolanda Adams Defends Non-Traditional Gospel Artists, Says ‘It’s Not Fair’ To Expect ‘Nothing but Praise Music’

When gospel singer Yolanda Adams debuted in the late 80s, her sound was regarded as too contemporary and edgy by many traditional gospel music lovers. (more…)

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Kelly Glow Releases First Ever Hip-Hop Cover of One of Martin Luther’s Most Popular Hymns

With special permission granted by Augsburg Fortress Publishing, Kelly Glow debuts her new single, “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”, which is the first ever hip-hop cover of one of Martin Luther’s most popular hymns.  It is truly unique for a 21st century hip-hop artist to take the original lyrics

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Harvard Senior Submits Rap Album as His Thesis and Gets an A-

A senior at Harvard University is earning praise – and an honors degree – for his debut rap album. Harvard officials say Obasi Shaw is the first student in the university’s history to submit a rap album as a senior thesis in the English department. (more…)

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9 Things You Should Know About Black Hebrew Israelites, the Group Behind Kendrick Lamar’s Religious References on ‘DAMN’

Because of his talent and spiritual lyrics, rapper Kendrick Lamar has become a favorite hip-hop artist among Christian music fans. Lamar’s 2012 album, “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City,” has been called “deeply theological” (Women in Theology) and a “work of theological genius” that is “nothing short of a contemporary [Augustine’s] Confessions.”

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WATCH: Is Hip-Hop Music Christian Music? Propaganda Answers

Although some Christians might not listen to various forms of secular music, Christian artist Propaganda believes that all music is "God's reflecting" and believes that listening for the  "fingerprints of God" hidden within secular music can actually be an "act of worship." (more…)

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Meet Natlee Green – The ‘Female, Hip-Hop Version of Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.’

Self-proclaimed Hip-Hop Genealogist, Natlee Green has recently helped 90’s hip-hop artists such as Lord Jamar and Sadat X of the group Brand Nubian, Fredro Starr from platinum-selling group Onyx, as well as rapper Mysonne discover their family’s roots. Some of her upcoming clients include rappers Keith Murray, and Killer Mike. 

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Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Apologizes for ‘Offensive’ Twitter Photo Featuring Preaching Professors Dressed as Hip Hop Artists

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has "deeply" apologized for a photograph posted by faculty members on social media featuring some of the seminary's preaching professors dressed as hip hop artists. (more…)

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How BJ Thompson, a Member of Lecrae’s Hip-Hop Collective, Shoulders the Burdens of Other People’s Marriages

Early in his ministry, BJ Thompson wouldn’t have guessed he’d ever be a marriage counselor. As an early member of the 116 Clique (a hip-hop collective that includes such well-known rappers as Lecrae and Trip Lee), Thompson admits that he had his heart set on being “this cool, nifty leader

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