Lecrae Says Self Righteous Christian Rappers Adopt ‘Ameri-Christianity, Not Authentic Eastern Mindset’

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From Left: Joel Klaiman, executive vice president and general manager of Columbia Records; Ben Washer co-owner and CEO of Reach Records; Lecrae, and Rob Stringer, chairman and CEO of Columbia Records.

Lecrae has often said he doesn’t want to be labeled as a Christian rapper, but set out to explain why some Christian hip-hop artists are seen as self righteous by many in secular society.

The Grammy Award-winning rapper who has paved the way to mainstream success for other hip-hop artists who are also Christians was a guest on Sirius XM radio show “Sway in the Morning” Thursday where a political news correspondent named Mike Muse asked him about judgemental Christian rappers.

“In terms of the Christian rappers who identify as Christian rappers, sometimes their tones can be condescending and so anti-secular — so judgemental that it doesn’t allow the genre to grow,” Muse asserted. “Do you think there should be a change in their behavior of how they approach their genre if they want it to grow to more popular genres?”

Lecrae said he believes white evangelicalism could be the source of the mindset that some Christian rappers have.

“I think a lot of their perspective is adopted from white evangelicalism or what I call Ameri-Christianity and not the authentic Eastern mindset of it. So, you’ve adopted more of a nationalism than you’ve adopted a faith,” he said. “It’s making you hate your own kind. It’s making you very condescending, self righteous, making you feel like you’re better than other people and not making you realize man, Grace is the only difference between me and somebody else.”

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SOURCE: The Christian Post
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