The Sphere of Hip Hop
This need not be so. Just like Christian rock artists, or gospel artists, or a capella groups, Christian rappers speak the truths of the faith through their music. They seek to reach a segment of the population that most adults do not naturally connect with, and they do so in a worshipful manner. It is important that someone do this, because guess what--hip hop is not going away. It has mainstreamed musically, and it will not be leaving. I encourage Christians, then, to get to know it a bit, to make it less like the unwelcome friend and more like the welcomed stranger. Here's a good place to start: Sphere of Hip Hop. This website functions as something of a capitol city for the Christian rap movement, with cd reviews, interviews, articles, and forums. Take a few moments sometime and browse over there. You'll find the stranger ain't so bad after all.