Monday, September 6, 2010
Don't Waste Your Life Video - Lecrae
As a self proclaimed hip-hop head I have been listening to rap (hip-hop) music since I was in 6th grade (I'm 33 years old now). I've listened to every type of rap music from freestyle battlerap to underground hip hop to gangsta rap to top 100 billboard rap. I am happy to say that for the past 3-4 years I have been blessed to stumble across an extremely talented group of Christian based hip-hop musicians. The groups and solo acts include: Lecrae, Trip Lee, Group 1 Crew, Rhema Soul, The Ambassador, Da T.R.U.T.H. and many more. In years past I have always migrated towards rap music with substance not all the crime and foul language or glits and glam, but musicians with knowledge and talent and skill. I am happy to say that these Christian Hip-Hop artists easily have the talent to be signed with major labels and be in the billboard top 100 if they were to sacrifice what the stood for and sell out their cause and dumb down their music. Instead they have choosen to elevate my favorite form of music and are finally starting to get some recognition for it to. I want to thank labels like Cross Movement and Reach Records for having the passion and understanding to support these musicians. Although I hope to eventually have some sort of LDS based Christian hip-hop artist in the future its these above named acts that are paving the way. So here's a link to one of my favorite hip-hop artists today Lacrae with his video for "Don't Want to Waste My Life"