I wonder what you think when you hear the words "Hip-Hop." Maybe Biggie Smalls or Tu Pac. Could it be Eminem or Lil Wayne? There is talent there but a lot of Hip-Hop Artists are also quite influential in terms of polluting minds and installing wrong attitudes within young people. There is power in music especially when it carries a message. Most Hip-Hop music carries a wrong message that when heard can bring corruption, destruction and for some fatality!
Jordan Davies at 17 years old was killed outside a Jacksonville, FL Convenience Store by Michael Dunn 47 who dropped by the Store to buy a bottle of wine in November 2012. He heard Jordan's Hip-Hop music pumping out of his SUV. The vibe it carried influenced Michael to empty his gun, firing 10 shots into Jordan's Car, 3 of which hit Jordan, and sadly took his life. Three of Jordan's friends were also in the car at the time but escaped the bullets. It was said that Dunn had heard the Loud music and was offended by it. He said to his fiancee " I hate thug music". Dunn was sentenced to 3 counts of attempted murder for shooting at Jordan's friends as well as given 60 years consecutively with the life sentence for the murder of Jordan.
However we have a Resurrection of Hip-Hop that is more fulfilling, more edifying, brings Hope with a message of salvation, and causes you to want to live a life that is inspired as well as motivated by Jesus Christ. You heard me! Its Christian Hip Hop. Gods Hop, His-Hop!
Christian Hip Hop also know as CHH is having a huge effect on youth today and a lot are seeing it as an alternative to secular Hip-Hop. Why?Because it is Truth! It releases Life and brings a different atmosphere when it reaches our ears. It brings healing, strength and direction to those that are lost. It awakens our hearts that have been empty, asleep, and disconnected from the creator of music who is God the Father!
2 Chronicles 5:13 The trumpeters and musicians joined in unison to give praise and thanks to the Lord. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, the singers raised their voices in praise to the Lord and sang: "He is good; his love endures forever." Then the temple of the Lord was filled with the cloud, 14 and the priests could not perform their service because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the temple of God.
The most amazing thing about CHH is that God is in it! He's using Artists today who have the courage to share their life and God to create the lyrics. His message is spoken in a variety of ways through the music. From the beats to the lyrics each song is reaching hearts daily! People are throwing away or destroying their secular CDs and embracing CHH.
There's no need to listen to the lies of music that promotes violence, prostitution, and drugs. Seek truth! That is what CHH offers. Straight, uncut, undiluted Truth! It's the truth of God that sets us free. The truth that brings direction and hope. CHH is Alive and relevant to today's society! It's Not thug music but Truth Music. Music full of hope that is growing globally and rapidly. All for the glory of Jesus Christ our king!
Wind your windows down. Turn your speakers up.
Let it Bang for the king!
Let Gods message of Hope, Salvation and Love echo around you to be heard by everyone you come in contact with.
Christian Hip Hop is Alive!