RAP & Religion

N'ihi na dị ka ogologo oge dị ka m nwere ike icheta, Hip iwuli elu nwere ibu na Chineke na okpukpe. M na-apụtaghị na-atụ aro na niile rappers bụ okpukpe devotees. Ma ole na ole rappers - ma ọ bụ ihe ọ bụla artists n'ihi na okwu - ike ịma jijiji agụụ na-agụnye Chineke ebe na ha art. Ọ bụ eke na mma ka anyị na-ekwu okwu banyere Chineke, ma, ajụjụ bụ, Olee ihe anyị si? Ụfọdụ ga-asị, "Ọ bụ naanị music. -Adịghị-ya kpọrọ ihe!” Ma ihe a rapper na-ekwu na Maị bụ karịrị egwuregwu i nwere ike iche.

Ụfọdụ ji Hip iwuli elu iji gosi na ha ji ezi obi na nkwenkwe okpukpe ma ọ bụ enweghị ya. Islam, The ise Percenters, Christianity, Agnosticism, ekweghị na Chineke, na okpukpe ndị ọzọ niile e-akwalite site na nkà n'ụdị. M na-eche Hip iwuli elu bụ iche ruru eru na-egosipụta iguzosi ike n'ihe na nraranye na-ihe ọ bụla anyị na-omiiko banyere. Nwere obere n'ihi na omenala si dị mkpa ido rawness na emezughị n'ihi na Hip iwuli elu na-enye ohere maka ndị ọzọ okwu, otú ị pụrụ n'ezie "akụziri.”

Ma ọtụtụ mgbe Hip iwuli elu bụ ihe dị ka a barbershop karịa a Sunday School na klas. Rappers elezighị ọsọ n'ọnụ, ma ha maara ihe ha na-ekwu okwu banyere ma ọ bụ.

ezi obi vs. akpachapụghị anya

E nwere ụfọdụ onye Rhymes egosipụta a ji ezi obi na - ezie na mgbe ụfọdụ hiere - search maka na ọgụ na mgba eziokwu. M na-asọpụrụ na. One thinks of The Roots’ “Dear God 2.0,or Kendrick Lamar’s “Dying of Thirst”.” *Ọbụna mgbe m na-ekwekọrịtaghị na ha echiche ma ọ bụ nkwubi, M na-enwe na-ege ntị ji ezi obi na wanderings. Na ọ na-akpali m ekpe ekpere maka ibe m emcees.

Hip iwuli elu ka mgbe niile nwere a darker n'akụkụ ezie na, ebe artists emeso Chineke na okpukpe enweghị nkwanye ùgwù na enweghị nsọpụrụ. Rappers yiri ka ihe ọ bụla okwu na-eche ihe ziri ezi na oge - ma na ha n'ezie kwere ha ma ọ bụ. Na na a "post-Christian” mba dị ka nke anyị, ndị a aghara ẹma ẹsịn-na-emekarị iji na Jizọs na Ya ụka.

N'ezie, e nwere ihe ụfọdụ - dị ka omume ihu abụọ na akpịrị ego "ndị nkwusa” - E kwesịrị ga-akwa emo. ma na mwute, Bible, chọọchị, na Chineke n'onwe Ya na-emekarị emeso dị ka adịghị mkpa a na a akụkọ ifo akụkọ. m na-ekweta, -anụ rappers ekwu okwu banyere "freaky” ụmụ agbọghọ na chọọchị ekwe ukwe-eme ka m atụ egwu, ma ọ dịghị ihe ofụhọ m karịa lụtara Jizọs n'onwe Ya.

Ọtụtụ rappers akpọwo onwe ha Chineke, do onwe-ha on a larịị na Jesus, ma boastfully e Onyenwe aha n'efu. Ha na-ewu dum albums gburugburu asọpụrụghị okpukpe themes. Ha na-eji Chineke nyere ha creativity ịkparị Onye kere ha. How ironic.

Dị ka onye na-eso ụzọ Jizọs, M na ya onwe emejọọ ihe m na-anụ, Ma nke ka nke m na-atụ egwu maka ndị na-spew ndị a ikwulu Chineke okwu. Anyị niile ga-atụ egwu n'ihi na onye gaara gbụsara ọnụ mmiri na ihu nke ndị President, ma anyị kwesịrị-ọbụna ihe na-atụ egwu n'ihi na onye spits na ihu nke Chineke Pụrụ Ime.

-Aza Na Grace

Ya mere, olee otú m ga-azaghachi? M nwere ike na-amalite a mkpọsa boycott ha music. ma ọ bụ, dị ka a rapper onwe m, M nwere ike ide a Scathing diss ndekọ maka afọ. Aga m na ka ị na-ekpebi ma hà ma nke ndị ahụ na-nri ma ọ bụ na-ezighị ezi. ma n'eziokwu, Echeghị m na ha ga-eme ihe dị ukwuu iji lebara ezigbo nsogbu.

The music ndị a rappers hapụ bu nziputa nke obi ha. Okwu anyị na-mgbe a zuru okè foto nke ihe na-aga n'ime anyị. Ndi akanam tripped mgbe ejide a iko mmiri ma ọ bụ ihe ọṅụṅụ? Ihe ọ bụla i ke iko akwafuo pụtara n'elu ala. Ka anyị niile maara, anyị clumsiness-adịghị amị mmiri mmiri, ọ dị na-egosi anyị ihe bụ ihe na iko. Ọ bụ otu ihe ahụ ka okwu a gwara. Mgbe anyị na-ekwu okwu, ma ọ bụ RAP, ọdịnaya nke obi anyị na-awụfu si. Ekwu okwu ma music adịghị eme ka anyị na-eme mmehie, ma ọ dịghị ekpughe ihe bụ ihe na obi anyị na uche (Matthew 12:34).

Na ìhè nke na, -ege ntị ụfọdụ n'ime rappers onye na- okpukpe themes agwa m ihe abụọ.

mbụ, na ha aghọtaghị onye Jizọs bụ. Ọ bụrụ na ha mere, ha agaraghị ekwu nke Ya otú a. N'ezie, ha maara Jizọs bụ onye Juu nwoke ahụ e kpogidere puku afọ abụọ gara aga. ma, they don’t truly understand Him.

Ọ dịghị nwoke ma ọ bụ nwaanyị nri ha na uche na-agbalị itinye onwe ha na a larịị na zuru achị ma ọ bụrụ na ha n'ezie na-aghọta Ya na-ndị dị otú ahụ. Ọ dịghị onye ga-akparị di ya site na nweko Ya na mmekọahụ rụrụ omume ma ọ bụ ime ihe ike ma ọ bụrụ na ha ghọtara na Ọ bụ ya bụ ndu ebighi-Onyeikpe nke mkpụrụ obi ha. Ha agaghị awụlikwa aha ya ka ọ bụ a dịghị onye na-emeso aha Ya dị otú ahụ na levity na nkwanye ùgwù.

Mgbe ị na-na na na n'ezie hụrụ Jesus, ị na-aghọta na ọ bụ na-enweghị atụ. Mgbe ị na-aghọta n'ezie ihe King, ị na-erubere ya isi, ị na-adịghị aka ya. Ya mere, nanị nkwubi okwu m nwere ike ise bụ na ha ahụbeghị ya maka onye ọ bụ.

Nke abụọ, anyị mkpa ndị maara Jesus okwu ike. Ọ bụghị nanị songs na blog posts, ma na nri abalị, na boardroom, na na klas. Gịnị mere? N'ihi na nke a amaghị na enweghị nsọpụrụ bụ bụghị nanị rappers. Aghara art bụ nanị otu okwu nke ya. Anyị bi a omenala kpuo ìsì ka eziokwu (2 Ndị Kọrịnt 4:4).

Asaghe anya nile kpuru ìsì

Ya mere, ọ bụrụ na ị maara Jesus, -agwa ndị enyi gị na ndị ezinụlọ eziokwu. Chineke na-adịghị na-toyed na. Ọ bụ na-efe ofufe, hụrụ n'anya, rubere isi, ma nwee mmasị. Ọ bụ ezigbo. Ọ kpọrọ asị asị mmehie na zitere Okpara ya ka o gbuo ya. N'ezie, Ọkpara ya nwụrụ ma were nke nmehie otú anyị ga-enweghị ka. And God raised Him from the grave so that we could live with Him forever.

Rue a Good News on ndị ọzọ! ma biko, eme ya na-amara. Kwụsị eti na ndị mmadụ, na-amalite ahụ ha n'anya. Ọ bụrụ na ị hụrụ Jizọs maka onye ọ bụ, ọ bụghị n'ihi na ị na-mma karịa onye ọ bụla. Ọ bụ n'ihi na Chineke meghere gị anya nile kpuru ìsì. Kpee ekpere Ọ ga-eme otu ihe ahụ enyi gị na ndị ezinụlọ.

Ma ọ bụrụ na ị na-amaghị Jesus, ị kwesịrị ị na aka ịmata Ya. Ọ bụ indescribably mma, na ihe karịrị nke anyị kwesịrị ekewa. E nwere ihe bụghị otu n'ime anyị nwere ike ileghara Chineke ma ọ bụ na-emeso Ọkpara Ya dị ka nanị ibe Dude. Anyị mgbe ebighị ebi na-adabere na ihe anyị kweere banyere Jizọs. Na eziokwu bụ, ma anyị kwere na Ya ma ọ bụ na, anyị ga-ekpe ikpe site na Ya.

Ya mere, ihe bụ ihe Chineke na-a nonbeliever ị na-ajụ? Onye Okike, -akwado, na Onyeikpe. Ma ọ bụrụ na anyị ga-atụgharị ma kwere - Onye nzoputa.

*Disclaimer: M na ọ bụghị aro na ị na-ege ntị songs kwuru n'elu. Otu n'ime ha e dere okwu rụrụ arụ a na-agaghị abụ ihe kwesịrị ekwesị ma ọ bụ na-enye aka n'ihi na ọtụtụ.

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19 comments

  1. Abezaghachi

    We would all be afraid for a man who’d spit in the face of the
    President, but we should be even more afraid for a man who spits in the face of Almighty God.” – That sentence is very powerful!

    Thank you for this article Trip! I really enjoy Christian Hip Hop because I always felt that lyrically it had much more content and teaching than normal CCM praise music.

    Ironically, I have never liked secular Hip Hop because of the constant repeating lyrical content of sex, ọgwụ ọjọọ eme ihe, self exalting, etc. That has been true even before I became Christian.

    N'ezie, I grew up listening to punk rock and was always a rocker. When I found Christian Hip Hop, I loved it! My friends were dumbfounded that I was listening to Hip Hop since I had always disliked it, at least secular Hip Hop.

    Keep on doing your great work and I shall too my brother! For the Glory of God and our beloved Saviour Jesus! :D

    • CherishJesusLuvzaghachi

      hey Njem,
      I agree that out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks, so naturally the words to songs are going to be about whats going on in a person.
      I would also like to add that many Country singers as well talk about Jesus as some one they would drink with? Ummm yeah right if they saw him they would become humble and would not think much about drinking. Or would try to hide from his presence.
      I would like to share on here and with you that I have been called to speak to people about His Love. His Spirit told me that He would speak threw me to people. I am not perfect and I do try to stay unstained by the world, and am growing like other Christians also.
      I wanted to share with you some of my testimony of Gods goodness in my own life.
      I had always felt like I could feel God watching me even as a youth. I would sing to Him and get lost in the day thinking about His love. When I was 15 the Lord literally showered me with His love and Spirit and I received the Holy Spirit that day. My mouth was used by the Spirit to answer questions that was on others in the room hearts. And He spoke to me threw my heart telling me He had come to live in me and would protect me and would speak threw me when the time was right. I remember when I was in 9th grade and these people came with trash cans full of condoms to our school. Robert E. Lee in Tyler Tx. They showed us many pictures and the deceases that sex would bring. They told us to fill free to fill up small brown trash bags of condoms and take them if we needed them. They were telling us that we could go to the nurses office and get some also if we did not want to take them right then. When they said,”Sex is the best filling that you will ever fill.I stood up in-front of the whole 9th grade class and these people and proclaimed. “No God’s Holy Spirit is the best thing you and I will ever fill.They had police escort me to the office until after they had finished there spill. I remember a few students stood along with me and said she is right. This was the beginning of my journey.
      Later on in Life I was at an apartment where there was drinking and card games. I remember I felt like I needed to flee this place this feeling overwhelmed me in my heart. I noticed a man on a karaoke machine started to say my name and spoke things about me that I did not know how he could know. I watched him and noticed I could see horns coming out from his head I asked my friend if she could see what was happening also, she replied no, but that she felt uneasy about us being there. I knew I was seeing a spiritual thing happening then. I saw more things razor sharp teeth and and claws, and at that point I ran to the door to get out. The man on the karaoke machine called out to a women to close the door on me and not let me leave, she was not able to and he hurried to the door and stood in-front of the door closing me inside. I was in complete shock at what happened next. I saw the ugliest demon possible come half way out of this man as if to devour me right there, and at that moment a beautiful white covering came down over my entire body and in an instant the demon flew from this mans body. The man could not stand and slid down the door into a sitting position and I saw tears run down his face. I was then able to open the door even with this man sitting in-front as easy as if he were not sitting there, and began to run as fast as I could out of this apartment complex.
      I at this point I felt as if I needed to ride my self from all the people in my life that would even consider to put me into a room with people that were demon possessed. And so I fought my way away from gangs and bad influences. I did not really give my whole life to God at this point and would like to add I am still in training in this area also. But for God to protect me in this way even though I was young and in need of so much mercy and grace, still baffles my mind to this day. His love is Amazing. I have only encountered one other demonic spirit to which I could spiritually see. I was driving down the hwy 155 and I noticed a car plate that saidVampireon it, as I passed the car I looked at the driver and saw a demon right there in the mans body. I speed up to get on down the road away from this one.
      Another example of God’s Protection in my life. When I was younger some time after I received the Holy Spirit I was riding in the back end of a pick up truck in Louisiana and it was me and three cousins all very young in the back and three cousins in the front. I felt the Spirit move me to sing He has the whole world in his hands, And I stood up and raised my hands to God. At that moment as my cousins in the back are looking at me like why is she singing that, my cousin who was driving was passing a truck to our right and we are in a curve and a truck was in the lane ahead coming straight on. My cousin who was driving said, “Dear God what have I done.and my other cousin in front said, “My God.and I was just lifting my hands to God and singing. I saw a beautiful rain-bowed hand slash cloud come down in an instant and remove the truck that was to head on collide with us. I remember seeing the truck behind us on down the road as if nothing had happened. When we got back to my aunts home my cousins said, “We would all be dead if not had Cherish been in the truck.they asked me what I was doing back there and I said singing hes got the whole world in his hands. My cousins and I are still in Awe of God for his protection of all of us that day. I told them it was notme” ma “Chineke” who had protected us.
      This is just a couple of the many times God has protected me, showed mercy to me and kept me from harm.
      With all that said I hope this encourages someone out there, and Loving Jesus is not just aboutseeingsomething happen for we know Scripture says Blessed is the man who has not seen and yet still believes. And that is only a part of that scripture fyi. Anyways I wanted to share this and say I Love Jesus, I believe and testify to his protection,mercy, and Love. I want everyone to know our King has a wedding feast He is preparing for His beloved. We as His Church are his beloved and He wants you and me and anyone reading this to prepare themselves for His appearing, and to repent from there sins and follow Him. I Love your music Trip. It has blessed my life and others around me. I pray that you will continue to Put Matt 6:33 into practice and live a life testifying to our Kings goodness. I am so thankful for good beats with God loving words that I and my young family can enjoy as we wait upon Him. Cherish :) I AM UNASHAMED!

      Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

  2. CLEAN MIMSHACHzaghachi

    Talk about this rapper . He had aJesus walksvision in the Hip-hop industry as you have but what happened? “failedif you so to speak. What went wrong?…These are the questions you need to find answers to.

    Sitting back and analyzing What’s happening to Jesusimagewont change a thing. As a matter of fact that CANT alter JesusJESUS!!.

    He was crucified by some bunch of cheap Romans soldiers and that even led to the prove that He Jesus is God after He Resurrecting.

    Go get a record deal from YMCMB and Preach the Truth in a raw manner, and see whether you will survive as a rapper.say what the world wants to hearbusinesssmh

    They are so use to the world and it systems: Getting money, fornicating, wdg. to the extend that even if Jesus manifest Himself physically to them today, they will unconsciously slip back into there old ways later.

    You can easy destroy a tree at it nursing stage but not when it has fully established as a Timber.and the only way to get rid of a Timber completely is by destroying it root.

    So do what you ought to do to destroy the root of the problem as asavedbeing. Tell the world what they’ve not heard before.. A material proof of JesusExistence, Power and Glorynew light

  3. Nicholas J. Gauslingzaghachi

    Some friends of mine recently commented that the best way to recognize falsehood is by learning to recognize truth; I think that wisdom applies here. One could go about creating a campaign against this godless music, but even better is to keep producing God-centered music.

    I’m not much of a rap fan myself, but I am tremendously grateful that there are individuals such as yourself who are serving as a sort of indigenous missionary and reaching into that culture with the love of Christ.

  4. CLEAN MIMSHACHzaghachi

    OK. it is time forChristian rappersto mock their (world) god(satan). its as simple as that.

    If you think our Jesus is being disrespected/mocked then you rappers are in the best position to also render their satan powerless by insulting/disrespecting satan the hard way twice.

    • Cecezaghachi

      Ee! Thanks for sharing Dr. Utley! I heard you speak at North Park University last fall and was impacted by this connection.

  5. Terence Abrahamzaghachi

    Wow Will…..I do appreciate how powerful and subtly you used words to put through your thoughts [shows whats in your glass :) ]…I wanted to voice similar opinions, you really brought clarity into this topic using good examples.

    Daalụ ọzọ,
    Terence.A

  6. MoNsTroSityzaghachi

    there be gods MANY and lords MANY. (1Co8:5) aHaYah asher aHaYAH, TELL the CHILDREN of YISRAEL I AM HATH sent you. (Ex.3:14) & moreover the El of Avraham, Yitschak, n Yaacov (Ex.3:15).. YmmanuwEL, YesHaYAH HaMashiyach.

    PRAY & read your Bible intensely and the Holy One of YisraEl WIL reveal the answers from OUR Father which ART in heavenSalvation the Saviour is comin back for His ppl… “The TWELVE Tribes of YisraEL” & those that BELIEVE the WORD of aHaYAH.. search for YeshaSalvation as a HIDDEN treasureBless aHaYAHHe Who IS, He Who WAS, & He Who IS to COME. (Rev1:4) even so come, YesHaYAH. Amen.

  7. Empresszaghachi

    this is really a great message
    inspired me to write something today, don’t let some negative people or comments sway you from speaking the truth. I know that there are some out there that might try to get on your nerves. I am here to say Keep it up you are making a difference

  8. MsBzaghachi

    When I was if the world, I was a heavy hip hop enthusiast because of the artistic creativity and mainly because of content. Listeners gravitate to words that appeal to the heart. Ya mere,, in essence, as long as there are darkened hearts, there will be those that gravitate to the message. This article just serves notice on us who believe becausewe are made to light it up a city on a hilltopand we want people to ‘hit us up when they feel lostSO that we can navigate them tithe savior. You’ve outlined our sole mission in this article- thanx! P.S. LOVE THE CUP ANALOGY!!!! AWESOME. Chukwu gozie

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  10. UnveilDa1zaghachi

    I love the thought process of Mr. Lee, I’ve been a follower of Trip from the jump, When he asked the question “Ya mere, olee otú m ga-azaghachi? M nwere ike na-amalite a mkpọsa boycott ha music. ma ọ bụ, dị ka a rapper onwe m, M nwere ike ide a Scathing diss ndekọ maka afọ. I’ll let you decide whether either of those approaches are right or wrong.I think a response with a diss record is very appropriate, I see it as an opportunity to do exactly what David did to Goliath. He had the chance to shut the mouths of the one who was speaking against his GOD. Now with the influence and the amazing GOD giving talent Trip has, I see it as a golden opportunity to Infiltrate the Industry.