Rap & Inkolo

Ngoba njengoba nje Ngiyakhumbula, hip hop uye kwadingeka ukuthanda uNkulunkulu nenkolo bekungekho. Angiqondile ukuba basikisele ukuthi bonke rappers kukhona abazinikezele zenkolo. Kodwa rappers ambalwa - noma yimuphi artists for ukuthi udaba - kungaba nithintithe umuzwa onamandla wokuvuma lapho zihlanganisa uNkulunkulu ndawo ndawo art zabo. Kungokwemvelo futhi kuhle ukuba sikhulume ngoNkulunkulu, kodwa umbuzo uwukuthi, Yini bethi? Abanye bathi, "Kuyinto umculo nje. Musa thatha it kanjalo sina!” Kodwa kuthiwani rapper uthi i-mic kuyisono esibi nakakhulu kuka ungase ucabange.

Abanye baye basebenzisa hip hop ukuveza inkolelo yabo engokwenkolo ayesuka enhliziyweni noma itlhogeko. Islam, The Percenters Five, ubuKristu, umbono wokuthi uNkulunkulu akaziwa, Atheism, kanye nezinye izinkolo konke kuye kugqugquzelwa ngokusebenzisa ifomu art. Ngicabanga hip hop kuyinto ehlukile kuhambisana ukuveza ubuqotho nokuzinikela yini thina uku abanothando. Ngokwengxenye ngenxa rawness isiko ikhange futhi ngokwengxenye ngoba hip hop ivumela amazwi ngaphezulu, ngaleyo ndlela ungakwazi ngempela "ukufundisa.”

Kodwa iningi isikhathi hip hop zifana izinwele esingaphezu ikilasi Sunday School. Rappers kambi run off at emlonyeni, kungakhathaliseki bayazi ukuthi bakhuluma noma cha.

Ubuqotho vs. ukungakhathali

Kukhona ezinye ogama imilolotelo likhombise eqotho - nakuba ngezinye izikhathi zabo ezingafanele baphile - search for nokulwa ngeqiniso. Ngiyawuhlonipha umbono wakho. One thinks of The Roots’ “Dear God 2.0,or Kendrick Lamar’s “Dying of Thirst”.” *Ngisho nalapho ngiphikisana ezizathwini zabo noma iziphetho, I bayakujabulela ukulalela ukufundwa Ukuzula eqotho. Futhi ngokuvamile ungishukumisela ukuba bathandazele Emcees engikanye.

Hip hop uye kwadingeka njalo ohlangothini mnyama noma, lapho abaculi aphathe uNkulunkulu nenkolo bekungekho ngendelelo kanye ukungayihloniphi. Rappers kubonakale ukusho noma ngabe yimaphi amagama bazizwa ezilungile - kungakhathaliseki ukuthi empeleni ubakholelwe yini noma cha. Futhi in a "post-Christian” isizwe efana neyethu, lezi kokuhlaselwa budedengu zivamise okuhloswe ngaso uJesu futhi usebandleni laKhe.

Kunjalo, zikhona ezinye izinto - like ubuzenzisi imali ulambile "abashumayeli” - Edinga ukuba bahlekise ngayo. Kodwa ngokudabukisayo, iBhayibheli, esontweni, futhi uNkulunkulu qobo lwaKhe ngokuvamile ziphathwa like abalingiswa neze indaba eqanjiwe. Ngiyavuma, rappers kokuzwa ukukhuluma mayelana "Freaky” amantombazane ekwayeni yesonto, okungenza nami cringe, kodwa lutho edabuka kimi okungaphezu kwanoma idlalisa UJesu ngokwaKhe.

rappers Abaningi bazibize uNkulunkulu, zizibeke on ezingeni noJesu, futhi baye izinto ezinkulu kuthathwe ibizo likaJehova ngeze. Babé wakha albhamu yonke letitsite benkolo wokungahloniphi. Babé wasebenzisa lokusungula abawunikwe uNkulunkulu ukuthuka uMdali wabo. How ironic.

Njengoba umlandeli kaJesu, I am mathupha kumphathe kabi lokho engikuzwa, Kodwa ngaphezu kwalokho Ngiyesaba ngoba yibo abangabantwana ezikhafula la amazwi enhlamba. Sasifika ukuba wesabe indoda ngabe ebusweni uMongameli, kodwa kufanele sibe ngisho esaba kakhulu indoda esephimisela ngaphakathi the bombo of Nkulunkulu uMninimandla onke.

Ukuphendula With Grace

Ngakho Kufanele ngisabele kanjani? Ngiqale umkhankaso duba umculo wabo. Noma, njengoba rapper ngokwami, Ngangibona ukubhala irekhodi ohlabayo Diss iminyaka. Mina ngizoba ake unquma noma kunoma yiziphi lezo zindlela zilungile noma azilungile. Kodwa iqiniso liwukuthi, Angicabangi ukuthi ayeyokwenza lukhulu ukubhekana inkinga yangempela.

The umculo lezi rappers adedele kuveza izinhliziyo zabo. Amazwi yethu ihlale isithombe esiphelele kwenzakalani ngaphakathi kithi. Wake Wakhutshwa ngenkathi ephethe ingilazi yamanzi noma ijusi? Noma yini ofuna engilazini lichitheke ephumela emhlabathini. Njengoba sazi sonke, khona ukungakhululeki okuthile wethu akusho ukukhiqiza ketshezi, it nje kubonisa ukuthi yini engilazini. Kuyinto efanayo ngamazwi ethu. Uma sikhuluma, noma rap, okuqukethwe izinhliziyo zethu is bechitha out. Speech nomculo akusenzi abanesono, kodwa ingabe embulani ezinhliziyweni zethu nasezingqondweni (uMathewu 12:34).

Uma sicabanga ukuthi, ukulalela ezinye rappers abangenayo abamukela themes yenkolo isitshela kimi ngezinto ezimbili.

Okokuqala, abaqondi ukuthi uJesu ungubani. Uma they enza, babengeke bakhulume ngaYe ngale ndlela. Kunjalo, bayazi uJesu wayeyindoda bamaJuda obebethelwe eminyakeni eyizinkulungwane ezimbili edlule. Kodwa, they don’t truly understand Him.

Akukho muntu noma owesifazane engqondweni yabo sokunene azame ukubeka ngokwabo on ezingeni noMbusi Ophakeme eliphelele ukuthi bayakuqonda ngempela abe enjalo. Akekho kwakuyoba bangamhloniphi ngokuzihlanganisa kuye izenzo zobulili abakhanukayo noma udlame ukuthi bayakuqonda ukuthi Wayekhona uMahluleli okuphakade imiphefumulo yabo. Babengeke baphonsa igama lakhe nxazonke like yena uyinto futhi aphathe igama laKhe ne levity enjalo nokungahloniphi.

Uma uke wazibona ngempela uJesu, uqonde ukuthi Unguye ongenakuqhathaniswa. Uma umazi ngempela iNkosi, uzithoba egunyeni Yakhe, ungazi inselelo it. Ngakho isiphetho kuphela Angikwazi ukudweba baye akubonakali Yena ungubani.

Okwesibili, sidinga abantu abangamazi bazi uJesu ukuba akhulume angagunci. Hhayi nje izingoma futhi blog izikhala, kodwa ekudleni, in the eboardroom, futhi avela ngalokungakahleleki eklasini. Kungani? Ngoba lokhu ukungazi ukungayihloniphi asitholakali rappers. art Reckless kumane nkulumo omunye kuso. Siphila isiko ayephuphuthekile iqiniso (2 Korinte 4:4).

Ukuvula amehlo ezimpumputhe

Ngakho, uma ukwazi uJesu, ukutshela abangane nomndeni wakho iqiniso. UNkulunkulu akufanele toyed nge. Muhle okufanele akhulekelwe, Wathanda, walalela, futhi wajabulela. Muhle real. Yena uyasizonda isono futhi wathumela iNdodana yakhe ukuba yenzeni ngayo. Empeleni, INdodana Yakhe wafa, wathatha isijeziso sezono ngakho thina singakhokhi lutho. And God raised Him from the grave so that we could live with Him forever.

Dlula lokhu Izindaba Ezinhle kwabanye! Kodwa sicela, wenze kanjalo umusa. Misa ukuthetha abantu, futhi uqale ukuzithanda. Uma uke wambona uJesu ngoba ungubani, akunjalo ngoba ungumuntu kangcono ukwedlula noma ubani. Yingoba uNkulunkulu wavula Ninamehlo aniboni. Thandaza Uyokwenza okufanayo abangane nomndeni wakho.

Futhi uma ungazi uJesu, kufanele umazi. Muhle kuyilungelo omuhle, futhi ezingaphezu kuka okufanelekelayo ukuba sizinikele kuye. Kukhona akekho noyedwa kithi ukuthi kungaba ukuthi iyishaye indiva uNkulunkulu noma aphathe iNdodana Yakhe like enye nje dude. iphakade Our buxhomeke kulokho esikukholelwayo ngoJesu. Futhi iqiniso liwukuthi, kungakhathaliseki ukuthi siyakholelwa Him noma cha, thina bayokwahlulelwa Him.

Ngakho yini uNkulunkulu ukuba nomuntu ongakholwa ningakaceli nakucela? uMdali, noMlondolozi, noMahluleli. Futhi uma sizobe uvule futhi bakholelwa - noMsindisi.

*Disclaimer: Angikho ezincoma ukuthi ukulalela izingoma okukhulunywe ngazo ngenhla. Omunye wabo iqukethe inhlamba ukuthi ngeke kufaneleke noma eziwusizo kwabaningi.

amasheya

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  1. AbePhendula

    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, izidakamizwa, self exalting, njll. That has been true even before I became Christian.

    Empeleni, I grew up listening to punk rock and was always a rocker. When I found Christian Hip Hop, Ngiyithandile! 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

    • CherishJesusLuvPhendula

      Hey Trip,
      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 notmebut “uNkulunkulu” 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!

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

  2. CLEAN MIMSHACHPhendula

    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 Jesus’ UJESU!!.

    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, njll. 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. GauslingPhendula

    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 MIMSHACHPhendula

    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.

    • CecePhendula

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

  5. Terence AbrahamPhendula

    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.

    ngiyabona futhi,
    Terence.A

  6. MoNsTroSityPhendula

    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. RJSALEZPhendula

    Ngakho yini uNkulunkulu ukuba nomuntu ongakholwa ningakaceli nakucela? I say ask them back, What’s a non believer to a God? ;)

  8. EmpressPhendula

    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

  9. MsBPhendula

    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. Ngakho, 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. inkosi ikubusise

  10. Yisho: Rebel Rapper Trip Lee Talks About Rap & Inkolo - YES FM

  11. UnveilDa1Phendula

    I love the thought process of Mr. Lee, I’ve been a follower of Trip from the jump, When he asked the question “Ngakho Kufanele ngisabele kanjani? Ngiqale umkhankaso duba umculo wabo. Noma, njengoba rapper ngokwami, Ngangibona ukubhala irekhodi ohlabayo Diss iminyaka. 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.