I have to say that I'm really disappointed at how all these people who love God are spending so much time saying that Gospel Hip Hop is not of God. Well tell me this, what qualifies it to be of God. Is it your approval?? I dont think so. Yea I will admit that the Worldly Hip Hop has definitely given the genre a bad name, but there is a remnant of people who are using this as a tool to reach the unsaved. Gospel Hip Hop is only a tool!!!!!!!!!!!!! There is no genre of music that is more anointed than the next. What makes choir music effective, its because the people singing are praising God in there message. Thats the same thing that Gospel Hip Hop does. As a genre, it is still young so of course mistakes are going to be made, and pruning needs to be done. But how many Pastors, Ushers, Choir Directors, have sinned and brought shame to the church. I dont hear anybody saying dont let choirs back into the church. But at the end of the day, everything people say about GHH, I could say about any form of christian music.
When God created Satan, he gave him power to use music...... but not create. All creations come from God. The devil can only manipulate music. He does not have the ability to create it.
I am a product of GHH. If it wasnt for Gospel Rappers reaching out to me, and telling me about God, I wouldnt have been saved. It was a gospel rapper who convicted me and told me I should use my gift for God. And yes, rap is definitely a gift of song. Traditional church music is good music, but its not relevant to the youth of today. They are not listening to it, not looking for it, and dont want to hear it. In order to save souls, you have to reach people where they are at. Each fish has a specific bait that it will eat. GHH is giving them a familiar sound, with biblical teaching and principles. If you dont like GHH that fine, Its not meant for you.
Now I definitely dont agree with worldly hip hop, in fact the vast majority of it is disgusting. I am proud to say that I am a christian rap artists. It allows me to speak to worldly rappers and witness to them. Alot of times christians can be judgemental and turn the unsaved away. The fact that I am a rapper allows me to relate to them and speak there language. I can say yes I am a christian and I rap for Jesus Christ.
GHH will not keep anyone in the church, nor will choir music, nor will any one form of music. What keeps people in the church is the WORD OF GOD. Music is only a tool to Usher in the presence of the Lord. Music will not get you into heaven, it wont pay for your sins, it wont die on the Cross. ONLY JESUS DID THAT.
I really wish the church would focus more on the real issues that the world is combating us with. Honestly we fight each other so much, the world doesnt even consider us opposition anymore. In politics we have been reduced into 2 issues, Abortion and Gay marriage. Thats the only thing we stand up for. The rest of the time we spend fighting each other saying "that not christian enough," or "that music doesnt belong here." I honestly feel like some of us are turning in Pharisees, and dont even realize it.
I want you to realize that what you are causing people to do is to fall and turn away from the church. If I have a gift of rap, and the church tells me its not, then im not using the talent God has given me. The servent was given talents according to what he could handle. But the servent who did not use his talent was cast out into the wilderness, where there would me pain and mashing of teeth.
Dont cast me out because I have a different talent then you.