Just because you love Jesus and love rap music doesn’t mean they go together.
Rev. Kenneth Whalum Jr. Authors Book “Hip Hop Is Not Our Enemy”
Pastor of the New Olivet Baptist Church in Memphis, Tenn., Reverend Kenneth Whalum Jr., has a new rap music video and many members of his congregation and other preachers are not happy about it.
Whalum created the song with hopes of “taking the streets back”; using the rap song as a tool to hopefully reach out to youth through the kind of music they listen to.
He told reporters, “for like, 3 weeks in a row, all we’ve seen is teenagers being killed and shot by other teenagers – gang bangers doing what gang bangers do… we need to encourage our children.”
The song called “Hip-Hop is Not Our Enemy” features a video filled with members of his congregation singing and dancing over the hip-hop beat which includes lyrics like “he’s more than a conqueror” and “if demons step up in my space Im’a tear them apart.”
Take a listen to Mr. Del and the good Reverend below and tell us what YOU think.
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