thatnewman asked: Hey Stephen, I am a huge supporter and fan of the Christian Hip-Hop movement and have been since I got saved about three years ago. Lately however I have been questioned on the compatibility of Hip-Hop culture and the Church. I have personally done some research on Hip-Hop and its origins and came to the conclusion that it is but many do not agree saying that Hip-Hop is, in itself, a religion. I humbly ask to know your stance concerning this and provide some sound reasoning behind it. Thank you
Hey bro. Essentially anything can be a religion. Hip Hop, being black, the theory of evolution, etc. Good things and bad things alike. Hip Hop BECOMES a religion when it’s idolized. When it’s submitted to the lordship of Christ, it’s a God-glorifying culture and artistic expression. There’s nothing that makes Hip Hop an exception to cultural or musical rules. If any music can be redeemed, Hip Hop can. If any culture can be redeemed, Hip Hop can.