I have never been much of a “rap” guy. I went through a breif stage in high school when I was very lost where I listened to a lot of “gangsta rap” i.e. Masta P, Snoop Dog, DMX, Nas, and the like. Recently, a friend of mine at church introduced me to Shai Linne–a very solid Christian hip hop artist who wrote an entire album on the atonement of Jesus Christ–very cool stuff–if you haven’t checked out Shai Linne, I highly recommend him, you can download his stuff on iTune and preview his music on Myspace.
Listening to Shai Linne connected me to other artists such as those of the 116 Clique which includes guys like Lecrae and Trip Lee. So I wanted to share with you what I think is a very cool video that Trip Lee made with his song Real Vision which is about where we find truth and how to have real vision in this postmodern world. I love the message and I think the video is very clever, I hope you enjoy it!
Before you blow me off and assume that this music is silly, give it a listen–these guys lyrics are incredibly solid. Much of the music is theologically instructive, insightful, and even worshipful. I also highly recommend the compliation cd put together by the 116 Clique called 13 Letters (you can get 13 Letters and other 116 Clique albums on iTunes). The album includes overview songs of each of Paul’s letters by various biblically solid hip hop artists. I really dig it–especially the songs on Romans and Philippians! I have been so encouraged by the music of the 116 clique that I am actually considering taking some students from my church to the “Don’t Waste Your Life Tour” that they are hosting!
So here is the Trip Lee video: