This artist showcase is all about Christian artist today, and what they’re up to. I for one am amazed. This artist is by no means an exception. In fact, he has turned some mainstream rappers, and hip hoppers on their heads.
Is secularism a bad thing? If we separate ourselves from secular society, then who are we preaching to, ourselves? Did Jesus shun secularist society, or go strait to it?
What our young kids today are faced with is unthinkable to us “older folk”. The rap and hip hop culture now incorporates all races of young people. The message is clear. Gang is the new good.
But has anyone ever listened to the gangbangers?
Why are they in gangs? Simple. That is their family, and to many the only family structure they have ever known. They may have a concept of love that seems strange to anyone that isn’t involved in gang relationships. However love is love, and as humans we will seek it out wherever we can find it. When we do, we hold on to it, and it becomes who we are. These kids are no different.
As Christians going out into a secular culture relative to their generation, these Christian Rappers have a hard row to hoe. Andy Mineo is one of these kids. Like other Christian artist such as Skillet, just to name one, he is building a bridge between the secular and Christian culture. The result?
Hmm, some are thinking…I didn’t know Christians were like that.
Hmmm, I didn’t think they were allowed.
I thank God for people like Andy Mineo. Fundamentalist Christians have built a wall between Christianity (which is Christ, and not an organization, by the way), and secular society. Guess they think it’s a “special” club for “special” people…
The title of this interview says it all…
“Is Andy Mineo the Future of Rap?”
Well…yea, he is =) And in case you are secular, and have thoughts about Christian music being this or that…
if you’re into Rap and Hip Hop, compare this to what you’re already listening to.
Footnote: Andy Mineo has been interviewed on BET, MTV, and other major secular networks, and has co-written a Grammy winner. See more on Andy on You-tube.
For more from Andy Mineo and other Christian Rap and Hip Hop artist visit http://www.rapzilla.com/rz/
Excerpt from the interview:
“Rapper Andy Mineo stopped by Sway in the Morning to discuss his new project Neverland. He and Sway reminisced on old times and he also spoke about his stance on Christian rap. Mineo performed a few of his songs in-studio. Sway also introduced some young women from the TORCH program who got the opportunity to flex their journalism skills with Andy. Andy discussed the process of creating his EP Neverland. Watch the New York City MC drop a hot freestyle and take calls from listeners…”