Thursday, May 12, 2005

If there's room at Hip-Hop's table ...

for violinists and reggae can embrace a Hasidic Jew, why do some evangelicals still resent Gospel Hip-Hop?

3 Comments:

At 5/12/2005 02:18:00 PM, Blogger TheWriteJerry said...

Because the two examples you gave are of young forward thinking pioneers reaching out to their roots or to add something alternative to their already alternative style, while in the case of evangelicals resenting Gospel Hip-Hop or Christian comic books, it's the older establishment refusing to make room for the young forward thinkers. When you're pioneering, you're thinking of reaching out. When you're the establishment, you're thinking of protecting your assets.

 
At 5/12/2005 02:32:00 PM, Blogger Jeremy Del Rio said...

tru, tru. This too will pass.

 
At 5/15/2005 08:51:00 PM, Blogger Hip-Hope Sparrow said...

I think the distinction is that nobody would think Matisyahu, a devout Chassidic Jew donning a yarmulke from White Plains of all places, can spit incredible lyrics on the mic with an urban punch. Ultimately, it all boils down to originality, quality, and a unique/fresh voice that doesn't just mimic the secular music industry. Shalom.

 

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