Another video directed by Colin Tilley. Cameos by Snoop Dogg, Method Man and Redman.
People are sleeping on Christian rap, but artist like Lecrae and Reach Records labelmate Trip Lee are forcing them to wake up. Hailing from Houston, Lecrae combines lyrics that compel sinners to come to Christ over smooth Southern beats that still serve as cruising music on a beautiful summer day. Since I first heard their collab ‘Jesus Muzik’ in ’08, I knew these two would change the face of Christian rap forever. Trip Lee dropped “The Good Life” album which month, which is currently #6 on the gospel charts, while Lecrae took a different route more recently. Earlier this month he and Don Cannon collaborated on ‘Church Clothes’, a mixtape that adresses a variety of subjects and has received hundreds of thousands of downloads through popular secular sights like DatPiff.com and LiveMixtapes.com. It’s definitely a contender for May’s mixtape of the month. Below is the video to the single ‘Church Clothes’. Many will find it to be controversial bc he seems to be adressing problems in the church. But take a closer listen, this song is more complex than it seems. Listen and watch the official video below. Leave a comment and let me know what you think about it.
When I read on Mac Miller’s Twitter yesterday that this song was about to drop, I could barely believe my eyes. But then I had to remind myself of two undeniable facts: 1. 2 Chainz has been EVERYWHERE the past year. You can barely name a hit song without a 2 Chainzzzz feature; and 2. Bieber is the one of the most well-connected and universally accepted boy-band type pop stars since Timberlake. The song is exactly as I expected it to be. Starting with a catchy-as-usual verse from 2 Chainz to start it off followed up by Mac Miller (with a slightly Big Sean-ish flow) wrapped up with a verse from “College” Asher Roth that gives the verse a laid-back yet lyrical finish. I’m curious to see how hip hop fans will fill about this song, but I for one like it. What do you think?
We all know that there’s been a feud boiling beneath the surface between top rap crews in the game: G.O.O.D. Music and Young Money. Well now it’s not so much beneath the surface as a Pusha T track called “Exodus 23:1” was just released. Many feel as if this song was directed at Lil Wayne and Drake. Wayne seems to think the same…
Here’s the song everyone’s talking about (Exodus 23:1)
By the way, the bible scripture Exodus 23:1 reads like this:
“Do not spread false reports. Do not help a wicked man by being a malicious witness.”
So who do you think ends up winning here? G.O.O.D. MUSIC or Young Money?
More cool visuals from Colin Tilley. Slightly boring video but it looks cool. Features cameos from Drake, Busta Rhymes, Birdman and Mack Maine.