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Finally, the anticipated"10 Men Leading he Way" list you've been waiting
for is available! This list focuses on:
- Christian rappers
- Urban Media Outlets
- Urban artists
By no means exhaustive--EEW Magazine could not name all the wonderful
men of God doing awesome things through urban ministry and media--the
list is a reliable and comprehensive source of information. Compiled by the
team at EEW Magazine in partnership with the team at DaSouth.com, we
present to you our urban list.
This list comprises:
- "Top 10" Men Leading the Way
- Other veteran and emerging leaders within urban ministry and media
The list is designed to fuse all aspects of urban ministry together and is not
designed to be a competition or coronation of one group above another.
We are all co-laborers in God's vineyard.
Select interviews are available from chosen leaders on our 10 Men Leading the Way
list. The thumbnail images with "Read" attached are features and interviews available
THE FUTURE OF CHRISTIAN RAP
by Kellus Hill
Music Editor, DaSouth.com
Christian Rap is steadily heading to a point of higher respectability in the general market. There have been strides made in the area of quality and skill that have
been noticed by non- Christian media outlets as well as artists. I can see a point where the Gospel music market will support its Christ-centered rhyming cousin and
people will embrace the common ground of The Word of God being championed. I also see a point where kids and teens will understand even more that they have
viable options, or even replacements, beyond what the radio and BET support.
WHAT MAKES CHRISTIAN RAP DIFFERENT AND BETTER?
Though we know that Christian rap artists are flawed humans, just as us all, they focus on the solution- The Gospel. In the black community, there is a lot of trying to
solve problems with problematic behavior. Christian rap, in focusing on The Gospel, speaks about the problems while ultimately providing THE answer. We have
artists who not only rap about being husbands/ wives and fathers/mothers, they are faithful husbands/ wives and fathers/ mothers. They're pastors, teachers,
activists, business people, police officers, and much, much more. They should be embraced as examples of what redemption looks like.
MY TOP 3 URBAN MINISTRY PICKS
- Scott Free:Pastor from ATL who focuses on disciple- making, teaching, and equipping.
- Tre 9: Artist, co- owner of DaSouth.com who is about equipping, encouraging, and challenging rappers. Brings a business mind to the ministry.
- Lecrae: Artist that most recently was nominated for a Grammy. Gaining a large amount of respect in Hip Hop for the Christian rap movement.
The following men are being honored on EEW Magazine's list (*From left to right):
- Thi'sl "Connecting the Streets to Christian Rap" IAMThisl.com
Terverius Black aka T. Black
- CEO of Xist Worldwide (parent company to
Xist Filmworks, Xist Music and more)
- Xist Music houses artists such as Da’ T.R.U.
T.H., The Ambassador, Sean Simmonds
- Producer, writer & director of movie “Stand”
(to be released January 2012) View trailer
Christopher “Play” Martin (formerly of Kid-N-Play)
Wilbert “Juice 20/20” Thomas
- CEO of Space Cherry Films, a video
production house based out of Jacksonville,
FL that has single-handedly changed the
culture of Christian Hip Hop where QUALITY
music videos are concerned.
Marcus Hall www.kingdomtimeent.com
- Visionary behind the "HIGHER CALLING,"
one of the biggest annual urban outreach
concerts in New York City.
James “Trig” Rosseau – www.holyculture.net
- Co-owner of Christian Hip Hop media
Earl “Big Earl” Franklin – www.90kwatts.com
- CEO/President of 90K Watts LLC a
Christian entertainment services company
- Event promoter, angel investor, visionary
and has worked with a myriad of artists.
Wade “DJ Wade-O” Harris – Wadeoradio.com
- Producer of VERY popular radio show The
Wade-O Radio Show
- Popular DJ for many urban Christian artists
Zerub (Z180 Radio) – www.z180radio.com
- Zerub is owner of Z-180 radio, a go-to
source for Holy Hip Hop and Rhythm &
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