Friday, February 1, 2013

Friday's Weekly Rap-Up - February 1, 2013

Each Friday I will feature a rap song for everyone's enjoyment.  Typically, this will be Christian rap, or something of cultural relevance. I've been doing it for a few months, as it started as something to post to Facebook and Twitter, but I'll throw it on here as well.

This week, I give you the newly released "Fakin", by Lecrae, featuring This'l. It's a solidly produced video from the Reach Records folks. There is some satire displayed here, addressing the images portrayed by rappers who show themselves as killers, drug dealers and millionaires. Undoubtedly, some rappers do exhibit those traits, but ultimately, it attacks the images that then transcend to us, the listeners of music. I get a sense there is also an underlying call for us as Christians to continue to portray ourselves authentically, making sure that we are light into an otherwise dark world, as highlighted in 1 John 1.