Real men love Jesus. Or so said the faded bumper sticker on the back of an F-150 that recently cut us off in traffic. We also learned that day that red, white, and blue "don't run" and the United States can't afford another four years with a "Liar-in-Chief" making all the decisions.
But do real men also rap about Christ? Well, some do, though probably not the guy who skipped the driver's education course on turn signals.
Christian rapping's best left in the hands of MCs like Lecrae and Trip Lee, founding members of 116 Clique, hitting the road this month on the Unashamed Tour.
After experimenting with drugs and being lured into a life of street violence at an early age, Lecrae turned to God following high school and rededicated his life to spreading the word of Christ via commercially viable hip-hop.
"I think more people are aware of what I'm doing," Lecrae said this past May in an interview with XXL. "More than anything, my message and mission has always been to give hope and inspiration and to see people transform."
Lecrae has become one of the most prominent Christian rappers on the scene, earning respect not just from his niche industry, but mainstream hip-hop as well.
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"It's always dope to have people who are incredible at what they do appreciate what you do," the MC recently told The Christian Post. "I'm very confident in who God has made me to be and as long as God accepts me, I'm cool."
Unashamed Tour. With Lecrae, Trip Lee, and others. Sunday, October 21. Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. The show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets cost $28.50 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. All ages. Call 305-673-7300 or visit fillmoremb.com.