Gospel rappers invade churches


Next time you enter one of the local churches do not be surprised to find a young man with pants down below the waist. A new breed of rappers is taking its hip-hop to worship houses.

Like American artist Kirk Franklin, these musicians fuse the urban hip-hop sounds with some praise lyrics to create a viby brand of gospel. There is Testify, Mrepa wa Eloyi and more are following. Another young man Memo Daniel has joined the bandwagon and will launch his single Cazahh on July 4 at Revealed Word Ministries.

The youngster who is still working on his first release believes that his approach to music will help his peers follow the word of God. “It is not easy to get young people to follow what you are trying to preach.  But if you use the kind of music they closely follow then you can sure reach out to them,” Daniel said While he was optimistic about his chances of success as gospel rapper, Daniel understood the need to produce quality records to attract people to his music.

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