The following video is from Beautiful Eulogy, “a Portland, Oregon-based group made up of artists Braille, Odd Thomas and Courtland Urbano. The group introduces a distinct and directive sound that’s driven by a desire to worship and glorify the God of the Bible, based in the context of its members’ hip-hop roots and shaped by influences like electronic music, folk songs and old hymns.” The band just released a great new album by the title “Worthy.”
The following spoken word poem is by the artist and author Dai Hankey from South Wales. It’s a rugged depiction of what it often feels like living in a fallen world. Dai concludes the poem with a hopeful look at the cross. It is worth your time to listen to the whole thing.
The following video is a preview of KB’s new album “Today We Rebel.” KB is a Reach Records artist and lives in Tampa, Florida. The song Monster is biographical with a focus on his life before and after Christ.
The following video is from Lamp Mode recording artist Shai Linne. Beautiful Eulogy joins Shai on this song that is a part of his new album “Still Jesus” that releases later this month. This is quickly one of my favorite songs from Shai Linne. I’m excited to get the full album. You can pre-order it here.
The following video is South California’s SPEC, a Christian rapper, producer, genius, and all around good guy. He is accompanied by V. Rose, another Cali based artist who is pretty spectacular. This song is “Don’t You Know” from SPEC’s album Vacancy, which is SPEC’s testimony of how God saved him and led him out of a successful career in secular music into a gospel-centered music ministry.
The following video is from the Reach Records artist Kevin Burgess, known as KB. KB is one of my favorite lyricists who always delivers solid content through creative and rich metaphors and lines. The song Church Clap, besides just being a lot of fun, is about the need for the church to stand on true doctrine.
The following video is from the St. Louis artist Thi’sl. This song is “King Without A Crown,” which is about our identity in Christ that keeps us from seeking status in the world. Thi’sl came to faith in Christ when a team from a church in his community was out sharing the gospel. The pastor leading the team met Thi’sl and learned he was a rapper so he introduced him to another team member from the church, FLAME, who shared the gospel with him. I’m thankful for his voice, his platform, and his focus on sharing the gospel through his music.