(Adapted from EEW Magazine)
Many believe Hip Hop has ruined today's generation, and sadly have given up on millennials and the musical art form. But Christian rapper Da T.R.U.T.H., one of EEW Magazine's 2011 "10 Men Leading the Way," has found a way to get through to the youth with his popular songs.
The music artist told EEW Magazine's President and CEO Dianna Hobbs how he is presenting the message of the gospel in a practical and compelling way.
"It's critical that we go beyond just throwing out a message,especially in this era," said Da T.R.U.T.H. “We have to make sure the hearers of the word understand what we're saying”—something he did during his altar call at the end of the concert.
"In the Billy Graham era, things were different. The climate was a lot different. He could just preach a message and thousands upon thousands...droves upon droves of people would come to faith in Christ," the rapper told Hobbs.
But these days, for lots of potential Christian converts, it takes more effort to connect the message to them. "I think that we're in a different era now, especially with being a technological age and being the information age, people need information," he said.
During Da T.R.U.T.H.'s Rochester performance, not only did he inform the attendees through his word-based lyrics in his raps, but he also preached the gospel intermittently, and explained very simply what salvation means.
"Jesus said you can worship me with your lips, but your heart be far from me. That’s what God is after," he told the audience. "You know, Christianity is not about a list of do's and don'ts. It's really about God wanting your heart. That's it."
Winning the lost of this generation through Christian Hip Hop seems to be a strong trend that shows no signs of stopping.
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Christian rapper Da T.R.U.T.H. poses with EEW Magazine President & CEO Dianna Hobbs in Rochester, NY.