Conway Norwood, III
he need for a spiritual awakening in today’s generation calls for nothing less than innovation, ingenuity, God’s anointing, and the vision to apprehend the impossible. There are six soldiers of the holy hip-hop persuasion that have displayed that the mission is not impossible: God’s Army.
If there is one thing that can accurately define the durable culture of what we know as the church, it's tradition. For much of the church, tradition is a safe haven that makes sure we live right and conform to proper Christian principles. With that, it is no surprise that that very characteristic is reflected in gospel music. When we think of gospel music, it brings to mind a choir, maybe an organ, and that explosive churchy singer that knows how to belt out a note just right to put any saint at attention. The average person would rarely, if at all, picture rhythmic head bobbing, oversized clothes, rapid lyricism, and "krunk" beats, characteristics of the ever-growing genre of spiritual expression, hip-hop gospel.
“Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines a psalm as a “sacred song or poem.” The most familiar application of this word in our culture is based in the book of Psalms, the nineteenth book of the Bible, whose key figures include Moses, Asaph, and perhaps the most recognizable psalmist of all, David. The Psalms are filled with encouraging and emotionally charged messages that phenomenally define the relationship that God has with His people.