Don’t Waste Your Life

July 9, 2011 at 3:10 pm (Music)

A couple of Sundays ago, I was at my cousin-in-law’s house for Sunday lunch (which they graciously provided as they had no clue that three additional people were attending).
After dinner, Kurt and Lanaea introduced me to some music that I thought I wouldn’t care for: Christian Rap.

I thought, “Christian Rap…hmmm…this is going to be terrible.” Most of you probably don’t know this about me: but I used to love rap music. Whether is was in the club or in the car, I was bobbin my head and dancing to music that degraded women and glorified drugs and murder.
Needlesstosay, I stopped listening to it when I turned my life back to Christ.
So when Curt and Lanaea introduced me to a few rappers that make up a group called the 116 Clique (One One Six Clique), I was surprised by not only how amazing their beats are, but how deep and theological their lyrics are. The rappers could easily be heard on popular radio and people wouldn’t think twice about it (except their lyrics are geared towards glorifying Christ and rebuking gang life and other negative lifestyle choices.
Here is his testimony:

So I could sit here and talk about it all day…but it would be better if I posted a video and let you decide for yourself. I encourage you to take a look at Lecrae, Trip Lee and Tedashii. Listen to the beats but more importantly listen to the message. It’s legit…word. 🙂



  1. Tiffany Shepperd said,

    I love Lecrae! He did a collaboration with Natalie Grant at the Dove Awards and it was pretty amazing! Love your writing too 🙂

  2. Beth said,

    Very powerful music. I think Stevens music has great messages as well. I hope the kids will listen to it!

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