Hip-hop is treading strange waters these days, strange like the lake in the Scottish Highlands. Once thought to be home of the Loch Ness monster, later with much of the scientific community regarding it as a modern day myth. Explaining the sighting includes misidentifications and simply flat out hoaxes! However, until this day people like to carry on the charade despite the facts. This is where we find hip hop, real waters with fake inhabitants, yet we still pretend as if this is good music. We know most rappers are frauds, misidentifying what good rap is.
This has made its way to the genre of Christian hip-hop. In the respect that we are beginning to see peculiar things in the waters that we cannot fully identify, but closely resembles something that could be as alarming as the Loch Ness monster. When being a good emcee no longer requires actually saying full words or enunciation that is when things get scary; especially when it comes to the life and death truth of the gospel.
Christian hip-hop seems to be shifting with maybe better production and lyrics, but there is also a distortion of the truth of the gospel some may suggest. The fear of where it is going scares many onlookers. From the infamous titling of a “Christian rapper” to a rapper who is known as a Christian. Even more alarming, is the truth that some CHH (Christian Hip Hop) church inhabitants are being flat out hoaxes. They are either just not good rappers or are just not a good representative of Christ. So we decided to sit down with someone who embodies both to talk about it all. So read on as we introduce to some and present to others Allen Swoope, better known as Swoope as we unlock the art of Good Art.