Posts tagged Music
There is something about how music and how it moves people. Growing up in a house full of beautiful sounds blasting from the stereo, my appreciation for how music tames the savage beast, caresses the soul, and puts a pin in time holds forever marking the moment, is still true to this day. An advent listener of all genres, I firmly believe good music is good music. The message in the song can change minds and hearts and can make a difference where nothing else could and everything else failed. It can put a baby to sleep, quiet a riot, dry tears or cause them to flow uncontrollably, or put a smile on your face like no other.
I am huge rap fan. It is a genre I grew up on and admire and the art of words, wordplay, and metaphors still amazes me. The genre has taken its hits and I’ll be the first to admit that it is watered down and does not make the impact it once did, but every now and then, there is a shining light that reminds me why I fell in love with it to begin with. @Lecrae is one of those shining lights. Where many get caught in him being a Christian rapper, they quickly learn he is a lyricist supreme! Put him against any wordsmith and he is sure to hold his own, crush the competition, and leave the mic on fire! More importantly, he remains true to himself and his purpose and calling. Having the ear of the people is a huge responsibility and delivering a message that uplifts is not a simple task. I appreciate that Lecrae uses his talent to push positivity and not continue to perpetuate the ills of society.
Take a few minutes to appreciate true hip hop brought back to the original essence and purest purpose – to uplift. Ladies and gentleman, I introduce to some, and reacquaint with others, @Lecrae! Be on the look out for the new album, Anomaly, dropping on September 9! https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/anomaly/id897749424
Reflecting on this week of the #LoveRequiem movement, I’m resurrecting a poem I wrote many years ago. Hope you enjoy!
When I first met you I was so infatuated, captivated, stimulated,
Being in your presence again is what I anticipated.
The more we talked, the more I learned,
The longer we were apart, the more I yearned.
The more we were together,
The more I thought, this could be forever.
Your style, your grace, your intellect had me intrigued,
Your versatility, your charisma, your aura filled a need.
It was more than a desire, more than lust
You filled the void I was missing, you became the one I trust. (more…)
“Accidental Racist” by hip-hop artist LL Cool J and country western singer Brad Paisley has ignited a firestorm of conversation and controversy… just like the artists planned. A strategic song aimed to stoke emotions, the artists purposely released the song to garner an impact and provoke dialogue. But was it too much, did it go too far, was it irresponsible and insensitive? You be the judge and if you haven’t heard the song or seen the artists comments, take a look and listen below. Make sure to leave a comment as this one is sure to have you thinking and keep you talking.