Gospel-Centered RapSunday, November 12, 2006
If you've every click the play button in the upper left hand corner of my blog and listened to gospel-centered rap while you read, you were listening to the voice of Curtis "Voice" Allen, my brotha from anotha motha.
He has recently gone world-wide...on the web. His recent appearance at Bethlehem Baptist Church, where John Piper pastors, has been lauded by believers everywhere, and unsurprisingly caused no small uproar among our fundamentalist brothers. Shame, shame. God could not be clearer that the gospel goes forth in various ways among His various people (Phil. 1; 1 Cor. 3). I'm afraid that Voice's song "My Contribution" makes SharperIron look like a dull butter knife (if you follow the SharperIron link, click the "discuss" button and read if you dare).
Curtis has released three projects in the past. His newest project is The Crucible. The CD can be purchased for download here. Before that he released Progression, and his first was an early release entitled Unstoppable EP, a rare find. Many of the songs on the first two projects can be downloaded individually through Sovereign Grace Ministries' store, or on iTunes. My new favorite is "Captured" recorded and released with the New Attitude conference band, 1Band.
Of interest are four songs that are available for listening online at his MySpace website. Otherwise, you can get directly to IHearVoice, his direct website.
For more gospel-centered rap, see Lampmode's productions.
May rap reign in God's kingdom.