My twelve year-old son, Jacob, has taken to hip-hop music. Now, if you’re like me, the revelation that your son likes hip-hop can be a bit concerning. I certainly don’t need to mention the fact that most hip-hop music is angry, often violent young men spewing their anger and violence out lyrically. Much of it simply leads to angry, violent young listeners. Then I found out what it was that Jacob was listening to.
It turns out that he has become a big fan of Lacrae. Now, I had heard a guy engaging in “Lyrical Theology” once before but didn’t know much about it, except that I liked what I heard. However, not being a huge hip-hop fan myself, that’s about as far as it went.
So, I began listening with Jacob and the more I listened, the more impressed I was. These guys are solid and good at what they do. I admit that I only take it in doses (guess I’m just getting old), but I encourage Jacob to listen to as much as he can because I know he’s getting good theology in a format he enjoys.
Recently, I was introduced to a guy named Shai Linne. Shai recently wrote a song that has stirred quite the hornets nest (in a good way) with a song called “Fal$e Teachers” where he calls ’em out by name (a man after my own heart).
In case you haven’t heard of him, I thought I’d share a recent post from his video blog below where he explains the motivation behind the song and then, below that, is a link to the song, itself. Let me know what you think.