In a rare first for Rapzilla we decided to interview a different type of Christian Hip Hop influencer. Matt Chandler, pastor of The Village Church in Texas and head of the Acts 29 church planting network, sat down with us in a candid interview where we discussed hip hop's role in the local church, his heart for the young black male, and even talked a little about white privilege. Watch the video and share your comments below.
Propaganda talks about his upcoming album 'Excellent' which he reveals is dropping end of September 2012. He also talks about the Gospel viral video, his song on Lecrae's Church Clothes, and his involvement in the upcoming Unashamed Tour.
The Restoration is your first album in seven years. Tell us how you decided to record a project with this theme.
The last seven years have been a bittersweet time of learning my deep need for Christ's grace, but also a glorious time of Christ making clear he already accomplished my restoration with the finished work of his life, death, and resurrection. In the midst of being overwhelmed by my sinfulness, my restoration occurred as I looked away from my performance to what Jesus has done in restoring me to the Father. The encouragement, hope, and joyful strength I found in feeding on my positional right-standing---secured by Christ's blood and righteousness (i.e., justification)---further empowered his ongoing restoration (i.e., sanctification) in my life.