If Hip Hop is dead, then it needs to be resurrected and submitted to the glorious Lord because God created it! I do Hip-Hop Music (aka Boom Bap) and I am in the church, so it's the best of both worlds. Boom-Bap-Tism. I feel that other than those that are known to be creative (in both Worldly & Christian rap), everybody else just copies off of what's popular. I am encouraging the believer to place there trust in God for all ideas! He is the ultimate/unlimited supply of innovation. So why do we pray less and watch MTV/BET/VH1 more for relevancy when we can just hear from the almighty Himself? We gotta seek the Lord!
Your new album "Reiterate" is out, what makes it different from your previous releases? There's definitely been growth in the song writing as far as appeal but it also was done purposely as one of the goals we wanted to achieve.
How important is this new album release to you?
Very. I knew people were listening and so I wanted to deliver an album that was sonically appealing and would properly address some of the cultures issues with Biblical truth.
For starters I was born in Puerto Rico (hence the Spanish name). I grew up in the States though and was raised in a Christian home. Everyone in my family does something that involves music. Not necessarily professionally, but we are all very musical. I am not strictly a "hip hop head," because I love all types of music which I try to incorporate as much as I can into what I do. So needless to say my, music is very diverse.