Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Chance The Rapper Wins "Best New Artist" At The Grammy's And Claims The Victory In The Name Of JESUS!
Reader today many "gospel" rappers don't want to say Jesus on a record so they can appeal to the mainstream crowd. Artist like Lecrae constantly stress their not a gospel rapper. Now there is Chance the Rapper that talks about Jesus every other song and his personal struggles.
Sunday night Chance the Rapper, Kirk Franklin, Francis and the Lights, Tamela Mann, and a full gospel choir wowed the audience at the Grammys with a soulful performance of “How Great Is Our God.” Not only did their performance leave people talking, Chance walked away with three awards, including Best Rap Performance for “No Problem,” Best New Artist and Best Rap Album. Chance, with the help of some friends, performed a mashup of songs from his album Coloring Book, including “How Great” and “Blessings.”
After a beautiful a capella opening of lines from the hymn “How Great Is Our God,” the audience heard “God is better than the world’s best thing,” and then Chance launched into his poetic rap about faith and the good news of Jesus. Next, Kirk Franklin jumped on the stage and the song is brought home by a full gospel choir. The performance was truly Grammy-worthy.