Erica Campbell: 'More Caucasian Children Gravitate To Christian Hip hop'???
Readers, do you think this is true, if so why? Why are so many Christian rap fans white? This is an important topic and needs to be discussed. It's not to offend white people and I want to challenge those who say it's "more race talk" to really examine why they do not like discussing issues of race. Lecrae recently posted something asking why a lot of his white fans do not like discussing the topic of race.
Dr. Anthony Bradley, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at The King’s College in New York City, answered at Legacy Conference 2015 why it seems like, "more Caucasian children gravitate to [Christian hip hop]," which Grammy Award-winning gospel artist Erica Campbell said in an interview this spring. Bradley has published multiple books on race, religion and culture — including Black and Tired and Liberating Black Theology — and been featured on CNN/Headline News, Fox News, NPR and more for his expertise.
In my opinion, the reason this issue is being discussed is because there is a large segment of the Church (black church )that is not exposed or open to Christian rap music. They widely accept gospel artist but not Christian hip hop artists. A lot of Christian artists articulate the gospel in a way that the youth in urban communities doesn't get to hear therefore they are not being reached. This is why it is an issue.