Yesterday I was able to add one more thing to the list of ‘Things I Never Learned in Seminary.’ Somehow our church had the opportunity to be involved in helping to put on the Toronto show for the Unashamed Tour. It was a blast to get a group of volunteers together and get a ‘behind the scenes look’ at how a show like this is produced.
Early on in the day I had the unexpected privilege getting to meet and chat with several of the artists. Fortunately for me, being as ignorant as I am, I didn’t know who most of the guys were who I was talking to. I introduced myself and we chatted, just like I would with anyone else.
I don’t often do reviews on this site. That means two things: (1) It’s not ‘professional, Challies-esque’ quality, but also, (2) I’m doing it because I want to and you know I mean it.
When I first heard that one of the members of Grace Fellowship Church (Rexdale) was a rapper, I assumed a few things. One of them was that if he’s local he probably can’t be that good. Another is that he was probably one of those guys whose life and faith must be somehow compromised if he’s actively engaging the hip-hop scene in Toronto.
I’m thrilled to say that not only were my arrogant assumptions about ‘Spoken‘ flat out wrong, but through Role Model Records I’ve also been introduced to several other local Christian rappers who are skilled and dedicated to using their art for the glory of God.