A Hip Hop Church? Why Not?

Some of the most inspiring music ever created came from black churches in the US south.  That sonic DNA can be found in everything from soul and R&B to rap and hip hop.  So why not just cut to the chase and have services with devotional hip hop music?

That’s exactly the situation with a church in Huntersville, North Carolina.  Pastor Quinn Rodgers says “We’re trying to reach the un-churched, the de-churched, the folks who have given up on church and looking for something different.”

In place of traditionally arranged and sung hymns, they will be transformed into something more modern by a DJ and his decks.

Hey, if there can be churches with U2-themed services and even Goth churches, why not try this?

More details here.  I wonder what Mahalia Jackson would say?

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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