If you’re anything like me, you were scratching your head when the news broke that Snoop had a spiritual awakening and is not only Rastafari and a reggae artist but Bob Marley reincarnated. Hence, his new name Snoop Lion. While it all sounds supremely farfetched, I’d like to discuss appeal of Rastafari to gangstas.
Posts Categorized: Religion
I’ve been wrecked by the Aurora, Colorado shooting. I don’t know anyone who was murdered or maimed. I don’t know anyone who knew anyone who was killed or injured. I don’t know anything about the killer. I don’t want to know him. But I did read the bios of everyone who died. The entire episode… Read more »
Rapper Meek Mill and Pastor Jomo K. Johnson have beef. I know. Before this week, you’ve probably never heard of either of them. Meek Mill is a Philadelphia rapper whose track “Amen” has inspired the ire of Pastor Johnson who has called for a boycott of Mill.
The 2012 BET Awards were black people on their best behavior. Rappers bragging about their God flow. Gospel singers praising Jesus. Comedians joking about getting their sermons from rappers. Honorees urging the audience to wait on God. BET took its audiences to the church and the club last night.
Hard times bring people to their knees. Figuratively and literally. Whether it’s unemployment, heartbreak, illness, disaster, or death, humans pray when life’s challenges become clearly beyond their control. Rappers are no exception.
I recently came across this post about rappers who found religion. It made me wonder about how people encounter religion.