Learning While Teaching: Understanding the Gangsta’s God

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Rap, Religion, and The TruthTake a look at my interview with Rev. Donald Perryman in The Truth.

Recently, I had been intrigued, no stunned, by the recurring theme of the Divine and Holy interspersed among “not so nice” utterances by a young man during a mentoring session on fatherhood. Dressed head to toe in a bright ensemble all of one color to depict his neighborhood affiliation and “tatted-up” to express his individuality and hardcore identity, I certainly did not picture him as a choir boy.

I spoke with Ebony Utley, Ph.D., concerning her forthcoming book Rap and Religion: Understanding the Gangsta’s God for insight on this and other controversial topics. Continue Reading