Growing up, I was really into hip-hop music, but had a really hard time finding music that I liked that wasn’t totally profane.
All the good music was fowl, and all the ‘clean’ music was super cheezy (DC Talk, anyone?)
I wish that the fellas at Reach Records had been making music back then. Lecrae, Tedashii, and Triplee have the best hip-hop music out there, whether you’re looking at secular or anything else.
If you’re into hip-hop, check out this first single from Triplee’s new album, Between Two Worlds, coming out later this month (pre-order here):
(lyrics after the jump)
Creation’s groaning, lost their hope and feel they always closed in // Lots to cope with, on the ropes, wish they was in the open // This broken world is so dim // our souls are searching, groping // For one with hope to hold us close, and set goodness in motion // I remember growing up in Dallas, I thought me and my close kin // Was more than straight, our folks was great ,not broke that paper flowed in // Not boasting man, just saying in my brain I didn’t know then // That all went wrong, and it just can’t go right like a broke pen // My mind was blind and cloaked in // but then that foolishness departed I saw this thing’s an ocean // and we just tryna swim real far but But can’t nobody float when // we ain’t got boats or no fins // We need a hero to go in // cause our solutions don’t win // Education can’t fix it, more dough just leads to more sin // Medicine is temporary, government seems so thin // With all these weighty problems, that ain’t shrinking they just growing // Who’s adequate to save us, how about He knew no sin?
Like a G5 yeah you rushed to rescue me // Took a cross in exchange for a throne to save me // You began the work and I know you’ll finish // And make all things right when you come back // Cause you’re my hero, you already saved the day // Cause you’re my hero, and I know you’re coming back for me
Follow the steps bro, Adam sinned now we all dead so We gotta sentence on our head like death row, everything is wrecked All creation is a mess bro, In the fullness of time, in steps the hero no red cloak, He’s Jesus No flashing lights, glitz n glam, and no cameras He came to serve needy folks, and point them to the answer You see Him healing, feeding folks, and telling them the standard Our most basic need is to be ransomed by Jesus It has first place, yeah we separated in the worst ways Even physically peep how the earth quakes Separated socially, murder and the worst rapes Even separated from ourselves, we in the worst state It’s so major, that’s the reason that we need a Savior Cause the root of needs is separation from Creator Jesus came humbly to restore us to our maker And later He’ll restore all that He made bruh, He’s Jesus
Verse 3 (my favorite):
God is not pleased man, it’s clear that His standards missed // The world is running rampant with, sin it’s an abandonment // Man is feeling stranded, feeling hopeless since his banishment // God is angry at the distortion and the mismanagement // Evil is at work, but don’t be thinking He can’t handle it // He promised He would do away with all of it, dismantle it // He’s put up with this damage in His world, but He’s promised us // That He’ll destroy all His enemies and then He’ll walk with us // New Heaven, new Earth that’s where all His sheep dwell // Cause Jesus succeeded in every part of life that we failed // Died the death we couldn’t die, paid our price with 3 nails // Began the work He promised, in the end we all will be well // Already beat our enemies and when His Kingdom’s realized // All those who oppose Him will see Jesus with some real eyes // Deliverance is offered us, the hero He is urging us // Salvation is exclusive to His people who have turned to trust