hip hop message
" They sing about God - not drugs and gang warfare. "
Now if they included politics etc in that quote I could see some promise in it.
There will be some that say it's yet another way of recruitment though, I think.
Of course it is but it is up to the adherents of any faith to keep things fresh for the next generation.
Almost every faith recruits... If you believe something is good, there is a tendency to want to share it with people
There are also many Christian artists that do much the same and are also criticised, this is not new. It would be good to hear of some more positive Islamic influences. It would also be good to see these groups working within their own communities to raise a more positive world viewpoint than is promulgated by some of the radical clerics.
There are many Christian artists who have been successful in the commercial realm. From yesteryear, the best known would be Cliff Richard, today we have the likes of Mary Mary and Beyonce.
I do not follow her, so I cannot comment upon her style. I do know that she has admitted a faith in God at some stage, beyond that, I know no more.
A lot of artists have strong religious faith of some kind, and hopefully choose to live their life accordingly. Beyonce is a Christian as far as I
However artists like Beyonce, originally of "Destiny's Child" moved on from songs about love and female empowerment to increase their fan-base. Now, she's more likely to share her videos with Shakira, panting and wiggling.
I'm not saying Religious artists are in any way less talented or Valid, only that they are usually just preaching to the Choir!
It's hard to recruit through music when songs with a message are often seen as "naff".
I think the lead singer of Evanescence has talked about being a
Christian at times...?
I suspect a lot of people in the entertainment world figure that their personal faiths are no one else's business...