A posse of Christians called HipHopEMass are trying to spread the word of God through rap music via a new album that puts their service to bumpin’ music.
New York Episcopal priest the Rev. Timothy Holder (a.k.a. Poppa T) started the group two years ago after “an armed hostage situation at his South Bronx church made him focus on the neighborhood's younger generations.”
"Don't get me wrong. We are not replacing or substituting the Bible,” says Holder. “We are bringing the story of the Bible to a younger generation and making it immediate and upfront. If you don't have an altar in the street, you have nothing."
"I used to think hip-hop was hateful," Holder added. "But hip-hip really is a culture. It is about social change and justice. We're here to promote the love and strength you find in hip hop, not the hate, misogyny and crime."
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