Many are calling him a sellout for fame and money. He considers himself a music artist for everybody. His name is Xavier Adams, 24, and he goes by the stage name Spazzy Rocket or “SPZRKT” for short. His goal is to break free from the Christian Hip-Hop scene and produce new content for all venues.
The life of a college student is packed with projects, papers, and classes. It’s hard to find time to do anything else. Despite this, one independent group of college students are challenging the norm by making music and spreading their beliefs through it.
Expensive chains, lavish lifestyle and flashy clothes. They all dominate the culture of hip-hop. Despite this, Christian rappers are creating a counter-culture which offers creativity and passion. Although some say they carry too much religious overtones, Christian hip-hip artists like Lacrae, Trip Lee, and other independent rappers are showing that they too can become respectable hip-hop artist.
Beyond the catchy lyrics and loud bass are people trying to make a difference in the world. They might not rap to the same tune of sex, drugs, or partying, but they still see hip-hop as a platform to share their message of hope.
Joey ‘Jetmore’ Chooses Stability Over Popularity Fixing his ball cap and chuckling to himself he said, “I’m just over it.” Former dj, Joey “Jetmore” Lease, said he considers himself retired. Although the glossy headphone design on his shirt reveals a remaining passion for music, he still believes it’s better to move on.
Hip-Hop’s Breathe of Fresh Air Instead of a flashy image and explicit lyrics that shock and push the limits, Mike Dreams is taking hip-hop to a new level. His repertoire includes positive lyrics and a matching lifestyle, which he hopes will insight change for the next generation.
Cross Movement Records pulled the plug on his music ministry about two years ago, but now, thanks to hip-hop grace, William Branch “The Ambassador” has found a new outlet.
Ryan Tedder, the lead singer of the popular song, “Apologize,” is a professing Christian with an incredibly diverse music talent. His rock band, One Republic from Colarado, continues to have mainstream success spawned by the release of their first album Dreaming Out Loud.