I was raised listening to Christian music. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but I wasn’t able to listen to any other music because it was obviously devil music. When I got into high school, i obviously started listening to whatever I wanted, and when I got into college I realized that music does not have a soul, and therefore cannot be deemed “Christian” or “non-Christian.” I still think lyrics are important, and most of my music taste is based on the lyrics of the particular artist. As I have matured, I have come to appreciate authenticity in art over lame lyrics. I have come across bands that, although they may not claim Christianity, or any form of spirituality, have insightful, affirming, and altogether deep and honest lyrics.
I also love rap because of how many words per second these guys can fit into one second. I’m not talking Lil’ Wayne or Ludacris (although both were good before they got outrageously large), but more talented people who hone their craft and don’t rap about money and women. For true talent, try checking out Mackelmore, Atmosphere, or The Procussions. I love artists who create their art with a foundation of truth. I want to hear about those artists that are honestly seeking to know truth better. I want to support people who aren’t afraid to dig deeper.
So, I would like to know your favorite “Deep Artists.” I want those musicians who sing/rap/scream with honesty, whether they’re Christian or not!
Who are your favorite “hidden” Christian-like artists? Also, can you think of a name we can call these artists?