Friday, July 10, 2009

Christian Hip Hop Hits U.S. Congress?

On Friday, June 26 hip hop pioneer Kurtis Blow, his group the Trinity (including my man Ricky B) and others met with Congresswoman Diane Watson near Capitol Hill.

As part of the Congressional Entertainment Industries Caucus, their purpose was to educate Ms. Watson and others about the genre of Christian hip hop and ask for the government’s assistance and support of this life-changing cultural force.

Here’s a clip of the trip:

While I applaud anyone willing to help publicize this music (and the one for whom it stands) I have to wonder if getting the federal government involved is the best plan of action.

Obviously there will be “separation of church and state” arguments from the opposition. Then again, the government does seem to financially support other artistic expressions for all matter of viewpoints and faith.

What’s your take on the matter? Do you think Congress should actively and financially support Christian hip hop?

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