Ozone Magazine's Julia Beverly has been killing it with the video coverage lately.
It felt like I was shooting over her shoulder last week at the Bun B panel and Russell Simmons events. Now she's back in the mainstream rap rag's Atlanta home and interviewed Houston-connected Christian rappers Lecrae and Tedashii just before the Dove Awards.
Here's the full, nearly-20 minute shot where she asks them about the life of a "Christian rapper," where they believe they fit within the larger hip hop community, and how they interact with other mainstream artists in their field.
Interesting side note: According to this article and my own conversation with Julia - her parents are/were nondenominational Christian missionaries.
Also catch her full videos of:
The Ethics & Hip Hop panel discussion with Lupe Fiasco, Talib Kweli, Malice, Trae tha Truth, and Tre9 hosted by Bun B
Russell Simmons' visit to Bun B's classroom