Poll: Rappers DMX and The Game Have Opposing Viewpoints on Faith and Religion, Who’s Right?
This week I came across two quotes from two different mainstream rappers about faith and religion. They both have opposing opinions on what it means to be spiritual and have faith, so I want you guys to let me know who you believe. First is a quote from Compton rapper, The Game, about getting baptized and becoming a Christian, but still having ‘swag’. The second quote is from Yonkers rapper, DMX, who is actually an ordained deacon at the church he went to when he was younger. His testimony completely contradicts The Game’s viewpoint, however, I want you to read both quotes, without any prejudice and let us know what you think.
The Game, who titled his upcoming album “Jesus Piece” says, “I’m calling it ‘Jesus Piece’ ’cause last year in August I got baptized and so I’ve been going to church, but I still been kinda doing me out here. I still love the strip club and I still smoke and drink. I’m faithful to my family, so I wanted to make an album where you could love God and be of God, but still get it poppin’ in your life.”
He continues, “I’m a Christian but I’m not ‘holier than thou.’ You can still have swag and be a Christian, you ain’t gotta wear a suit to church, you ain’t gotta take a bath in Holy water,” the rapper told Vibe. “You can still have your Ciroc in the club, it’s just a faith thing and making sure you try to do right. I’m still a father, I still smoke, I still rep Compton, I still might shoot dice or have a fight if I have to defend myself.”
‘Jesus Piece’ gives me an opportunity to speak about situations that people like me who love God but are still street and still wanna remain themselves without going the Pastor Mase route,” the rapper said in the Vibe report. “It gives the opportunity to know that it’s somebody out there that feels them.”
Ok so now that you read that, here’s what DMX has to say about his faith, “I read the whole bible. I just been made a deacon at the church I used to go to… I would like my first sermon to be there or in Yonkers. The biggest step is not in the studying, reading, but the wanting to change the way you live. Wanting different things for yourself, and making that change because if you still want to drink and smoke, you could read as much as you want, that doesn’t mean you’re ready.”
His quote was short, simple and to the point. Also, check out DMX performing his Gospel single, “Keep Your Head Up”. Ok folks let’s hear what you have to say!