Catholic … Rap!??!
Listen up, y’all! Y’gotta hear this!
This is serious Catholic rap. D-Major/The Apologist lays some heavy beats and some silly rhymes. And all of it with keen theological insight.
chorus: Now, brother, tell me, do you pray, the Ave the Holy Rosary mysteries everyday? ‘Cause 53 beads on a string have more meaning than they seem, bringing souls gone astray on The Way (2x)
Verse 2: As you can see, the 53 beads on a string are notorious, from Joyful, to Sorrowful to Glorious; Shedding light upon the light of Christ, bringing new insight and excites as your soul takes flight on to new heights. Pray the Ave’s not in a daze, attention paid, put your mind on the mystery made; then you may uncover, discover what was written of the Mother of God….
Or, how about The Exorcism of Hip-Hop. Here are some lyrics (like a Baptist preacher giving it to ’em):
Brother and Sisters in Christ: the hip-hop music is being invaded by the Devil. We ain’t supposed to be singin’ about sex; we ain’t supposed to be singin’ bout money; we ain’t s’posed ta be singin’ about cars. We s’posed to be singin’ bout Jesus; we s’posed to be singin’ about Mary; we supposed to be singing about the Sacraments. It’s time for an exorcism, brothers and sisters; it’s time for an exorcism on hip-hop. Can I get an Alleluia! Can I can an Amen! Can I get an Alleluia, Amen!
(cue the Phantom of the Opera sample) Get thee behind me. Satan, I bind thee. Let me remind thee you have no authority now, so I advise thee, “Split!” Pack up you bags, pick up your trash and git; take your bad habits and malpractice and quit. Let me explain: I cast you out in Jesus’ name.
Try out A Few of My Favorite Things (sampled from the Sound of Music):
I love all that is Catholic, like going to Mass and Advent, even through Lent my time was well-spent; I love meditating up on the Passion and havin’ to ask the priest to forgive me had I sinned; every procession, every Papal blessin’, every patron saint that had made some intercession; and I don’t mean to sound to extreme, but to me, it’s just a few of my favorite things
I can’t do justice to the raps here on this blog. You’ve got to click the links and listen for yourself. Go….now.