Rapper Cassidy Brings Jesus to Kill it on The Breakfast Club

Real quick post!

Ya’ll know I’m ALL ABOUT fusing faith and culture, and while many of us haven’t heard anything from the rapper Cassidy in a minute, he brought that F I R E on New York City’s top rated morning show, The Breakfast Club with host Charlamagne tha God.

Not only did Cassidy repesent Christ for millions of listeners, he was quoting scripture pretty accurately too! Great clip for all my youth pastors, ministers, religious education folks, etc.

I have to warn you: Charlamagne goes straight ratchet at the end (@*&!%^ AMEN!) but the entire freestyle is worth taking a listen. I tell you, if I didn’t Believe before, I’d consider coming on over after these bars.

On the rap game gone biblical case,

Alisha L.

Kanye West’s “Power”: An Introspective

I like the Kanye West “Power” video…er, painting. But some people, many people in fact “don’t get it…”.

Let me see if I can break this down:
\”Power\” Video (In Case You Haven\’t Seen it)

“One man shouldn’t have all that power…”

Hes surrounded by…

…sword wielding men, trying to cut off his head, sexy women engaging in lesbian acts, spilling water (water = life), food, bowing at his feet…

…while ONE woman sits gingerly at his left, not moving. Eventually, she sprouts angel wings.

There are two women with devilish horns who hold a staff, a sign of power and leadership standing before him…

…before the video cuts, the consuming images of the women disappear and ALL that is left are the two men trying to cut his head off.

To me, that is a POWERful video. Pun intended.

Cut off the head, kill the body. The creativity. The man. The purpose. The destiny. It wasn’t the pussy that “killed” him…

It was two men, with swords…

But can I go even further? Follow me.

The two women with the staffs, serve as Kanye’s mother. She was his leader, protector, guided him when she was alive… She stood guard, and while all the women, and distractions flew in around him, she was there, standing guard.

When ALL those things disappeared..

Kanye’s head, his most important asset, was taken off…

Kanye is no dumb dude. Not in the least…

Power personified.

NOTE: I’ve received so much positive feedback about this post as well as come across some equally thought provoking insight regarding the video. This is one of them: http://shadetheground.wordpress.com/2010/08/07/kanyes-power/

On the Chase,

Alisha L.

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