We catch up with the prolific rapper S.O. Seun Otukpe in full, a Christian hip hop musician, based in Texas, who moved to London from Nigeria at 9 years old. He has released over 4 albums and gained notice in CHH as a forerunner and maverick.
He speaks on leaving a legacy behind him, on his inspiration behind his latest body of work ‘Augustine’s Legacy’.
…can we be mindful as Christian specifically…
He expressed how time is something that he’s always thinking about. Honing in on the sense that he’s not going to be here forever. He aims his music to impact the listener to think about time and legacy.
We talk about the Controversial track release by S.O. “White Jesus”.
Is Christianity a white man’s religion?
Can a black person really relate to Christianity, as major sections portray a white Jesus front?
We chop it up.Read More
We discuss if the compiling of the CHH list was effective to move the genre forward. Do we need it or was it an unnecessary move? There are many factors that go into personal lists, from record sold to influence and recognition, is this a healthy topic for our genre which can be prone to easy offence?
Christian Rap on the BBC to Flame taking on Katy Perry in a lawsuit in music copyright, the genre is really taking shape in the national press, at times not always in a good light, but seen none the less.Read More
In this episode we play an old school game of Rock-Paper-Scissors and feature the tracks we're listening to live. Then we discus the all important fine art of tea and biscuit eating…we debunk the dunk or not to dunk scenarios.
“You oughta know thy biscuit”.Read More
In this episode we load we explore the reasons why it would be beneficial to collaborate more with each other in CHH, there is a sense of exclusivism that is now inherent in our community. How can we bridge the gap and build on the very fundamentals of our faith in the genre and community we enjoy?
We tackle how we can be more motivational to our church’s venues where we gather to embrace CHH. Is it that simple to motivate or do we need to do more?
We also chop up some tips for mixing your music, whether it’s you or someone else, we discussed some important pointers and factors.Read More
In this episode we load the questions…
How can we make CHH authentic to itself? Is it possible to have something we can identify as CHH? A sound needs a message, by our message and substance is how we can be identified by who we are right? Surely Originality comes from a level of honesty with truth…right?
Episode 15 is here, lets go!Read More
We are at Episode 14 and we go straight into a big one…
Gospel artist Le’Andria Johnson caught in a precarious situation on video, smoking, drinking, and cussing. How do we as Christians discern between talent and anointing?
Have we been conditioned to see anointing in a certain way, by people raising their hands or falling over, which at most times seems ingenuine and legalistic?
Are Christians being silenced because we are labelled ‘judgy’?Read More
We discuss Trackstarz interview with Lecrae and the decisions he has made in the past. The struggle against fame and recognition. At times CHH requires total transparency from artists into the core recesses of their lives, which at times may not be required or warranted, however, the demand remains for absolute transparency on social media as we discuss Datin, J Givens.
Can the constant battle in CHH eventually sour and dampen the mood and desire for growth in CHH?
Are people abusing the power of social media?
Will we ever find a resolution to Christian Rapper and Rapper who is a Christian. Being a very young genre in comparison to others.
CHH Artist at times can treat it too serious and not serious enough!
– Calvin Venus
Do people see CHH as a vehicle or a culture?Read More
Who has that grip on the #UKCHH scene? Who could bring out droves of people to their paying shows? This happens to be a very pressing issue for the future of this scene, as without the capital to produce these shows and the customers to attend the growth will be laboured and tiresome. Reach records artist seem to have found a way to get their shows heard in the UK. So the questions really are: how do we build?
We talk about S.O. new track ‘Be Mine’ discuss the versatility of the rapper in contrast from ‘The Fall’ to ‘Be Mine’ shows how he is developing his craft.
Would you pay VIP tickets on a CHH artist? Have you paid for VIP tickets what was your experience?
We discuss Music Labels and their importance to the industry.Read More