• Poetry,  Vic Stanley

    SO SINCERE

    Written by Victor Stanley Jr.   I’m locked in the streets way of thinking But the world I exist in keeps on insisting That I behave all politically correct, But in my heart I harbor the resistance, Rebellious persistence Against the way that you dudes walk and talk I keep distance between my pearls of wisdom and ya’lls foolish thoughts Sometimes I black(out) and overreact ‘Bout to resort back to fistfights and straps I just might attack these arrogant young lads, Remind them exactly what this is How I used to live, Hustle, rob, and pimp, What I used to did, But I recover from the relapse, No longer a…

  • Poetry,  Vic Stanley

    One Day…

    Written by Victor Stanley Jr.   How could it all have come to this? I remember days when I was young and bliss Life removed the ignorance, it’s a, cold world Destroyed my self-esteem as a youth That’s why me, and my ‘ol girl could never get it right Insecurities while securing these packs But before all that I was knocked on my back Pain in my frame it’s a shame drug dealer I, Fit the image of everything they said I’d be, Just a nigga… I moves on from that Demonic shadows on this path, I wonder if I’ll last Air is thin here, try not to gasp Shallow…

  • Blogs

    Review of Supremacy

    I have long been a fan of Russ Shanks, and so I was eager to hear his latest effort titled Supremacy. Russ is never flashy, yet he raps with a skilled subtlety that forces the listener to be very attentive in order to catch the meanings in his bars. On the track Dragon’s Lair Russ enlists the help of fellow emcee Sho, who delivers these lines “Is he a Christian Rapper? I’m an emcee…” and “[There’s] No writer’s block when coming from experience.” These sum up the approach Russ takes with this project as he tackles topics such as police brutality, racism, false piety, enduring in the faith, and much…

  • Blogs,  Points of Interest,  Vic Stanley

    Review of Shad Gill’s Svn7VII

    Written by Victor Stanley Jr. While many in CHH—Christian Rap, Holy Hip-Hop, or whatever else you want to call it—are trying to figure out whether or not Reach is still unashamed; or if it should or should not be called Christian Rap; and at the end of the day attempting to find the genre’s identity, one person stands out as unconcerned with these things. He is simply making good music for himself and his fans.

  • Points of Interest

    Pagan Worship

    Some thoughts on the role of music in a worship service: http://www.christianity.com/church/worship-and-hymns/is-your-church-worship-more-pagan-than-christian.html

  • Blogs,  Vic Stanley

    More Than Music

    Written by Victor Stanley Jr. The Futility of Waging War Against Music Music, and the arts in general, is one of my favorite topics to discuss endlessly. Anyone who has ever spent more than a few hours around me knows that the arts are a great passion of mine, so I want to briefly address an issue I have with the Christian community’s often misguided, and even unintentional war against the arts; specifically music.