Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Are Christian Bands Hiding In Plain Sight?

Some Christian bands do not like to be called "Christian" bands.
Lecrae (Inquisitr / Getty Images)
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Can you be a Christian band even if you are not marketed as one? According to Christian Today, being labeled as a “Christian musician” or “Christian Band” can have “devastating effects on the artist’s exposure and sales” and for some artists, the labeling of “Christian” is even more harmful to their brand. And so, some Christian Bands can be considered to be hiding in plain site.
 

"This is one of the reasons I don't fully embrace the 'Christian rapper' label,” says Lecrae in his recent book, Unashamed. “It isn't that I'm ashamed of being a Christian. I'm not. If someone asked me to renounce my faith or take a bullet in the brain, I'm dying that day. But labelling the music that way creates hurdles and is loaded down with baggage. Plus, it just isn't a true expression of the music I'm making. I try to produce music that is life-giving and inspires people to hope, but it isn't just for the super-religious. I want to address themes that people who aren't Christian can appreciate."
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