Saturday, July 14, 2012

Being Meek (Mill)

by Ebony Utley
R3 Contributor

Rapper Meek Mill and Pastor Jomo K. Johnson have beef. I know. Before this week, you’ve probably never heard of either of them. Meek Mill is a Philadelphia rapper whose track “Amen” has inspired the ire of Pastor Johnson who has called for a boycott of Mill.

I’ve written elsewhere about why rappers incorporate religious themes. It’s inevitable. Religion is in the hood nestled between the liquor stores and the churches on most urban corners. And when rap and religion combine, the result is oftentimes an irreligious song like “Amen” that incorporates religious themes.
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