“Not A Gospel Artist But Super Cool With Jesus” – Chance The Rapper
American Hip Hop artiste Chance The Rapper says he finds sharing God’s word in public “fun and cool”. He said he is not a Gospel artist but a Christian who raps.
The multi-award winning rapper made this known during an exclusive interview when asked about his genre of music and if it was related to Gospel he said:
“I would never say I’m making Gospel music,” he explained, “but I love God. I love Jesus. And I’m super cool with saying that”. Along with his Christian faith, Chance said his toddler, Kensli, played a huge role in his Christian faith.
“My life used to be a whole bunch of little dots on a timeline,” Chance continued. “After I had Kensli, it was like all of that became one dot. And it’s like my new life is, you know, so much better and so much more eventful and, like, purposed.”
In an interview with Teen Vogue last year, Chance talked more about the way he thinks about his music:
“One of my biggest fears with Coloring Book was that it would be labeled. I hate labels, I never sought out for people to recognize it as a gospel album. I don’t make Christian rap, but I am a Christian rapper.
“When I was going out and trying to fully give glory to God, in my setting, I feared that people would be dismissive of it, like, “This is Christian rap, I’m not trying to hear it.” But it’s the total opposite: People were very accepting of it. Whether they say, “I’m an atheist, but I love Coloring Book” or they say, “I’m so glad I was able to get closer to God through this project,” people had formed opinions about what I put into the world. I think that’s always the goal of art, is to make people ask themselves questions. Like Get Out!”