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Hip Hop's Theology of Suffering

Hip Hop's Theology of Suffering

By Cameron Stillson

How does hip hop suggest that we view the relationship between God and suffering—specifically suffering on the basis of race?
Songs analyzed:
"This is America" - Childish Gambino
"Welcome to America" - Lecrae
"Changes" - Tupac
"Change" - J. Cole
"The Mystery of Iniquity" - Lauryn Hill
"No Ways Tired" - Jackie Hill-Perry
"Mr. Wendal" - Arrested Development
"How Much A Dollar Cost" - Kendrick Lamar
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Hip Hop's Theology of Suffering
Hip Hop's Theology of Suffering
How does hip hop suggest that we view the relationship between God and suffering—specifically suffering on the basis of race?   Songs analyzed:  "This is America" - Childish Gambino "Welcome to America" - Lecrae "Changes" - Tupac "Change" - J. Cole "The Mystery of Iniquity" - Lauryn Hill "No Ways Tired" - Jackie Hill-Perry "Mr. Wendal" - Arrested Development "How Much A Dollar Cost" - Kendrick Lamar
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April 24, 2019