Call it Christian Rap or Gospel Hiphop, this is a music genre that has not been spared from criticism just like its parent, mainstream Rap/Hiphop.
Dating back to its beginnings in 1985, many have questioned how one can bring rap into Christian music, as rap and hip-hop are all linked to a secular
lifestyle, glorifying anything to do with ‘fast’ life. But artists in gospel music have defended this by saying that one can really rap for God as Christian Rap or Gospel Hip Hop glorifies nothing else but Jesus; and this is what Zambian- based artist, Young Chi is doing.
Young Chi, real name Chipanta Chibwe, born on 27th February 1998 who also explained the meaning of his name Young Chi he said that the Young means him being the last born in a family of two and the name Chi comes from the abbreviation of the first three letters from his first name and last name which both names starts with Chi.Young Chi, started rapping at an early stage and that passion grew
during his days at High School, by then he was into secular mainstream rap.
Young Chi, says he answered God’s calling by changing his music style
to Christian music.“’It was in 2018 when God convicted me of how much of a sinner I was, and how much he loves me and he wanted me to know him more, it was a call to repentance and by God’s grace, I answered the call. This was the moment I made a transition from doing meaninglessmusic to start using my music as a tool for sharing the word of God to the world through gospel music.
I Choose God was released 2018
You can download it here…