Rapper, poet and artist, Propaganda releases his second album with Portland based label Humble Beast, titled Crimson Cord. On this track he’s joined by none other than Reach Records’ Andy Mineo and Humble Beast’s latest signing – Saint City rapper, JGivens.
Yesterday one of the biggest Christian Hip-Hop albums of this year dropped – none other than Andy Mineo’s ‘Heroes For Sale’ released under Reach Records – storming its way on to the iTunes album charts. Listening through the album it was this track that stood out the most. The bass line and dubstep elements just make this such an awesome track – this really is the kind of music that should be played on the radio, and hopefully could well be thanks to the success that Andy and Reach Records have seen from this.
Here’s a song from Lecrae’s mixtape he released earlier this year named Church Clothes, on this track he is joined by two fellow Christian rappers (Andy Mineo and Co Campbell) This song is about the ways that (young) people these days often try to find fulfilment through material and superficial things but they never succeed because Christ is the only one who can fill the void within our hearts. They show this in the first few lines of the song as they talk about girls who wear “Fake nails, fake hair, fake pearls” yet wonder why they can’t find any real love in their lives. This is a great hip-hop song with an awesome beat and an even better message, let’s hope that one day we can hear songs like this on the radio instead!
Lyrics: (Verse 1: Lecrae) Yeah, fake hair, fake nails, fake pearls Call herself a Barbie, wanna be a fake girl She can’t even see, she Stevie Wonder at night time Too busy trying to get them red bottoms the right size Tell her that you love her and she gonna call you a liar (Whatever, you don’t really love me, you just wanna give me the lie) On the bet, but the fact is she deals with fools That see women as garden tools, never treated them cool She said that suckers and brothers always makin’ her sick So she gave up on em now she’s just attracted to chicks But she never seen a man with a soul as clean He fightin’ to be whatever God made him be Don’t want to manipulate the date, then lay her, or shake her Wanna give his life to her followin’ his creator Maybe she gonna see he ain’t crazy and start wondering “God, what’s the reason you made me? “ Maybe it ain’t to be physically attractive just so you can trap and capture A man, that’d be superficially happy. Nah, you’re worth more than that, yeah
(Chorus: Co Campbell) Beautiful lies, yeah, I know they ain’t right But I bought it, but that’s the price of life
(Verse 2: Andy Mineo) Yeah, look I wanted the girl that was super official I found my standard superficial Cause behind the glamour was some super issues And I ain’t trying to shoot to diss you, I’m just sayin’ Everybody gotta look fly, call em planes And you don’t wanna step outside, lookin’ plain They call it running game, everybody playn’ Dang, that’s trinity the word ‘play’ Sephora made you make up your mind Coach bags made you feel first class this whole time And them Nike kicks running your life Your ambition been driven by them cars that you like I know some girls that’s faster than T3ch N9ne Self esteem as low as they neck-line Cause they don’t know whose image they reflect, went to bed to find love,woke up with regrets
This is a matter of heart, kid Gimme a second, let me show you If you own something you can’t depart with You probably don’t own it, it own you
Man, tell me what’s the price of life Too much to find peace, so what’s your release Yeah, there’s much more, believe me Than living for the things that your leaving
(Chorus: Co Campbell) Beautiful lies, I know they ain’t right, but I bought it But that’s the price of life
(Verse 3: Lecrae) She camouflage her insecurity in Jimmy Choo’s High heels but the mountain’s top she’ll never choose She’ll set up for a dude & precious medals A slave to his money by his chains you can tell it Page to embellish the life that you really live Them nice clothes cover up, how you really feel When your eye liner off and you’ve been revealed Trapped in a prison with multiple life sentences 55 life times as infinity, you don’t wanna pray your middle fingers to Divinity You ever stop and think about what the incentive is Livin for their approval has got it’s benefits They special cause they don’t live like you But they die and their blood bleeds red like you Truth is they depressed, takin’ meds like you They ain’t livin’ it up, they’re dead like you
But you can live, uh If you know the price of life