This is an interesting perspective from an African American pastor. Here’s a portion:
We are not relating to African American culture as a whole if pastors (who are not rappers) continue to peddle rap music into every church they are called to serve. My wife asked me an excellent question not too long ago. She asked me why the majority of African American pastors who graduate from top reformed seminaries target almost exclusively urban communities? could it be because there is a new reformed movement known as Christian hip hoppers? I’m not ready to say I have it all figured out, but I will say the emphasis on rap music is very interesting. There are many African Americans who are not in to rap music at all. Many predominantly African American churches have no real ties or commitments to the movement except to get the young people more interested. In fact if you ask the average African American pastor what he thinks of Christian rap, he would probably tell you it’s a worldly genre.