University of Pittsburgh


The Gospel Remix: Reaching the Hip Hop Generation

Written by J. D. Thrasher

gospelIn hip-hop, booming music and lyrics will move a crowd. Pastor Ralph C. Watkins (SOC ’97) learns this as he spins records at his daughter’s party. The party comes to life but then a fight breaks out. Suddenly, Watkins wonders if he is in the right place. His book, The Gospel Remix (Judson Press), which includes essays from urban ministers, offers ideas about how to reconcile the divine with hip-hop and how to move the hip-hop generation in a new direction.