In the past week, Kanye West's new album Jesus Is King has sparked much debate from listeners in the Christian music community, finding fans on both sides of the fence.
A vast number of artists have been speaking out about their support of the album and of Kanye's sudden life-change, namely fellow hip-hop artist Lecrae. In an exclusive interview with Billboard, Lecrae states "Kanye is such a polarizing figure and his movements create ripple effects in culture, particularly music. Traditionally gospel is seen as singing. Those of us Christians who rap were removed from the gospel charts on that technicality. His deeper impact is perhaps on the Christian rap community. There is a lot more intersectionality there."
"Often people can't imagine people from the hip-hop community finding Christ. We see this very Americanized Western Jesus and not a Middle Eastern man who can relate to the struggles that[…] Source: Christian Music