Rapper Kendrick Lamar is rumored to have gotten saved from his sins once again.
While performing as an act on Kanye West's Yeezus tour in New York Lamar was saved, according to a new report from AllHipHop.com. The site states that he has been heavily influenced or affected by something or some religious figure in his life. He allegedly gave himself to the Lord during this recent experience.
To some, this may come as a surprise as the rapper recently rose to fame in the hip-hop community after releasing his platinum major label debut Good Kid M.A.A.D City in 2012. But those who listened to the album would know that Lamar has had a Christian experience where he accepted Jesus at a younger age-- several skits on the record imitate young souls getting saved.
Good Kid M.A.A.D City is a concept album that tells the story of Lamar as a youth growing up in Compton, Calif. going through various trials with troublemakers from his area. He and his friends are eventually confronted by a woman who urges them to accept Jesus Christ towards the end of the album and change their behavoir. After this skit, the songs become less aggressive and more introspective. His father is also featured in another skit where he emphasizes the importance of God to his son Kendrick.
The album sends a mixed message, though, as it contains strong sexual content and harsh language together with positive uplifting stories and an altar call.
Lamar also appeared in a video promoting well known Christian rapper Lecrae's mixtape Church Clothes back in 2012. The two appear to have built a relationship with one another and Lecrae's influence could have been a catalyst for this recent conversion or re-dedication to Jesus Christ.
It is unknown how his alleged conversion will affect his music.