Secular hip-hop music sometimes features strong sexual language, cursing, misogyny and murder. So why are some churches using it to engage the youth?
"Misfit the Conference," a youth and young adult event that took place in New York City this month used Iggy Azalea's summer smash "Fancy" to engage the crowd. The song features braggadocios lyrics, a bit of foul language and a bridge that talks about getting drunk at the mini bar.
The band at Misfits chose to leave out the lyrics and played the instrumental from the song. The DJs spun beats from some classic hip-hop and EDM records that also featured questionable content in their original forms. The event's coordinator, Christ Tabernacle Church's Pastor Chris Durso explained the decision to play these records during Misfits. more >>
These deaf campers put a whole new perspective on the "Happy" song and dance. From the 2014 Deaf Film Camp in NYC, these campers get "Happy" with their ASL (American Sign Language) interpretation of Pharrell Williams' hit song.
This video will have you smiling from start to finish. It is videos like this that show people who have disabilities striving to do what they love no matter what. The camp they are performing at is dedicated to deaf and hard of hearing teens who have a passion for filmmaking.
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Lecrae will co-host the 45th Annual Dove Awards show alongside MercyMe's Bart Millard.
The Dove Award winning artists recently commented on their involvement in the upcoming show which will take place on Oct. 7 at Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, and will air on Trinity Broadcasting Network.
"I can't wait to be a part of what I believe will be a historic evening," said Lecrae. "Co-hosting with a great friend and talented artist makes it even better. Be careful though, who knows what will happen when Bart and I get together." more >>
Beyonce wowed the crowd during her stunning performance at the MTV Video Music Awards yesterday, but it was her 2-year-old daughter Blue Ivy who stole the show.
The "Partition" singer took to the stage before the star-studded crowd in Los Angeles on Sunday and put on a spectacular 15-minute show. Her rigorous dance moves and various hits, including "Drunk In Love," had the crowd singing and dancing along during the performance.
A suave looking Jay Z, 44, was spotted sitting front row and clutching baby Blue during what felt like the "Beyonce show." more >>
This was a remarkable and inspiring performance from start to finish for 14-year-old Rachael Thompson. The judges were completely inspired throughout the whole performance and one of them even admits the goosebumps he gets. You could hear a pin drop from the crowd because they are all in awe.
Rachael performs a cover of Gabrielle Aplin's "Please Don't Say You Love Me." Her incredible performance has moved the song to number one on iTunes.
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Eminem recently confirmed the release date for his next album "ShadyXV" for November of this year.
He took to Twitter to make a formal announcement after various hints were dropped during the past few months.
"Yes it's official… #SHADYXV Black Friday," he tweeted while providing a link for a video preview of the project. more >>