Episode #80

May 25th, 2010

A BONUS podcast-only episode of UTR is here! We'll be talking with Katalyst about Christian Hip-Hop and hear some music from this often under-appreciated genre.

Songs Played in This Episode (12)
  • Word Of Mouth Focus
    on Word Of Mouth
    by John Reuben
  • The Art of Translation Get It
    on The Art of Translation
    by Grits
  • Stereo: The Evolution of HipRockSoul Take Me Away
    on Stereo: The Evolution of HipRockSoul
    by 4th Avenue Jones
  • Death By Design I Need Truth
    on Death By Design
    by Katalyst
  • Far Away - Single Far Away
    on Far Away - Single
    by Lecrae
  • The Atonement The Gospel
    on The Atonement
    by Shai Linne
  • Ordinary Dreamers Bring the Party to Life
    on Ordinary Dreamers
    by Group 1 Crew
  • The Fight of My Life Declaration (This Is It!)
    on The Fight of My Life
    by Kirk Franklin
  • Lions and Liars Revolutionary Died
    on Lions and Liars
    by Sho Baraka (ftr. Trip Lee)
  • Gang Affiliated Mobbin (Gang Affiliated)
    on Gang Affiliated
    by Gospel Gangstaz
  • HIStory: Our Place In His Story Our God
    on HIStory: Our Place In His Story
    by The Cross Movement
  • Death By Design I Got Proof
    on Death By Design
    by Katalyst (ftr. Lacrae)
Comments (5)

Jumped the shark on this episode…

How about we don’t do this again…

desmond 10:13 AM Wed, May 26, 2010

Great episode, maybe a few hip-hop songs can be sprinkled in UTR episodes every week?...

nick.laurenzana 04:42 PM Wed, May 26, 2010

Christian hip-hop is definitely not within my “cultural context”, but I thought this episode was really great.  I recommended this episode to some friends who appreciate this style of worship… so please do more!

deebunque 10:36 AM Wed, Jun 02, 2010

“Jump the shark”? really?

reformed hip hop is a sub genre of a sub genre of a sub genre - you can’t get any more under the radar!!!

If this show ever jumped the shark it’s when you featured a band that has sold over 150 mil albums! But all is forgiven now!

Dave, not only was this a gutsy show that was totally true to your mission, but your song selection was brilliant.

Several artist that i’d not heard or even discounted I will be now checking out.

Let’s get this out in the open. The issue is that, like it or not, you’re a ‘white’ show and this is ‘black’ music. Ouch! Colour lines run deep and it’s hard for us to get out of our comfort zones.

But what I heard on this show were Christian artists that are far more in the word than pretty much any white guy with a guitar that you could name. (And for the record I am an Andrew Peterson/Osenga/Gullahorn white guy with a guitar type of guy).

I’d say to any of your listeners (and sponsors!) this is a hard show to get into - cause we all want the familiar stuff that we already love. But anytime UTR delivers that (Christmas best of show) it’s failed in it’s purpose.

We need you to be courageous Dave and play us stuff that opens our horizon. And you did that big style on this podcast.

PS Kudos to walk the way for getting into the theme of the show. truly incarnational.

Matt 06:31 PM Tue, Jun 08, 2010

Episode 80 was
Amazingly good! 
Achingly good! 
Heart-breaking, Dead-waking, Breath-takingly good!

That’s right - I just dropped a depressingly short freestyle rap into the UTR comments ...

The world may never be the same!

Now then, Mr. Trout.  On to “business” -

Would a monthly Podcast-Only Hip Hop UTR Episode be too much to ask?

That’s a shame…because I’m asking anyway!

Oh, and check out “Palm Sunday” from Playdough’s _Lonely Superstar_ album.

Thanks, Dave!

jrobtaylor 06:10 PM Wed, Jun 23, 2010

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