Miami, FL 2015: The Miami New Times reports:
"Jesus! Jesus! Jesus!" the audience screamed in between songs. They waved their hands, worshipping and praising God. But they were not at a church service. They were at a Christian Hip Hop concert.
On Thursday night, Trip Lee, a nationally known Christian hip-hop artist kicked off his Rise Tour at Central Church Miami, sponsored by Fuzion Promotions. Lee's label mate, rapper KB, was the opening act.
Christian hip-hop has not only grown nationally, with big-named Christian rappers selling more albums than ever, but it has also grown locally. According to many in the Christian community, it is an alternative to many negative messages in hip-hop music, but most of all it is a form of worship that informs others about God.
"Christian hip hop is important because hip hop is the voice of this generation and the positive message of Christian hip-hop is essential to change our communities one listener at a time," said Clinton Powell, the founder and president of Fuzion Promotions.
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