Illadelph Christian rapper Da’ T.R.U.T.H. on Meek Mill/Pastor Jomo ‘Amen’ Controversy

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During a tour stop in Houston this weekend, TRU sat down with one of Christian hip hop’s elite (Da’ T.R.U.T.H. has been a top-seller in the genre, recorded and toured with Kirk Franklin, and was name dropped on Tech N9ne’s “Holier Than Thou”) to discuss the recent dustup over “Amen.”

For those who may need a refresher, Meek Mill’s “Amen” song and video uses a traditional black church organ riff and lots of religious language praising the pleasures of women and liquor. Pastor Jomo K. Johnson led a public campaign against the track and the two had a conversation joint phone call about the topic on Philly’s Hot 107.9.*

Meek later offered an apology on BET’s “106 & Park” and Jomo dropped his boycott. But since Mill, Jomo, and Da’ T.R.U.T.H. all hail from the City of Brotherly Love we figured this might contribute to the ongoing discussion about what type of content defines sacred, secular, or blasphemous hip hop music.

* Da’ T.R.U.T.H. told us the radio station also reached out to him for comment on the situation but that he was unable to do so due to tour schedule demands. It was unclear when exactly the offer to respond was made.

Sketch the Journalist

Sketch the Journalist is a freelance writer living in the thriving country metropolis of Cut-N-Shoot, Texas. Down with gospel rap since Stephen Wiley’s “Bible Break” in 1986, he has chewed, reviewed, and interviewed most of Christian hip hop’s major players. He authors the Jesus Muzik blog for the Houston Chronicle's Belief website.

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