A month ago we reported on Issa Rae producing a new web series called “The Choir” and in the latest episode, Issa debuted a new song she created called, “Christ WALK”.
The song is a parody of rappers who find the Lord after committing heinous crimes. Although it will make you chuckle or at least crack a smile, some Christians did not appreciate Issa Rae taking Jesus and his living word so lightly. Some of the YouTube commentators stated:
Andrew Freed II – They spit in Jesus face 2013 years ago, and 2013 years later they haven’t let up. Surprised?
Nia Johnson – Though this is quite disrespectful. Christian rap artist are nothing like this. Though this is for entertainment, could’ve been different .
Tim Verduin – God doesn’t care a/b irreverent satires? Are you sure? “As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:14-16 #truth #Bible #readwhatitsays
Other commentators argued Issa’s song is a form of spiritual warfare, ignoring the fact that the song was satirical and shed light on rappers who have lived crime -ridden lives only to find themselves praising God at award shows or as they are dropping suspect bars. If anything, it depicted how people try to find balance between their personal and spiritual lives — only to appear hypocritical at times — or simply comical.
Check out the video below to hear “Christ WALK.” Do you think Issa Rae is being offensive with the way she portrays Christianity?