Narratives, whether self-curated or imposed upon us, are strong influencing factors in creating our identities and defining the shape of our lives. For instance, Alexander Hamilton in the musical Hamilton desperately and obsessively seeks to create a narrative that is different from the one he was born into so that his identity is his own. […]
Author: Matthew Linder
Matt is a music professor at National University and writes on the intersection of faith and hip hop. He also dances horribly to Selena Gomez, but his wife and daughter still love him anyways.
Anyone who has been following Lecrae on Twitter since the Ferguson riots, will notice that he has increasingly spotlighted racial injustice, particularly, in regards to the police shootings of African-American men, women and children. Most recently, on September 19th, he tweeted about Colin Kaepernick’s National Anthem protest: “Take a knee…people riot. Take a bullet…people quiet.” […]