A Community In Crisis:
As we stated in Hip-Hop, Idolatry, & The Church Pt. 1, hip-hop is certainly no less than an anti-God world view that covers both political and social agenda. Hip-hop uses religious terminology, a form of Islamic belief and rank secularism to promote it's message. In this segment we will continue to look at what I call the "apostles" of hip-hop so that we can get a better picture of the current framework on which hip-hop rests
This month (Jan 2009) offers one of the most anticipated feature length films in hip-hop history covering the 25 year life of one of hip-hop's most renown, modern apostles. The 6'3" 250 lb. young man known as "Biggie Smalls" "Big Poppa" or simply as "The Notorious B.I.G". Christopher G. Wallace, after 11 years since his murder, (which yet remains unsolved) has gone on to legendary status among the hip-hop faithful. Affectionately called "The John The Baptist" of hip-hop by those who lovingly adore him, The Notorious B.I.G. was known for his street demeanor even though he was raised in a much more modest setting by a single parent Ms. Voletta Wallace who by all accounts raised her son excellently. Admired by the church hip-hop faithful for his drive, determination and good works, Notorious B.I.G. left behind a wife (Faith Evans) children, (one of which plays him in the upcoming movie- Christopher C.J. Wallace) and at least one mistress, Lil Kim aka Kimberly Denise Jones, who's BET reality show, "Countdown To Lockdown" became the highest ever rated on BET.