Advice: Christian Rapper Won't Drop It Low For The Lord
Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to email@example.com.
Every so often, amid the sinners and swindlers and thieves, we like to plug a churchly musician into the Artist of the Week slot. Also, we don't want to be entirely without ammunition when being judged in the afterlife.
We've featured Breyland, Soulbrotha, Sam Sneed and more. The angelic Liz Dannemiller isn't necessarily a church-based artist, but if knowing her doesn't help get you into Heaven, nothing will.
This week, the gruff Christian rapper Advice sits in the spotlight. Keep it moving to read his argument why his song "Christian Wife" is radio ready, how he seamlessly sidestepped a hypothetical and his own (rap-related) blasphemous admission.
Rocks Off: Standard Artist of the Week opener: Tell everyone everything they need to know about you in exactly six words.
Advice: Student, Father, Husband, Artist, Writer, and Soldier.
RO: So we got to listen through your album, Mechanism 48. It's obviously message-driven, but there seemed to be one clear omission: the radio-ready dance track. When can we see something like that from you? Maybe something like "Dropping It Low for the Lord."
A: I disagree. "Christian Wife" is definitely "radio ready." One can dance to any kind of music. The people choose what they want to dance to. There will never be a "Drop it Low for the Lord" song coming from me.
RO: Have you ever given any thought to doing some collaborative work with K-Rino? He's done some especially poignant work within some of the parameters that you work in - "Deception" immediately comes to mind. You two together could be monstrous.
A: I am not familiar with K-Rino or his music.
RO: This sentence from your press release was particularly intriguing: "After some bad choices in college, Advice lost a scholarship and was incarcerated." Can you expand on that some, please?
A: The song entitled "My Story" explains that chapter of my life.