I am currently researching a feature article on spirituality in hip hop and if religion and rap may coexist without compromise. Issues I am dealing with (respectfully) include alleged Satanism, Occult and Freemason influences in the genre, juxtaposed with the Christian influences in hip hop. Artists that will be researched include primarily Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, 2pac, Kanye West, Diddy, Nas and a number of others.
I would appreciate if you could provide any insights or thoughts on the subject, which is a controversial one. Either drop some knowledge in the comments below or email me direct email@example.com. This will be a long, ongoing project but should help to really shed some light on the subject. I’m hoping to publish the project in a major publication and therefore any feedback and comments on the idea will be a great help.