Thursday, January 18, 2024

Hymns To Hip-Hop: Gospel's Influence on Modern Music

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How Gospel Music Continues to Influence Today's Culture

In recent years, artists have paid homage to their religious roots in mainstream music by implementing key elements of gospel into their sound. Artists like Jay-ZChance the Rapper, and Kanye West have all put out songs that showcase their church roots and appreciation for gospel music as a whole. For many fans, these songs create an instant connection with the artist because of shared religious experiences, often dating back to deeply ingrained childhood memories.

To further explore this complex dynamic between traditional gospel sounds and contemporary artists, we sat down with the talented vocalist, C.S. Armstrong. His soulful music is filled with distinct gospel influences from his amazing life journey.

A proud Houston native, Armstrong prides himself on showcasing his authenticity through his music. His lyrics are thought-provoking and reflective, pairing perfectly with his gospel-inspired melodies and chords.

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