I love music! I love to sing and dance and I listen to all genres of music. Since becoming saved my taste in music evolved. I no longer listen to secular music…hold up, no wait, that’s a lie…what I should say is that my preference is gospel music, however I do visit the secular world on occasion LOL. When I say ‘gospel music’, I don’t mean just the quote on quote genre of gospel but hip hop, country, reggae, dancehall, soca, pop and even trap music, that spreads the Gospel, i.e. the good news of Christ and other positive messages.
Some people believe that certain types of music should not be used to sing about God and if I’m honest I used to think like that too, but the thing is, God created music and everything else for His glory, so why not? It’s not always that I’m in the mood to listen to slow, meditative type of music. Sometimes I want to bump my head and vibe to music too but I don’t want to hear about any red bottoms or popping bottles or somebody’s private parts or side chicks or sex! I can go on and on but I’ll stop here!
The problem is that you don’t hear all these variations of good music on the radio stations so my go-to is Pandora or YouTube. YouTube is a great help in this department because it usually suggests other videos/songs based on what you’ve searched. If you are newly saved (or not), and love music but are limited in what you can listen to, I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite songs by different artistes in different ‘gospel genres’ so you can start building your own playlists. Enjoy!!
Bizzle and Willie Moore Jr – https://youtu.be/4BIk63g-kbI
Christina Roshay- https://youtu.be/JMPX3tqW4Qg
Anavah Love Jones- https://youtu.be/a8XC4lP9034
Jaron Nurse- https://youtu.be/tVC3nfM2RqU
Jaron Nurse- https://youtu.be/gBiXw-egmE8
Samuel Medas- https://youtu.be/z_5UbqwkYt4
Samuel Medas- https://youtu.be/IyuqAnwVaws
Samuel Medas- https://youtu.be/DNXgMo0lSXg
Sherwin Gardener- https://youtu.be/DTO35hT3EiQ
Denyse Plummer- https://youtu.be/C6tkdga6_AQ
My Favorite Gospel Reggae Mix- https://youtu.be/a4pI53_RUhI
Warren Barfield- https://youtu.be/zxRDc-z6EcQ
John Waller- https://youtu.be/i6X71sXagUY
Chris Tomlin- https://youtu.be/_rR_Rdb1CTE
Lauren Daigle- https://youtu.be/RbWQV3OiRqA
Lauren Daigle- https://youtu.be/6UXn_OuJkvE
Brad Paisley- https://youtu.be/yYHT-TF4KO4
Carrie Underwood- https://youtu.be/lydBPm2KRaU
Lee Ann Womack- https://youtu.be/RV-Z1YwaOiw
Rascal Flatts- https://youtu.be/lk1bstD4nY8
The Walls Group- https://youtu.be/Zc0RrEMCeiQ
Tina Campbell- https://youtu.be/L9n42uz81Y8
Koryn Hawthorne- https://youtu.be/PuaPLPO980o
Erica Campbell- https://youtu.be/4G5BAQhLzMw
Tye Tribbett- https://youtu.be/PZ8Anq5IBEg
Jonathan Nelson- https://youtu.be/vDLByAnQ93Q
Nathaniel Bassey- https://youtu.be/OzU_jT7Y_JA
Ata Boafo- https://youtu.be/Bho1JbB1gTA
Tasha Cobbs-Leonard- https://youtu.be/t33El1ADYhw
This should be a good enough list and mix of genres to get you all started!
But before I go I just want to say something about the last song on the list because it ties in with the title of the blog. Nicki Minaj is featured on the song with Tasha Cobbs and a whole lot of people had issues with this because of who Nicki is and what she represents. Some people felt like Tasha did it to get recognized; some are upset because Nicki could sing about God in one song and then go back to singing about anaconda’s and her ‘nana’ in the next; others felt like the both worlds should not mix and several had other opinions. Like my title suggests, music and the people who make the music belong to God and He can use it/them however he pleases, especially to reach his people! Tasha did an interview where she spoke about her decision to feature Nicki on the song and she said that she received a lot of messages from people who never believed in God or even heard gospel music, before hearing the song but now they know! See what God can do? Who are we to say who can sing about God and how?
Just doing my Father’s work!