I’ve been to a lot of Christian Hip Hop concerts, but JGivens is the sickest emcee that I ever saw live. He is freakishly good. It’s almost scary.
JGivens has been releasing visuals for his #OccupyMondays mixtape in a completely unique way. While most rappers rent a whip, start a cook out, or get a bunch of
mindless people to stand behind them, JGivens uses none other than the ancient landscape of the Middle East. He’s captured his travels to teach at a conference for Christian leaders braving persecution in Northern Africa.
JGivens’ booming, sample laden beats and complex 100 mile per hour wordplay is the soundtrack to his amazing pilgrimage. His latest video, “Caught In The Reign” (produced by Mighty Jay Mac) shows JGivens casually strolling through Israel’s ancient ruins while a stunning temple stands behind him. The dichotomy of an emcee saying “trying to season the earth like Ms. Dash” while standing in front of an ancient backdrop may cause a double take, but it actually makes sense. His music is so vertically centered on God that it has to power to bring the listener back to the beginning, when it was nothing but us and our Creator.
Correction: JGivens’ “Caught In The Reign” video was shot in Israel, and not Egypt as I previously mentioned :-)