Online Magazine Helps Young People Get in Touch With God and Hip Hop

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Thousands of young people log on to WhatÂ?s The Word (WTW), an online magazine, located at wtwmagazine.com, to read interviews, news, and features about Christian hip hop each month. With the help of wtwmagazine.com and others in the industry, Christian hip hop albums broke several sales records in 2003. Look for an even bigger year in 2004, as some of the biggest names in the industry endeavor to release new projects.

For years hip hop and Christianity appeared by most to be an oxymoron. How can Christians associate themselves with a genre that seems to stand for everything the church stands against? Yet, thousands of young people log on to What’s The Word (WTW), an online magazine, located at wtwmagazine.com, to read interviews, news, and features about Christian hip hop each month.

Many readers of WTW compare this publication to Source, Vibe, and other popular hip hop magazines, but from a Christian perspective. The site has given this growing genre a voice and a platform to express itself to the world. Christian hip hop has extended across the country as young people look for more positive alternatives to the oftentimes vulgar music they hear on the radio that promotes prostitution, violence, and antisocial behavior.

Many parents are especially delighted about the evolution of more uplifting music their children can enjoy. One parent had this to say about WTW, "What’s The Word magazine helped to quiet some of my frustrations I have with finding some positive music my children can listen to." This came from a Mom who would rather see her children in church than in prison.

Even though Christian hip hop has not yet gained the acclaim that secular hip hop has received, there are ample numbers of young teens and adults who appreciate the Christian hip hop music out today. With the help of wtwmagazine.com and others in the industry, Christian hip hop albums broke several sales records in 2003. Look for an even bigger year in 2004, as some of the biggest names in the industry endeavor to release new projects.

For additional information please visit the website at wtwmagazine.com or email wtwmagazine@hotmail.com.

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