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"A noteworthy text that adequately peels back the complex relationship between Hip Hop, religion, and theology, Hodge’s monograph should be a required reading for any undergraduate or graduate course on the contemporary black church, black theology, or urban youth/young adult ministry." (Brandon Winstead, Journal of Youth Ministry, 2011)

"Hodge provides fresh insights about the music and the culture from which it sprang . . . An exciting and important book that can help veteran fans and newbies read between the lines of this major musical phenomenon." (Steve Rabey, YouthWorker Journal, January/February 2011)

"Daniel White Hodge engages in deep listening, hearing the authentic cry for justice inherent in Hip Hop. He samples the sharpest scholars to forge his own sound---raw, gritty, real and hopeful. Give The Soul of Hip Hop plenty of play." (Craig Detweiler, Center for Entertainment, Media and Culture, Pepperdine University, editor of Halos and Avatars: Playing Video Games with God)

"When most scholars, critics and religious voices have taken a reductionist approach to Hip Hop culture and music, Dr. Daniel White Hodge reveals the complexity, spiritualism and inspiration that shape Hip Hop. As a Hip Hop pastor, Dr. Hodge successfully connects the transforming philosophies that exist between Christianity and Hip Hop theology. Insightfully, he underscores the distinctions between the commercialized lyrics and behavior that permeate mainstream media and the more consciousness-raising messages in the content and rhythms of grass-roots Hip Hop. Dr. Hodge boldly invites the reader to contextualize the life and activism of the biblical Jesus in order to appreciate the collective power and relevance of Hip Hop culture." (Melvin Donalson, Ph.D., author of Hip Hop in American Cinema)

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Daniel White Hodge (Ph.D., Fuller Graduate School of Intercultural Studies) is CEO of White Hodge Services, offering educational, consulting and speaking services surrounding issues of racial reconciliation, intercultural communication and urban culture. He is also lecturing professor at Eastern University and adjunct professor at Fuller Graduate Schools. A former music industry professional, he serves as a national trainer for the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) and the Urban Youth Workers Institute (UYWI). Hodge is the author of Heaven Has a Ghetto: The Missiological Gospel and Theology of Tupac Amaru Shakur,and The Hostile Gospel: Finding God in the Post Soul Theology of Hip Hop.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 250 pages
  • Publisher: IVP Books (August 23, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0830837329
  • ISBN-13: 978-0830837328
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #800,808 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Daniel White Hodge is a dynamic speaker, scholar, Hip Hop theologian, Tupac Shakur scholar, & racial bridge builder that connects Urban Popular culture (Including but not limited to Hip Hop, Race/ Ethnicity, class, socio-cultural concerns, The Black Church, & The Emergent Urban Church) with daily life events. Dr. White Hodge has been an active member of the Hip Hop Community for over 20 years and continues to not only study the culture from both an academic and practical perspective, but live it as well. His unique perspective on Hip Hop and Theology challenges his audiences to look beyond the "outer surface" and go into the deeper parts of the culture.
www.whitehodge.com

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By B. Manning on August 1, 2011
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I thoroughly enjoyed Hodge's treatise on a theology of Hip Hop Culture. It is clear that Hodge purposely stretches the traditional Christian reader and calls him or her to an engagement with Hip Hop that is rarely found in the church. I have the benefit of authentically viewing his work through both lenses, as a Christian student of the Scriptures as well as a product of the Hip-Hop Culture. As I read this book, I recited many of the lyrics that he cited and agreed with statements that I thought to myself in my college dorm room just a few years ago. I appreciated Hodge's willingness to say what few others would dare. As I read, I found several areas in which I completely agree and others where I am cautious to step out as far on the limb that Hodge is dancing on.

What I most appreciate about this book as that he gives the Hip-Hopper a soul and a voice. It's easy to dismiss these people as lost in their sin, but he gives them an unexpected "benefit of the doubt" However, I found that he may go a little too far by identifying Hip Hop artists such as Tupac Shakur and DMX as "prophets" by comparing their lyrics to the Biblical texts of Job and King David. While he makes his point well that the feelings of oppression and suffering are the same, I feel that the glaring difference is a commitment to the rule of God and the principles of repentance and belief that God requires and is evident in the Biblical texts that he sites. For example, Hodge sites Jeremiah 15:15-16 as the prophets ability "to connect with Hip-Hop's suffering contexts. (page 89)" However, in this text, Jeremiah clearly articulates that he has committed his cause to Yahweh. This cannot always been said of the "prophets" of the Hip-Hop culture.

He also, seemingly, reads more into hip-hop lyrics than are there.
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It's a novel idea to write a book about these concepts. One that was very much needed but I think the author could have gone a lot further in providing more historical context of the oppression of Jews and how their writings reflected their struggles just as hip hop has, primarily for African Americans and many others around the globe. The paradox with this idea, though, is that most church people don't delve much into contextual history of the Bible or even see the Jews as an oppressed culture. Therefore, his message was light enough for his target audience (which I assume are evangelical churches and youth groups). If you're looking for something scholarly, this is not it.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Justin T. on September 4, 2010
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The Soul of Hip Hop is thought provoking, deep and spot on! The message is a fresh and out of the box approach to the traditional "churchy" point of view. I love the way he presents the Hip Hop community as a people group. Daniel White-Hodge gives those who come from outside the 'hood a real look at the history and progression of this community not only from an analytical perspective but also from his personal experience. This book challenged me to think on a higher level and view the world from a deeper place in my heart and soul.
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By Amazon Customer on September 16, 2014
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The book was used for in one of my grad classes. Good
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By Joanna on April 16, 2015
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Excellent and refreshing read on hip-hop. Thank you.
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