Holy Culture Radio blew my world in 2008. In 08', I truly believe God used this podcast as a blessing for my life, because on the real, it helped my spiritual walk with Jesus. Through my teenage years my Gospel hip-hop sphere was pretty much limited to Cross Movement, T-Bone, DeepSpace 5, and Mars Ill. Yet this podcast opened up a whole new world of artists who would now carry the torch as a tool of evangelism in the hip-hop realm. At the time in 08', I became so blessed to hear the amazing sounds of artists like Trip Lee, LeCrae, K-Drama, FLAME, Sho Baraka, and countless others. The programming at that time also included mixshows and talk shows about Biblical truth. It was such a joy to hear hip-hop heads, who are changed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to discuss how Jesus is God. Programs included Corelink Radio, a fun talk show between two friends who discussed real issues in life (Trig and O-Diggity), Didactics with D.A. Horton (a sermon program), and my favorite, The Gathering, where four brothers in the Lord gathered and talked straight scripture in a more urban style format, complete with music.
Now its 2010. HCR still offers some great programming and hard-hitting music, giving a listener, especially new ones, a chance to hear the talent that is out there. Yet, the disappearance of certain programs, and the addition of some mediorcre ones, have made me a little sad to miss the old days. DA Horton is still there, doing his thing Biblically to present truth, but I miss his wholesale sermons. The Nifty Christian Show, though interesting and popular in Canada, comes off as a little liberal at times in its approach of its wide-variety of show topics, and not more Biblical-based. Madness Mixshow is good though. I'm still figuring out Honor and Glory Radio as we speak.
This program in the beginning of 2008 just blew me away. It had a good mix of programs to listen to throughout the day. The programs now seem to be more generic and not has hard-hitting before. I hope HCR brings back The Gathering and Corelink, because these were shows that were honest about truth. But still, I have mad respect for HCR in its desire to share the Gospel in the Urban context.