Published on June 8th, 20120
Having Faith in Hip Hop
Photo: Carl Petter Opsahl
“Hip hop encompasses different expressions of spirituality, some rooted in Christianity or various Muslim traditions, others less defined by specific denominations,” says musician and street minister Carl Petter Opsahl.
In his doctoral thesis, he has studied religious trends in hip hop, using graffiti and rap songs from New York as his starting point.