Most of you know I'm a fan of hip hop, and of what Humble Beast is doing in particular. There are so many kinds of hip hop that is being done with excellence by Christians today, but Humble Beast draws me in because of their less-radio-friendly, more raw/real, street level offerings. Their artists are focused on Christ and the gospel as experienced in their unique lives and contexts. And their newest release by Jackie Hill Perry does not deviate from what they have done in the past. In fact, this album reaches a new height for the label.
Jackie's The Art of Joy is powerful in content and form. It is both beautiful and, at times, brutal. She excels with the other Humble Beast artists in creating something that is fresh and compelling. You listen to it, and want to listen again. I highly recommend Jackie Hill Perry's The Art of Joy. You can get it free at the Humble Beast website. But seriously, if you can go and purchase it via iTunes.