VIDEO: Torrence’s Talk With “Still Trill Christians”Published by Torrence Glenn on Friday, May 7, 2010 at 1:26 pm.
Sup folks, I’m really excited to finally bring you this interview that’s been a long time coming.
Now, it’s no secret that typically I’m not a huge fan of “Holy Hip Hop,” Gospel Rap, Christian Rap, etc. (It’s called so many things by different people and I wanted to get it right.) Now when I say “not a fan” that is not to mean I don’t like it, that’s a little different. Generally, it’s just not my thing because typically I find that generally it doesn’t grab me in the same way that some mainstream hip-hop that I like would (ok, a little corny). And even then, I’m not a fan of much of that either. You have to REALLY SLAY for me to like it.
BUT, this group is so different. If you’ve never heard of them, I want to introduce you to Still Trill Christians. I was privileged to see them perform last year at the Houston PPR 101 Conference where I was a panelist. Without taking up too much time let me set this up for you. Be clear, this was NOT a gospel conference. You all know that although I write this blog and consider myself a part of the gospel music industry, my “day job” covers all forms of music. So during the performance showcase I watched and listened to quite a few R&B and HARD CORE hip-hop acts. Some were good, some not so much, but it is what it is, but it was definitely not the atmosphere that I’d ever expect a Christian Rap (gonna stick with that) group to attend, much less TURN OUT the way they did. These brothers got up there with no pretense, no canned holier than thou rhetoric, etc. They introduced themselves and performed two songs that LITERALLY changed the atmosphere of the entire room! I’ve been a whole lot of places and have yet to see a group of young people effectively minister to this type of crowd the way they did. I’m not talking about a bunch of church kids into hip-hop. This audience was raw and THOROUGH if you get my drift! Aside from just being effective ministers in an environment that many performers would never be able to navigate, they were actually GOOD! I’d never seen anything like it. Folks who literally just came outside from smoking (and I don’t mean a pack of Menthols) and drinks in their hands began worshiping the best way they knew how and giving God praise. It was ridiculous in the BEST way!
So I’m gonna stop talking now but I want you to get to know the Still Trill Christians. They absolutely have my co-sign and full support on whatever is next for them.. find out more about them at www.stilltrill.com