After raising eyebrows with the new release of his Deadest Rapper Alive: The Rise of Lil Wayne and the Fall of Urban Youth, author Pastor Jomo K. Johnson hit up SOHH to shed light on the text’s content.
Speaking via statement, Johnson expressed his gratitude for his book sparking discussions.
“I am very thankful for SOHH for running the story on the book, “Deadest Rapper Alive: The Rise of Lil’ Wayne and the Fall of Urban Youth,”” Johnson wrote to SOHH. “It is my hope through this book to give an accurate spiritual and social diagnosis of Dwayne Carter while showing the certain and specific dangers that come from adhering to his philosophy. It is my hope that all Hip Hop fans would give this book a fair read. I myself am a listener to Hip Hop music and desire the best for the fans, genre, and Lil’ Wayne himself. I would like to give away 50 free E-Copies to SOHH Readers. Just fill out our contact form and put SOHH in the Topic. http://www.deadestrapperalive.com/the-book/” (SOHH)
In his book, Johnson cites Wayne’s mid-2000’s Tha Carter album series for igniting his claim to fame.
“It is the testimony of Scripture that Dwayne Carter, as a blatant blasphemer of God, by the promotion of anti-Christian philosophies and principles, through his professed love of acts of disobedience toward God, and by the conduct of his own lifestyle, is under the influence of demonic spirits. And, as being under this influence, he himself is being used by Satan to lead countless millions down a path of deception and destruction. And these millions happen to be urban youth. Lil’ Wayne as an unbelieving man is not only under the influence of Satan but he is also involved in demonic occult practices. Those who are involved in this type of practice will fully have interaction with demonic spirits in order to receive some earthly benefits. These benefits are usually money, influence, protection, or revenge. These benefits did not come without costs. The demonic spirits will use that person to promote Satan’s purpose which is to deceive man into destruction while desecrating the image of God.” (Deadest Rapper Alive)
Johnson also sent an e-mail out to media sites last week explaining his motivation for putting the controversial book together.
Earlier this year, hip-hop pioneer DJ Afrika Bambaataa said the rap game had been taken over by an otherworldly force.
“My name is Jomo K. Johnson. I am Pastor of Philly Open Air Church. I want to let you know about a potential story. First and foremost, I have completed a new book called Deadest Rapper Alive: The Rise of Lil Wayne and the Fall of Urban Youth. The book speaks about the cultural impact of Rapper Lil’ Wayne. I was motivated to write this book after seeing his strong and negative impact upon many young urban males in North Philadelphia. My heart was grieved by the utter darkness Lil’ Wayne was proclaiming and the influence it was having on young males with no father figures. Thus…I wrote this work. I am sending this email out to see if there is a possibility that this story could be covered by your site. I believe that this topic is an extremely important issue and that my perspective as a Young Pastor allows me to have some unique insight to the matter. The book also contains an important prophecy for Hip Hop in 2012 and the judgment God is going to bring because of the Blasphemies against Christ. The beginning of the Judgment will be directed toward Jay Z, Lil Wayne, and Lil B.” (Statement)
“Hip-Hop has been hijacked by a Luciferian conspiracy,” he says, quite matter-of-factly. “People have used hip-hop in a lot of ways that cause a lot of mind problems. They use the word wrongfully. They use it to mean a part instead of a whole. Like many of these [radio] stations say they’re hip-hop, they’re playing hip-hop. I go to these stations, and these so-called program directors don’t know jack crap about hip-hop culture. They know rap to a certain extent. But I question them. I say, ‘Where’s your go-go, your hip-house, your electro-funk, your raga, your R&B and soul?’ They get real quiet.” (Chicago Sun-Times)
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