Professor of Theology and Ethics Noel L. Erskine has published a new essay for The Martin Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion at the University of Chicago Divinity School. "We gon' be alright: Rap and Reggae as Black Sacred Space" highlights Grammy-nominated hip hop rapper Kendrick Lamar and the sacred nature of the art form. 

"Rappers and reggae artistes are at their best when they work on behalf of their communities, and when they become prophets and truth tellers who allow their music to become a medium of liberation for persons whose bodies are labeled property," Erskine writes.

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