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Heritage Singers to Release Hip-Hop Album


Placerville, Calif. —  In what has quickly been branded as the biggest reinvention in Adventist music history, the Heritage Singers announced today that they will release a hip-hop album.  “Straight Outta da ‘Ville — NWA (Not Without the Almighty)” will be released August 1 and will feature what a press release calls “luscious lyrics of life set to an uplifting-but-super-street beat.”

“I’ve always known that I was a rapper deep inside,” said Max Mace, founder of the group and its eldest member. “I’ve been trying for years to get our audiences to accept me as an emcee by doing more talk-singing in our concerts. Besides, some of those high notes are killing me.”

The press release gave tantalizing sneak peeks at what’s on the album:

  • “Kingdom State of Mind”  with a chorus of:  “New Earth/Golden cities where dreams are made of/There’s nothing you can’t do/Now you’re in New Earth/These streets will make you feel brand new/God’s light will inspire you/Let’s hear it for New Earth, New Earth, New Earth”;
  • “Hip and Wise” — chorus: “J.C., J.C., J.C.,  can’t you see/Somehow your words just hypnotize me/And I just love your humble ways/Guess that’s why I’m broke, but soon repaid, uh!”

Some beloved and classic hits also get the hip-hop treatment, including “Something Happened to My Baby Daddy,” “I Know da Peazzkeepa, Yo,” and “Swing Low, Sweet Low-Rider.” There will also be new music, like “It’s All Good in the Woods,” a song about their love of nature trails, berry picking and bird watching.

“We’re calling our new style ‘Christian Thug’ — we can be street but still give ‘Tons of Hugs,’” singer Val Mace-Mapa said.

Adventist anthropologist Ben Bradshaw sees the group’s musical move as a natural and likely progression. “People don’t realize that the Heritage Singers  and hip-hop artists have a lot in common: 1.) They don’t like to do a lot of dancing but prefer to walk around and/or stand in one place on stage; 2.) They both like to raise their hands during concerts, but hip-hop artists just call it ‘raising the roof’; 3.) They always have an entourage; 4.) They both invest in a lot of dental work. For hip hop artists, it’s grillz; for the Heritage Singers, it’s teeth whitening,” said Bradshaw.

Mace noted that some of their fan base might be critical of and initially offended by the new direction and style of music they are undertaking, but sought to calm fears. “There’s no need to worry,” said Mace. “There will be ZERO voodoo beats. Tim Davis will be doing all the beat-boxing. And anything that could, in the faintest, sound or seem inappropriate will be done on a synthesizer.”

“I don’t see what the big fuss is about the Heritage Singers doing a hippopotamus album,” said 82-year-old Dorothy Brown, one of the select few sent a preview album. “They’re trying to bring Adventist generations and cultures together. I like that they’re trying.

“Don’t hate, appreciate!”

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Nope... it's a spoof. The website "Barely Adventist" makes it clear that their posts are not to be taken seriously... and I quote:

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She Posted it as Truth lol 

There is a lot of that that goes around here.  I wouldn't single her out.

They had a spoof of Doug Bachelor joining dancing with the stars. Some of the satire they have is good, some not so much.

I don't think that's anything to to play with. If it isn't true,they shouldn't post things like that as it divert non believers into thinking it is true.

Although,in my opinion,I prefer The King Herald's style much better.

I really hope no one fell for this.

A Hetitage Singers hip hop cd would be Insane in the Membrane.
Lol Shannon.

:D hahaha 

So you wanna be a rap superstar 
And live large a big house 
5 cars, you're in charge 
Comin up in the world ...

its a spoof?

oh darn

i was gonna get my stunner shades out and uhh ...

get my genie pants?

er.. wait

sorry another era

so much for my transformation

 now this is my hip hop

(look below)

I think we all wish the story were true MFG.  I've always suspected MC Max had a hidden talent.  Whoop (There it is).

One way to destroy God's people & church is counter-culture. That's why world missions are sometimes a bad thing. When missions are promoted among the youth it becomes an instrument of destruction. The young people are suppose to be building strong families while qualified pastors perform missions, yet today the youth are devoured both culturally at home and thru missions robbing them of any potential family thus destroying the church.

No wonder the church does not grow.


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