One of my all-time favorite christian hip-hop albums, Shai Linne released ‘Lyrical Theology Part 1: Theology’ at a time when “Christian Rappers” were mostly rapping about rapping about Christ, and not particularly rapping about Christ, Shai Linne’s ‘Lyrical Theology Part 1: Theology’ came as a breath of fresh air. Lyrical Theology Part 1 was at that time, clearly distinct from projects by his Christian hip hop contemporaries. I can still remember clearly how I was excitedly jamming to this album when it came out.
Lyrically theology touches on a broad spectrum of topics, ranging from election to regeneration, obedience, the holy spirit and more. The stand out track on the album, and probably the most controversy rousing in Shai’s career, is ‘False Teachers. ‘ On this song, Shai Line name drops a long list of popular Pentecostal teachers. He accuses these teachers of heretical teachings amongst a host of things.
Four years and two sequels later, the album still remains relevant.
Artist: Shai Linne
Album: Lyrical Theology Part 1: Theology
Record Label: Lampmode
OFFICIAL ALBUM TRACKLIST
01 – Table of Contents.mp3
02 – The Hypostatic Union.mp3
03 – Active Obedience with J.G. of iSix5.mp3
04 – Exalted (Psalm 110) ft. Joint Heirs.mp3
05 – The Holy Spirit ft. Timothy Brindle Leah Smith.mp3
06 – Regeneration Interlude.mp3
07 – Regeneration.mp3
08 – Election ft. Willie Will.mp3
09 – Cosmic Powers.mp3
10 – Fale Teacher.mp3
11 – The Millennium.mp3
12 – All Things Are Yours Interlude.mp3
13 – Take Up and Read ft. Through Hymn Omri Ant.mp3
14 – Theology Q A with Stephen the Levite.mp3
15 – Sacred Science by Blair Linne.mp3
16 – With All My Mind ft. Melissa T.mp3
ABOUT LAMPMODE RECORDINGS
A Philadelphia-based independent record label with a mission to make theologically-rooted hip-hop for the modern context. Since 2003, Lamp Mode has released over 30 albums. The strength of Lamp Mode has been in the rich diversity of sound, all proclaiming Jesus to anyone who would listen.
ABOUT SHAI LINNE
Shai Linne is a theologian, poet, and a pastor at Risen Christ Fellowship in Philadelphia. Shai has appeared on numerous independent and national Christian hip-hop releases and has been releasing solo projects of his own since 2005.