One of the last albums I purchased before my local Christian bookstore went out of business was Group One Crew’s Outta Space Love. At this time, I was still teaching Bible at Red Lion Christian Academy so I was looking for a hip hop artist who could reach teenagers. According to my students, the music I had shared up to this point in class was too Christian and not cool enough.
And you shall love the Lord your God with all your [mind and] heart and with your entire being and with all your might. 6 And these words which I am commanding you this day shall be [first] in your [own] minds and hearts; [then] Deuteronomy 6:5-6.
While driving my kids to school, my oldest son James connected with the opening song on Outta Space Love entitled Live It Up. However, my younger son Daniel and I both felt that one other song was slightly better. Breakdown is not your typically Christian song, but it’s great for rolling down your windows and blasting the volume for others to listen. When you add solid lyrics to this beat, Breakdown is one of the best Christian hip hop tunes that I have found.
by Jay Mankus