Atheist Rappers

This proud metalhead has never minded a little rap. I'm not up on most of the new stuff, but I still enjoy the rap of the late 80s and early 90s at times. And yes, I am talking about the gangsta stuff everybody loves to hate. What can I say, it is something of a guilty pleasure.

One thing I've never had any desire for, however, has been atheist rap. In fact, I didn't know such a thing existed until roughly a year ago. And having heard some, I'm quite confident that I haven't been missing anything. I don't have any urge to hear atheist metal either, although I do so love the Satanic stuff for its shock value when played around Christians.

After I'd been at this blog for a while, I felt the need to familiarize myself with the Rational Response Squad. They came to my attention first for the blasphemy challenge and then for their slaughter of Ray Comfort on TV. I no longer follow them, but there was a time when one could not read anything on their site without being bombarded with references and ads for someone calling himself Greydon Square. He is a rapper who raps about atheism.

My initial reaction was puzzlement. Why on earth would I want to listen to someone rap about atheism? Since the Rational Response folks talked about him as if he was the greatest MC to hold a mic, I figured I must be missing something. I found his website and listened to a few songs but could still not understand the appeal.

I don't know how many albums he's selling, but he seems to perform at many atheist conferences. Good for him! I am glad that there is an audience for what I perceive as a novelty. If some atheists want to hear atheist rap, it is great that he's around to provide it.

What do you think? Is atheist music something you seek out?

Update: It sounds like the Rational Response Squad folks had a falling out with Greydon.