Ream Raw, Tre Andra’e, Q Flo, David Cooper & More Talk Faith & Hiphop


Philadelphia’s known for its music scene, but who knew hip-hop grounded in faith was such a huge movement there?

Tucked away on the outskirts of University of Pennsylvania is The Rotunda, a cool looking community building dedicated to the arts, where Ream RawTre Andra’e, Q Flo, David Cooper, Doc Hero, Drew Smith, Legend, Isaiah Jenkins, Genaro Ortiz and more gathered on April 22 to hit the stage at a quarterly open mic event hosted by F.O.F. Collective: The Village.

Much like the night’s title theme, The Village’s open door welcomed a diverse group of sounds that shared a common admiration for God, love and music. The effectiveness of the combination was fixed in the electric energy that filled the venue and was no doubt charged by the freedom in transparency and unrestricted praise. Let Ream Raw tell it, they’re “taking the gospel out of the church.”

We caught up with a few featured artists after their sets and in between recapping The Village, they also discussed their footing in music and how it aligns with their faith. Press play up top!

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