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A conversation with C.O. from the pioneering Christian rap group I.D.O.L. King

You may not know about I.D.O.L. King, but you should.

They’re one of our movement’s West Coast pioneers who:

I.D.O.L. King’s “Explosion 2.0.0.0.” album cover from 1991

Now, in this never-before-seen interview, you’ll get to listen in on a conversation between Sketch the Journalist and C.O. (one of the group’s mic men) as they discuss:

  • The 20th anniversary of the release of I.D.O.L. King’s Explosion 2.0.0.0. album
  • What exactly the “I.D.O.L.” in their name stands for (hint, it’s probably not what you’re thinking)
  • Black pride in the church
  • Why they made Christian apologetics a part of their music

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Sketch the Journalist is a freelance hiphop writer living in the thriving country metropolis of Cut-N-Shoot, Texas. Down with gospel rap since Stephen Wiley’s “Bible Break” in 1986, he has chewed, reviewed, and interviewed most of Christian hiphop’s major players. Sketch holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Sam Houston State University and was once an intern at the New York Times Houston Bureau. You can follow Sketch on Twitter @Sketchthej or log-on to sketchthejournalist.com.

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