In Part 1 of our interview with Japhia Life, we discussed his first record deal with Readyrock Records, signing with Beatmart and Lecrae winning a Grammy.
In part two, Japhia shares his thoughts on wide range of topics including Inner City Gun violence, Sho Baraka’s “Jim Crow” record, his complicated relationship with Cross Movement and The Ambassador plus the infamous Virgina Studios story. He even talks about how he got his name Japhia Life and if the definition of Christian Hip Hop is changing.
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In our interview, we spoke with Japhia Life about:
- (2:05) – How to Lower the Crime and Violence Rate in the Inner City
- (4:12) – Mixed Messages in Mainstream Hip Hop
- (5:25) – Thoughts on Sho Baraka’s “Jim Crow” and leaving Reach Records
- (6:20) – The Positive Community Impact of 1980′s Hip Hop
- (7:00) – PJ Morton writing Lil Wayne’s “How to Love”
- (8:20) – Christians in the general music market scene
- (10:58) – Is the definition of what is Christian Hip Hop Changing
- (14:14) – Books he is currently reading
- (21:50) – Where he currently goes to church
- (23:22) – His past history and current relationship with The Ambassador
- (28:13) – The infamous Virgina Studio Session Story
- (34:15) – How he got on Da T.R.U.T.H.’s “All We Owe” from Moment of Truth
- (35:18) – Why Japhia Life & Cross Movement never Collaborated
- (36:45) – Japhia’s contact information
- (37:40) – How He Got the Name Japhia Life
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