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Rappin' for Jesus


Added 8 years ago by LNH • Updated 4 months ago by Philipp
Added 8 years ago by LNH • Updated 4 months ago by Philipp

Rappin' for Jesus
Rappin' for Jesus

Category: Meme Status: confirmed Year: 2013 Origin: YouTube Region:
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Tags: jesus youtube brian spinney jim colerick west dubuque majorleaguewobs

About

Rappin' for Jesus, also known as "Jesus Christ Is My Nigga," is a 2013 hip-hop song and music video in which a pastor and his wife perform an expletive-ridden rap about Christianity.

Origin

On February 5th, 2013, YouTuber Brian Spinney, who describes himself as an Iowan father of two and a devoted Christian, uploaded a music video titled “Rappin’ for Jesus," which he claims to have produced many years ago as a high school student in collaboration with his pastor Jim Colerick at the West Dubuque 2nd Church of Christ in West Dubuque, Iowa. Within three years, the video gained over 10 million views and 34,365 comments.



Spread

On February 11th, 2013, the video was submitted to the /r/videos[1] subreddit, where it received more than 2,900 votes (88% upvoted) and 1,100 comments prior to being archived. The same day, the video was reposted on WorldStarHipHop.[2] In the following weeks, a number of Christian news outlets and viral media blogs, including The Christian Post and The Daily Dot, raised skepticism over the authenticity of the music video, as further fact-checking confirmed that 1) there is no digital footprint of an Iowan pastor by the name of James Colerick on the web; 2) the church in West Dubuque, Iowa thought to be affiliated with Pastor Colerick shut down in 2004, according to the last news bulletin posted on its defunct website; and 3) the domain name for the church was registered on January 15th, 2013, about a month before Spinney had uploaded the music video to YouTube. On October 16th, YouTuber Tyrone Magnus uploaded a “Rappin’ for Jesus” reaction video (shown below).



On February 6th, 2015, SoundCloud user MajorLeagueWobs uploaded a mashup of "Rappin' for Jesus" with the 2014 hip hop song Hot Nigga by Bobby Shmurda, which gathered upwards of 105,500 plays and 3,500 likes over the next five months.

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Comments ( 34 )

  • Bane - 8 years ago

    +30
  • Koods - 8 years ago

    Raping for Jesus.

    +3
  • the_battery - 8 years ago

    This man is the definition of Pussy Destroyer.

    +7
  • Nobody115 - 8 years ago

    This makes me laugh every time I watch it.
    +1 Work
    +1 Possible Confirm

    +8
  • FlimJimJohnson - 8 years ago

    Took your damn time, Memelords.

    +5
  • WizardPhoenix - 8 years ago

    +3
  • DAHAKA persico - 8 years ago

    I read as Raping for Jesus.

    +2
  • jmwtcamper - 8 years ago

    Holy shit, i saw this video about 2 years ago and almost shit myself when i saw it

    +1
    • Oh Well~ - 8 years ago

      I still lay a brick when they say "Jesus Christ is my Nigga"

      +1
  • a real penis in the ass - 8 years ago

    I read this as "Raping for Jesus" and I was very, very concerned.

    +12
    • Dralemeres - 8 years ago

      I know that feel bro.

      And unfortunately, I had the same problem when going through the TV guide with my grandma once….. yeah…………

      0
  • Oh Well~ - 8 years ago

    I still lay a brick when they say "Jesus Christ is my Nigga"

    +1
  • Astatine, Resident Hijab Enthusiast - 8 years ago

    That this old guy didn’t get run out by angry black guys after saying “nigga” is certainly a miracle…

    +8
  • AquaNinja421 - 8 years ago

    Side Status: Out of This World

    See more on Know Your Meme

    +4
  • Totally Not a Freemason - 8 years ago

    +23
  • Dralemeres - 8 years ago

    I know that feel bro.

    And unfortunately, I had the same problem when going through the TV guide with my grandma once….. yeah…………

    0
  • *Name censored* - 8 years ago

    Isn't it funny how the black community reacts to this song because of the word "nigga"?

    +1
    • Masutakusu - 8 years ago

      *looks around*

      Sure are a lot of cringing white people here.

      *keeps looking*

      Black people? Hello? Anywhere?

      0
  • Pumpkin Patch - 8 years ago

    Even when I was a devout Christian I hated Christian music. This is a great example of why. Even if this is fake, trust me when I say it's an accurate depiction of that music scene.

    0
  • Masutakusu - 8 years ago

    Hmm, two jokes to make here.

    On one hand, my skin's white:
    I'm white, and I thought this was funny.

    On the other hand, race is bullnuts:
    I'm 3/8th's white, and this is how I get in touch with my heritage.

    Moral of the story: Daft Punk is one of the few good Christian music groups, because the religious stuff in their songs is actually subtle. And… Usually only Todd Edwards puts it in.

    -1
    • CrashGordon94 - 8 years ago

      "Daft Punk is one of the few good Christian music groups"
      Wait, what?

      +5
      • General Confusion - 8 years ago

        It's because no one knows they're a Christian rap boy band of 4.

        0
        • CrashGordon94 - 8 years ago

          Are we talking about the same Daft Punk? The French electronic duo?

          +3
      • CrashGordon94 - 8 years ago

        Are we talking about the same Daft Punk? The French electronic duo?

        +3
    • General Confusion - 8 years ago

      It's because no one knows they're a Christian rap boy band of 4.

      0
      • CrashGordon94 - 8 years ago

        Are we talking about the same Daft Punk? The French electronic duo?

        +3
    • CrashGordon94 - 8 years ago

      Are we talking about the same Daft Punk? The French electronic duo?

      +3
  • Masutakusu - 8 years ago

    *looks around*

    Sure are a lot of cringing white people here.

    *keeps looking*

    Black people? Hello? Anywhere?

    0
  • Fujisaki Chihiro - 8 years ago

    Forget Demon Hunter and Stellar Kart. This is real Christian music.

    0
  • Kevster99410 - 8 years ago

    Are you sure this isn't a Tim and Eric sketch? Cause it looks like it could easily be a Tim and Eric sketch.

    But seriously, this is either a really crude joke or these two people have absolutely no idea what the N-word means.

    0
  • Astatine, Resident Hijab Enthusiast - 8 years ago

    Side Status: With God Now

    +1
  • CrashGordon94 - 8 years ago

    "Daft Punk is one of the few good Christian music groups"
    Wait, what?

    +5
    • General Confusion - 8 years ago

      It's because no one knows they're a Christian rap boy band of 4.

      0
      • CrashGordon94 - 8 years ago

        Are we talking about the same Daft Punk? The French electronic duo?

        +3
    • CrashGordon94 - 8 years ago

      Are we talking about the same Daft Punk? The French electronic duo?

      +3
  • João Pedro Brigatti - 8 years ago

    This is 10% Sacred, 20% Skill…
    15% concentrated Bibular will…
    5% Wine, 50% Plague…
    And a 100% reason to shout Jesus’s name!

    +4
  • Name - 8 years ago

    Based as fuck

    +1
  • General Confusion - 8 years ago

    It's because no one knows they're a Christian rap boy band of 4.

    0
    • CrashGordon94 - 8 years ago

      Are we talking about the same Daft Punk? The French electronic duo?

      +3
  • CrashGordon94 - 8 years ago

    Are we talking about the same Daft Punk? The French electronic duo?

    +3
  • FriesWithThat - 8 years ago

    I've now converted to christianity; 10/10, good song

    +1
  • Doctapony - 8 years ago

    +2
  • Slobby Rotten - 6 years ago

    Re-watching this video, I just noticed the ardent use of papyrus, as well as the guy in the white shirt doing weird stuff in the background.

    +6
  • AliC202 - 6 years ago

    SiIvagunna is my (loud) nigra

    +2
  • spindash64 - 5 years ago

    perfect

    0
  • GojiBob - 5 years ago

    +7
  • Juicydeath1025 - 5 years ago

    Dang, 6 years already? Man, time just be like that sometimes…

    +3
  • hexadeca_guncross - 5 years ago

    This has to be a joke. No way any Christian group would show moon shining in their video.

    0
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