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In 2007, Believin Stephen put out the song “Why Boast?” after noticing a prevalence of rappers boasting on the mic. After seeing the same trend 5 years later amongst both secular and Christian rappers Stephen felt the need to make “Why Boast Part II?” In a day in age where hip-hop is becoming more and more braggadocious and boasting in skills is widely accepted as the norm, Believin Stephen reminds listener’s to strive after humility. After all, if every good gift comes from God shouldn’t we boast in the giver of that gift and not that gift itself ?! Knowing that we brought nothing in to the world and contribute nothing to our salvation, Stephen admonishes others to boast in the Lord.

On “Why Boast Part II?” Stephen comes with a countercultural message and spits aggressively on this hard hitting southern/Midwest type beat It is clear he wants his point to get across with his in your face lyrics warning rappers against boasting in skills and dissing other rappers. Instead of using his own human logic on this topic Stephen chooses to go to the Word of God for his convincing. He quotes certain passages such as, “Let another praise you and not your own mouth” (Proverbs 27:2) ; “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord ( 1 Corinthians 1:31) and “If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness.” (2 Corinthians 11:30)

This is the second single off Believin Stephen’s new project “The Preseason Mixtape” which will be released as a free download by Gametime Recordings in late August.


CD Name: The Preseason Mixtape
CD Release Date: Late August 2012
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