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Does God Care If Rappers Smoke Weed?

The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email it to [email protected].

This Week's Rapper: Sam Sneed

This Week's Subject(s): God's view on smoking pot, of course

We've never extended Ask A Rapper into two parts; the nature of it calls for it to be short and a little off-kilter (something Raye 6 didn't quite grasp). However, Sam Sneed is a smart, insightful dude, so we plucked his brain for longer than we initially led him to believe we would. Read his answers. You'll see what we're talking about. For Christ's sake, he included references to Bible passages with each response.

Sam Sneed, "In God We Trust"

Sam Sneed, "In God We Trust"

Rocks Off: This interview will run on 4/20, which means we need to ask you some questions about weed. Like, why do so many rappers go gaga over it? It's not all that great, y'know.

Sam Sneed: After the fall of mankind with Adam in the Garden of Eden, man was spiritually separated from God. From then on man was born into the world with a sin nature, which is the reason Jesus Christ had to die on the cross: for the redemption of man back into right stand with God.

We all have different desires that we think fulfills or empowers us. For some its fame, for others its sex, for others its drugs (weed), for some its money, others houses, cars, boats, and yet others power and control. So to answer your question, they go gaga over because they are, according to James 1:14*, drawn to it by their own lust for it.

*James 1:14: "But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed."

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Shea Serrano