Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday that isn't a national holiday, Rocks Off will have some of them hear discussing issues relevant to their culture.
This Week's Panel: Slim Thug, Bun B, KAB, Trae, ESG, Lil Flip, Kyle Hubbard, Young Von, Delo, Zavey
Not Invited: Petey Pablo, because we're pretty certain he has ties to the Devil.
This Week's Prompt: Easy, but maybe difficult, question this week: Is there a God?
Slim Thug: Yes it is.
Rap Round Table: A firm answer. Follow-up: How do you know?
ST: 'Cause I know him very well.
RRT: Oh. He was, like, a silent producer on Tha Thug Show or something? That's cool.
Bun B: Of course there is. But don't ask Tyler [, the Creator].
KAB: I believe there is a God; [there's] a higher power than us.
Kyle Hubbard: I am an agnostic, which is to say I have no idea if there is a God. Obviously, the thought of no reward in the afterlife is horrible, to think when you die your just dead. For that reason I hope there is a god; I hope everyone is given some kind of peace when their run on earth is up.
At the same time, though, I find the concept of God hard to believe. Maybe not the idea of the thing all creation sprung from, but the notion of a man with a beard in the clouds who is extremely invested in each and every one of our lives. If God does exist, I am willing to bet no interpretation of him that currently exist is accurate
ESG: I hope so. If not, I've been bamboozled.
Lil Flip: Yes, yes, yes there is a God.
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Delo: Yes, there is a God... how do you explain cereal that snap, crackle and pop?
Zavey: Of course there is.
Trae: Yes. Without him, nothing is possible.
Young Von: Yes, there is a God and there is Swag, and I know both.