"What Would Jesus Rap?"


The Weekly Standard's always interesting, often excellent Matt Labash provides another of his great pieces of longform profile journalism, this time of the men and ideas behind Junkyard Prophets, a band of Jesus-rappers who give "character education" lessons in various American public schools. It's a fun revelation about the true, weird contours of American ideology, starring a squad of tattooed rap-rockers who teach kids to straighten up, fly right, and not medicalize their own bad impulses; who hate Bush/Cheney, adore Michael Landon, and rely on poop jokes in their lectures; and are confident that both the moon landing and O.J's arrest were conspiratorial setups. Ain't that America?