Last year we did a number of interviews surrounding the Mic Drop premiere in Tulsa, OKC. Adrion Butler was the first artist we spoke to, and in a documentary about the birth of Christian rap, he was the youngest artist. When asked how s documentary on his generation of CHH would go (the 2010s & 2020s), here’s how he responded.
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“I would want them to see the infiltration into every aspect of the world,” Butler stated. “Christian rap was initially here [gestures with hand], and it started to trickle out. But right now, we’re everywhere, video games, movies…In 10 to 20 years I want them to say, that was the first song that got on Netflix, that was the first song on Madden 2021…that sparked the revival, they were on the same stage as Lil Baby, they were at Coachella singing Christian music at the top of their lungs…”
He continued, “The next 10 years we’re going to be places because of the power and anointing that comes in these spots and we still wreck shop no matter where we go.”
The artist, who is featured in live portions of the documentary, also talks about the disconnect between young and older artists, and his growth since the movie was filmed.