WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUR PRAISES GO UP: Blessings by Chance The Rapper

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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUR PRAISES GO UP: Blessings By Chance The Rapper

I love me some good ol’ gospel hip-hop. Especially when it comes with a fusion of jazz, and soul and some great inspiring lyrics, like Chance The Rapper’s song – Blessings.

One other thing I like about Chance The Rapper aside from his lovely music style, is how he disregards conventional norms, and just does his music his own way – regardless of what Christians or non-Christians think of it.

While some Christians like the fact that he infuses gospel themes in his music, others refuse to award his music with the precious crown of ‘Christian Hip-hop’ because a lot of his lyrics are not always ‘Christianly’ .

Like Imade Nibokun states in LA Weekly, “Christian hip-hop typically has two different types of rappers. There’s the youth pastor who uses hip-hop to spread the gospel to youth, and there’s the reformed hustler who zealously uses the gospel to share his love of hip-hop. ” 

And my dearly beloved, Chance The Rapper doesn’t fall into either of these categories. 

And that’s one of the reasons I love him. His simple approach to life, music and Christianity. He is just an average 23 year old guy who loves his music and loves his Jesus.

Yes he still sins – but don’t we all.

Here’s the video and lyrics to Blessings by Chance The Rapper. I hope it blesses you like it blessed me.

Blessings by Chance The Rapper  (Lyrics)

[Hook: Jamila Woods + Chance The Rapper]
I’m gon’ praise Him, praise Him ’til I’m gone
I’m gon’ praise Him, praise Him ’til I’m gone
When the praises go up, the blessings come down
When the praises go up, the blessings come down
It seems like blessings keep falling in my lap
It seems like blessings keep falling in my lap

[Verse 1: Chance The Rapper]
I don’t make songs for free, I make ’em for freedom
Don’t believe in kings, believe in the Kingdom
Chisel me into stone, prayer whistle me into song air
Dying laughing with Krillin saying something ’bout blonde hair
Jesus’ black life ain’t matter, I know I talked to his daddy
Said you the man of the house now, look out for your family
He has ordered my steps, gave me a sword with a crest
And gave Donnie a trumpet in case I get shortness of breath

[Hook: Jamila Woods + Chance The Rapper]
I’m gon’ praise Him, praise Him ’til I’m gone
Don’t be mad
I’m gon’ praise Him, praise Him ’til I’m gone
When the praises go up
(Good God)
The blessings come down
Good God
When the praises go up (Good God) the blessings come down
( the blessings come down)
When the praises go up, the blessings come down
(It seems like blessings keep falling in my lap)
The blessings come down
When the praises go up, the blessings come down
(Good God)

[Verse 2: Chance The Rapper]
They booked the nicest hotels on the 59th floor
With the big wide windows, with the suicide doors
Ain’t no blood on my money, ain’t no Twitter in Heaven
I know them drugs isn’t close, ain’t no visitin’ Heaven
I know the difference in blessings and worldly possessions
Like my ex girl getting pregnant
And her becoming my everything
I’m at war with my wrongs, I’m writing four different songs
I never forged it or forfeited, I’m a force to be reconciled
They want four minute songs
You need a four hour praise dance performed every morn
I’m feeling shortness of breath, so Nico grab you a horn
Hit Jericho with a buzzer beater to end a quarter
Watch brick and mortar fall like dripping water, ugh!
(Good God)

[Hook: Jamila Woods, Byron Cage + Chance The Rapper)]
I’m gon’ praise Him, praise Him till I’m gone
(Good God)
I’m gon’ praise Him, praise Him till I’m gone
When the praises go up, (Good God) the blessings come down
(The blessings come down)
When the praises go up, the blessings come down
(the blessings come down)
When the praises go up, the blessings come down
(Are you ready for your blessings?)
When the praises go up, the blessings come down
(Are you ready for your miracle?)
When the praises go up, the blessings come down
(Are you ready, are you ready?)
(Are you ready, are you ready?)
(Are you ready, are you ready?)
(Are you ready, are you ready?)
(Are you ready, are you ready?)

[Outro: Chance The Rapper]
It seems like blessings keep falling in my lap

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the song. Which other awesome songs would you like to see featured on Unto The Matter

 

 

 

Orode

Tank driving, cheeky amazon from Warri Kingdom. Copywriter by day, blogger by night, foodie round the clock.

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2 Responses

  1. Emmanuel says:

    Great song! This is a great innovation Orode…. Keep the good work up!

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