Future and Drake are now reaching more than the trap, but worshippers in the church as well.
A video from Destiny Metropolitan Worship Church in Atlanta went viral after they took current hits “Hotline Bling” and “What A Time To Be Alive” and remixed them into a gospel version.
Since going viral, a pastor from the church, Will Gravely was interviewed with Complex and explained the history and why they have incorporated mainstream music into their services.
Gravely explains that this has regularly apart of their ministries for over ten years to grasp those who aren’t very religious or are far from Jesus.
Their goal has been to reach the target audience of the “really un-churched people, or people that have been hurt by religion”.
Though he stated that everyone in the church does not listen to the OVO Freebandz duo, the paster wants the artists to “realize that there’s a place for them [at church] and that what they do is not too dirty for God.”
This method has seemed to speak to the younger generation and been an effective way to connect the different audiences to bring them to worship.
Check out the Destiny’s Worship remix to Drake’s Hotline Bling at 1:40.