"There is a huge stigma around using drums or even rhymes in music as a tool to glorify God. A lot of it came from Ellen White, rightly so, describing how a church service should be set for worship and from an ex-rapper-turned-minister in our church. Those two forces make it very difficult for the message that I am bringing to thousands of people to resonate with Adventism.
They could read the lyrics as poetry, but once the music comes in it's a completely different thing. It's tough, but some people see the vision and understand the end goal. We have been groomed into believing a certain way about how effective the gospel can be within certain guidelines. Introduce yourself as a 'rapper' and the stigma is immediate.
What's wild is that I actually try to conduct my life as a Christian within the guidelines of what scripture says is true and right. The 10 Commandments are advocated for in my music, biblical truth is prevalent. I don't backtrack on my beliefs in conversations with anyone, and people are having their thinking swayed in the process.
With the music that I'm creating, I can have an extremely powerful influence on people's lives. I take that very seriously. It goes hand-in-hand with presenting biblical truth to my listeners, who are almost completely non-Adventist."
Davis Absolute is a Christian rap artist based out of San Diego, CA