Atlanta-born rapper Patience has been on the Christian Hip-Hop scene for a while now. His earliest releases go all the way back to 2005, and he hasn't seemed to have any major hiatus or pause in his musical output since then, releasing something new every couple of years.
The 2020s seem to be no exception for him either, with September 24, 2021 seeing the release of his latest single, Secure The Bag. The track picks up heavily on contemporary Trap production, with fluttering hi-hats, deep sub 808s, and a haunting piano sample that repeats throughout. Overtop, Patience drops bar after bar critiquing the excesses and pitfalls of materialism. It's a theme that has been a staple of Christian rap critique for a long time, but Patience manages to bring the theme solidly into a new decade with clarity and resonance. It's the same wisdom that once said, "“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal." (Matthew 6:19-20 NIV)
Back in 2019, Patience was also featured alongside fellow Andrews Seminary grad DBrealmuzik on the track "Answer The Call," for which the two shot a music video. Patience boasts a solid handful of features, collaborations, and accomplishments that have seen him bumping shoulders with some of the most significant names in Christian music, as his Spotify bio will tell you. It's a solid reminder to young creatives that - spiritual concerns aside - persistence and consistency are crucial for effectively securing the bag.
The new single is also currently being featured in a poll on Rapzilla, where users are voting on the best Christian Hip-Hop tracks submitted this month. The poll closes on September 30th, so head over there and drop a vote in support of Patience!
More about Patience:
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Genre: Rap / Hip-Hop