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Gospel star Tye Tribbett says secular music can’t defile him or guide his actions


ABC RadioGospel superstar and pastor Tye Tribbett is one of many artists featured on rapper Snoop Dogg‘s first-ever gospel album, Bible of Love.

Whether Tye and Snoop’s collaboration comes as a shock to fans — given some of Snoop’s previous songs, like “Gin and Juice” — Tye tells ABC Radio that when it comes to secular music such as hip-hop, the lyrics can’t “defile” him or “make me do anything” he doesn’t want to do.

Tye explains, “The Bible says that nothing from without can defile a man. Only from within. So, doesn’t matter what music you listen to. If those lyrics connect with something in you, that’s the bigger problem. It’s in you.” 

He adds, “It’s not even about the song, it’s about dealing with what’s in me before I heard the lyrics. So once I started managing my own spirit and being the governor of my life, then things had less affect on me.” 

In addition, Tye is a self-professed lover of trap music, even though he can’t quite put his finger on what it is that he likes about the hip-hop subgenre. 

“I don’t know what it is about trap. It’s kind of eclipsed hip-hop, almost.” 

“Just the feel of it. It feels real good. Real bottom-heavy. Real simple. And I like the flow of it.” 

You can listen to Snoop Dogg’s song “You,” featuring Tye Tribbett, now via YouTube.   

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