Joshua Galla – My CHH Testimony

My CHH Testimony is a place to share the good news of how God has changed the lives of listeners through Christian hip-hop music. Share your story with us! Below is the CHH Testimony of Joshua Galla.
Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.

– Victor Hugo

Picture this. The year was 2002. My personal CD collection has grown to over 300. Digital alternatives didn’t exist in my life at the time. My first CD purchased; Operation Stackola by Luniz in 1995. My collection featured the likes of iconic artists named Biggie, Nas, Tupac, Common, Slick Rick and all the in-betweens.  Music represented therapy for me. I turned to it as static tuning out from the horrors of personal life and the world. I looked to it for life applications and how to present myself in society.

Hip-Hop specifically acted as a life manual to me long before I knew of the bible and it’s power. 14 years ago, my Case Logic CD case sat on my desk at work representing chapters of my life. The old was about to perish with the new reborn life found in Christ as my Savior. I was entering my second year of the glory found in salvation; a baby Christian. On this day, the music I treasured, studied, and leaned upon changed direction.

In the course of eight hours, I had given away my former lyrical inspirations to friends and co-workers in exchange for a concept foreign to many; Christian Hip-Hop.