As we know, Christian rap parodies are just not very good. They’re usually made by people who only seem to have the faintest idea of what rap actually sounds like, and are more than happy to substitute vaguely rhyming words for actual rapping, which is like drawing a stick figure of Michaelangelo’s David and expecting people to think it’s a laugh riot. It’s not. Nor are Christian rap parodies.
But miracles still come to the faithful, and that is apparent today after a picture of Pope Francis hit the Internet in which he looks for all the world like he’s about to drop the hottest album of 2015. Twitter fell in love with the picture and started putting together some real lyrics for MC Francis and, what do you know, a lot of them are terrific.
Thus was #PopeBars born, and it’s a late entry for one of the best hashtags of the year. Here are just a few of our favorites.
— Kylo Ren the Jewels (@Jarrettjawn) November 30, 2015
"Walk a road of great length you find too long to measure. My prelates make me rhyme like D Banner under pressure" pic.twitter.com/S1ZKQZclUR
— Ta-Nehisi Coates (@tanehisicoates) November 30, 2015
@tanehisicoates I'm a pontiff for the people; I stand up for the meek/I cut the head off the devil then I turn the other cheek
— Greg Pak (@gregpak) November 30, 2015
— zoey dollaz (@ZoeyDollaz) November 30, 2015
— David Re-ville (@Peve20) November 30, 2015
— TheNegroStableBuck (@jaclyn41random) November 30, 2015
— RayRay™ (@BigLen22) November 30, 2015
— Ndinelago (@T_i_i_n_a) November 30, 2015
— Nico Cuevas (@NicoSaysThings) November 30, 2015
— M. Salinas (@okMute) November 30, 2015
Tyler Huckabee is RELEVANT's senior editor. He lives in Nashville with his wife, dog and Twitter account.