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"Rap is a cool thing" for telling Bible stories

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James McLaren James McLaren | 11:31 UK time, Thursday, 28 June 2012

A Welsh-language musician, part of some of the scene's most well-known bands of the last decade, has released an album bringing Bible stories to life through rap.

Ed Holden

Ed Holden. Photo: Helen McAteer

Ed Holden, who has performed as part of Pep Le Pew and Genod Droog, recorded six tracks with children from around Blaenau Ffestiniog, telling the stories of Noah, Jesus and David and Goliath, among others.

"Before I began this project, I didn't have that much interest in the Bible," said Holden. "I always thought that it was something for true believers, until I created a rap version of Zacchaeus' story. After this my opinion changed completely.

Rapio'r Beibl

Rapio'r Beibl

"It's a lot of fun to introduce these stories to the children and then re-vamping them in a modern and interesting way, especially for the new generation, because rap is a cool thing."

Rapio'r Beibl is available to download now from Sain Records.

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