Elevation Church’s senior pastor Steven Furtick heard from critics after praising his son Elijah’s rap album, which references guns, shooting, oral sex, and bragging about excessive amounts of money.
The 16-year-old Elijah, who goes by his stage name dothedash!, released a ten song album titled “TEEN MACHINE” on the first week of March. To his credit, with everything else he references, he doesn’t swear on the record.
During one video, Steven’s wife, Holly (Elijah’s mother), let people know that Elijah works at Elevation church.
During the intro track “All Cap!,” Elijah says that “all of the emotions and aspirations depicted in this audio recording are a genuine reflection of some dimension of the author’s experience or personality.”