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Student Takes Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass” to a Higher Level

Have you heard Nicki Minaj’s song “Super Bass”?

A while ago, Nicole wrote a post on Minaj’s explicit lyrics. “Super Bass” is a prime example. Minaj leaves nothing to the imagination and her lyrics often are offensive and disturbing. Here’s a taste:

He a muthaf—in trip, trip, sailor of the ship, ship
When he make it drip, drip kiss him on the lip, lip
That’s the kind of dude I was lookin’ for
And yes you’ll get slapped if you’re lookin’ ho

But University of Florida student Raychel Manko saw some potential in Minaj’s song. She took “Super Bass” to a whole new level so that its message, in contrast, may actually please God rather than offend Him.

Check out the video below.

Some of the lyrics from Manko’s website are below:

Super Grace
Written and Performed by Raychel Manko

This one is for the boys with the true religion.
In love with the Lord and done with sinnin’.
When he come up in the church he be praisin’ up.
Always tithes but he’s still savin’ up.
And he still. He real. He knows God’s will.
He don’t pop bottles, but still knows how to thrill.
He’s bold, has hope, and loves God’s folk.
He’s always in prayer and above reproach.
He’s a Jesus-loving man, man.
Trusting in God’s plan, plan.
Waiting for the band, band.
He’ll just hold my hand, hand.
That’s the kind of dude I was praying for.
And I’ll wait on the Lord until I know.
I said, excuse me. You’re a heck of a guy.
I mean, my, my, my, my, you’re like a Kappa Phi.
I mean, you’re Spirit-led, and you don’t even try.
You’re like as holy as the guys in Beta Upsilon Chi.

Chorus:
Oh! Yes, I did. Yes, I did.
Don’t even worry ‘bout who I is.
I’m like Proverbs 31, and in Christ I’m satisfied but…
Christian boys got my heart beat running away.
But I need to guard my heart so I’ll pray,
‘God give me Your Hallelujah, Hallelujah grace.
God I need Your Hallelujah, Hallelujah grace.
Give me Your super grace.’
Hallelujah, Hallelujah (x2)
God, give me Your Hallelujah, Hallelujah grace.
God, give me Your Hallelujah, Hallelujah grace.
Give me Your super grace.

I don’t know what Manko’s intentions were when she decided to rewrite “Super Bass.” Maybe it was to have fun or maybe it was to glorify God. Whatever the reason, her efforts prove one important thing: You can take any genre of song and use it to glorify Him. I just wish more artists would use their creative talents in a positive and Godly fashion.

What do you think of Raychel Manko’s version of Minaj’s song? Do you think it’s okay to take an ungodly song and remake it into a Godly one?

Image: Youtube | Raychel Manko

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44 Comments

  1. Lexis

    Posted by Lexis on August 11, 2012 at 15:54

    Sweet! 🙂

  2. thespiritualwarrior7

    Posted by thespiritualwarrior7 on June 20, 2012 at 10:15

    that was incredible.
    everyone i know is seeing this video.
    this girl is amazing.

  3. Project Inspired

    Posted by TheWarrior on May 13, 2012 at 11:18

    O my gosh this is such a good idea! 😀

  4. Loving.Lexie

    Posted by Loving.Lexie on May 9, 2012 at 15:54

    Definitely a FANTASTIC idea! I’ve done it to Apologize, Set Fire to the Rain, I kissed a girl, Teenage dream!!

  5. Project Inspired

    Posted by PeacefulDove73 on January 20, 2012 at 22:05

    Well, I love the song and stuff and i love the lyrics, and they go good with the music, but i dont know if thats okay.

  6. Project Inspired

    Posted by Tigger96 on January 17, 2012 at 23:18

    That’s so cool! I was thinking about re-writing it myself. =)

  7. Project Inspired

    Posted by BriaLovesJesus on January 17, 2012 at 15:58

    LOL the dancing is cute 🙂 nd more uplifting then the actual song

  8. Project Inspired

    Posted by Firecat328 on January 16, 2012 at 16:29

    there are so many negative comments on her video on youtube! how about we all go on there and post positive and encouraging comments! 🙂

  9. Project Inspired

    Posted by princssbeks on January 16, 2012 at 08:06

    lol this is so cute:) Oh my gosh Nicki Minaj is so annoying but she makes me feel like I need to throw myself at a guy. This is really cute… I wouldn’t see it as a song all by itself but wow it has a good message and I really think she did it for God, not just for herself. I like the part where she said “I need to guard my heart so I’ll pray”. Maybe Nicki Minaj is a better dancer than they were… but even her voice makes me cringe-_- good job for writing this song! 🙂

  10. Project Inspired

    Posted by AlexandriaHope on January 14, 2012 at 09:34

    Thats awesome!(:

  11. Project Inspired

    Posted by dana13se on January 13, 2012 at 20:27

    I LOVE IT!

  12. Project Inspired

    Posted by divegirl on January 13, 2012 at 18:30

    LOVE IT!!!

  13. Project Inspired

    Posted by RachelMarie on January 13, 2012 at 13:03

    I love it when I find Christian remixes of secular songs. My bro seems really good at finding them, like for “Dynamite” “Tik Tok” “Airplanes” and even “Soulja Boy”. There’s nothing wrong with having a little fun, especially when that fun is glorifying God at the same time.

  14. Project Inspired

    Posted by JLyC_94 on January 13, 2012 at 12:50

    LOVE IT!! Awesome idea. 🙂

  15. Project Inspired

    Posted by Paypay13 on January 13, 2012 at 07:14

    I’ve been spreading the word about this website! One of my friends signed the online Petition (sorry if i spelled that wrong) But thanks for sharing all this stuff! I don’t listen to Lady Gaga or Katy Perry anymore! 😀

    • tmgaouette

      Posted by tmgaouette on January 13, 2012 at 10:36

      Love that you are here and spreading the word about PI! God bless!

  16. Project Inspired

    Posted by Paypay13 on January 13, 2012 at 05:58

    Much better this way! 😀 Good job!

  17. Project Inspired

    Posted by kelaiboo on January 12, 2012 at 23:56

    You should look up ‘praise invasion’ on YouTube they do all sorts of Chtistian covers of songs like, “Look at me now”

  18. Project Inspired

    Posted by Naniae on January 12, 2012 at 21:26

    That is awesome 🙂 There is always some creative way to praise God.

  19. Project Inspired

    Posted by Abby Breann on January 12, 2012 at 20:19

    Love this! So proud of her for doing this! 😀 Praise God! This gets my heart going when I hear stuff like this <3

  20. Paris

    Posted by Paris on January 12, 2012 at 20:13

    That video was so creative and fun!

  21. olburrows

    Posted by olburrows on January 12, 2012 at 19:37

    Check out Beckah Shae’s Pop Medley songs on Youtube! If you dont’ know her, she is a Christian artist, much like Tobymac. Her songs are so uplifting! She covers all sorts of songs that are ungodly, and changes them! It’s awesome!

    • tmgaouette

      Posted by tmgaouette on January 13, 2012 at 10:34

      Yes, one of my fellow bloggers, Christina Given wrote a cool post on Beckah Shae. Do a search on the site and check it out!

  22. Project Inspired

    Posted by erica.tag23 on January 12, 2012 at 19:12

    I actually like this better than the original…

  23. Dreamer

    Posted by Dreamer on January 12, 2012 at 19:11

    This is AMAZING!!!!

  24. Project Inspired

    Posted by godislove on January 12, 2012 at 17:41

    I love it 🙂

  25. pinkpenguin318

    Posted by pinkpenguin318 on January 12, 2012 at 17:34

    She actually is really good. I mean…she could totally do something with her talent! 😀

    • tmgaouette

      Posted by tmgaouette on January 12, 2012 at 19:30

      She’s gotten a lot of attention with this, so who know where it will take her.

      • pinkpenguin318

        Posted by pinkpenguin318 on January 13, 2012 at 16:02

        Yeah…It’s really cool. I can’t wait to see if a carrier will come out of this! 😀

  26. dancing4Jesus

    Posted by dancing4Jesus on January 12, 2012 at 17:17

    thats so cool! you know the song ima be, by the black eyed peas? a couple of my friends redid the song to glorify God. it was pretty cool

  27. techmonkey27

    Posted by techmonkey27 on January 12, 2012 at 17:05

    Beckah Shae does this all time! I absolutely love them. Oh, and Baby Got Book. That one’s just hilarious. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTYr3JuueF4

  28. Project Inspired

    Posted by UntoldPromises on January 12, 2012 at 16:06

    nice job, I like it! 😀
    Sad though, how many negative comments she gets on YouTube -.-

  29. Project Inspired

    Posted by Sweetchild on January 12, 2012 at 16:05

    I personally do not think that it is okay to take an ungodly song and remake it into a Godly one, but I do like the lyrics! She did a great job 🙂

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by Mary K8 on January 13, 2012 at 15:57

      I mean, why do you think it isnt okay to rewrite a bad song, not why do you think she did a good job haha 🙂

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by Mary K8 on January 13, 2012 at 15:56

      why?

  30. Project Inspired

    Posted by hislittleprincess on January 12, 2012 at 15:46

    <3 it!!!

  31. Project Inspired

    Posted by Ann Marie on January 12, 2012 at 15:31

    I think Raychel Manko’s version of Minaj’s song is way better than the original. I think it’s okay to take an ungodly song and remake it into a Godly one. After all, we are supposed to glorify him in everything we do.

  32. Marianna

    Posted by Marianna on January 12, 2012 at 15:10

    … That’s GOOD!

  33. Project Inspired

    Posted by GodsGirlAlways on January 12, 2012 at 14:42

    I love this soooooo much! It’s so cool, and uplifting! It’s very creative, I really like it 😀

  34. clairebear

    Posted by clairebear on January 12, 2012 at 14:41

    This is AWESOME. 😀 great idea

  35. Project Inspired

    Posted by christianchick13 on January 12, 2012 at 14:31

    that is so cool! what a great idea!!!!!! 🙂