James Curran, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, released an extended play, “I’m Not a Rapper,” on April 17 using his artist name, “James the Mormon.” On Thursday, his six-track EP reached the No. 1 spot on the iTunes hip-hop/rap top albums chart and the No. 7 spot on the chart for top albums overall.
According to a video on Curran’s Facebook page, half the proceeds from EP sales will be donated to the LDS Church's missionary fund.
“I want you to know that I know none of this would have been possible, one, without Heavenly Father, and, two, without your support. ... I’m just really grateful for everything that’s happening and for all the support you have given me,” Curran said in the video.
On Monday, Curran released a music video for one of the tracks on the album, “Motivation.” The video features cameos from BYU head football coach Kalani Sitake and LDS blogger Al Fox Carraway.
Lindsey Williams writes for the the Faith and Family sections of DeseretNews.com