New Birth Baptist Church's new leader Jamal Bryant is making his presence known all over Atlanta. Bryant became the first pastor to visit Atlanta's Trap Music Museum.
"I'm Pastor Jamal Harrison Bryant from New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Stonecrest, and I just made history," said Bryant in a video posted on the Trap Museum's Instagram page.
Bryant added emphatically, "I'm the first pastor to come to the Trap Music Museum."
The Trap Music Museum is the brainchild of rapper T.I. Harris who envisioned a museum for visitors to learn about the origins of trap music in the Dirty South.
In the video, Bryant, 47, asked "self-righteous people" to "get off your high horse, and come see where it is your sons, your daughters, your nephews, your brother and your uncle survived the trap in order to become a success."
Mr. Bryant is not from around these parts, so he probably doesn't have a clear understanding of what "the trap" means.
Maybe someone should explain to the pastor that "the trap" is not the bad side of town, it's a genre of music -- heavy on the bass and nonsensical lyrics -- that low level drug workers listen to while they mind the drug stash inside a vacant house.
Bryant, right, also visited his bespoke tailor at Connaisseur Paris, a custom clothier located inside the trendy Shops of Buckhead open air mall.
Bryant was there to pick out his custom wardrobe to look fly for the ladies on his first day at work.
Bryant will preach his first fiery sermon at New Birth this Sunday, Dec. 9, at 9:30 a.m. Get there early to get a seat.