Keeping the Faith: Mogli the Iceburg spreads faith through hip hop

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Jacob Horenburg, otherwise known as Mogli the Iceburg sings about life, politics and faith.

"There's a lot of stuff that's troubling, I think, to a moral person in the world," Horenburg said.

He's one of a growing number of Christian rap artists trying to make a difference in a positive way.

"I spent a long time thinking about what's going on in the world and how that relates to the human condition," he said.

In a small studio in the basement of his Maryville home, Horenburg focuses on the driving force between his music, which he said is injustice in the world.

He said he made a decision years ago to be what he calls "super open" about his faith.

"My generation, we've grown up with a lot more hip hop," he said. "We've grown up with a lot more diverse hip hop, we've grown up with people rapping about their emotions and their feelings and a lot of introspective stuff, so when someone is just really honest about their faith and honest about who they are on a deep personal level, it's not that much of a shock."

With over 2,000 likes on his Facebook page and a music portfolio spanning years of work, it's clear Horenburg has a following, and the musician hopes his songs will promote more than just entertainment for those who listen.

"Ultimately, I just want people to think about some of the deeper questions in life," he said.