I ran across a two-part series Blurred Lines: The Basement and Evangelical History (Part II)) by Charity Carney about the troubled and acclaimed youth preacher Matt Pitt. Pitt is one of those people that hold your attention. From my Mormon perspective Matt Pitt is a fascinating phenomenon that gives some insight into the some of the dynamics of Evangelical Christianity.
Pitt found God and Christ in his basement in the cathartic moment when his father told him he had to leave home if he continued to do drugs. The transforming feeling led him to start the religious-entertainment ministry. Cultivating a dance club atmosphere, the Basement appeals to those who affiliate with popular hip-hop culture. Here is a taste of his ministry: