Top Ten Christian Rappers You Need To Know

I love hip hop and rap music. Back when I was just a beardless chubby heathen I would listen to crazy southern rappers like Crime Mob and Lil Jon. I loved T.I., Eminem, and Nas. I remember being really young and glued to the TV over the Tupac vs. Biggie beef (I was team Biggie for obvious reasons. Bad Boy for life!) Well as the typical story goes, I became a Christian and what was mainstream for Christian Hip Hop was a joke at best. I am not going to name names because they are good brothers in the Lord and I have met some of them personally and they really do have a love for Christ and a passion for the Gospel that is seen visibly in their lives and in their work. However, I was not feeling them musically.

I went on this hardcore music path for about 2 or 3 years listening to Underoath, As Cities Burn, and For Today. It was fun but there was definitely a cultural confusion in me. I would be rocking Tall Tees in mosh pits and people didn’t know what to do with me. That is when I showed up at Trinity College of Florida and met Kevin Burgess. You may know him as rapper KB from Reach Records. He and his friends became my friends and I learned a whole new world of Hip Hop that was not only stylistically great but was also biblically sound.

Since then I have had the privilege of going to dozens of concerts and building a library of solid hip hop music that glorifies God and promotes the Gospel.  Here is a top ten list for those of you who may have never stepped foot in the Hip Hop world or want a good album to give to that student that is a bit more “urban” than you are.

Lecrae | @Lecrae

If you know anything about Christian Hip Hop you probably have seen or heard this guy. He has been featured on BET and has been upsetting the mainstream Hip Hop world for a while. He released Church Clothes in May as a free mixtape. It was considered the most important album in Christian Hip Hop History. It was downloaded over 100,000 times in less than 48 hours. He since dropped his album Gravity this past September at debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200, and No. 1 under Rap, Christian, and Independent Albums. Download Church Clothes for Free or go buy Lecrae on iTunes.

Trip Lee | @TripLee116

If I could define Trip Lee in one word it would be “smooth”. The guys flow is so smooth and unique that you just want to keep listening because there is no one else that raps like this guy. I love this guy a lot because he is transparent and kingdom minded. He just came out with his final album “The Good Life” and followed up with a book to go a long with it. He said he is taking a break from music. However, there is plenty of good music for us to enjoy. One of my favorite tracks and music videos of all time is The Invasion (Hero). His down south Texas swag makes him one of my favorites! His passion for Christ and desire to serve his church over music makes me even more in love with this guy! Buy Trip Lee on iTunes.

KB | @KB_HGA

Little known fact. I am in a hip hop music video. I show up in the “Zone Out” music video with about 20 or so of my good friends from Tampa at about the 1:35 mark. I have seen KB grow up from this kid who would wear over-sized shirts and rap in church parking lots, to rocking out 10,000 per stadiums with Lecrae. His music is amazing! His album, Weight and Glory, does what the title says, tries to capture the weight and glory of who God is. If I could vouch for someone on this list, I can really only do it for this guy. I have done real life with this guy. What you hear in his music he really does live out. He has a passion to share Jesus to the world. He just happens to be gifted with the ability to rap, so he takes full advantage of that for the Glory of God. Go get his music and Zone Out for a while! Buy KB on iTunes.

Andy Mineo | @AndyMineo

Can I be really honest here. I am very critical of white rappers. Just because, for me historically, white rappers have been jokes. It can work in the secular world with Eminem. However, we have seen pure cheesiness when our Caucasian brothers begin to rap (anyone remember Carmen?). Well this guy shatters any concerns of cheesiness. He first grabbed my attention when he came out with “In My City“, which is like an athem song to see revival in your city and neighborhood. After Reach Records signed him to their label he came out with an album called “Formerly Known“. He is fun, humours word play, and just raw talent. One of my favorite tracks is Young which features KB! Buy Andy Mineo on iTunes.

Thi’sl | @Thisl

Maybe it is because he is a big guy like me. Maybe it is because he just makes heave hood music. I don’t know what it is but I love Thi’sl. I actually first heard about this guy from watching a YouTube video of him sharing the gospel to a Muslim. If you want to see a good glimplse of his heart and his background, watch this mini-documentary he made. It explains his upbringing and how he went from a drug dealer selling Cocaine to a Hip Hop missionary sharing the gospel to thousands of people across the country and getting people out of the “Trap”. Buy Thi’sl on iTunes.

Propaganda | @Prophiphop

You may know him from his super epic video on the Gospel produced by Dare2Share. This poet/rapper/lyricist has been on many of the big conference circuits and is currently on tour with The Unashamed Tour. His latest project “Excellent” still broke the Billboard top 200 even though the album could be downloaded for free from their website. I can honestly say that there is nothing else like this out there that I am aware of in the Christian Music industry. Super original and provacative. Buy Propaganda on iTunes or download it for free from HumbleBeast.com

Beautiful Eulogy | @BeautifulEulogy

This group is newer but the rappers in the group have been around for awhile. They were featured on Lecrae’s Church Clothes on the track “Misconception“. They came out with an amazing album called Satellite Kite. One of my favorite tracks is Anchor featuring Josh Garrels. Buy Beautiful Eulogy on iTunes or download it for free from HumbleBeast.com.

Shai Linne | @ShaiLinne

Shai Linne is an icon. He has been in the Christian Hip Hop world since the early 2000’s. If you want good classic hip hop, turn in Shai Linne. If you want to teach propitiation and expiation to your students, turn on Shai Linne. The guy shouldn’t be a rapper, he should be a professor at a seminary. This is one of my students favorite rappers because he makes theology exciting and epic. It is hard to find a favorite track. It is hard to find a favorite Album. In 2005 he had “The Solus Christus Project” which was great. In 2008 he came out with two amazing albums, Storiez and The Atonement  Two unique albums, however both saturated in scripture and theology. His most recent album, “The Attributes of God” brought a new level of production and style to Shai Linne’s already awesome discography. Buy Shai Linne on iTunes.

Tedashii | @Tedashii

If there is one guy who I always enjoy seeing live, it is Tedashii. There is something about his deep booming voice and his large stature that makes his live shows so crazy. It seems like he has 1 or 2 iconic songs on every album he puts out! Though “Go Hard” is technically a Lecrae song, when I hear it, I think about Tedashii’s verse and every football game I ever played. “Dum Dum“, “26’s“, “Make War“, and “I’m a Believer” are all classics that make me want to get up and either start dancing or go work out! Tedashii is great for pre-youth group service music! Buy Tedashii on iTunes.

Swoope | @MrSwoope

I love this guy. If you don’t know who he is, don’t sweat it but get to know him. Every feature he is on is pure gold. If I hear Swoope is on an album, I will go out my way to listen to that track first before anything else. His flow and wordplay are off the charts! His album “Wake Up” shook the Christian Hip Hop world with his transparency and honesty. Buy Swoope on iTunes.

Notable Mentions: Da’ T.R.U.T.H., Flame, Pro/Derek Minor, Canon, Reconcile, S.O. (best UK rapper ever), Timothy Brindle, and J’Son.

There is a great website to keep up with all things Christian Hip Hop. It is pretty much the only place on the web you would ever need to go to for this: Rapzilla.com

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  1. Ben Read October 24, 2012 at 3:38 pm #

    Thanks for this, listening to Anchor by Beautiful Eulogy and loving it.

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  2. Ben Read October 24, 2012 at 3:38 pm #

    Thanks for this, listening to Anchor by Beautiful Eulogy and loving it.

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  3. Allen Posey October 24, 2012 at 4:13 pm #

    Good list, I really like Lecrae’s song Just Like You

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  4. Allen Posey October 24, 2012 at 4:13 pm #

    Good list, I really like Lecrae’s song Just Like You

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  5. edrinwilliams.com October 24, 2012 at 4:55 pm #

    Great list…surprised that Flame didn’t make the list, though. Joyful Noise will forever be a classic in my book! The Truth & Ambassador are names to add to a longer list…both have influenced many of the guys here. Sho Baraka is another name to have on the radar — High Society Collection is full of talented artists! Canton Jones is my final addition…I love what he does with worship music and hip hop. He’s one of the most versatile artists I’ve seen!

    Thanks for the list…are you listening to any female artists?

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    • Frank Gil October 24, 2012 at 5:06 pm #

      Joyful Noise is a super classic! Flame and Truth are in my notable mentions. I love Ambassador but he has kind of placed himself into obscurity lately. I hope he makes a come back.

      I really do love Sho. I need to get used to his newer stuff before I can put him in a top ten list.

      Suzy Rock is my favorite Female MC. Jai is great on features. I would love to hear the other female artists you have in mind.

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  6. edrinwilliams.com October 24, 2012 at 4:55 pm #

    Great list…surprised that Flame didn’t make the list, though. Joyful Noise will forever be a classic in my book! The Truth & Ambassador are names to add to a longer list…both have influenced many of the guys here. Sho Baraka is another name to have on the radar — High Society Collection is full of talented artists! Canton Jones is my final addition…I love what he does with worship music and hip hop. He’s one of the most versatile artists I’ve seen!

    Thanks for the list…are you listening to any female artists?

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    • Frank Gil October 24, 2012 at 5:06 pm #

      Joyful Noise is a super classic! Flame and Truth are in my notable mentions. I love Ambassador but he has kind of placed himself into obscurity lately. I hope he makes a come back.

      I really do love Sho. I need to get used to his newer stuff before I can put him in a top ten list.

      Suzy Rock is my favorite Female MC. Jai is great on features. I would love to hear the other female artists you have in mind.

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    • Morgan January 6, 2014 at 3:37 pm #

      i agree Canton Jones goes has some really good songs.

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  7. Jonathan Pearson October 24, 2012 at 5:06 pm #

    Frank, you forgot Sho Baraka. That guy is intense. I’m glad you included Tedashii. Boogalu is also great. He works with Prop.

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    • Frank Gil October 25, 2012 at 11:28 am #

      Sho is a cool guy! Like I said in the other comment, personally I need to hear more from him because he has been out of the scene for a while. Lions and Liars was a great album!

      Never heard of Boogalu, I got to check it out!

      You like Tedashii? Look at what he tried to do to me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBQl63zuDc8

      Start it at 2:25

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  8. Jonathan Pearson October 24, 2012 at 5:06 pm #

    Frank, you forgot Sho Baraka. That guy is intense. I’m glad you included Tedashii. Boogalu is also great. He works with Prop.

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  9. Timothy Serrano October 24, 2012 at 5:45 pm #

    Frank, are we the same person? haha but really, its about time someone did an article like this. Even if hip-hop isn’t something a certain youth pastor is “in to”, their students are.

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  10. Timothy Serrano October 24, 2012 at 5:45 pm #

    Frank, are we the same person? haha but really, its about time someone did an article like this. Even if hip-hop isn’t something a certain youth pastor is “in to”, their students are.

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  11. Heather Lea Campbell October 24, 2012 at 7:28 pm #

    Great list! There are a few that I haven’t listened to as much as others, and some more that were mentioned in the comments I listen to. My favorites are Lecrae, Andy Mineo (aka my future husband), Tedashii, and Thi’sl. Getting pumped for the Unashamed tour in KC.

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  12. Heather Lea Campbell October 24, 2012 at 7:28 pm #

    Great list! There are a few that I haven’t listened to as much as others, and some more that were mentioned in the comments I listen to. My favorites are Lecrae, Andy Mineo (aka my future husband), Tedashii, and Thi’sl. Getting pumped for the Unashamed tour in KC.

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    • Delmesha Richards March 27, 2014 at 10:46 pm #

      I bust out laughing when I read aka future husband!! …lol

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  13. Alex Foltz October 25, 2012 at 9:46 am #

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8XTIie4-z8&feature=related
    Carmen rapping reminds me of Andrew Dice Clay for some reason. If you don’t remember the Dice Man, I’m not sure I would look into it…

    Thanks for the list though, Frank. I’m a fan of secular hip hop, but often the language quickly becomes a turn off, so this is a good list for me to start checking out.

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    • Frank Gil December 7, 2012 at 11:04 am #

      If you want more tips, hit me up on twitter @pastor_tank

      I would love to share more. There is so much good quality Christian Hip Hop that your hip hop desires will be satisfied!

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  14. Matt Lawson October 27, 2012 at 10:02 pm #

    Thanks for this Frank. A few I didn’t know. We had 116 click last August and Rawsrvnt for a night of hip hop worship this past week. Even though we’re in Atlanta, our 86% middle class white suburb is still processing hip hop. Our major influence is still the Passion worship crew (also ATL). Any thoughts for bridging that gap?

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    • Frank Gil December 7, 2012 at 10:03 am #

      I really believe the number 1 consumer of Christian Hip Hop is middle class white suburban kids. What I would do is slowly introduce it to them to show they are not cheesy. Maybe show Lecrae’s I Am Second video to show that they are more than just rappers.

      Check out Beautiful Eulogy. 3 white guys from Portand who are great musicians Them and Andy Mineo are great way to slowly bridge that gap.

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  15. Matt Lawson October 27, 2012 at 10:02 pm #

    Thanks for this Frank. A few I didn’t know. We had 116 click last August and Rawsrvnt for a night of hip hop worship this past week. Even though we’re in Atlanta, our 86% middle class white suburb is still processing hip hop. Our major influence is still the Passion worship crew (also ATL). Any thoughts for bridging that gap?

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    • Frank Gil December 7, 2012 at 11:03 am #

      I really believe the number 1 consumer of Christian Hip Hop is middle class white suburban kids. What I would do is slowly introduce it to them to show they are not cheesy. Maybe show Lecrae’s I Am Second video to show that they are more than just rappers.

      Check out Beautiful Eulogy. 3 white guys from Portand who are great musicians Them and Andy Mineo are great way to slowly bridge that gap.

      Reply

  16. Jonathan Pearson November 3, 2012 at 9:13 am #

    Have any of you heard the Streetlight Sampler? It has some really good artists doing songs based entirely Scripture. Great stuff.

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  17. Jonathan Pearson November 3, 2012 at 9:13 am #

    Have any of you heard the Streetlight Sampler? It has some really good artists doing songs based entirely Scripture. Great stuff.

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  18. Nate Sallee November 5, 2012 at 11:10 am #

    Reach Records is definitely gaining momentum and I can’t wait to see the ripples they will make in the coming years!

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  19. Nate Sallee November 5, 2012 at 12:10 pm #

    Reach Records is definitely gaining momentum and I can’t wait to see the ripples they will make in the coming years!

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  20. Bravehart November 28, 2012 at 2:24 am #

    Great list. Check out Canadian rapper outta Winnipeg, MB – Fresh IE

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  21. Bravehart November 28, 2012 at 3:24 am #

    Great list. Check out Canadian rapper outta Winnipeg, MB – Fresh IE

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  22. Frank Gil December 7, 2012 at 10:04 am #

    If you want more tips, hit me up on twitter @pastor_tank

    I would love to share more. There is so much good quality Christian Hip Hop that your hip hop desires will be satisfied!

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  23. Michael December 16, 2012 at 8:45 am #

    Really really good list! The only concern I have is that these are all big name artists. What about the smaller names like FLAME, Andela, Dwayne Triumph, Json, Derek Minor fka PRo (he’s part of the 116 clique too), Canon…the list could go on. They share the same message but don’t get the love these others do. I guess they would be added as notable mentions. Anyway, great list man! I really enjoyed the read!

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    • Frank Gil May 9, 2013 at 11:51 pm #

      Sorry for the late reply. I am just now seeing this.

      Flame, Json, Derek Minor & Canon are by no means “small names” They all tour nationally and do well when they sell records.

      As for Dwayne Triumph, he is almost non existant now since DWYL.

      I will have to look up who Andela is.

      Thanks for your comment.

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  24. Michael December 16, 2012 at 9:45 am #

    Really really good list! The only concern I have is that these are all big name artists. What about the smaller names like FLAME, Andela, Dwayne Triumph, Json, Derek Minor fka PRo (he’s part of the 116 clique too), Canon…the list could go on. They share the same message but don’t get the love these others do. I guess they would be added as notable mentions. Anyway, great list man! I really enjoyed the read!

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    • Frank Gil May 9, 2013 at 11:51 pm #

      Sorry for the late reply. I am just now seeing this.

      Flame, Json, Derek Minor & Canon are by no means “small names” They all tour nationally and do well when they sell records.

      As for Dwayne Triumph, he is almost non existant now since DWYL.

      I will have to look up who Andela is.

      Thanks for your comment.

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  25. Michael December 16, 2012 at 9:08 am #

    REALLY GREAT LIST MAN! I appreciate the notable mentions at the end for sure bro! Smaller artists need love too. If u wanted a list other than of big names, go listen to Andela, Suzy Rock, Dmaub, Dwayne Tryumf, DNA (Derek Minor, Canon, Chad Jones), Brothatone, Bizzle, Pettidde (I think that’s how he spells it)…That’s all I can think of off the top of my head besides the ones in ur notable mentions. Thanks again for ur list brother. It’s really refreshing to see things blogs like this.

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    • Frank Gil May 9, 2013 at 11:52 pm #

      Bizzle is great. People sleep on this guy. He is make waves.

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  26. Michael December 16, 2012 at 10:08 am #

    REALLY GREAT LIST MAN! I appreciate the notable mentions at the end for sure bro! Smaller artists need love too. If u wanted a list other than of big names, go listen to Andela, Suzy Rock, Dmaub, Dwayne Tryumf, DNA (Derek Minor, Canon, Chad Jones), Brothatone, Bizzle, Pettidde (I think that’s how he spells it)…That’s all I can think of off the top of my head besides the ones in ur notable mentions. Thanks again for ur list brother. It’s really refreshing to see things blogs like this.

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    • Frank Gil May 9, 2013 at 11:52 pm #

      Bizzle is great. People sleep on this guy. He is make waves.

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  27. Andrew Almond April 18, 2013 at 6:50 am #

    Digging this list. You’ve got great taste when it comes to CHH!

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  28. Andrew Almond April 18, 2013 at 6:50 am #

    Digging this list. You’ve got great taste when it comes to CHH!

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  29. Zach Leslie June 12, 2013 at 4:36 pm #

    Kind of surprised. These guys are all fantastic! But Alex Faith and Christon Gray, to me, should have made it. Also, SOCIAL CLUB (they are the best). They are so dope and Martymar and Fernie make a great team!

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    • pastortank June 27, 2013 at 2:36 pm #

      Not going to lie, when I wrote this article last year, I never knew of Alex Faith and Christon Gray. I know them very well now and I love them dudes. I also love Social Club! Good additions.

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  30. Zach Leslie June 12, 2013 at 4:36 pm #

    Kind of surprised. These guys are all fantastic! But Alex Faith and Christon Gray, to me, should have made it. Also, SOCIAL CLUB (they are the best). They are so dope and Martymar and Fernie make a great team!

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    • pastortank June 27, 2013 at 2:36 pm #

      Not going to lie, when I wrote this article last year, I never knew of Alex Faith and Christon Gray. I know them very well now and I love them dudes. I also love Social Club! Good additions.

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  31. Ryan Collins July 19, 2013 at 2:50 pm #

    I’m real late to this article, but you must check out two artists:

    S.O. (amazing)
    Stephen the Levite (equally amazing)

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    • pastortank October 15, 2013 at 1:08 pm #

      Love both of them. S.O. is a good buddy of mine. Can’t get enough of his music! Can’t wait for his next album. It has been too long.

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  32. Andrew long July 20, 2013 at 11:07 am #

    There is this Christian Rapper I have been listening to from Houston called The M.O.G K- lee Veals he is local but he won’t be for long!

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  33. Taylor Walton August 8, 2013 at 5:26 am #

    Thank you so much for this!!! You opened my eyes up to much more than Lecrae Andy and KB!

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  34. Ryan Berhar August 13, 2013 at 11:32 pm #

    Yeah great list. Theres a guy called kambino that needs to b on it though

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  35. Timothy Parker August 16, 2013 at 5:32 pm #

    Almost a year late on this one, but I cant not say something. First off, great idea. Folks need to know about quality hip-hop. Second, Lampmode and Humble Beast (not as much) were tragically underrepresented (again, not so much Humble Beast) on this list. Stephen the Levite, JSON, Tim Brindle, God’s Servant, and Eshon Burgundy?!?

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    • Randon August 29, 2013 at 9:38 am #

      Think about Gideon’s army, Dfizzle Mayne, Lunie 380, Pettidee, Trachead, Obizzle, Oh and Dre da Flame he sounds exactly I mean EXACTLY like Lil Wayne

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    • pastortank October 15, 2013 at 1:07 pm #

      I hear you. This list is for Youth Pastors to play for their students. I am a huge Humble Beast and Lamp Mode Fan. S.O. Is a good buddy of mine and all the guys you mentioned are fantastic guys. What I have noticed though is that Lamp Mode guys don’t do too well in student ministry. Only a few guys really like them. The true hip hop heads who like old school beats and great lyrics.

      Beautiful Eulogy is a great bridge for suburban folks to get into CHH. Must be because they are three hipsters from Portland.

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  36. phil August 26, 2013 at 5:06 pm #

    How is Bizzle not on this list? !

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    • pastortank September 14, 2013 at 3:43 pm #

      Love him! Might not be something I introduce to kids never exposed to CHH but maybe to kids who like Secular hip hop and hand them that CD to change it.

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  37. Brian James September 6, 2013 at 11:36 am #

    where is playdough and yt ?

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    • pastortank September 14, 2013 at 3:43 pm #

      Never head of either of them.

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  38. Matthew hardy September 14, 2013 at 4:15 pm #

    Timothy Brindle, Derek Minor (Pro), God’s Servant, Hazakim, Odd Thomas, W.L.A.K., Json,

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  39. Jinsanity September 27, 2013 at 2:39 pm #

    sho ?

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    • pastortank October 15, 2013 at 1:04 pm #

      Love him. Just didn’t make my top ten. for sure in my top 15.

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  40. Brynne Muir October 3, 2013 at 9:17 pm #

    Thanks for writing this! I am relatively new to rap and hip/hop, but have recently discovered several Korean and Hebrew rap artists whose work has really caught my attention and ear. Being a Christian, I’d really like to listen to music that is glorifying to God, or, at the very least, NOT rude and crude. Because I’m just learning the Korean language, I don’t always understand what artists like MC Sniper are rapping, which maybe be some of the appeal; I can listen to his talent as though he were just another instrument. I sampled some of your recommended artists and wasn’t really “feeling” them. Have you any other recommendations for Christian rappers whose work/style/voice resemble that of MC Sniper or the Hebrew artists Subliminal? Thank so much!

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  41. C Senior October 4, 2013 at 3:44 pm #

    Great list. Agree with some the other observations. Truth’s “Open Book”, “Love, Hate, War” are classic.

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  42. Shane Friesen October 15, 2013 at 10:31 am #

    I was just checking out your good friend KB today. The Delagated & Dedicated album sported a ton of cussing and others stuff I wouldn’t support as “Christian.”

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    • Ben Read October 15, 2013 at 12:43 pm #

      We’re you on Spotify? For whatever reason, there’s a ton of awesome worship bands or Christian Artists that have the same name as no worship bands or Christian Artists. That’s a different KB. Most annoying thing about Spotify is when it shuffles playlists by artist name.

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      • Heather Campbell October 15, 2013 at 12:59 pm #

        Yeah, I had quite the surprise on that too… KB (the Christian artist) is legit though. :)

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    • pastortank October 15, 2013 at 1:03 pm #

      That is the wrong KB. Go to the Reach Records website. There are multiple KB’s. Unfortunately, the one you found is not the KB on this list. Hope you can hear his music because the real KB is great!

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  43. widmer October 31, 2013 at 12:13 pm #

    Sho, RMG, Collision Records camp, Lampmode camp, Christon Gray, Chris Cobbins, Eshon Burgundy, HOPP, JSon, SPRKT, GS, Social Club, & Red Ink Army and Channel (don’t sleep on). Just a few I bump besides your list. Let’s expand this out! and where’s the women mc’s?

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  44. Micah Florence December 5, 2013 at 11:26 am #

    I like this list except you forgot to put T-Bone on here. T-bone is one of the greatest West coast rappers ever. He also started the scene for Christian Rap in the 1990s.

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  45. Peyton Morris January 10, 2014 at 6:31 pm #

    b-shoc needs to be on this list

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  46. Swazi January 30, 2014 at 8:59 pm #

    Very awesome list, pity I’m only seeing it now. I do wish it were updated every year. So many things going on in the genre. I also felt like you ticked off Reach Records in the list before focussiong on anyone else. But ofcourse this is opinion based.

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  47. Brandon March 7, 2014 at 12:48 am #

    Great list! But what about KJ 52?

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  48. Preston Winfrey March 10, 2014 at 11:15 am #

    Frank, like you, I grew up listening to secular rap. Christian rap seemed (and in large part, still seems) elementary to me. I recently stumbled across Andy Mineo’s new album Neverland and have to say that I was impressed.

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  49. JustBEZ March 10, 2014 at 2:37 pm #

    Json and Flame should really be on this list but I like all of those listed.

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  50. JayR March 16, 2014 at 12:12 pm #

    I’m surprised Bizzle is not on this list. If you’ve never heard of him look him up and just listen to a couple songs and you’ll be hooked!

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  51. Brittany March 16, 2014 at 2:46 pm #

    Lecrae is the best rapper I’ve heard. He’s so positive, yet his songs have so much emotion in them. This guy knows how to praise Jesus!

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  52. Judwashere March 19, 2014 at 4:45 pm #

    Nothing wrong with Carmen!

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  53. Josh March 22, 2014 at 12:50 pm #

    What about Playdough or Shad?

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  54. livxample March 31, 2014 at 12:26 am #

    Here’s a couple more tunnel rats, unity clan, sevin, t-bone.

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  55. Brandon Roberts April 2, 2014 at 6:13 pm #

    i think i saw lecrae on billy grahams last special story

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  56. Gideon April 6, 2014 at 5:27 pm #

    If you did the list after you listened to Neverland by Andy Mineo, Andy would be on the top of the list

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  57. Faith April 16, 2014 at 1:29 am #

    Check out his song Lean Low on Youtube.

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  58. ALFREDA KINSEY June 9, 2014 at 3:03 pm #

    yes Shai Linne should be a rapper. telling the story of the gospel so that those who love Christ can hear the word in their own language. most of the other rappers talk more about themselves more than Christ in their rap. to God be the glory. Christianity is a Theocracy, not a sing about me story.

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  59. coleh July 23, 2014 at 4:44 pm #

    NF just released all i have on itunes and it is amazing.

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  60. GD July 31, 2014 at 9:51 pm #

    Yes Pastor,

    I was wondering bout UK rappers, you mentioned S.O. and he’ dope but could give further comment on UK rappers, such as Jahaziel and Gunva B???

    Bless

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