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Christian Rappers

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Since the beginnings of Christian rap in 1985, the genre has expanded to include all of the styles found in mainstream rap (East Coast, West Coast, Dirty South, etc.) but the style is where the similarities end. Christian Rap aka Gospel Hip Hop glorifies Jesus where secular rap spends a great deal of lyrical time dedicated to partying and living a life for you.

Meet some of the top Christian rappers of today ...

Andy Mineo

Andy Mineo
Reach Records

By the time he entered high school, Andy Mineo was already well known in the New York rap scene as an MC as well as the owner of a lucrative recording studio. By the time he started college, he had it all - money, fame and the sin that came with it all. Hearing "Price Tag" by Da T.R.U.T.H. was a turning point for the young rapper. He shut down his recording studio and found his identity in Christ, joining the T.R.U.C.E. ministry and traveling with them to share the Gospel in some of the most poverty-stricken and drug-infested neighborhoods in the U.S.

Andy Mineo Albums

  • Heroes For Sale, 2013
  • Formerly Known, 2012
  • Sin Is Wack, Vol. 1, 2009 - recorded under the name C-Lite

Andy Mineo Starter Songs

Andy Mineo Music Videos

Bobby Bishop

Bobby Bishop
Bobby Bishop

From a young age, Bobby Bishop had a love for Christian rap music. From listening to writing to recording, his journey took him through high school and college on to the big stage. His first national release hit stores in 2005 and the father of two who is a social worker by day hasn't slowed down since.

Bobby Bishop Albums

Bobby Bishop Starter Songs

Bobby Bishop Music Videos

Group 1 Crew

Group 1 Crew
Word

Manwell Reyes and Blanca Reyes Callahan are the faces and voices of the award-winning Group 1 Crew. Originally formed with Pablo Villatoro after the three met at a Bible study group, they have been compared to the mainstream group Black Eyed Peas as the talent with a strong message of faith.

Group 1 Crew Albums

  • Outta Space Love: Bigger Love Edition, 2012
  • Outta Space Love, 2010
  • Spacebound EP, 2010
  • Movin' - The EP, 2009
  • Ordinary Dreamers, 2008
  • No Plan B EP, 2007
  • Group 1 Crew, 2007
  • I Have A Dream EP, 2006

Group 1 Crew Starter Songs

Group 1 Crew Music Videos

KB

KB
Reach Records

Kevin Burgess, aka KB, had a normal childhood until he reached the age of 8. That was the year that his parents got divorced and things started falling apart. By the time he was 16, his life was in such turmoil that he was invited to participate in a special school program geared towards getting him back on the right path. He realized that he was not right with God and his sin was eating him alive. Depression turned to thoughts of suicide but a friend with a passion for Christian rap helped him turn towards God, turning his life around in the process.

KB Albums

  • Weight & Glory, 2012
  • Who Is KB?, 2011

KB Starter Songs

KB Music Videos

Getting To Know KB - Videos

KJ-52

KJ-52
bec Recordings

For over a decade, the Dove Award winning artist known to the world as KJ-52 has been making music and touching lives.

KJ-52 Albums

  • Dangerous, 2012
  • Five Two Television, 2009
  • The Yearbook: The Missing Pages, 2008
  • The Yearbook, 2007
  • Remixed, 2006
  • Behind the Musik, 2005
  • Soul Purpose, 2004
  • It's Pronounced Five Two, 2003
  • Collaborations, 2002
  • 7th Avenue, 2000

KJ-52 Starter Songs

KJ-52 Music Videos

Lecrae

Lecrae
Reach Records

When Lecrae Moore was 19-years-old, he heard a message that changed his life. Seven years later, he co-founded ReachLife Ministries, extending the reach of his ministry well beyond Dallas, Texas.

Lecrae Albums

  • Church Clothes (mix tape), 2012
  • Rehab: Deluxe Edition, 2011
  • Rehab: The Overdose, 2011
  • Rehab, 2010
  • Rebel, 2008
  • After The Music Stops, 2006
  • Real Talk, 2004

Lecrae Starter Songs

Lecrae Music Videos

Manafest

Manafest
BEC Recordings

Toronto's Chris Greenwood, aka Manafest, started rapping professionally in 2001 after an injury ended his skateboarding career. His mixture of rock and rap has been popular - winning awards and delivering #1 songs.

Manafest Albums

  • Fighter, 2012
  • Live In Concert, 2011
  • The Chase, 2010
  • Citizens Activ, 2008
  • Glory, 2006
  • Epiphany, 2005

Manafest Starter Songs

Manafest Music Videos

Thi'sl

Thi'sl
Syntax Creative

Travis "Thi'sl" Tyler has a mission: to make his biblical knowledge meet real people in their current realities. For a man who lived the "street life" as a teen, he knows only too well how bad reality can get. Drugs, bad neighborhoods, losing a loved one to murder ... he has survived it all.

Thi'sl Albums

Thi'sl Starter Songs

Thi'sl Music Videos

tobyMac

tobyMac
Forefront Records

Father of five, husband, record label exec., author - these are only a few of the hats that the multiple Dove and Grammy Award winning artist known as tobyMac wears. With 11 million albums sold thus far, he is one of the most well-known and beloved Christian rappers of today.

tobyMac Albums

tobyMac Starter Songs

tobyMac Music Videos

Trip Lee

Tripp Lee
Reach Records

Otherwise known as William Lee Barefield III, Trip Lee is a husband, father, pastor and author. Signed to Reach Records while still in high school and mentored by Lecrae, he was a founding member of 116 Clique who saw his solo debut release hit stores days after his graduation. After a successful run that included two Dove nominations and a Stellar Award, Lee announced that he was leaving music in October of 2012 in order to follow God's call to be a pastor full time.

Trip Lee Albums

Trip Lee Starter Songs

Trip Lee Music Videos

Up and Coming Rappers

They aren't quite household names yet, but these rappers are definitely up their way up!

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