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Top 10 Christian Rap Albums

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They spit out rhymes like other rappers ... but their words are deeper, more profound and definitely God-inspired. Christian rap or holy hip-hop gets more popular every year and reaches places all over the globe.

1. 'It's Pronounced Five Two' - KJ-52, 2003

Courtesy of Paradigm Mgmt.

2004 saw this release take top honors at the Dove Awards, when it won the Rap Hip-Hop Album of the Year. It’s Pronounced Five Two is KJ's third release and it's filled with humor, (yes - he's funny AND talented), important issues, and most of all ... God.

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2. 'Bone-A-Fide' - T-Bone, 2005

T-Bone - Bone-A-Fide
Courtesy of: Flicker Records

Not only is this album's production top-notch, it's also T-Bone's best release to date. The pioneer of west coast Gospel hip-hop brought it and he brought it big in Bone-A-Fide.

While some music reviewers seemed to have a problem with the apparent "bragging" that Bone did about his success and all of the goodies that come with it, when looked at in the light of the "God wants all of His children to have nice things" message that many churches are preaching, it looks like T-Bone is getting his!

3. 'Grammatical Revolution' - Grits, 1999

grits - Grammatical Revolution
Courtesy of: Gotee Records

The hit single, "They All Fall Down" was the Dove Award's Rap/Hip-Hop Song of the Year in 2000 and it came from Grammatical Revolution, which was described by many as the best grits CD ever.

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4. 'Welcome to Diverse City' - tobyMac, 2004

tobymac - Welcome to Diverse City
Forefront Records

Not everyone could successfully blend rock, hip-hop and pop music ... AND have it go over with both Christian and secular fans ... but tobyMac did. "The Slam," the 2006 Dove Rock Recorded Song of the Year, was just one of the great songs on this 2005 Dove Rap Hip-Hop Recorded Album of the Year winner.

5. 'Between Two Worlds' - Trip Lee, 2010

Trip Lee - Between Two Worlds
Reach Records

Trip Lee spends 16 songs talking to believers about how we should view our world and our lives. Are we to view our homes here as merely temporary or take the more worldly view of "he who dies with the most toys wins?" Lee stays on point, viewing the concept from all sides and staying true to Scripture while doing it.

 

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6. 'Our World Redeemed ...The Sequel' - Flame, 2007

Flame - Our World: Redeemed
Cross Movement

The sequel to Our World Fallen, Our World Redeemed is up for a 2009 GRAMMY with good reason. Offering hope and a bright outlook on an eternal future, Flame delivers his best album to date to the delight of fans both old and new.

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7. 'DC Talk' - DC TALK, 1995

dc Talk - dc Talk
Capitol

Some folks didn't like DC Talk because it sounded too "80s" for their taste. For me, that was a plus. As a "child of the 80s," this release was like coming home. This album wasn't just my first DC TALK release, it was also my first Holy Hip-Hop CD, so it will always hold a special place for me.

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8. 'Stop The Funeral' - Ambassador, 2011

The Ambassador - Stop The Funeral
220 Entertainment/Xist Music

This album, which features several friends like Canton Jones, Cruz Cordero, Jessica Reedy and KJ-52, is 110% Christ-centered from start to finish.

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9. 'Factors of the Seven' - Grits, 1998

grits - Factors of the Seven
Gotee

Yes, I realize that this almost reads like a "Best of grits" article, but Factors of the Seven, home of the 1999 Dove Award's Rap Hip-Hop Recorded Song of the Year, is where "Plagiarism" comes from, so it must be mentioned!

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10. 'The Art of Translation' - Grits, 2002

grits - Art of Translation
Gotee

Seventeen songs comprise The Art of Translation, with all of them flowing smoothly between important topics that are still relevant years later. This 2003 Dove Award Rap Hip-Hop Album of the Year can still hold it's own in today's musical climate.

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