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