Influential and young, the hip-hop community lost another member of its community. XXXTENTACION was shot and killed yesterday in his vehicle. There are many allegations of domestic abuse and assault against XXX. Deemed a controversial figure in music, he still maintained a high level of respect with his music. Regardless of where you stand on his life and death, clearly a lot of people were impacted by his work. Much of Christian hip-hop had strong feelings about the news. Lecrae: nobigdyl.: i put my message in my song and pray that you are blessed @xxxtentacion idk what to say. — nobigdyl. (@nobigdyl) June […]
Throughout history, God has taken horrible situations and turned them around into beautiful redemption stories. The same holds true today, even in the south of London. The BBC Radio 1Xtra YouTube documentary follows the prodigal son journey of Enrique, a pastor at SPAC (Salvation Proclaimers Anointed Church) Nation church in London. It focuses on how drill music is utilized to attracted gang members to Christ, and the impact the church has had in the United Kingdom. If someone would have told Enrique seven years ago that he would become a pastor, “I wouldn’t believe it.” Growing up, Enrique lived the […]
Rapzilla.com gets a ton of music submissions throughout the week, so we thought it’d be cool to introduce you to some of them. These artists consistently submit quality music and deserve more love on Spotify. The following list is of rappers that have less than 500 followers or 10,000 monthly listeners on Spotify. David Prxnce 13 Followers (80 Monthly Listeners) David Prxnce is one of the newer artists on this list. He recently released his album Encourage Vol. 1 for a Rapzilla Listening Session. YP aka Young Paul 70 followers (Monthly Listeners 383) YP aka Young Paul has been grinding it out for […]
Time flies, especially in the music world, and if you could believe it, 2008 was 10 years ago! You know what else happened 10 years ago? The following 20 Christian Hip-Hop Albums on this list were released. 2008 was a great year for Christian Hip-Hop. In fact, so much was released that we were able to put together a top 20 list. Some of the names are familiar, some of them, not as much, but all of them were impactful. Be sure to let us know in the comments which one was your favorite. Top 20 Christian Hip-Hop Albums of […]
Lecrae and Zaytoven just announced they will be releasing a joint album soon. Many of our readers were either: A.) Upset Lecrae was working with a “secular” producer B.) Never heard of him Well, wouldn’t you know, Zaytoven is trying to impact the culture with a lot more than his beats. He’s a Christian who is using his “God-given gifts” to try and reach the world. A short documentary was made about Zaytoven that explores this more. *Shout out to Twitter user @Sunbash for showing us this video. Watch the Zaytoven documentary below: “When I was young I started playing music […]
Ty Brasel dropped a deeply personal song yesterday about the death of XXXTENTACION. The track, “heavy heart (they killed x today),” was written just two days after his murder. ‘heavy heart (they killed x today)’ written 6/18. recorded 6/20. released 6/22. 🙏🏼 Link: https://t.co/qdJ3rDWv8n pic.twitter.com/ZEpQdt0nA5 — Ty Brasel (@Ty_Brasel) June 23, 2018 Listen to Ty Brasel Below: Stream here. Lyrics Below: Hook: I got a heavy heart It’s weighing me down right now I had to write this song To try to get it off and let it out I ain’t even cook my thoughts All this emotion raw Straight […]
For the first six months of the year, we’ve seen some significant numbers on Spotify from some of Christian Hip-Hop’s biggest names. We all want to know who’s on top. Some notes before we dive in: The data we’re using compiles artists’ “monthly active listeners.” These are unique listeners and isn’t how many times the artist was listened to. The numbers presented here are the sum of the people who have listened to the artist over the past six months. There are a couple of surprises, but most are pretty straightforward. Final note: I excluded Magic & Bird; the duo of Andy […]
Rapper Steven Malcolm recently dropped his music video for “Fuego.” The song is from The Second City Part 2. Watch Steven Malcolm Below: Buy or stream here. The EP resumes Malcolm’s biographical journey that began with his father’s deportation and separation. It then follows his painful childhood and teenage years. He ultimately finds himself with Jesus. It released on June 8th.