Christian rapper Dru Bex spoke to Rapzilla about his new music and the state of Christian hip-hop at SXSW.

A few months ago he dropped his mixtape 6 Love. Dru Bex said he took some beats from his peers instead of taking industry beats.

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Dru Bex said he finally has begun working on his first “retail album.” “I like to dabble in different sounds…this is the first time I feel like it’s all going to coalesce into one solid sound,” he said.

He did not reveal the title because it could change, and he hopes it comes our third quarter.

The message of the record will focus on our need for God.

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Dru Bex then spoke about not being “afraid to drop the name [of Jesus].” He believes CHH needs to get back to its roots and remember the “why” in coming into rap.

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