Rapzilla interviewed battle rappers Th3 Saga and Street Hymns at SXSW 2016. They told the story of how they initially connected and answered if they will ever battle one another.

“It’s never going to happen,” Th3 Saga said. “This my brother right here. … If you think about it, Christian versus Christian, we’re supposed to be light in that darkness. What light can battle another light like that? To see who’s brighter?”

“I completely agree,” Street Hymns said. “I’ve been in contests, like the Rapzilla Hot 16. That was my first joint … but it wasn’t really like a, ‘Hey, these bars are meant for this dude.’ I don’t know. I don’t see furthering of why I hopped into [battle rap] in the first place by battling one of my brothers like that.”

“Let’s say a Christian battles another Christian, right?” Th3 Saga added. “It’s not going to be a one-two, ‘I love Jesus,’ ‘No, I love Jesus more.’ There’s gonna be some sort of reality to it that you’re going to want to break down the other person and discredit their ministry to the point that, even when you leave the battle, there’s things said in that battle that may not be taken back.”

“Which I’ve seen,” Street Hymns said. “I’m not gonna name drop. But I’ve seen it before, and I was like, ‘Man, I would never want that.’ I don’t know what it feels like to be a nonbeliever looking from the outside in, but I can only imagine. ‘I wonder what they’re thinking?’ We’re just sitting there bashing each other and bringing each other down. What could that be benefiting on the body’s end?”