Rapzilla is taking a look back at our top most read articles of 2017, and for this installment, we are focusing on News.

1. Lecrae Says He ‘Supports’ Christian Hip-Hop but not the Rules & Limitations it May Create

Summary: In the last few weeks, Lecrae has been on an interview blitz with stops on the Breakfast Club, Hot 97, Sway in the Morning, and more, but his latest appearance on the Wade-O radio show became a place to explain some of the unintentional stirred up controversy in the last few weeks.
READ HERE.

2. Shai Linne asks 4 questions about Chance The Rapper and the state of Christian music

Summary: Chance The Rapper became a topic of discussion among numerous Christians this week after he performed “How Great Is Our God” at the 2017 Grammys, where his “gospel” mixtape Coloring Book earned him three awards.
READ HERE.

3. Datin Addresses Lecrae not defending Christian Rap, Lecrae responds

Summary: God Over Money emcee Datin took exception to what he deemed a shot at Christian Hip-Hop by Lecrae in his recent interview with Sway in the Morning. Datin uploaded a video to explain some of his issues, and Lecrae responded. Rather than escalate into anything further, a resolution was reached, and grace was found.
READ HERE.

4. Lecrae: My next album will surprise fans of ‘Rebel’

Summary: Lecrae said in an interview on Rapzilla.com LIVE with Chris Chicago that “people will probably be shocked” when they hear his upcoming album.
READ HERE.

5. Lecrae’s new single ‘Blessings’ features Ty Dolla Sign

Summary: Lecrae posted a preview of the single cover for his upcoming single “Blessings,” which he also revealed features Ty Dolla Sign.
READ HERE.

6. Lecrae Speaks to Sway About ‘White-Evangelicalism’ & Hot 97 About Chance the Rapper

Summary: Lecrae had a busy media day in NYC this week as he made stops at both Shade 45’s ‘Sway in the Morning’ and Hot 97’s ‘Ebro in the Morning’.
READ HERE.

7. Reach Records signs first new rapper since Andy Mineo

Summary: An artist revealed in an interview on Tuesday that he had signed with Reach Records, which would make him the first emcee signed by Lecrae and Ben Washer since Andy Mineo in 2011.
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8. Kendrick Lamar Says New Album will Focus on God Being a Missing Component

Summary: Kendrick Lamar was recently interviewed in the New York Times were he spoke about his creative drive and process. In the article, he mentioned the biggest missing component in life – God.
READ HERE.

9. Lecrae’s ‘All Things Work Together’ Opening Week Numbers are in

Summary: In 2015, Lecrae’s Anomaly shocked the world when it had first week sales of 88,000 units sold, not including streaming. This year’s All Things Work Together has fallen short of that.
READ HERE.

10. Sho Baraka’s ‘The Narrative’ Pulled From LifeWay Bookstores for Offensive Language

Summary: Sho Baraka has become the latest victim of having a bookstore pull his music from their shelves for language deemed “offensive.”
READ HERE.

Which one was your favorite?