Columns & Editorials

Humble Beast emcee Sho Baraka recently wrote an article for Christianity Today called “Why I Can’t Vote for Either Trump or Clinton.” While the name is self-explanatory, the rapper really breaks down the problems African Americans face in this election whether they give their vote to a Republican or a Democrat.
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One of the most integral parts of a church service aside from the sermon is the praise and worship. There are people who go to church to get their fill of God’s presence by worshipping with hands up, eyes closed and an all-out surrender to God. There are also people who wish to experience that liberation but just can't get into the music for a variety of reasons. Slowly, this is beginning to change.
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Over the years Christian hip-hop has been vocal about everything from faith, temptation, race, and even the highs and lows of being an artist. Sometimes the emcees have to take their message out of our headphones, and visualize them onto the pages of a book. The following is a list of 10 artists in the Christian hip-hop community who have written books (in no particular order).
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Recently, Christian hip-hop legends the Cross Movement returned to the stage at Legacy 2016. This got us thinking about some of Christian rap’s best groups over the years. We decided to compile a list of our 5 Christian Hip-Hop Comeback Group Albums We Wish Would Happen. We expect the comments to be flooded with people we’ve missed, so let us know and we’ll make a part two.
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A few weeks ago Rapzilla took a look at some of the best Christian hip-hop and mainstream hip-hop collaborations. This week we are taking a look at a few more. It’s important to note, these are Christian emcees who featured a secular rapper on their track, not the other way around.
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The Universal Hip-Hop Museum in the Bronx, NY features displays, memorabilia, art, and exhibits that thoughtfully and educationally piece together the rich history of Hip-Hop. In a recent interview with the museum’s curator, Claude “Paradise” Gray, he admitted that rap music’s roots can be traced back to a gospel group in the 1940s named the Jubalaires.
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Today Rapzilla is taking a look at some of the best Christian hip-hop and mainstream hip-hop collaborations. This isn’t an exhaustive list, but these are a few that have stood out over the years. It’s important to note, these are Christian emcees who featured a secular rapper on their track, not the other way around.
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The year is 2016, and most of us are looking at the calendar saying, ‘Where has the time gone?’ When it comes to music, time flies even faster. Stop for a second and think about when your favorite album dropped. After the smile from your nostalgia trip ends, pause and ask yourself, ‘When did that drop?’ There is a good chance that your favorite record is 10 or more years old. Now pick your jaw up, sit up in your seat, and take a trip back to 2006 as Rapzilla brings you down a stroll of memory lane.
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