I voted for KB as Best Artist of 2015

Two million views combined on the lyric and music videos for KB’s song “Sideways” featuring Lecrae later, and more than a few people were anticipating the Reach Records rapper’s sophomore album Tomorrow We Live.

The album sold well, debuting on the Billboard charts at No. 4 among Rap Albums, No. 1 among Christian Albums, No. 2 among Independent Albums, No. 7 among Overall Albums and No. 18 on the Billboard 200. It finished 2015 as the fourth highest-selling Christian hip-hop album of the year, and the 38th highest-selling Christian album, according to Billboard.

The 2015 Dove Awards nominated KB for a pair of honors, Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year for Tomorrow We Live and Rap/Hip-Hop Song of the Year for “Sideways.”

Tomorrow We Live also had more traceable impact than most projects this year. In September, Rapzilla published a story on the album convincing rapper Dwight Junior not to commit suicide after he had become depressed after his mother’s suicide.

KB’s performance on Sway in the Morning also became one of the most memorable interviews of the year as well. He fielded difficult questions about Caitlyn Jenner and nailed them.

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Written by David Daniels

David Daniels is a columnist at Rapzilla.com and the managing editor of LegacyDisciple.org. He has been published at Desiring God, The Gospel Coalition, Christianity Today, CCM Magazine, Bleacher Report, The Washington Times and HipHopDX.

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