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Christian Rap or Artistic Rappers Who are Christian?

FLAME sat down with Rapzilla to talk about the hot button topic of “Christian rapper vs rapper that’s Christian.”

He said coming up with Cross Movement was like having that “new indie brand.” Flame said there were groups out there winning souls specifically through the church on a small level while guys like KJ-52, John Reuben, DJ Maj, and so on, were blowing up on the charts and winning Dove Awards through Christian music on a larger scale.

FLAME said this is similar to now with a group of artists that have chosen to “just really enjoy the artistic expression of rap, but they just happen to be Christians.”

He continued, “That expression has been helpful in many ways…it always has its place, but I want to respect them by not calling them Christian rappers because they asked us not to do so.”

FLAME believes it’s a good thing that people are introducing “genre specific titles” so we know exactly what we are looking for in music.

The emcee believes no one should be ashamed of the music they do whether it is geared toward Christians or geared toward the mainstream with Christian values. He believes God can use it, and if the artist does not do anything to compromise God, it can be effective.

Watch the full interview below:

Justin Sarachik
Justin Sarachik
Justin is the Editor-in-Chief of Rapzilla.com. He has been a journalist for over a decade and has written or edited for Relevant, Christian Post, BREATHEcast, CCM, Broken Records Magazine, & more. He also likes to work with indie artists to develop their brands & marketing strategies. Catch him interviewing artists on Survival of the Artist Podcast.


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