Mars ILL

Mars ILL is known for its hard-hitting beats and face melting rhymes. Unfortunately for Christian hip-hop fans, we haven’t heard anything new from them in 10 years.

The group, consisting of DJ Dust and Manchild, put out a ton of material from 2000 through 2008. It remains uncertain if these two will ever get back to create music.


GRITS are long time veterans of Christian hip-hop and have been rocking the mic since 1995. They haven’t put out an album since 2010’s Quarantine.

There is a new EP in the works called Saints & Sinners, and the single was released. However, all has been quiet, and the fans are still anxiously waiting for a full release from Bonafide and Coffee.

Tunnel Rats

Closing out the list is another group of legendary Christian rap pioneers. The Tunnel Rats have been around since 1993 and put out three albums from 1996 to 2004. Their last record, Tunnel Rats, was released in 2004.

Members and affiliates of Tunnel Rats are about as numerous as the Wu-Tang Clan, but a few names are: Sev Statik, Propaganda, Ajax, and Jurny Big.

Many of these artists have put out individual projects, but it remains to be seen whether they will all collaborate together again.

Who are we missing? Who is your favorite among these groups?