Sho Baraka, Bizzle join NF in top 10 on iTunes hip hop

Visitors to iTunes’s chart of top-selling hip-hop albums today will find an abnormal amount of albums without the capital E in a red box next to them.

Two of Christian hip hop’s most influential artists, Sho Baraka and Bizzle, released highly-anticipated new albums on Friday. The Narrative and Crowns & Crosses both quickly climbed the iTunes charts — Sho’s doing so despite Humble Beast Records offering it for free on the label’s official website.

Their music joined projects in the hip-hop top 20 by Derek Minor and NF. Minor released Reflection a week ago, and — with an impressive display of sales longevity — NF dropped Therapy Session in … April.

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Written by David Daniels

David Daniels is a columnist at and the managing editor of 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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