Christian Hip Hop’s Best of 2016 Nominees
Only about half of Rapzilla.com’s Best New Artist nominees are new to Christian hip hop, but some familiar names had their first big release year in 2016. Datin dropped The Roar, Loso dropped Valley of Vision and Street Hymns dropped Slow and Steady — all of which were highly anticipated debuts, and all of which received an anticipation-boost from the trio’s battle rap activity.
Veteran Json shared his platform with three lesser-known artists from his church to birth Dead Heroes, which released a self-titled EP. Another group, Surf Gvng, came out with its retail debut after two free EPs and showed great improvement.