Rapzilla is taking a look back at our top most read articles of 2017, and for this installment, we are focusing on the Features.

1. Shai Linne: Are Chance the Rapper & ‘Coloring Book’ Christian hip-hop?

Summary: Pastor/rapper Shai Linne pens an in-depth article on Chance the Rapper, Coloring Book and Christian hip hop.
READ HERE.

2. Rapzilla.com’s 15 Freshman of 2017

Summary: Rapzilla.com is pleased to announce its seventh annual Freshmen class, which is made up of the most promising up-and-comers in Christian hip hop.
READ HERE.

3. Shai Linne: Dear CHH

Summary: This is Shai Linne. Some of you have known me for a while. For some of you, your first introduction to me was through some hard things I said on a couple of recent songs. If that’s you, I’m sorry that we had to meet under circumstances like this. However, I trust that the sovereign Lord will use even that for His purposes.
READ HERE.

4. Dope Christian Clothing Brands You Should Look Out For

Summary: In the world of fashion and street wear, there are a lot of fashion labels who spread and perpetuate messages of negativity. Whether it be promoting over-sexualization, drug abuse, violence, crime or (blatantly in some cases) the antichrist, there is no shortage of societal poison in the form of fashion. I, however, am of the belief that for every negative there is a positive. Here is a list of amazing brands that promote light and life and don’t skimp at all on the creativity. These are some of the highest quality brands available to the believer.
READ HERE.

5. Dear Kendrick Lamar,

Summary: I read your message on DJ Booth about how you express God and felt compelled to write an open letter of encouragement to you and others who are digesting it AND your new album DAMN.
READ HERE.

6. Lecrae Featuring Chance the Rapper Coming in 2018?

Summary: The above photo has caused quite a stirring of emotions once Lecrae’s post went up on Instagram with the description of, “Talkin God and Gucci.” Many rejoiced with excitement while others took to the shaming of “sacred and secular” argument. Regardless, of which side the straw stirs your drink, sip slowly because this is hot news
READ HERE.

7. Christian Rap: Sharp Disagreements and the Sovereignty of God

Summary: Christian rap artist Illijam penned a wonderful editorial/devotional that sheds some light on how disagreements were handled in the Bible. This article was inspired by Shai Linne’s “Random Thoughts 3” and the ongoing dialogue it’s caused about Lecrae, Reach Records, and the response by Ruslan and the Christian hip-hop community alike.
READ HERE.

8. Lecrae’s BET Award Win Sparks Criticism From Artists & Fans

Summary: Lecrae recently took home his second BET Award for “Best Gospel/Inspirational Award” for his song “Can’t Stop Me Now (Destination),” and some people were not happy about this.
READ HERE.

9. 25 Christian Rap Albums That Turn 10 Years Old in 2017

Summary: Time flies when you’re having fun, and if you could believe it, 2007 was that long ago! You know what else happened 10 years ago? The following albums on this list.
READ HERE.

10. An Open Letter to Christian Hip-Hop by John ‘The Tonic’ Wells

Summary: Legendary emcee from The Cross Movement, John “The Tonic” Wells wanted to pay the new generation of Christian hip-hop and its listeners a little visit into his experiences navigating Christianity, music, and ministry. Wells penned this open letter of sorts to Rapzilla, and wants to continue to be a voice for the future to listen to.
READ HERE.

Which one was your favorite?