Time flies, especially in the music world, and if you could believe it, 2008 was 10 years ago! You know what else happened 10 years ago? The following 20 Christian Hip-Hop Albums on this list were released.
2008 was a great year for Christian Hip-Hop. In fact, so much was released that we were able to put together a top 20 list. Some of the names are familiar, some of them, not as much, but all of them were impactful. Be sure to let us know in the comments which one was your favorite.
Top 20 Christian Hip-Hop Albums of 2008:
Lecrae – Rebel
Rebel was Lecrae’s third studio album and the project that helped propel him to Christian hip-hop’s top dawg HE IS today.
The album was nominated for a Dove Award and became the first Hip-Hop album to reach number one on the Top Gospel Albums chart, a place it remained for two weeks.
Some of the key tracks on the record include “Don’t Waste Your Life” and “Identity.”
FLAME – Our World: Redeemed
Our World: Redeemed is FLAME’s fourth studio album and it was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album.
It also jumped 41 places to grab the number one spot in week two on the CMTA R&B/Hip-Hop Chart. It debuted at number 5 on the Billboard Top Gospel chart as well.
Some key tracks are “Joyful Noise” and “On That Cross.”
Trip Lee – 20/20
20/20 is Trip Lee’s sophomore album and includes features from Lecrae, Tedashii, Sho Baraka, FLAME, Shai Linne, and JR.
At the time Trip was focusing on ministry and going to Bible college, so the project reflects a season of growth and keeping your eyes fixed on God.
Some notable tracks are “Real Vision” and “Superstar.”
The Ambassador – The Chop Chop: From Milk to Meat
The Chop Chop: From Milk to Meat is The Ambassador’s third solo album away from Cross Movement and it focuses on the “meat” of God’s word.
The album includes features from Lecrae, da’ T.R.U.T.H., JR, Trip Lee, and Stephen the Levite.
Some notable tracks include “Checking for My God” and “Love & Grace.”
Braille – The IV Edition
The IV Edition was appropriately named for it being Braille’s 4th release. The emcee was still a few years away from creating Humble Beast and being in Beautify Eulogy.
The album featured production from an array of producers including Ohmega Watts, S1, K-Murdock, and others as well as features from Speech, Theory Hazit, Sareem Poems, and more.
Notable tracks include “The IV Edition” and “Blessed Man.”