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Kanye ‘Jesus Is King’ Legit?, TobyMac Tragedy, John Crist On Netflix & More | Christian Rap News

Welcome to our weekly episode of’s Top Christian Rap News Recap. We endeavor to grab the best stories from the previous week and give them to you every Monday.

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Kanye West

You know where this is going, we’re kicking it off with Jesus is King. Kanye West dropped perhaps the most talked-about gospel/rap album in a long time. For an entire weekend, Jesus is King was trending. Many of the conversations aside from when the album would finally drop, was, “Is Kanye legit?” Well, yes, yes it is. It appears that all of his interviews weren’t just lip service. Jesus is King is a legitimate gospel/rap album that’s been claimed to be. West’s transformation is evident and it’s encouraging to see where he’s come to.
Only time will tell where he’s going but he said: “he’s only making music for the church now.” He’s trying to live his best life in the eyes of God and is even telling others around him to do so too. When making the album he told those working on it to abstain from premarital and not curse in the studio. This is just the beginning for Kanye West.


From there we move to some truly tragic news. TobyMac, a pioneer in CHH, one of the biggest Christian artists of all-time, is mourning the loss of his son Truett. Many may know his son as tru DOG, the little kid who had a feature on basically all of Toby’s albums. Tru even did a feature for Hollyn and was close to a lot of the younger artists in the CCM community. The 21-year-old was found dead in his home, the cause has not been revealed. He had been working toward his own music career and just performed for the first time the week before. Please keep the McKeehan family in prayers.


Thi’sl released his long-awaited Small Thing to a Giant, and it’s amazing. Despite all the talk about Kanye, he was not overshadowed and even charted in the top 10. The album is his best work yet and returning from that gunshot is triumphant for him as he gets to exude victory in his music.

John Crist

Comedian and one-time chart-topping CHH artist, John Crist has his own special coming to NetFlix! “I Ain’t Praying for That” comes out on November 28th and that’s amazing! Crist announced the Netflix special while on tour and we got to hear about 1st hand, but it’s been under wraps for a while. Good for John.


In conclusion, don’t forget to check out all of our playlists featuring the top tracks that dropped on Friday. Start with the Rapzilla Playlist and work your way down. Remember to check out the Christian Rap Mix and Pandora and the best indie artists and tips on

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Justin Sarachik

Written by Justin Sarachik

Justin is the Editor-in-Chief of He has been a journalist for over a decade and has written or edited for Relevant, Christian Post, BREATHEcast, CCM, Broken Records Magazine, & more. He also likes to work with indie artists to develop their brands & marketing strategies. Catch him interviewing artists on Survival of the Artist Podcast.

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