I really feel like 2020 is the year of the indie grind. This strange season has enabled creatives to stay honing in on their skills and some are taking advantage and creating not only in quantities but quality. This month, here are a few Christian rap artists I’ve stumbled upon. I’m excited for you to hear them.
This young Tennessee emcee has incredible ability to captivate while showing off his versatile pen as well as the heat he can spit. Most of his stuff is self-produced, and while it comes off a bit raw, I find him to be supremely talented. He’s really on the come up but he’s been steadily dropping dope tracks all year. Check out Battz on Spotify and watch his newest video here:
This Zimbabwean rapper has a big heart that flows out of every track. Driven by a desire to be of sound doctrine, a lot of his songs are rooted deeply in scripture. I appreciate his skillful creativity, as he’s released two full-length albums already this year that feel completely different from each other, and has even more on the way. Listen to Teq Niq on Spotify and check out this track:
Shai’Moya brings a lot of modern vibes to the table as well as gritty bars and it’s a perfect combo. In my opinion, his newest album Hello I’m Shai is a sleeper for Album Of The Year, and he’s only gonna get better. Sonically it’s fantastic, but if you really listen his lyrical content can deeply move you as well. This Texas emcee is one of my favorite new listens of this year. Check him out on Spotify, but watch his newest video first:
TNV (That New Vessel)
This Detroit emcee has been putting in hard work for years, and it’s time you listen up. He’s got features from Dre Murray, Eshon Burgundy, Jered Sanders, and Skyzoo in his catalog to name a few. He’s also dropped two albums this year. I really appreciate his grind and his inspiring content. Go hit him up on his Bandcamp where he showcases all of his work. His most recent music is on his Spotify as well. Lastly, here’s a dope visual: