We’re into the second month of 2021, and I already can see and hear the effects of the work that Christian rap artists put in during self-isolation and quarantine last year. Seriously, it’s been a pretty great start to the year when it comes to all the music that’s already been released. I’m stoked to share some of the things I’ve been listening to, and I hope to introduce you to some people you may not have heard yet!
Kyle released his newest project Sorry I’m Working On It last month, and I was immediately sucked into the emotion of it all. A pensive and thoughtful pen plus a very clean and enjoyable soundscape worked well on this. He stays in that emo/feelings-first lane on this project but I appreciate it and feel like it fits with the vocals he lends to his songs. You should definitely check him out on Spotify and listen below:
BrodieDaVinci just dropped his new album Harmony a few weeks ago, and I really enjoyed it. Brodie brings a rawness but also a freshness to his craft. He does a great job at weaving melodies and keeping listener engagement up throughout this project. It was a surprising release for me. His artwork and his visuals are all really busy, so it made me hesitant to click and listen, but I found that what he can bring on a mic is not reflected in how everything looks. Now that I think of it, there’s actually a lot happening on the CHH scene in North Carolina. You’re gonna need to hop on the wave sooner or later. So check out BrodieDaVinci’s Spotify, or listen to this:
Knaladeus has been around for more than a decade in CHH, but I still feel like he’s slept on. He just put out his first project with Menace Movement last month, so his exposure and momentum that way are only going to go up. The Daydreamer EP was entirely produced by Daniel Steele and it’s bonkers with the bars as well. He also was part of GO! Records and Menace Movement’s Living Room Sessions project last month. He’s putting in work. Be sure to follow him on Spotify, or peep the visual below.
After his Blessed Life EP last year, Andre just dropped a mixtape last month entitled All The Way. I really dig his style and the commercial sound he has on his music. He’s signed to G.S.’s I’m Doin Jesus label, and he comes from Nebraska. I feel like Andre has a lot of momentum as he continues to drop music and I’m excited to continue to follow his art. Check out his Spotify, but at least watch this video:
Kyle can be found on his YouTube channel dropping everything from worship tunes to vlogs, to freestyles, and doing each of them well. When it comes to the music he creates you can always expect soulful hooks and melodies meshed with razor-sharp rhymes and flows. It sounds a little crazy but I liken his talents to what Drake can bring. His newest album The Documentary encapsulates his life along with the struggles and real-life experiences he’s had. He’s vulnerable but refreshing and creative. He’s grown a lot as an artist and a human these past few years and it really shows in his craft. Peep his Spotify, but first, listen below: