Kendrick Lamar's Duel with Damnation
The influential rapper’s latest record is all about our fear of being condemned.
(Indeed, even modern artists are participating in a long tradition of religious sincerity in mainstream hip hop that includes Hip-hop is OK with complexity. It doesn't have to be either/or.”.
The DJ Making the Angels Rap
Christian hip-hop remembers the legacy of the late DJ Official.
The DJ Making the Angels Rap. Christian hip-hop remembers the legacy of the late DJ Official. Christian hip-hop remembers the legacy of the late DJ Official.
Forward-thinking producer puts a creative spin on Christian hip-hop.
Alex Medina. Alex Medina. Forward-thinking producer puts a creative spin on Christian hip-hop. Alex Medina. Forward-thinking producer puts a creative spin on Christian hip-hop.
Jazz, Joey Alexander, and a Window on God
A musical prodigy reveals something beyond the material
into the annual "Don't forget about me" speech from The Recording Academy and GRAMMY Foundation President/CEO Neil Portnow, accompanied by accomplished hip-hop star and
New & Noteworthy Books
Compiled by Matt Reynolds
The Street Is My Pulpit: Hip Hop and Christianity in Kenya. Mwenda Ntarangwi (University of Illinois Press). In America, Christian rap aficionados have Lecrae, Trip Lee, and Tedashii.
Andy Mineo: Rappers Are Missionaries, Too
The fan-friendly hip-hop artist wants to see the church get creative.
Andy Mineo: Rappers Are Missionaries, Too. The fan-friendly hip-hop artist wants to see the church get creative. The fan-friendly hip-hop artist wants to see the church get creative.
The musician known as Cataphant makes a way for female artists.
at music from the perspective of a visual artist,” Bellizzi—known as Ms. BZ to her elementary school students and Cataphant to her musical fans—told Christian hip-hop site Rapzilla last
The artists of Humble Beast on the idolatry of artistry, and how the local church best serves artists.
Braille: Not being raised in a religious home, I definitely feel as though hip-hop was my religion and my identity. I didn't need church to be all hip-hop because I was hip-hop.
Wishing You Neither a 'Traditional' nor 'Contemporary' Christmas
How hymns (and a little bit of hip hop) can aid our worship. Plus a new Christmas hymn from High Street Hymns.
FaithDecember 23, 2014. Wishing You Neither a 'Traditional' nor 'Contemporary' ChristmasHow hymns (and a little bit of hip hop) can aid our worship.
Kanye West’s Work-in-Progress
Why the rapper’s new ‘gospel’ album, ‘The Life of Pablo,’ has Christians curious.
Armond and Doc, two podcasters involved in the Christian hip hop scene, discussed the album on a recent episode of their show, Clock Radio Speakers.
Why Grammy Winner Lecrae Will Never Dominate the Gospel Charts Again
Evangelicals’ favorite rapper is so successful, Billboard has changed how it ranks Christian music.
Following his success in 2014, when he dominated the Gospel rankings, the music industry may finally be changing the way they view Lecrae and other Christian hip-hop stars.
This Year's Summer Jam Is All About the Love of God
In "Coloring Book," Chance the Rapper is honest about his flaws, his faith, and the reality of growing up on Chicago's South Side.
Chance namedrops WGCI and Power 92, two local hip-hop radio stations, in “Angels.” Chance repeatedly references “79th Street,” a major thoroughfare that ran a couple blocks away
The Story Behind the World's Most Complete Graphic Bible
A conversation with the Kingstone Comics editor who oversaw the massive effort to adapt sacred Scripture into comics form.
He writes about the three-way intersection of nerd, hip-hop, and evangelical cultures from his home in Portland, where he lives with his wife Holly, several resilient plants, an XBOX One
Lecrae Brings Reformed Rap to Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show, Again
(UPDATED) On his second late-night stint, rapper's remixed song features quotes from MLK.
The prolific hip hop-soul band the Roots joined Jimmy Fallon when he took over Late Night in 2009, and they've invited several legendary artists to sit in with them, including Aerosmith's
Christian Rapper Saved by Circumcision—Twice
After a childhood encounter with terrorists, hip-hop artist raps for religious freedom.
After a childhood encounter with terrorists, hip-hop artist raps for religious freedom. Image: Courtesy: Kings Dream. Ruslan moves faith-based hip hop into the realm of religious liberty.