The Christian rap domination is in full effect. Reach Records/Reflection Music Group recording artist Derek Minor is making major moves in gospel. His brand new album Minorville sits atop Billboard’s “Top Gospel Albums” chart.

The Hip Hop invasion which has bombarded the longtime traditional gospel genre was strongest felt in February of this year when the “Best Gospel Album” Grammy went to Reach Records co-founder, Lecrae, for his album Gravity,beating out Marvin Sapp, Israel Houghton, and James Fortune.

“I’m really trying to carve my own lane out,” says Nashville rapper Minor, who produced 11 of the songs on the 15-track disc. “It’s really kind of scary because if the album’s no good, I really can’t point the finger. I’m the person who’s behind this.”

Minor once called himself Pro, short for Prodigal, and formed the Reflection Music Group with his friend Doc Watson. After releasing his The Black Out album in 2008, he met Lecrae and BJ, who encouraged him to step his game up, or, in his words, “challenged him to become a more complete Christian artist.”

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