Holy Hip Hop

Thoughts on rap and God from the 34-year-old musician, who was the first to ever simultaneously land an album at the top of the gospel music charts and the Billboard 200. They say you can rap about anything except for Jesus That means guns, sex, lies, video tapes But if I talk about God my […]

  Lecrae is dubbed a Christian rapper, but he considers himself a rapper who happens to be Christian. The Grammy-winning artist (his album “Gravity” won for best gospel album last year) is trying to avoid being boxed into one genre. “I didn’t really fit in either world,” said Lecrae, 34, who’s been endorsed by both […]

He’s been crowned the “new hip-hop king” and his newest album, “Anomaly,” topped iTunes and Amazon charts the day of its Sept. 9 release. He’s been invited to birthday parties for both Billy Graham and Michael Jordan and riffed on NBC’s “Tonight Show” with host Jimmy Fallon. It’s the kind of mainstream success that has […]

Trip Lee, an award-winning MC, author and speaker, embraces the uniqueness of being a “pastor-rapper,” but he has some frustrations with a hypocritical hip-hop industry as well as with Christians who kick against his particular brand of artistic and cultural expression. Lee’s dual career path is a contrast in many ways to that of another […]

Brothers Mike and Tony Wray make up the Christian rap duo “Hazakim”–Hebrew for ‘strong ones” (Credit: Hazakim Facebook) On Tuesday, Sept. 23, the day of Hazakim’s long-awaited Son of Man album release, Lamp Mode simultaneously dropped a brand new video for their second official single, “The Other Side.” In it, Mike and Tony Wray scoff […]

Facebook: Trip Lee  Trip Lee’s second single off of the forthcoming album Rise, “Sweet Victory,” has been released today, and it features the singing talents of Dimitri Mcdowell and Leah Smith. “Trip Lee’s fifth studio album, Rise, is now available for pre-order! Featuring production from Gawvi, with appearances from Lecrae, Andy Mineo, This’l and more. […]

Credit: Gospel PR With the success of Atlanta-based emcee Lecrae, is the gospel music industry catching Christian rap fever? One of gospel’s most respected music labels, Tyscot Records, has officially signed Chicago native T.S.O to their new Christian Hip-Hop Division, Tyscot LOUD. Tyscot is home to well-known artists like Deitrick Haddon, Anthony Brown & Group […]

Hip hop heavyweight  Lecrae collects his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as his new project,Anomaly opens atop the list. It sold 88,000 copies in the week ending Sept. 14, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It’s also the first chart-topper for Lecrae’s label, Reach Records. Anomaly’s launch is Lecrae’s best sales week, trumping the 72,000-unit […]

Article By Ray Holtz:  Rapper Lecrae is steadily ascending to the top of the Hip Hop heap. In an interview aired Sep. 11 on popular Power 105.1 FM morning show, “The Breakfast Club,” he had a fruitful conversation about his faith, music and being different. As the Christian emcee’s seventh album Anomaly sits at no. […]

Christian rapper Trip Lee drops first single “Shweet”, off his upcoming studio album “Rise”, set for release on October 28, 2014. source: gospelbreak.com

Lecrae’s new project ‘Anomaly‘ is out now! Yes, after drumming up quite the buzz with all of his buzz singles, Lecrae has unleashed the full length album. ‘Anomaly’ is now available to purchase online as well as in stores today. Hitting all major digital outlets, the project’s release has already taken social media by storm, and snagged a top […]

Lecrae has found another way to mix religion and rap, this time in print form. The book will offer an inside look on Lecrae’s creative way of thinking, why faith is so important to him and hopefully give non-believers a better understanding of his actions and morals, according to a recent interview with Rapzilla. “I […]