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  Christian Rap Music / Christian Hip Hop-Christian Rap (Home)
The message in Christian rap, the genre I am apart of, is clear and deliberate, to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to a generation who hasn't heard the good news.
Christ is that option and I use Christian hip-hop to portray that message.
The Christian hip-hop I produce sends a message of love to a world who has turned their back on Christ.
www.holyrapmusic.com   (919 words)

  Christian hip hop - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Christian hip hop (originally gospel rap, also known as holy hip hop) is a form of hip hop music which uses Christian lyrical themes to express the songwriter's faith.
Many mainstream hip hop artists have made acknowledgements of faith (including Kanye West, Ma$e, DMX, and Will Smith) but are not typically considered Christian hip hop artists, as the themes of their lyrics do not typically reflect spiritual faith, and often contain content considered blasphemous by some Christians.
Christian rap and hip hop artists are professed Christians in most cases, and use the fact that they are urban or suburban as a positive issue used to spread their religion, and like all Christian music, it can be experienced as Christian worship.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Christian_hip_hop   (1466 words)

 Christian hip-hop aims for mainstream
Christian rappers are looking to ride a wave of acceptance for hip-hop with spirituality and meaning.
For the most part, the majority of Christian hip-hop that existed was all about the 'Jesus raps.' Now people are applying their faith to things that are relevant to people everyday.
The platinum achievement of Christian rock acts like P.O.D., Evanescence and Switchfoot is an inspiration to Christian hip-hop artists, but holy hip-hop is not supported by the Christian music industry, Christian radio or the mainstream hip-hop industry.
www.azcentral.com /ent/music/articles/1013christianhiphop.html   (945 words)

 GospelFlava.com - Editorial - Does Hip Hop Belong? Christian Hip Hop Day (2)
Since its inauguration into the lives of those that embrace it, the essence of hip hop has been one of a story line that portrays the struggles and triumphs of the streets.
Holy hip hop's true roots derive from the heart and not the streets and the image of life known by those who live it which are described as today's poets.
In that respect, hip hop plays a major role in bringing the Good News to the ‘sight and sound’ generation; it has served as an all-terrain vehicle of the Gospel since the day of its conception in the early 80's.
www.gospelflava.com /articles/hiphopday2.html   (528 words)

 List of hip hop genres - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hip hop music can be subdivided into subgenres, fusions with other genres and regional hip hop scenes.
These are combinations of hip hop with other genres.
Hip hop soul - RandB and East Coast hip hop or gangsta rap
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_genres_of_hip_hop   (326 words)

 Rapzilla ~ Christian Hip Hop Worldwide
From that point on it was only a matter of time before God had me in a position to hear what H is plan was to address the eternal issue of my sinful heart and His Holy standards.
I would like to see Christians awakened to the call to be that incredible new creature in Christ.
Realizing that the Christian life is not impossible, rather it is incredible to witness, God’s power at work changing us day to day.
www.rapzilla.com /interviewphanatik.htm   (707 words)

 Holy Hip Hop
Holder is among the new leaders to emerge in the fast-growing, underground movement of holy hip-hop, a melding of religion, primarily Christianity, with the energy, lingo, dress and dance moves of the culture.
Holy hip hop is saying that there are areas of hip hop that's not holy, but there are areas of hip hop that are holy because we keep that part holy," he said.
A new DVD about the holy hip hop movement is part of a broader effort to evangelize and improve the lives of a generation steeped in urban music.
www.holyhiphop.com /The411.htm   (13468 words)

 The Real Story Behind Christian Hip-Hop : Media Chin-Check
Holy hip hop could never be an OXYMORON man.........seek God's face and learn more about him and look at your life we are all punks compared to God so when the true Holy Hip Hop Emcees spit life you will understand and if your not part of the solution than you are the problem.
Christians have the answer to that need, so we just have to be confident in expressing that answer, but not forget who we were before we had Him.
So his claims of hip hop being the devil is based off of his readings of the believes and teachings of the ZULU Nation rather than exploring the diversity of hip hop.
blogs.sohh.com /media_check/archives/2005/09/christian-hiphop.html   (10326 words)

 WhyHipHop? Campaign   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Unfortunately, many in the Christian community either are not aware of the global influence of Hip-Hop or have written off Hip-Hop as a lost, evil and unredeemable terrain.
However, there are other Christians who have set their eyes upon Hip-Hop as a precious harvest and missionary field that serves as a prime opportunity to reach today's generation.
Even though God is currently doing a mighty work through Christian Hip-Hop, the fact still remains that Christian Hip-Hop Artists stand in desperate need of support, understanding and unity from the broader Christian community (1 Corinthians 12:12-27), in order to further grow their ministries, administer the antidote and advance the Kingdom of God.
www.whyhiphop.com /pages.asp?pageid=22468   (387 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | Stars turn backs on America's troops in Iraq
But soldiers in Iraq are more likely to get a show from a Christian hip-hop group, a country singer you have probably never heard of and two cheerleaders for the Dallas Cowboys.
Just as the seemingly intractable nature of the war has led to a growing recruitment crisis, so the United Services Organisation, which has been putting on shows for the troops since the second world war, is struggling to get celebrities to sign up for even a short tour of duty.
Other critics of the war who regularly perform include the leftwing comedian Al Franken (who is headlining the current tour along with Christian hip-hop group Souljahz) and the punk legend and actor Henry Rollins, one of the Bush administrations most vocal critics.
www.guardian.co.uk /frontpage/story/0,,1673781,00.html   (661 words)

 Beats For Christ|Christian Rap Beats|Christian Hip Hop Beats|Christian Rap Instrumentals|Christian Hip Hop|Gangsta ...
Some people call it Holy Hip Hop because the beats are used to reach the world with the message of Jesus Christ.
Holy Hip Hop Beats is a great way to put it and some have referred to it as Gangsta Gospel.
Hip Hop cannot replace Christ nor can it compete with Christ but is just a vehicle to help reach lost souls who might not be reached by traditional methods of spreading the gospel.
www.beatsforchrist.com   (359 words)

 Ministry through music: Christian Hip-Hop Emcees   (Site not responding. Last check: )
We wouldn’t define it as Christian rap or Gospel rap.
Cru-vention was a Christian rap convention that had workshops on things like the business aspect of music and various performances.
Being here and going from church to church, we really didn’t see Christian rappers, but at the convention we saw people who did what we did, so we didn’t feel like we were the only ones.
www.dac.neu.edu /onyx/archive/2000/march/christian-hip-hop.htm   (1269 words)

 Altared Lives Mins. Holy Hip Hop & Urban Gospel Radio
To empower and mentor young adult leaders in the Body of Christ by providing holistic ministry in line with their culture, by enlisting technology, music, the Internet and multimedia tools to meet spiritual and social needs, so that they'll be motivated to share their love and enthusiasm for Christ among other members of their generation.
To demolish the strongholds and fallacies of this generation that God is irrelevant, non-existent or unconcerned and that modern-day Christianity is boring, unreasonable or unrewarding by providing holistic ministry via multimedia technology.
ALR Holy Hip Hop and Urban Gospel Radio is an outreach of Altared Lives Ministries, Inc.
www.altaredlives.org   (262 words)

 cMusicWeb.com: Hip-Hop
doing her own thing is her trademark, turning from her hip hop roots with the fugees into folk.
one of the pioneers of christian hip-hop is finishing his career as a solo artist with lots of guests.
According to the article, which we found via rockrebel.com, Ye is "calling for a revised edition" of the Christian scriptures, because he figures he should be in them.
www.cmusicweb.com /hiphop/index.shtml   (1436 words)

 Christian Hip-Hop Artists Find Tunes Still Suffer A Bad Rap   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Even as Christian rappers grow in numbers, and more churches use MCs, break dancing and graffiti art in youth ministries, many congregations still draw the line at hip-hop in their contemporary services.
The fear of church youths crossing over to gangsta rap is frustrating to many Christian hip-hoppers, who can see only lost opportunities for reaching young people.
So it is particularly frustrating that Christian radio stations hesitate to give it airplay for fear that it is too hard-edged.
news.crossmap.com /story/christian-hip-hop-artists-find-tunes-still-suffer-a-bad-rap/222.htm   (1087 words)

 Top Christian Rap/Hip-Hop Artists, Albums, Tracks and Videos on Rhapsody
MC Hammer was the first mainstream rapper to score a hit with a distinctly Christian theme; in making "Pray" a hit single in the early 1990s, he introduced his broad audience to a style that was still in its infancy.
A Christian Rap duo with a laid-back jazzy style, the Grits are Bonafide and Coffee.
The oft-billed "Eminem of the Christian rap world" earns the comparison on the merits of his own innovative skills.
www.rhapsody.com /raphiphop/christianraphiphop/more.html   (196 words)

 - Sphere of Hip Hop 2k5: Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: )
From an artist’s perspective, the self-deemed "Christian hip-hop" or "Holy-hip-hop" label is usually used to show there is a difference in the artist’s lyrics or mindset spiritually.
I feel that much of the current marketing tactics used in the “Christian hip-hop community” are doing the artists, fans and prospective fans a disservice by choosing not to function on a global scale.
We as Christians want to show that there is a difference, an alternative, a better way to think and live; it is centered around Christ being Lord of our lives, and Redeemer.
www.sphereofhiphop.com /archives/000410.html   (1323 words)

 Christian Today > Christian News, Updated Daily > Christian Hip-Hop ‘Embraced Since the Beginning’ in UK
Christian Today > Christian News, Updated Daily > Christian Hip-Hop ‘Embraced Since the Beginning’ in UK Simply let your 'Yes' be 'Yes', and your 'No', 'No'.
Christian Hip-Hop ‘Embraced Since the Beginning’ in UK “Hip-Hop can be used as a ministry tool, because it works,” Director of TRUCE David Ham noted.
British rapper Jahaziel noted that Christian music is still ‘humble’ in the UK, but it’s moving forward as there are ‘many talented Christian musicians out there’.
www.christiantoday.com /news/culture/christian.hiphop.embraced.since.the.beginning.in.uk/386.htm   (605 words)

 Visit World Hip Hop Association - Your Source for the latest Positive Christian Hip Hop Gospel and Gospel Rap Music
Ironically, as Smith and his band of Gladiators leverage hip hop music as the new underground railroad leading this generation to spiritual emancipation, several of their former industry associates have resurfaced to help further the cause.
This is Christian music but definitely blazed from new school Hip Hop and urban soul.
In short, this is a must have album for Christians and those open to uplifting urban Hip Hop music.
www.worldhiphopassociation.com /hiphopgospel.htm   (784 words)

 GospelFlava.com - Editorial - Christian Hip Hop Day (1)
For far too long, the Gospel hip hop sector of the Christian music market has been misunderstood, misrepresented, and misinterpreted.
Indeed, Christian hip-hop takes all that is ‘cool’ from the hip-hop culture and blends it with all that is relevant from the Gospel world.
It is with Christian love and celebration that I salute them on a day that is long overdue.
www.gospelflava.com /articles/hiphopday1.html   (527 words)

 America's Holy Hip-Hop: America's Holy Hip-Hop
Smith continues, "Though kids today are being influenced by a fl, hip-hop, multiethnic and urban world, they too often walk into homogenous youth groups that are led by leaders who, in general, don't seem to be paying attention to the coming multicultural youth revolution and the influence it's already having on their students.
If the Christian music industry is a microcosm of the larger music industry, we should have three or four highly popular hip-hop artists, and we don't.
In the last 5 years we've seen a huge growth in the number of Holy Hip Hop artists...its not only been numbers but the quality of crews is amazing...there are 2 areas I believe left to take care of...the production and the promotion.
www.crossrhythms.co.uk /articles/music/Americas_Holy_HipHop/7033/p1   (2611 words)

 Holy Hip Hop Exposed
There has been a recent push lately to bridge the gap between the world and Christianity; the holy hip hop movement is aiding in that heresy.
They have street break dancers and hip hop music playing while tossing out the hymnal books according to their website.
Make no mistake the holy hip hop crowd, Christian Rock crowd, and other CCM camps are in violation of Gods word by befriending the world.
psalm9416.com /holy_hip_hop_exposed.htm   (1233 words)

 Promoting Christian HIP-HOP Part 1
Once someone aspiring to promote or host an event featuring Christian MCs gets past church tradition and gets an “okay” if they assume the youth at their or neighboring churches will be “all in” they’re in for a rude awakening.
There may be a few “Timothy types” in the group and they’ll stand out, but for the most part the youth still prefer the world’s hip hop over God’s alternative.
Recently after a panel discussion on hip hop at church, a young girl, convicted by the Holy Spirit about what she was putting in her spirit, came up to me and said that she wanted to support Christian MCs, but she doesn’t know the music, and doesn’t know what to buy.
www.theyuinon.com /articles/promoting-hip-hop.htm   (1806 words)

 Rapzilla ~ Christian Hip Hop Worldwide   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It was this incredible drive and self-motivation that attracted the attention of Todd Collins, one of the most highly respected figures in urban Christian music and the creative head of Beatmart Recordings.
Atlanta-based Holy Hip Hop Music announced on January 4th that it has entered into a multi-year Strategic Alliance to exclusively distribute, as a part of its Agreement with EMI Gospel, Tampa-based Crossover Community Church Renowned Minister of the Gospel: Urban D.
One of post-modern Christianity’s buzzwords is being “missional.” The definition stressed is that the enthusiasm, excitement, and energy commonly generated for overseas evangelism is also exhibited in daily living in your own community.
www.rapzilla.com /news.htm   (2335 words)

 Scorpion 49's Christian Rap & Hip-Hop Site
Just ta let cha all know, Christian rap is bustin outa tha shackles its been put under for so many years.
I've been jammin to secular rap for years, knowing that the Christian stuff was bad.
He sees himself as a rapper who is a Christian, not a Christian rapper.
www.geocities.com /TimesSquare/Alley/8305/christianrap.html   (616 words)

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