Page 1 of 5Rapzilla recruited a panel of experts this year to countdown the greatest rappers in Christian hip-hop history.
Panelists consisted of Rapzilla co-owner and music industry veteran Chad Horton, longtime Rapzilla contributors Steve Patton and Tyler Burns and three Christian hip-hop record label executives, Tim Trudeau, Josh Niemyjski and Joshua Wann.
Trudeau, CEO of top independent digital distributor Syntax Creative, ran one of Christian hip hop's most influential labels ever for nearly a decade and a half, the now seemingly inactive Syntax Records. Niemyjski, founder of Sphere of Hip Hop and Illect Recordings, spent years as president and A&R of Uprok Records, another highly influential hip-hop label under Tooth & Nail Records, as well. Wann is the founder and creative director of Lamp Mode Recordings, which he no longer runs, but he also built it into one of Christian hip hop's most important labels.
Each expert submitted who he thought were the 20 most talented rappers. Based on how many nominations rappers received and where they were ranked, the final Top 20 list was formed. The panelists disagreed more than they agreed, as 63 different rappers received nominations.
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