This month, less than two years after he penned an anthem about selling crack, Houston rapper PyRexx released the mixtape Workflo Vol. 1 with lyrics so Christian that the Grammy Awards would call it gospel music.

“You better stop running ‘cause God is coming/Better be sober, God is coming,” says PyRexx on track number 2, “Sober,” which for much of the past 15 years only described him in prison.

Known as Joseph McSweeney to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, 29-year-old PyRexx has collected five convictions for a total of six-and-a-half years behind bars. This hasn’t stopped Christians in Houston’s hip-hop scene from endorsing him, though. Add a comment
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Chris Cooper is the founding member of the legendary Hip Hop group SFC, which stands for Soldiers For Christ. Although, he has gone by several different stage names over the years, most of them are simply a variation of Super C. However, he is most often referred to as Sup, which is pronounced Soup. Add a comment
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In 2008, before Drake signed with Young Money Entertainment, he was featured on the same song as Gemstones: “Stay in Your Place” by TreaZon. Gemstones didn’t know Drake would become a platinum-selling, Grammy Award-winning artist, but Gemstones sensed that Drake had the “it factor” to be special—the same “it factor” he sees in Brother 3, an unsigned Christian rapper from Chicago. Add a comment
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Thi’sl and his pastor Kenny Petty identify with the frustration in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson by protesters who demand justice for Michael Brown.

After a police officer shot and killed the unarmed 18-year-old Brown on Saturday, Petty told a group of Ferguson pastors how one of his best friends had died under similar circumstances 21 years ago. According to Petty, who serves at a church in St. Louis, cops shot his unarmed friend five times in the back and twice in the back of the head as they fled the scene of a gang altercation. Add a comment
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Kareem Manuel and T.J. “Decipha” Morrissette of the Christian hip-hop duo CTZN plan on traveling to Iraq for a mission trip next summer. The country’s recent increase in violence has forced CTZN (pronounced “citizen”) to reconsider, but the group still expects to go.

“It’s really scary, but they need Jesus, man,” Manuel told Rapzilla. “You’ve got to go where the gospel is needed. The light shines the brightest in the darkness. If they’re going to open the doors, let us rap and share our faith on tour, we’ve got to at least explore the opportunity.” Add a comment
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Swoope cemented himself as one of the most celebrated lyricists in Christian hip hop after Wake Up dropped in 2012.

“Swoope’s album the Wake Up woke me up,” Lecrae told Rapzilla. “That album just slapped me man. This dude is raising the bar.”

When an album is so excellent it shocks a future Grammy Award-winner, certain expectations are created. But as Swoope prepared to write his next solo album, Sinema, he suffered from a condition that jeopardized his reputation—writer’s block. Add a comment
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