Columns & Editorials

Everyone has a cell phone, tablet, or some type of mobile device to help get us through the day. With these devices we download Apps for all sorts of reasons, practicality, convenience, or just for entertainment purposes. Rapzilla decided to ask various artists in Christian Hip-Hop what their top 5 most used Apps are.
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"[O]ne of the things I wanted to do was storytelling, create a platform for identity formation. The thing about stories is that you can either tell good stories or you can tell bad stories. For so long, we have allowed bad stories to shape the African American experience and context. I believe it was my job to just assist in the correction of that narrative, to tell other stories, not just from a communal perspective, but a personal perspective."
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The wild and crazy ride of the presidential election is finally over, and Donald Trump was named the 45th president of the United States. Rapzilla has compiled some Tweets from various members of Christian Hip-Hop to gather thoughts on the results of the race and some of the aftermath.
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Am I hater? Some readers may be wrestling with this question at this point (if not before). Is it jealousy that has me writing these posts? Is this a last-ditch effort to rescue my drowning career from the abyss? Is this all an elaborate plot to “make room,” as it were, for my own artistry?
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Humble Beast emcee Sho Baraka recently wrote an article for Christianity Today called “Why I Can’t Vote for Either Trump or Clinton.” While the name is self-explanatory, the rapper really breaks down the problems African Americans face in this election whether they give their vote to a Republican or a Democrat.
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One of the most integral parts of a church service aside from the sermon is the praise and worship. There are people who go to church to get their fill of God’s presence by worshipping with hands up, eyes closed and an all-out surrender to God. There are also people who wish to experience that liberation but just can't get into the music for a variety of reasons. Slowly, this is beginning to change.
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Over the years Christian hip-hop has been vocal about everything from faith, temptation, race, and even the highs and lows of being an artist. Sometimes the emcees have to take their message out of our headphones, and visualize them onto the pages of a book. The following is a list of 10 artists in the Christian hip-hop community who have written books (in no particular order).
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Recently, Christian hip-hop legends the Cross Movement returned to the stage at Legacy 2016. This got us thinking about some of Christian rap’s best groups over the years. We decided to compile a list of our 5 Christian Hip-Hop Comeback Group Albums We Wish Would Happen. We expect the comments to be flooded with people we’ve missed, so let us know and we’ll make a part two.
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A few weeks ago Rapzilla took a look at some of the best Christian hip-hop and mainstream hip-hop collaborations. This week we are taking a look at a few more. It’s important to note, these are Christian emcees who featured a secular rapper on their track, not the other way around.
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The Universal Hip-Hop Museum in the Bronx, NY features displays, memorabilia, art, and exhibits that thoughtfully and educationally piece together the rich history of Hip-Hop. In a recent interview with the museum’s curator, Claude “Paradise” Gray, he admitted that rap music’s roots can be traced back to a gospel group in the 1940s named the Jubalaires.
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