Top 10 Christian Rappers
I just did 5 years in prison for sales. I started using at 14 and had a needle in my by early 15. I tried so hard to stay clean on and off for so many years. I am free both in the spirit (John 10:10) and physically (walking in the free world. The KING, MY SAVIOR JESUS brought MY BROTHER Lecrae's REHAB Cd to me in a dark season in my life. What is a goon to the GODHEAD?! Amen! Jesus Bless my brother in Christ Lecrae in a greater measure this year and continually take over his shows to seek & save the lost, hurting, and broken. God bless every single one who throw up 116. JESUS IS RISEN!
By this dude I heard "I'll Find You" and "Blessings". I see why they designate him a "hip hop artist" instead of a rapper. Because in "I'll Find You", that's not much of rapping, because then he probably wouldn't've had one-second gaps after every stanza like Machine Gun Kelly had in "Bad Things", but in "Blessings", I guess he's rapping. In the name of that song, you can already infer it's Christian, and he sometimes mentions God. Plus, he's pretty clean. But I didn't think he'd be one, because I'd believe that the most Christian "rapper" would've mentioned God and the priests and Jesus and baptism throughout the whole song and not just every once in a while. But I mean, how accurate is the internet actually?! And rappers are usually vulger and utilize innapropriate dialogue. But overall, this dude's awesome. Lecrae is Lecrae crae.
Lecrae is great. He gets so much flak from all directions, people criticizing him for being too upfront with the gospel and others criticizing him for "not being a real Christian." Both of these are ridiculous. Lecrae has rock solid theology. Lecrae's raps both have meaning and just plain sound good. Sure, some secular rappers sound good, but they have empty meaning. Lecrae not only belongs on the this list, he belongs on the top list of every rapper.
Lecraes production and mixes are next level among what people expect from a Christian Hip-Hop artist. On iTunes hip hop station Lecraes song All I Need Is You was number 3. It's always impressive when a Christian rap song enters the mainstream. He's also true to his music, it's not an image. He has sermons you can watch on YouTube, you can share in his passion and zeal to be like Jesus, and enjoy some of the best music out there for your soul.
NF is beast. He has made the biggest impact on my life out of all of the artists I have ever listened to. He isn't afraid to be real and deep. He raps about the hard things in life, and how you can overcome them with Jesus. His music has helped me in hard times. He is unlike any rapper I have ever heard. People try comparing him to Eminem, but Eminem isn't even close to being as good as NF. He has real content that you can relate to, he isn't just rapping for money or fame. He does everything he does for God. Not everybody likes him because he is real and doesn't sugarcoat how he feels, he's open about his issues because he realizes he's a person that despite his problems, needs a Savior to cling to. If you haven't heard him, you need to. His popularity has skyrocketed since his album " Therapy Session " and I can't wait to see where he goes next
How is NF not #1? He is my most favorite rapper of all time. I can't name one song of his I don't like. I LOVE Real, Outcast, Lie, Goodbye, Wait, Got You On My Mind, Intro, Outro, I could go on forever! He raps about real stuff, doesn't swear, and all his music has a real message. His music is the only thing that gets me through hard times and for me, his music is SO relatable. I feel like he could almost be my brother, we've been through such similar traumatic events. He's my all time inspiration and I've began writing my own music, and I've found that I really enjoy it and I'm better at it than I though. Now I too use hip hop/rap as an outlet for my feelings and good/bad things that happen in life. I'm always typing away on a Google Doc or scribbling in a notebook with lyrics only similar people to me would understand. In my opinion, he doesn't sound like Eminem and in fact, he's said in the past that he wishes people would stop comparing them. Either way, in my opinion, NF is the ...more
The best rapper in the entire rap game, in general. His lyrics aren't the pushy and corny words, that most "Christian Rappers" use, that ends up pushing a lot of people away from Christ. Non-believers listen to NF and even if they do not believe, they relate and see he is in the top 3 rappers of our time. In this way, they start to hear his lyrics, relate, and could be led to Christ by hearing some of NF's lyrics, that explains Christianity in a way where it doesn't run people away from God, if anything it def. helps them see the definition of Christian is not what non-believers see it as. He says" God gave me this as an outlet, I know He gave me a gift, to use music as medicine","Christian isn't the definition of a perfect me" "God gave me this music as therapy", "If God isn't real, then real isn't","I don't pretend to be perfect, because perfect people don't exist"... lyrics like this, explains how Christians aren't all hypocrites, pushy, unrelatable, or perfect. That right there is ...more
Nf is the best. He's real and never cusses. I love clouds and the search. He just gets better and better with every song and album.
Man: Mineo is a great rapper. But I don't think he's got what it takes to be this high up. He might after a couple or more albums. But don't get me wrong, he's a great dude and really knows how to rap. Like maybe I will change what I said about him and that he shouldn't be this high after his new album comes out in Septwmber (Uncomfortable) but for now he doesn't deserve to be this high. Also, I think Andy is great at free style and song to song battles. He beat Eminem, drake, and kidd Kidd.
I honestly don't understand why Andy Mineo isn't at the top. From his lyrics, to his producing, to his influence... He belongs at the top. Not just barely at the top, but leaps and bounds above everybody else on this list. The only person who can really even think about holding a stick to Andy Mineo is Lecrae, but even then it's a stretch.
This dude is AWESOME! Just listen to "the saints" with trip lee and KB he is fast and you can understand him as well. In my opinion he should be at least Number two. His new album is the best album I've ever heard. Andy never give up with rap, you have inspired me to be come a rapper just you are Awesome!
If you ever thought Christian music couldn't ever be amazing and phenomenal, then you've never met this man who sings and raps with his whole heart. He's amazing in person and on stage to watch. Just wow...You won't regret listening to his music, especially his album "Neverland"
This guy is one of my favorite Christian Rappers. KB (Kevin Burgess) put his own spin on his rap style. And the 116 Clique is an amazing Christian Group also. Some of My Favorite KB songs are: Open Battlefield, Heart Song & Hello on his First Album: Weight and Glory And I like I Believe because I am a fan of For Today. God Bless.
I personally love his music and I can't stop listening to it. Tried to go to other Christian rappers, but I always find myself coming back to him. Needs more albums though, but all of his songs are pretty top notch. Favorite song has to be Monster or Mr. Pretender
Oh man! I think KB is amazing! But same thing like what I said about Andy, he needs more experience and more albums to be a "top dawg". But other than that I like him a lot more than Lil Wayne and kanye west and other non Christian rappers.
I saw him at uprise this past weekend. His remix of oceans brought tears to my eyes. I've seen lecrae and Mineo in person and they don't even compare to kb. I hope one day he blows up in the mainstream world. His message is truely amazing.
I been listening to these Christian artists for a long time and a lot of them speak about their feelings and address things that are going on in our society.. Secular music speaks on it too which is common sense to worldly views that we ALL can relate to.. The unbelievers already know half of them rhymes, so us TRUE Christians can extinguish the big difference between the secular and Christian music.. BUT see Flame doesn't come with us with that kind of mindset.. Hands down one of the TRUE Christian rappers out there.. His message in his songs relates to the biblical truth.. Flame even teaches you directly in his song " context " from the album, Rewind.., about how you can dig a little deeper into scriptures to get a spiritual growth from within.. His album Captured and Forward, gets real deep, and it makes you think about what road shall a real lost person needs to take in order to make it in this cruel world..
A lot of these Christian artists used to come with so much ...more
These days it's hard to find a Christian rapper who keeps God as the main focus of their carrier and lyrics. Flame's lyrics are so Bible-based and Spirit filled. On top of that, his songs have awesome beats and flow. I met him this last week and he is so down to earth and personable. You can tell he really cares about people and getting a true message across in everything he does. He is everything a Christian rapper should be. I have major respect for this guy
This man is blessed! Only Christian rapper that I have heard that every verse he speaks the truth of the gospel. Other artists r good, but they make it bout them, sometimes seems a lil self fulfilling. This guy though is always trying to teach or preach about Jesus. The mix track of All In/ Read em and Weep sums it up. God bless all these artist and please keep evangelizing to these youth. Peace.
Most doctrinally sound artist period! His ability to comprehend the word and articulate in the rap genre is not only an anointing, but also a testament of his personal devotion and passion. Needless to say, I keep all of his albums in constant rotation.
Trip is definitely the best then Lecrae then Tedashii then Andy Mineo. Have you heard any of his songs. all you who made him be third instead of 1st has to listen to his songs. He is the #1 person in my life that I look up to. I'm a rapper myself known as KJ-49 not KJ-52 you may not know me cause I'm just getting started but anyway he is the best in voice, lyrics, religion, preaching, and every day life. If I had a choice to have a million dollars or be best friends with trip lee I would chose be best friends. I hope you vote up for him because he deserves it. please.
Trip lee I listen to some of your songs my favorite is one sixteen. I love that song God is good and I hope he works more in your life and helps you spread the word from the gift he has given you. My name is Trent my friend Riley told me about you and I just love that song one sixteen. I'm a drummer I'm 14 and I love that God is working through you. God bless you. GODS NOT DEAD
I adore Trip Lee's music, they speak very inspirational messages but he is not that fast. Lecrae beats him with experience in some of the things that people struggle with and his conversion to christianity. He raps from his experiences like Hallelujah. That doesn't mean he is not one of the best christian rappers
Ok Lecraes the best, but in my opinion Trip Lee is just as good.
As for others above trip:
Toby Mac has turned more to pop (have you heard Eye On It? )
Thousand Foot Krutch is mainly rock (not much rap)
Manafest is good (but not better than trip)
& Kj-52? Come on. He has some good stuff but he has to have 24 tracks on a cd to produce one good song (because the rest is junk)
If we are judging purely off of musical talent and control, Canon is simply the best rapper on the market right now, secular or Christian. Eminem has his moments, but is simply not the same artist he was in the early 2000s. Jay-Z is quite overrated. Lecrae is a good rapper, but his position at the top of the list is based mainly on his total success and market exposure. He had accomplished much more than Canon with the help of a much more successful record company. However, one listen to Canon's latest projects such as Mad Haven and Loose Canon Volume 2 show a mature and extremely skilled musician.
Don't ask me how in the world he's so low. I would like him better than any other rapper, secular included, even if I wasn't Christian. It's really hard to get a lot of my non-christian friends to listen to Christian rap, just because the stereotype is that they try really hard to sound good, when they really sound awful. Canon takes this stereotypes and throws it out the window. I get even the most stubborn secular people to listen to him, and every one of them loves him. If you didn't listen to his lyrics, there is no way anyone would suspect him of being Christian
Canon has more fire to his tracks than a dragon with a flamethrower. This dude is unbelievably skilled. His new songs Round Em Up and We Been Here are awesome. I love his voice. It can be smooth and rhythmic but also very quick. Amazing guy too, after what he has been through. He could out rap any secular artists for sure. He's talented and he honours God. That's what you need to listen to.
The best Christian rapper period. He mixes the best beats with lyrics that actually mean something, not to mention speed that rivials any rapper anywhere. If you really want to see him showcase his talents, look up Go Off or Where is Mad Haven. Whether you're looking for Christian or secular rap, but you're looking for talent and speed, Canon consistantly has songs that are sure to impress you.
Obviously all of the mentioned artists are amazing - But tedashii brings something SO unflinchingly powerful and hard hitting that it's like a ghetto-gangsta rap artist firing pure 'holy spirit filled' rounds!
He is easily one of the most powerful rap artists out there.
Checkout "I'm a believer" "WAR" and others!
Teda is pretty bad in all his early albums, they're flat not really a chorus and hardly and beat. But below paradise was PRIME, it is stacked with platinum songs. that's why he's right were I think he should be #5 (And KB, Trip lee, and Mineo are easily better than him)
Probably the best Christian rapper all around. His new album, Below Paradise, is fire! No reason he is below Lecrae. Crae brings more secular fans in to the genre but Tedashii is fire!
Tedashii is better that number 5 he should be up there with Lecrae because they both ballas
why wouldn't you put him up there? With most of these artists I can listen to rap and not be offended by the womanizing lyrics all those songs are about money,butts and cars
Young up and coming rapper that really has the good lyrics and smooth flow that I'm looking for in a rapper.
Derek Minor's album Empire is amazing. He is definitely better the most out there, whether Christian or secular.
Ever since Dear Mr. Christian hit I have been a huge Derek Minor fan. His words are so deep you can feel em.
Derek Minor's Minorville is one of the best Christian rap albums out there. Hands down. He deserves to be at least in the top 10.
I have major respect for Bizzle. All of his songs have a true meaning and message behind them. He isn't afraid to be blunt about things. He isn't afraid to stand up for what's right, even though it may not be the most popular opinion. He isn't concerned whether his music will make it in the top 10 or not, he's focused on conveying true God-given lyrics filled with truth and purpose. To add to that, his flow is tight! He should be more popular than he is in my opinion. Bizzle's where it's at. God Over Money, God Over Everything!
Bizzle is lyrically the best. Lecrae and him are up there lecrae is more catchy more accepted from the outside. Bizzle will never be invited to 106 or other mainstream events prolly not even sway because he has more conviction in his rhymes. The reason he isn't ranked higher than 5 on everyone's list is because not too many people know about him but his we'll wishes album has so many collarborations things will change. By the way the albums proceeds go to helping people in Africa with there supply of water100%.
Bizzle needs to open some concerts for Lecrae, that would get him more exposure; because this dude can rap so intensely it's crazy - just listen to "Explaining to do" or even better yet, his response to Macklemore's ''Same love" and you'll see why this talented artist should be at least in the top three. No shade to Lecrae, Trip Lee or even Andy Mineo but what I like about Bizzle (that others lack or don't show that much) is that he doesn't shy away from confrontation or defending Christian principles or values in the face of the industry and that's amazing!
I personally feel that Bizzle needs to be much higher on this list, he should be in the top three in my opinion. The dud's lyrics speak for themselves but I will still comment on his flow and ability, homeboy is super-nice! That complemented with some really dope beats and vocal accompaniments really sets Bizzle's music and his message apart from others. Big up to all of the emcees on this list bringing praise to the Lord but my vote goes to Bizzle on this one!
Honestly, He works the most creating his own beats and beats for other artists, while still having time to create great lines for himself.
Black Knight and Bible Geek's song, Bibles in the Air. A catchy amazing song. Do not be ashamed of The Bible, hold it up in the air!
Black Knight and #RPSMG are amazing! Him and X-Ellentz are the best, but they're all good. He should be top 5. Number 8? Naw
It's the black knight! Enough said.
TobyMac cannot be 16th. He is the best Christian rapper out there! I own all but one of his albums and I love all of his songs.
1. Made to Love. This song reminds me of my purpose here on earth.
2.Move. This song keeps me going through the day, whatever life throws at me.
3. I Need You. This is just such a great worship song. I sing it to get my Quiet Time started.
4. Ignition. Great rap song. Enough said
5. Whoopsie Daisy. This song tells me that I need more fire for the Lord in my life and that I need to show it to other people.
6. Burn for You. This song is a great rap song and also it speaks into my life
7. Forgiveness. This song helped me forgive someone who I had held a grudge against for a while.
8. Atmosphere. Beautiful song. Wow.
9. Eye on It. Keeps my eye on the prize.
10. Undeniable. This would be the perfect song for an unbeliever to hear, it would change their life.
TobyMac needs to be higher on this list, his songs are amazing and ...more
WOW! Why is the trailblazer for Christian Rap so low? His lyrics are true Christian. He has dominated the charts from the late 80s! He has managed to do it with a band and solo. Mac has also managed to make those who do and don't like rap enjoy his music. He is an owner of a record company. Lecrae and these other guys are great, but haven't dominated the charts like TMac has. I mean really, 30 years of changing with the culture and making great new music.
Number one in my book. Great music with godly lyrics. I own every album and they are some of the best money ever spent on music. His music has great beats and is encouraging. He was in one of the first Christian rap groups that started the movement (DC Talk). He continues to make great music even with the help of his kids.
This guy if my favorite, he has really good music and has wonderful lyrics that are very inspiring, he shouldn't be number 15, he should be up there in the top 3. All lot of people who like Christian rap really like TobyMac. I don't like rap but he's my favorite and he's a rapper that proves my point.
Bizzle's story is among the most impactful stories I have ever heard in my life on a person living in a tough environment, and making it out of it by the grace of God. He has taken the negative things he has experienced, and turned them into beautiful positive things through his music and ministry. His music has great flow and killer beats, but more importantly, it includes biblical truths and testimony of what God can do in anyone's life no matter the circumstances. This'l is more than just a rapper, he is physically going into the hood and streets and sharing his testimony and supplying things for needy people. He's bringing them hope and showing them there is a better way to live. I have much respect for everything he does! He has some great songs, but his rendition of " Greater things " is probably my favorite. - Mikyla
Saw him live and one word describes him best Amazing! God has blessed him with a great gift. It's fantastic to see what he is doing with it.
The only reason he is way down here is because I did NOT like his new album fallen king... But for some reason everyone else did.
Thi'sl should be a top 5. His deep voice really hits hard and his lyrics and past show how deeply he cares for god and his word.
Canton Jones is definitely one of the chosen ones. His message is clear and dominating, but in the right way. As a Man being a good leader, and role model. He also is a Pastor, or was, and the same with Andy Manieo.
Thank you jesus for these talented Men doing you works. Shot out to Lecrea. My kids love you all!
Oh heck yeah Canton Jones is great he needs to be higher on the list.
Canton Jones is a really great rapper! Why can' he be higher on the list? His work is truely amazing.
Not taking nothing from others but this boy definitely needs to be higher on the list
It's almost as good as Eminem without vulgarity... Honestly, I like Em, but finding the Christian equivalent is fantastic.
Best Christian rapper I've ever seen! This guy is the best for meaningful, fun and serious music. All of his albums are awesome! #KJ52
KJ-52 and Lecrae are neck and neck I can't choose wich one I like better but they are THE BEST 2 EVER! What if and Fan mail by KJ and Unashamed and El Shaddai by Lacrae are my favoriteS!
He is just an icon of Christian rap... he was one of the first to brake into the genre and stay popular.
Obviously this site needs some updating or more traffic or something because Social Club should be in the top 10 FOR SURE. Their " Misfit " movement has had a huge impact on my life and greatly influenced this generation to stand out, be different, and stand up for Christ. Their music has tight beats and great flow. I listen to to them all the time. Marty and Fern have both been redeemed through hard situations and rough lifestyles. God is using them through their music beautifully. As they say in their song " The one with my friends ", " No placements, won't make in top 5 " meaning they don't care if their music tops the charts or not, they want to make an impact and convey true messages. Not just some watered- down beat-around-the-bush kind of lyrics. Much respect for these guys! - Mikyla
I feel like this rap duo get way less credit than it deserves. Someone please listen already. My favorite by them is "Martyrs". They kind of remind me Andy Mineo, but they're music has its own style and personality. (I also recommend Marty for President - an EP done by one of the guys in SC. The BEST on there is "The One About the Villain").
I agree with these comments, Social Club should be super high up on this list they are definitely top 10 in the Christian Rap game.
Social Club is so dope! Every album has at least one great song on there, which is more than I can say for some of these guys.
And yes, KJ, I'm looking at you.
In the top five in my humble opinion. He's fluid, scriptural, unique, and exposed as a man. Great skill set and feel for relating to his music and, subsequently, his fans. My favorite.
Love this guy. He even goes to my church!
You are good bro. I like parent me
Very unique and creative
Undeniably one of the most talented well rounded artist that's just now finding his place. Don't rest on him; he's going to explode soon in multiple genres. Who else on this list can you honestly say has this versitility. A lot may try but very few can actually pull it off on raw talent and voice alone.
Ok, I admit tedashii is my fave, but this guy NEEDS to be higher. Just listen to Spirit Fingers!
He's an excellent speed rapper. God Bless.
He should be much higher... I think this list is just based on Fame
She's super cool. She mostly sings, but she raps in about half of her songs, especially the more recent ones. She's also very progressive and accepting of everyone, which is just amazing.
Is she Christian? Yes. Is she a great singer? Yes. Is she a rapper though? Not really.
I love hollyn and she is the best!
Good voice and lyrics
His Songs "Fire Emoji" and "Coachella" are my 2 favourite, but he definitely has many other good ones. Just listen to them.
Skrip is one of the most (versatile), underrated and thought provoking Rapper and Producer alive, not to mention, he can move the crowds, a true gem at his craft. Don't sleep on Skrip. Listen to • Becoming All Things, Underscore 1&2, Show and Tell, Renegades Never Die and others.
I really enjoy Capital Kings! They're less of a rap group, and more hip hop/pop, similar to Group One Crew's style. Definitely one of favorite up and coming groups. Excited to see new works from them.
Again, I have nothing against these guys, but they deserve to be on a different list, because they aren't really rap.
These guys are the best. You haven't heard real dance music until you've listened to Live For the Drop.
Saw them at Winter Jam 2013 and loved them instantly.
Bryann Trejo should be #1 because he is the most biblically sound CHH artist...and the most humble...he also lifts up the name of Jesus and promotes the gospel more than all the rest on this list...if you are basing it on skill then yes I understand but if you factor in that this is CHRISTian hiphop we are ranking here than hands down Bryann Trejo is the epitome of what a CHH artist should be therefore he is numero uno
This guy keeps it so real. His music speaks to the streets and sinners that are running from God when they need him most. He doesn't mind giving God true praise through his lyrics either.B.T. definitely needs to be higher on this list.
I'm shocked that kingdom music isn't on this list. Bryann trejo and Keith Wallace bring another level of real.
Bryann T speaks truth every time he is on the mic, and his preaching and ministry is all fire and spot on.