Many people hear the words “hip hop” and get a negative image of music with themes of murder, sex and drugs.
That’s definitely not the case with Christian Hip Hop… keeping it real, but replacing those messages with lyrics dealing with God and social issues. This niche music genre is quickly reaching the mainstream.
Lecrae is a name you may be familiar with, and he’s been at the forefront of this music genre. His album, Anomaly, has sold over 240,000 copies, and he’s been nominated for Grammys this year in 3 categories: Contemporary Christian, Gospel, and Rap. Most notable is that Lecrae is up against artists like Eminem, Drake, and Kendrick Lamar in the Rap category.
CHH is more than just Lecrae.
Derek Minor, KB, Tedashii, Trip Lee and Andy Mineo are just a few that come to mind that are blazing the scene. Derek Minor’s new album, Empire, is quickly generating a lot of positive buzz… definitely worth a listen.
You can learn more about Christian Hip Hop on websites like JamTheHype, Rapzilla and CHHToday.
Better yet, The Crossing is making CHH part of the music mix. And to give you a better taste of Christian Hip Hip, we’ve added some CHH music features.
Every weeknight at 8:04pm, we have the PHAT 4 at 8:04, hosted by Christian Hip Hop guru, Chris Chicago. He presents the 4 hottest CHH tracks of the day.
Then, on Saturday nights, The Crossing plays 3 solid hours of Christian Hip Hop, called “The Boost.”
If you’re curious, listen this Saturday night. Just click LISTEN LIVE @ thecrossingfm.com and stream us on your computer or mobile device, or if you live in San Diego and have HD radio, you can listen on your radio at 96.5 FM HD2.