10 Best Christian Hip Hop Songs
Some might suggest that the ten best Christian hip hop songs are also the only ten Christian hip hop songs. Ah, but there are more than you might think. Hip hop is not usually associated with Christian values, yet there is still Christian rap out there.
- "Jesus Freak" -- dc Talk -- This was a crossover hit, as well as a fine example of Christian hip hop. And while there is rapping on it, there is also a strong dose of grunge hard rock, too. The trio dc Talk may not be the best example of Christian hip hop, but there's no denying the greatness of this one particular track.
- “Throwing Out Tha Wicked” -- T Bone --T Bone was probably the first truly authentic looking rapper. "Throwing Out Tha Wicked" stated categorically what the man was all about. The video for the song was also stellar.
- "Ooh Aah" -- GRITS -- This is a Christian rap song that you may have heard and never realized it was Christian. It's been on a few MTV shows. In fact, it's the theme to "The Buried Life."
- "Ghetto Sermon -- Gospel Gangstaz -- These guys are from Compton. One member, Tik Tokk, was even arrested on murder charges. He eventually left the group. What gives you cred in secular rap does you no good in Christian rap.
- "Can't Go On" -- Group 1 Crew -- This is the latest rage in Christian hip hop. The song appeared on "Wow Hits 2007." The act also features a girl.
- "Go On" -- B.Reith -- This is an encouraging song. You don't hear many encouraging songs in secular rap. B.Reith has worked a lot with TobyMac, which is a great way to gain exposure in the Christian marketplace.
- "Dear Slim Pt. 2" -- KJ-52 -- Hey, any Christian group with the nerve to address Eminem in song has got to have something going for it. This act has been around a while and is no fly-by-night. The music is also solid.
- "Lose My Soul" -- TobyMac -- TobyMac was the primary rapper in dc Talk, which is especially proven by the road he's taken since the group disbanded. "Lose My Soul" puts the Biblical point about how it doesn't matter if one gains the whole world if they lose their soul to do it. But TobyMac's soul is saved and done so soulfully.
- "Gimme Dat!" -- The Cross Movement -- This act once performed the track on TBN's "Praise The Lord" program. Those TV guys probably didn't know what hit them. They're not exactly rap experts.
- "Stomp"-- Kirk Franklin -- It's hard to know sometimes exactly what Kirk Franklin does. He doesn't sing, but he's not a traditional rapper. Nevertheless, "Stomp" is a great dance track and deserves to make the list.