Each week, dozens of albums, EPs, and singles are released in the Christian Hip-Hop (CHH) and Urban Soul spaces. Below, we listen to a few highlights and list the rest for your own discovery. As always, follow our New Christian Rap & Hip Hop playlist on Spotify to listen to all the latest.
Marty for President 2 EP by Marty (of Social Club Misfits) Marty For President 2 feels complete as a separate project or when combined with the 2015 original release as intended by Marty as a collective album. No two tracks sound alike. The versatility doesn’t feel awkward, as each record fits seamlessly like a puzzle piece. Marty remains in a comfort zone with his flow, voice, and everything in-between. Features from Andy Mineo, Tree Giants, Hollyn, GAWVI, Tommy Royale, and WANDE add not only diversity, but extra flavor capping off a solid release. Check out my full NRT review of this release here.
Hilgy x FVMELESS x Signature Nation - "Public Education" FVMELESS and Signature Nation tag team the production efforts while Hilgy explodes on the microphone tackling bars with speed and accuracy. Hilgy opens up and speaks about injustice and the current events surrounding the recent murder of George Floyd. He's always tapped into the current events and media happenings transferring personal emotions into incredible tracks. Just under two minutes in length, but filled with content listeners can break down for weeks. The calm, yet direct plucks of strings echo behind the intense 808's as the production stands out as well.
George Rose x Miles Minnick - "Top Notch" Miles Minnick blesses the track from the beginning with his catchy harmonies. George Rose reminds us that Christian Hip-Hop (CHH) is far from dead, that edifying lyrics still exist and with staying power. The second verse Miles returns with incredible bars of his own. The two gentlemen remind us that God reigns supreme in the lives of believers and his love is "top notch" now and forever. Background additions include catchy keys and whistling driving by a hard bass line encouraging listeners to bob their heads while vibing to the track.