Each week, dozens of singles and a handful of projects 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.
Grounded by Dillon Chase The Die Daily collective's Dillon Chase returns as an independent force in the CHH industry. This new project was the true definition of being indie. He wrote it. Co-produced it. Recorded and mastered it. Created the visuals for it. Grounded is 100% Chase, and it shows. Prior to the latest release, Chase released "Levitating Low" featuring Hilgy and "Grounded." Each provided a strong example of Chase's lyricism, unique delivery, and creative production. Also, his creativity was spotlighted in both videos accompanying the singles. Honestly, Chase seems to always get overlooked when speaking of albums of the year, or an emcees lyrical prowess. Therefore, he's quite underrated in the overall collection of artists reppin' CHH. Some standout tracks are the "The Kick," "Pendulum," and "Death is a Door" featuring Micah Smith. As always, another solid effort by Chase. Strong, innovative production, tempo changes, solid lyricism, and a ton of hope-filled content.
Social Club Misfits feat. Ty Brasel - "God on My Side"
Marty and FERN team up with 4Against5's Ty Brasel for the second single off Feared By Hell to be released on October 30. FERN's contribution shines the brightest on the laid back, chilled track. The track speaks to being original and not being fearful of any obstacle life throws at us. With God on our side, anything is possible. It's a playful track production-wise with some innovative sounds aside from the basic trap-like beat. The track adds excitement for all the misfits awaiting the full project at the end of the month.
Andy Mineo - "Jackson Pollock"
On Wednesday of this week, Reach Records' Andy Mineo released the second single from his upcoming EP believed to be titled Happy Feelings. The name of the new single derives from an American abstract expressionist painter who was known for pouring or splashing liquid household paint on a horizontal surface enabling him to view and paint from any given angle. Mineo harnesses that same type of energy on the new track. It's basically a tad over two minutes of straight lyricism. The single represents some of Mineo's strongest vocal expressions in quite some time. He sounds "all over the place", but the delivery is controled and simply beautiful from any hiphop head's standpoint.