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.
CARELESS by Joey Vantes Independent artist Joey Vantes handcrafted a soundtrack for the indie artist. He's unashamed about using his gifting from God vocally to reach the masses on his own only with God in His corner. Luckily, Vantes has quite a few friends in the hip-hop space and brought his friends to celebrate. Featured, are Parris Chariz, nobigdyl., 350, Torey D'shaun, and Asaiah Ziv. Standout tracks include "I Got Last," "Dark Days," and "Get Away." Overall, the production is refreshing. Various instruments interrupt the trap-style norm. The solid mix of R&B and hip-hop married seamlessly. Even throughout Vantes' extensive catalog over the last five years, he steadily progresses and improves his sound and creativity.
Hulvey - "Heaven Up Above"
Reach Records' Hulvey blesses his fanbase with a hit for the fall. Listeners are treated to his extensive skill set with the harmonies and soulful vibes mixed with his natural lyricism. The vibe is more geared towards worship aligning with the title of the track. Hints of the sound from the BRKNHRT EP are echoed. Hulvey expresses his gratitude for God and the gift of His Son Jesus personally and the ministry shared while on earth. Personally, I'm excited by the recent trend of worship intertwining with hip-hop recently. It's beautiful to witness indeed.
Osaze feat. 1K Phew - "Worldwide (Can't Get Tired)"
Independent artist Osaze teamed up with Reach Records' 1K Phew for a collab accenting both of their lyrical strengths. 1K Phew kicks the track off with the hook and his contribution of solid, fire bars. Osaze chimes in towards the end with his unique, hard-hitting flow. The contents reveal an attitude of remaining humble while proclaiming the name of Jesus worldwide. As believers, we can never tire of the message of Jesus and his everlasting love for each and every soul. Even the production is catchy and compliments each emcee well.