THE CHH DROP WITH JOSHUA GALLA
#34 - Eshon Burgundy, Swoope, Phil J. & More...
NRT's CHH contributor Joshua Galla collects what's new in Christian Hip-Hop and Urban Soul for the week of Friday, January 8, 2021. (Photo: Eshon Burgundy)
 


THE CHH DROP WITH JOSHUA GALLA, #34 - Eshon Burgundy, Swoope, Phil J. & More...
Posted: January 08, 2021 | By: JoshuaGalla_NRT
NRT Editorial RSS Feed

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.

Don't Shoot the Messenger by Eshon Burgundy 
NFTRY's own Eshon Burgundy enters his 12th year present in the CHH space releasing his seventh album barely a week into the new year. Burgundy is a CHH purist at heart unashamed to broadcast scripture, God's promises, theology, and hope through every release. The thing with art from Burgundy, multiple listens are required to not only appreciate the content but digest all the gems within. Like KRS-One, he brought back the beauty of boom-bap and authentic lyricism. Solid bars. Burgundy doesn't just release hollow sixteens, as it's all straight heat, truth, and street wrapped into novel-like content. Storytelling wrapped in biblical truths. Some of my favorites include "Angelic" featuring FERN from Social Club Misfits, the opener "Don't Shoot," and "Sins of Omission" featuring Japhia Life. DSTM is truly life music. A Soundtrack for the streets to bring young men home. Don't sleep on this one.
 
 
Swoope feat. Aha Gazelle & Miguel Fresco - "24"
Early on in 2021, the CHH community is treated to the return of Swoope - a true renaissance man of a multitude of sounds. He brought with him one of the heavyweights of the genre in Aha Gazelle and an underdog named Miguel Fresco. Aha opened up the track with his usual track prowess and dominance. Also, he blazed the hook with lyrics like, "I follow God, I don't follow your rules."Swoope follows with his usual and iconic contributions of bars and savvy wordplay. The rare third verse on a CHH track makes an appearance introducing Miguel Fresco. The beat and production contained that usual inferno Swoope provides with every track he touches whether as a producer or a rapper. Overall, the track is a hot opener to 2021 and will gain several replays in the minivan. 
 
Phil J. - "SOUTHSIDE"
Surprisingly independent artist Phil J. slammed open the door to 2021 with one of his strongest tracks to date. "SOUTHSIDE" exhibits his comfort in lyrical pockets and blasts a unique sound unmatched to anyone in the CHH or urban spaces currently. There's an unexplainable joy invoked within the listener, speaking of myself, when digesting the art of Phil J. His encouraging vibes, "slaptastic" (yeah, I made a word up) content, and comfort swaying between his production skill set and microphone ownership is beyond impressive. The single gives a brief re-introduction of Phil J's roots and spotlights God's hands on the talent within. Barely a week into 2021 and this single will last as a favorite of mine for months to follow.
 

Other CHH & Urban Soul EPs or Albums
Listen to these on our CHH Spotify Playlist
 
  • The Daydreamer EP by Knaladeus x Daniel Steele
  • From Earth to the Cross (Chopped-N-Drewed) by 5ive
  • The Ruins of a Dreamland by A.K.A. Fisher

More CHH and Urban Soul Singles
  • A.I. the Anomaly feat. Bizzle – “Relentless”
  • Tobe Nwigwe – “TUNDAH FIYAH”
  • Steven Malcolm feat. Shaggy & Melanie Pfirrman- “Fuego (SOULBOTS REMIX)”
  • Shiwan – “The Arrival, Pt. 2”
  • Plain James – “Blue Stripes”
  • Jodie Jermaine – “LalaLand”
  • Mission – “AOYNOM Cypher”
  • COOP. – “Never Fold”
  • JUDE. feat. Jon Keith – “Do It Again”
  • Hyper Fenton – “GHXSTS”
  • YP feat. WrittenbyC4 – “Evil Preys”
  • Raw-B – “Champagne Ford”
  • Hector Dominguez feat. Marcos Sandoval & Niko Eme – “Drip Latino”
  • BIG ZVCH x Outlet Beatz feat. CXLDLF – “Game”
  • BIGGUCCIDAME feat. CXLDLF – “Time Wasted”
  • Rekeshia Bennett – “Reconnection”
  • 717na x Shxrda – “4LL BL4CK”
  • gio – “Control”
     

Joshua Galla is an avid hip-hop head always hip to the latest releases while enjoying the classics. Music is his passion and escape from the mundane.

Christian Music, Devotionals, Interviews, Editorials
Phil Wickham
NEW! BEHIND THE SONG
#1077 - Phil Wickham
NRT talks about the inspiration behind Phil's latest worship anthem, "House of the Lord"
 
20 Years Of Christian Music: The Story Of NRT
NEW! #NRTWENTY EDITORIAL
The Story Of NRT
NRT's founder talks about the origins of the site that's covered Christian music for two decades
Mainstream Artists
NEW! NRT LISTS
Mainstream To Christian
Artists known to mainstream audiences who released CCM
 
Worship Covers
NEW! NRT LISTS
Best Worship Covers
A list of the best covers of "Run to the Father"
BrvndonP
NEW! THE CHH DROP
#57 - BrvndonP...
What new this week in Christian Hip Hop and Rap
 

ADVERTISEMENT

Christian Music, Facebook Christian Music, Twitter Christian Music, YouTube Christian Music, Instagram

ADVERTISEMENTS

Christian Music

©2021 NewReleaseToday
A Division Of NRT Media Inc.

Secure
CHRISTIAN MUSIC

Discover New Artists
New This Week
Coming Soon
Playlists
NEW! Podcasts
Free Music
Album Reviews

NEWS

New Music
Movies / Media
Books
Events
Tours
General

VIDEOS

Music Videos
Exclusives

EXCLUSIVES

Articles
Devotionals
Interviews
Concert Reviews
We Love Awards

MORE INFO

RSS
Privacy Policy
Terms of Use
Advertising
Staff
New Music Email
Contact

RESOURCES

Music Studies
Artist Training

CONNECT

Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
YouTube