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 and Apple Music to listen to all the latest.
Propaganda - "We Are The Culture" Humble Beast's Propaganda has DNA embedded to cultivate bangers one after another. Prop presents an anthem of unity during chaotic times. He lays out how individual culture defines society and its influence, not vice versa. Culture is what makes America beautiful. People from multiples lands afar coming together for better opportunities and spawning inspirations from their land to ours. Prop's unique flow adds to the beauty of the track backed by a unique, classic beat straight from the west coast circa 1995. I love hearing all the references to various cultures and their iconic influence on American culture. We need more songs that unite such as this. Well done, Prop!
Aaron Cole - "Bristol Freestyle"
Gotee Records' Aaron Cole is back with yet another example of why he's a top tier artist. Rapper. Singer. His art through a musical lens seems to only steadily improve. His latest release is a prime example of these facts. Cole spits for over three minutes with a sense of eagerness, confidence, and some of his strongest rhyme schemes to date. Cole exclaims, "But ya'll steady whining (Winans) like Cece / You talking top 5 then it's me that you better CC". Bars! The beauty of Cole's talent is the ability to switch on and off between harmonizing with hypnotic melodies to dropping some of the hardest bars in the industry. Cole continues to be one to watch. By the way, he announced he's in "album mode". Stay tuned!
Kevi Morse - "Dear God"
Kevi Morse returns with his second single of 2021. "Dear God" is an outcry to our Creator during troubled times. The current state of the world is a great deal to handle for people, some worse than others. A pandemic. Injustice. Homelessness. Poverty. It's overwhelming. Morse pens a letter through solid rhymes to God in need of his intervention. The track has a dope introduction hosted by a choir-like sound of feminine angels. Near the end, Morse's grandmother chimes in with some words of encouragement. Then, he ends the track with encouraging spoken words of his own, set up almost like an opening track to an album. The varied fluctuation in his tone gives his flow a sense of urgency and emotional accents. Overall, it's a beautiful track through and through.