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THE CHH DROP WITH JOSHUA GALLA
#188 - Lecrae, GAWVI, A3, & More...
NRT's CHH contributor Joshua Galla collects what's new in Christian Hip-Hop and Urban Soul for the week of Friday, May 31, 2024. (Photo: Lecrae)
 


THE CHH DROP WITH JOSHUA GALLA, #188 - Lecrae, GAWVI, A3, & More...
Posted: May 30, 2024 | By: JoshuaGalla_NRT
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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.

 
Lecrae - "Still Here"
Co-owner of Reach Records, Lecrae releases his second solo single in 2024. Also, he’s dropped a handful of feature verses for Wande, WHATUPRG, for KING & COUNTRY, and Yelohill. Despite public scrutiny, Lecrae has proven his courage to persist despite it; he’s still here. The single narrates his resilience through pain and acts as the beginning of the anticipated rollout of his next project. As a trailblazer between hip-hop culture and the church; he’s nowhere near finished. His podcast, The Deep End with Lecrae, has amassed over 3.4 million streams. Also, he will begin conversations on incarceration, homelessness, poverty, and other facets of life few Christians feel led to discuss amongst the faith.
 
The single embodies a slowed-down Lecrae delivery and mood. The content takes on a more serious, deeper vibe. Produced by ???, brilliant choir samples are added between soulful adlibs. Behind a driving force found in the high hat, meek sounds of piano keys can be heard cementing the more chill vibe. An important message is conveyed as we listen to Lecrae’s heart strings pour out for the next album offering. Stream “Still Here” 
on Spotify and Apple Music.

GAWVI - "Into the Atmostfear" 
EDM-driven artist and producer GAWVI was asked to leave Reach Records after serious allegations were made public in January of 2022. Simultaneously, he revealed his nearly six-year marriage to his ex-wife ended in 2020. The restoration process began and over two years later, the wait is over. GAWVI plans to drop his next album, Atmostfear, in summer of 2024. The first single from the new album Is here.  
 
The track is self-produced (as expected) and features an iconic beat switch-up midway through. The track details changes made over the course of the previous two years and how faith has build him stronger than ever before. Stream “Into the Atmostfear” 
on Spotify and Apple Music.
 
 
A3 x Not Klyde - "PILLY"
The young, talented Mexican American known as A3 dropped his third single of 2024 collaborating with Canada's Not Klyde. The track revolves around bad experiences in the church, as A3 branched out to discover faith on his own and God didn't disappoint. Also, it's about avoiding the pitfalls of toxic church envornments preaching everything but theological-driven bibical content. One of the premier producers, Killa Watts, added his sonic excellence behind the transparent content and context shared by A3 and Not Klyde. Stream "PILLY" on Spotify and Apple Music.
 
More CHH and Urban Soul Albums & EPs
Listen to these on our CHH Spotify Playlist
 
  • DHBTS (Dear Humans Behind the Screen) II: We’re Not Robots by Dre Murray x Billy Wiginton (Black Gold Creative)
  • Shadow Boxing in the Dark EP by Knaladeus x Parry Illest
  • Blue by Chris Soul
  • LIGHTCHILD by Kieran the Light
  • Biggest Songs by John Michael Howell
  • U 3: Father, Son, & The Holy Spirit by Zae Ortiz
  • The Real World by Dante Raddd
  • The Righteous Remixes by Above the Clouds
  • Internal Affairs by Allen Thomas

More CHH and Urban Soul Singles
  • nobigdyl. – “empty without you.”
  • Jon Keith – “BAGS”
  • Reconcile - "No Tomorrow"
  • BrvndonP feat. Josh P. – “Don’t Mind Me”
  • Alex Jean – “I NEED FAITH”
  • Deraj x Easy McCoy x The Prizefighter - "Adrenaline Rush"
  • Konata Small x Disciple Theory – “TECHNIQUE”
  • Prodigyl x GB x TLS – “When the Saints”
  • George.Rose - "withthehomies"
  • Dkg Kie – “Where Yo Bible At?”
  • AMAR x Stuey Blanco – “CRATER”
  • Shiwan – “Human Being”
  • Red Tips - "Royal Rumble"
  • J. Russ x UNTIDLD - "Who's Gritty"
  • Tylynn – “LIMITless”
  • Jeannie Ortega – “Yahweh”
  • Cephas – “Timeless”
  • Byron Rhodes - "Momma's Boy"
  • 99 APEX – “Heat”
  • Hilgy - "Bangerang"
  • SiahThyLegend – “Flex”
  • Tj Carroll – “I’d Rather”
  • E.i. the King – “Sex Addict”
  • De La Cruz – “All My Days”
  • Lee Vasi feat. Mike Teezy – “Teach Me (Remix)”
  • Austin White 711 – “Teacher’s Pet (Freestyle)”
  • Zippy x OnBeatMusic feat. QEW – “Doing My Dance”
  • Nu Tone feat. Beanz Valdez - "Church Outside"
  • HYLEM – “Call you later”
  • Zachary Heider – “how far i’ll go”
  • DAMAR – “10 HOURS”
  • Titus Haskins x Jack Frazier – “Birmingham”
  • gio. – “grand prix”
  • Christian Lane feat. Social Club Misifts - "HAD TO BE GOD"
  • JXYD3N feat. Conor Matthews – “Wicked Love”
  • Peair x Christian – “Find Your Way”
  • Nissim Black – “KEEP GOING”
  • Foreword Nation – “Tell Em”
  • Dedge P x Survivor Q x Classmaticc – “He’s Coming”
  • Aaron Ray – “JADED”
  • 2’Live Bre – “2 the Head”
  • N!x – “Reborn”
  • grantdakidd – “Midway Drive-in”
  • Drakare – “Raise Your Shoulder Up”
  • Vennisay – “POOLSIDE FREESTYLE”
  • Cal Hackett x MONSTAR - "Promised Land"
  • Churemi x K3ndrick – “Free”
  • ELLIS! x Elijah Kyle – “THANKS AGAIN”
  • BigDawgLyn x J Torah – “Miracle Worka”
  • Lyriq Nawqiy - "In & Out"
  • A.B - "Chasing 10,000"

Joshua Galla is an audiophile hyped about all forms of art in music, but his passion rests behind CHH and soulful vibes. He's a devout husband, father, and child of God. Concerts are his happy place.

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