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10 Free Albums That You Can Get Now: March Edition

“10 Free Albums that You Can Get Now” is a monthly series from members of the Wade-O Radio team. Free projects have always been an important part of Christian Hip Hop, and they continue to offer listeners an easy-accesible opportunity to own great music.

This month, our On-Air News Reporter Sketch the Journalist shares both new and old free projects that have remained in his rotation in the months and years after the release date. Stay tuned for next month’s list from another one of our team members!

The Weight of Glory – Heath McNease


I’ll kick things off with a “two-fer.” This project includes two albums from Heath that are inspired by the writings of C. S. Lewis. The first Weight and Glory leans toward McNease’s acoustic singer/songwriter talents.

The “Second Edition” gives it a hip hop spin and explores the artist’s hip hop side. Both will bless your soul.


Monsters Do Exist Vol. 5 / The Old School Chronicles: Back to Class – Gifted with DJ I Rock Jesus


The 5th volume of  Gifted’s Monsters Do Exist mixtape series offers a platform for the Houston-by-way-of-New-Orleans rapper to go off on a series of classic hip hop instrumentals from the likes of N.W.A., Wu-Tang Clan, Slick Rick, and others.

The Wretched – NomiS


This ambitious album re-imagines the story of justice and redemption told in the musical/film of Le Miserables.


Stick This In Your Ear – DJ Promote


This 2004 project was one of the first mixtapes I heard from DJ Promote and blends quality raps from Christians with beats, and (clean) rhymes you’ll probably recognize from outside the CHH bubble.

The Mixing Process – DJ Aslan


Like the DJ Promote piece mentioned above but more recent, this continuous mix mashes cuts from artists like Lecrae, Andy Mineo, and Christon Gray with new beat beds.

Target Earth – Rhymes Monumental aka E-Roc


This 1998 release offered Graptreee Records fans a different, more underground sound and introduced many listeners to the talents of MC Playdough.

Fun fact: My review of this album that same year for was also my first published work about the Christian hip hop genre.

Classic Corey Red – Corey Red & DJ I Rock Jesus


So yeah, if you don’t know about the lyrical prowess of Corey Red you really should get up on game. Good thing, this free project will give you a crash course in the homie’s in-your-face truth telling rhyme style.

Best of Both Worlds – Bizzle & Willie Moore, Jr.


In a similar vein (and title) to the Jay-Z + R. Kelly collab albums, this joint features one MC and one R&B soul singer who combine for a power duo.

Lust, Drugs, & Gospel – Canton Jones


This project was a prelude to his recent God City USA album and offers fans a nice appetite whetter.

How The Story Continues – B. Reith


This EP offers fans more of the hip hop side of urban pop artist B. Reith and puts a hip hop spin on tracks from his How The Story Ends album with assists from Lecrae, Dre Murray, Knine, and Theory Hazit.

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Sketch the Journalist is a freelance hiphop writer living in the thriving country metropolis of Cut-N-Shoot, Texas. Down with gospel rap since Stephen Wiley’s “Bible Break” in 1986, he has chewed, reviewed, and interviewed most of Christian hiphop’s major players. Sketch holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Sam Houston State University and was once an intern at the New York Times Houston Bureau. You can follow Sketch on Twitter @Sketchthej or log-on to

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