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Bible Break: 10 Great Scripture Stories In Rap

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Rappers retelling Bible stories – it’s what many people who don’t listen to the music think about when they hear the term “Christian hip hop.”

We know it’s not exclusively (or even mostly) that, but it’s also a type of song ideally suited to members of this community of faith. Christian hip hop covers all types of topics – so why wouldn’t we use the artform to communicate and modernize the narratives we hold so dear?

We decided to assemble and share some of our favorites. Settle in and hit play. As CHH pioneer Stephen Wiley said, we’re all gonna take a Bible break.

EDITOR’S NOTE: THIS LIST IS IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER.

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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 sketchthejournalist.com.

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