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My First Experience with Christian Hip Hop feat. Beleaf Melanin

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As part of Sketch the Journalist’s “CHH 101” series of posts for WadeORadio.com about the history of the gospel rap movement, he’ll be sharing video interviews he’s conducted with some of the genre’s top names about their first experience with Christian hip hop.

In this outing,  Dream Junkies member Beleaf Melanin talks about being “star struck” around one of the first Christian rappers he liked, how he got John Givez into the music, and his interesting side gig.

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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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