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My First Experience with Christian Hip Hop feat. big AL


As part of Sketch the Journalist’s “CHH 101” series of posts for 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.

Louisiana-based Gospel Hip-Hop/ R&B artist, Al “big AL” Cherry is a family man, motivational speaker, preacher, and program director of KBYO – 92.7 FM.

In this outing, big AL discusses his introduction to Christian hip hop and his career in Christian radio.

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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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