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My First Experience with Christian Hip Hop feat. Derek Minor

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.

In this outing, you’ll hear about which artists connected Derek Minor to his faith in Jesus.

In this clip, Derek discusses:

  • How he first heard of Christian rap
  • Which Southern artists captured his attention
  • Which O.G. he still connects with on the regular


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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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