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Christian hip-hop has been around in some shape or form since the late 80′s, but it did not become mainstream until TobyMac and DC Talk. Then in the early 90′s T-Bone picked up the west coast end of the rap spectrum and Christian hip-hop has evolved since. In this list BreatheCast takes a look at a few different artists throughout the years.


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What’s a Christian Hip-Hop list with out its most famous member TobyMac! TobyMac started out as the leader of hip-hop gospel group DC Talk. With that group they became arguably the most popular Christian act of all time, and perhaps the most important for the music.

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Since becoming solo Toby has dabbled in rock, reggae, pop, and R&B. His rapping days are over and has said he is more of a “pop” artist, but no doubt where Toby’s roots lie 25 years later.

His latest album is 2012′s Eye On It.




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Lecrae is starting to make his mark as the top Christian rapper and has even gotten a lot of exposure in the mainstream market, allowing him to spread his no nonsense message of Christ to all.

He has appeared on the BET cypher, the Sway radio show, and has frequented many industry conversations concerning important people in hip-hop.

Lecrae is the founder of Reach records and will be releasing his sixth album, Anomaly, on September 9.

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