Guide to white Christian rappers: TobyMac, Manafest, KJ-52 and John Reuben
“Christian rap” or “Holy Hip Hop,” even after years of the powers-that-be trying to make it a commercial success, is still a minor blip on the overall music scene. The most famous and commercially viable Christian rapper is TobyMac, a white guy who is almost 50-years-old. TobyMac combines hard rock, lite pop and hip-hop/rap and is still a viable Christian music festival headliner.
Here’s a sample of what TobyMac sounds like:
Meanwhile, there are three other white Christian rappers who made a name for themselves during the past decade.
Manafest, born Chris Greenwood, is currently 33-years-old. The artist/skateboarder, from Ontario, Canada, had a charting hit with “Avalanche” in 2010, and released an album called “Fighter” in April 2012.
Here Manafest talks about God and life:
John Reuben, also 33-years-old, was pretty active throughout 2010, but since then he hasn’t updated his website and it looks like not much is going on for him, musically.
Here’s a video of John Reuben as a kid:
And here’s a video of him in 2006:
KJ-52 is 37-years-old this year, and recently released a hip-hop/pop CD called “Dangerous” in April 2012.
Here’s KJ-52′s most famous song, “Dear Slim,” directed toward Eminem:
Are there any white Christian rappers under 30 who we should know about? Leave comments.
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