High Society

This article is from Issue 56: Mar/Apr 2012

Popular Christian rap has hit its stride over the last few years. Artists like Lecrae and Tedashii have received acclaim from Christian and secular critics alike, and “holy hip-hop” has made its way up the charts. But the genre is also going through a bit of an identity crisis. Some artists are wondering, “If I sing or rap about something not explicitly Christian, does that mean my art isn’t holy?”