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"Christian Hip-Hop/Positive Hip-Hop"
Tue Aug-09-16 07:24 PM by user00197

          

Hey?

How's everyone doing?

Does anyone know of other hip-hop artists that deliver great optimistic lyrics? I am familiar with some, but are there any other ones out there?


  

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We definitely should get a list of positive rap songs going...
Aug 09th 2016
1
As far as new guys,
Aug 09th 2016
2
I feel like ''The Good Fight'' was clean all the way through
Aug 10th 2016
3
      It was outside of the last track
Aug 10th 2016
4
      haha...''dad, what's a flesh light?''
Aug 10th 2016
5
      Yeah, in an interview Oddisee said
Aug 10th 2016
6
      I wonder what that means exactly?
Aug 11th 2016
11
           He mentioned releasing edited versions of stuff
Aug 15th 2016
19
           He mentioned that he was losing money with explicit lyrics.
Aug 18th 2016
21
      RE: I feel like ''The Good Fight'' was clean all the way through
Aug 23rd 2016
27
L-E-C-R-A-E
Aug 10th 2016
7
I went to college with Lecrae lol.
Aug 11th 2016
13
(No) Malice...maybe Stalley
Aug 11th 2016
8
Jurassic 5 for the most part
Aug 11th 2016
9
Phanatik from Cross Movement
Aug 11th 2016
10
RE: Phanatik from Cross Movement
Aug 11th 2016
12
RE: Christian Hip-Hop/Positive Hip-Hop
Aug 11th 2016
14
Theory Hazit!!! and Phanatik
Aug 12th 2016
15
Dee-1
Aug 12th 2016
16
The Grouch
Aug 13th 2016
17
Strange Fruit Project...
Aug 15th 2016
18
The Righteouz Knight: rugged sound with a positive message
Aug 16th 2016
20
Speaking of clean/edited albums...
Aug 18th 2016
22
a-1
Aug 18th 2016
23
Arrested Development
Aug 19th 2016
24
Spice 1
Aug 22nd 2016
25
^^^^ Great choice!
Aug 23rd 2016
28
agree with the Oddisee mentions
Aug 22nd 2016
26

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1. "We definitely should get a list of positive rap songs going..."
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Preferable without cussing.

I'm always trying to put the titles aside so I can play it with my son in the car.

Oddisee - That's Love is a great start

  

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2. "As far as new guys, "
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Oddisee is one of the more positive artists out there.

Lecrae has some skills and obviously has content which is spiritually encouraging.

I haven't checked for K-Os in a while, but he had an album out this year and his lyrical content has always been positive.

Lupe's music is positive, but he does drop the occasional curse word.

I'm sure I'm missing some other contemporary rappers who are both positive and clean, but their name is escaping me.

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3. "I feel like ''The Good Fight'' was clean all the way through"
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Or real close to curse-free at the least.

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I don't like the beat anymore because its just a loop. ALC didn't FLIP IT ENOUGH!

Flip it enough? Flip these. Flip off. Go flip some f*cking burgers.(c)Kno

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4. "It was outside of the last track"
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I think the feature drops one and Oddisee does mention a flesh light which isn't a cuss but content-wise doesn't fit the rest of the album...lol

  

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5. "haha...''dad, what's a flesh light?''"
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>I think the feature drops one and Oddisee does mention a
>flesh light which isn't a cuss but content-wise doesn't fit
>the rest of the album...lol


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I don't like the beat anymore because its just a loop. ALC didn't FLIP IT ENOUGH!

Flip it enough? Flip these. Flip off. Go flip some f*cking burgers.(c)Kno

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6. "Yeah, in an interview Oddisee said"
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he was done cussin on records, mostly for financial reasons

  

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11. "I wonder what that means exactly?"
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>he was done cussin on records, mostly for financial reasons


Not sure I've ever heard of cussin negatively impacting rappers finances?
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I don't like the beat anymore because its just a loop. ALC didn't FLIP IT ENOUGH!

Flip it enough? Flip these. Flip off. Go flip some f*cking burgers.(c)Kno

Allied State of the National Electric Beat Treaty Organization (NEBTO)

  

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19. "He mentioned releasing edited versions of stuff"
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I'll see if I can locate the interview tomorrow night

  

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21. "He mentioned that he was losing money with explicit lyrics."
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I'm assuming it's basically from the demographic that listens to him that has kids/family.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQH_2cvlyTA

  

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27. "RE: I feel like ''The Good Fight'' was clean all the way through"
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I think he's also said stuff about it messing up mechanical / sync opportunities as well.

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7. "L-E-C-R-A-E"
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i don't see how ANYONE can hate on him

relative to this post as a whole, it's hard to pin down what "positive" means

the no-cussing disclaimer is much more specific

old(er) school music is a trove to mine (Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince, Rakim, Tribe, etc) unless you're talking a more specific/recent timeframe

  

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13. "I went to college with Lecrae lol."
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Man, nobody in my clique took him seriously as a rapper tbh lol.
He seemed like a pretty boy (kappa) rap hobbyist at the time. Boy
were we wrong LOL.

http://i54.tinypic.com/2j51hj4.jpg

  

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8. "(No) Malice...maybe Stalley"
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although his recent output has banked slightly left, he doesn't curse in his raps and his records are pretty positive. I like his new song on Mass Appeal's "The Land" soundtrack, Frequency High:

https://soundcloud.com/massappealrecs/stalley-frequency-high

Streets won't let me chill.

  

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9. "Jurassic 5 for the most part"
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Thu Aug-11-16 12:43 PM by hardware

          

theres some language here and there but its 95% clean

  

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10. "Phanatik from Cross Movement"
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His first solo album "The Incredible Walk"
was amazing. His solo cuts from their albums
are always the sickest, such as "Holy Culture"
or "Card Shark." One of the sickest rappers
ever, period.

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12. "RE: Phanatik from Cross Movement"
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I kicked it with him in Philly when I was 17 lol (years ago!). He kept calling me "young man" lol. Good dude!!

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14. "RE: Christian Hip-Hop/Positive Hip-Hop"
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Beleaf Melanin
Braille
Eshon Burgundy
Theory Hazit
Dre Murrary
John Givez
J.Givens
Swoope
Middle Clash
WLAK
J.Kwest
Tragic Hero
Shad
Stephen the Levite
4th Avenue Jones
Christon Gray
Taelor Gray
Sho Baraka
R-Swift
Die-Rek
Wes Pendelton
J. Johnson
Jasper Brown
Japhia Life
S.O.
Jackie Hill Perry

If you're a Spotify user you can hear some these and other artists on a playlist I made here

https://open.spotify.com/user/noblevessel/playlist/09pUhv1fUI6TcSpWhn3bQr

  

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15. "Theory Hazit!!! and Phanatik"
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My favorite christian rappers.

...also Lecrae is good.

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16. "Dee-1"
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Sallie Mae Back
https://youtu.be/JqbXQa05Z6c

The One That Got Away
https://youtu.be/vz3L0YLKT8Y

Jay, 50, Weezy
https://youtu.be/P1IGfv8zSgw



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17. "The Grouch"
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Back in the 90s his lyrics weren't as positive (more grouchy). Now his content leans more positive. I actually preferred the grouchy but appreciate and enjoy all of his work.

  

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18. "Strange Fruit Project..."
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Was in the ride with my son trying to think of what rap we could listen to that wouldn't totally corrupt his mind.

Strange Fruit Project was a great solution that I arrived at.
This joint was something that made me smile this weekend...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RFFz-AkQEc



Also, if we are just talking about "clean lyrics", don't sleep on the fact that Rakim pretty much never curses on his songs. He does have the "n-word" in them but not in every single song like a lot of rappers do.

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20. "The Righteouz Knight: rugged sound with a positive message"
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I was surprised when i first heard this collective of MCs and a producer, I was expecting a soft sound overall but they get their point across about religion in a manner that rivals the aggression and skill of a group like Army Of The Pharoahs!

https://soundcloud.com/rapzilla/righteouz-knight-without-the-lord-imma-slave-ft-r-kitect-freestyle-fam

Shabazz The Disciple is positive at times, L.L. Cool J's Power Of God is an all-time favorite.

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22. "Speaking of clean/edited albums..."
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Seems like only major label artists release clean versions of their albums now. Anyone know why other artists like a Phonte or Elzhi don't release clean albums? Is it a money issue? Just wondering.

  

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23. "a-1"
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circulate

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrlTJMjHNCo

on my way

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0e-jh1berrc

the book of adam

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHeFKy6KfP4

price is right

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4Ebt5yBvmA

all that

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZC2sZkyoFA

family matters

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEp2oAMbJA8

the ritual

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WI2UfwopCI0

he has other songs that are less corny/better, but they don't exactly fit the bill here

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24. "Arrested Development"
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Fri Aug-19-16 08:08 PM by ToeJam

          

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25. "Spice 1"
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28. "^^^^ Great choice!"
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26. "agree with the Oddisee mentions"
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His positivity has been a real godsend for me over the last year or two as I've been struggling with work. I often use his stuff in the morning to help me get moving, get positive about what I need to do. Not to mention his productivity is inspiring and humbling, and I appreciate his general perspective. I've been meaning to do a solid playlist comprised of some of the best work from the last few albums.


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