In 2015, the popularity of contemporary Christian-based music is at an all-time high, and the hip-hop genre is no exception. Christian rap is as almost old as hip hop itself. The genre has been around since the early '80s, when it existed almost exclusively in underground clubs. Even without promotion of any kind, or any mainstream radio airplay, Christian hip-hop - showcasing rappers who can sing - quickly gained traction, and has shown no signs of being a passing trend.
Christian rap has almost exclusively come out of Protestant traditions in the US, but there are subgenres including Catholic rap which has recently gained a little steam. The movement has also grown in other countries - there are now Christian hip-hop scenes in the UK, Australia, Brazil, Canada, and many other countries where Christians live and hip-hop is popular.
From tobyMac to Lacrae, and Bobby Bishop to Trip Lee, we've included the cream of the Christian hip-hop crop on on our list. Who do you think is the best gospel rapper out there? Vote up your favorite Christian rapper below.