Since Sunday Christians all over the world have been celebrating and remembering the seven days that encapsulate the crux of their faith. It’s no surprise that many in that number are a part of the global rap community and often use that as a topic of their art. We’ve collected a small sampling of their work below so that you may experience “Holy Week Through Hip Hop.”
Playdough – “Palm Sunday”
It’s a risky move any time a rapper attempts to inhabit the Jesus role in his rhymes. But here, Playdough somehow bridges the gap between Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem and a tale about the highs and lows of a struggling MC.
shai linne – “Passover”
From his excellent Storiez album, shai illustrates a family’s Old Testament tale from the very first Passover.
Hazakim – “Crucifixion Description”
The unique group made up of two Messianic Jewish brothers break down the execution of Jesus in graphic detail.
Ambassador – “It Was Love”
From what many consider Christian rap’s G.O.A.T. album, Ambassador gives you the Gospel story from Genesis to the cross.
“What made Him bleed and cling to a tree and get nailed to the form of a lower case “t”?
Knine – “For You”
The dog flexes his narration skills in the track that sparked the idea for his It Was Written album of Bible story songs.
deepspace5 – “Rise”
deepspace5’s sintax.the.terrific builds on a theme and delivers a triumph celebration of Christ’s resurrection in his third verse over a beat from Alex Goose’s Blueprint 3’s outtakes.
shai Linne – “Jesus Is Alive”
Using Lecrae as his hypeman, shai rings out another track exalting the idea that Jesus (above all others) rose from the grave and lives on today.