Gospel Music Shaping The Rap Game: 5 Hip Hop Albums Inspired By The Lord's Hymns

Gospel Music Shaping The Rap Game: 5 Hip Hop Albums Inspired By The Lord's Hymns
Chad Ashby

Hip hop music has always taken elements from other genres from rock to jazz and others, but it is through gospel music that several rappers turned to create uplifting music to engage fans. There is a reason why hip hop music has always been at the pulse of revolution and now it is arguably the most influential genre today. 

From the Winans, Mary, Mary, and other traditional gospel acts, hip hop and gospel have come together in ways that no one could have predicted, and to great success. Peep our list or hip hop artists who've called upon a higher power to get their point across for some of the best albums to do date.


1. Kanye West - 'Life of Pablo'

1. Kanye West - 'Life of Pablo'

On his current album Life of Pablo, Mr. West waxes poetic in conjunction with up and coming artist Chance the Rapper. On the opening track from the release, the two make references to God and Kanye adds more touches of gospel throughout the well-received album. Kanye has called this his gospel album, and since it broke streaming records, perhaps He was listening too!

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