Sounds like: Soulful, thoughtful hip-hop; compare to Young Jeezy, Yung Joc

Top tracks: "Prayer for The City," "Goodbye, World," "Ode to CHRIST"

Christian hip-hop tends to fall behind the curve with music that sounds a good 10 years behind their secular counterparts. So when an act like Emmaus comes along that dares to either keep pace with modern music or even push the envelope, it makes for a fine shock to the system. The scintillating beats and tightly packed grooves provide oodles of thrills and will be the envy of any budding hip-hop producers. MCs Matt Jerles and Zenk Fishoe follow this template with rhymes that weave together Scripture and personal stories into a dense and thoughtful patchwork.

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