Hip Hope Hits
is an annual collection of Christian rap
Christian hip hop is hip hop music characterized by a Christian worldview, with the general purposes of evangelization , edifying members of the church and/or simply entertaining.-History:Since hip-hop started in the 1970s, various hip-hop artists have...
songs. The series is produced by tobyMac's
Toby McKeehan , better known by his stage name TobyMac , is a Christian recording artist, music producer, hip-hop/pop artist, singer-songwriter, and author....
Gotee Records is a record label founded by dc Talk member Toby McKeehan , Todd Collins, and Joey Elwood...
under the name of Various Artists. The series began as a one off collection titled We Are Hip Hope
. In late-2004, the first of the albums in the current format, Hip Hope Hits 2005
was released. It featured many more artists and tracks as well as an enhanced disc featuring a documentary about DJ Maj
Mike Allen, professionally known as DJ Maj, is a Christian music DJ, contributing to Gospel music albums released by tobyMac, GRITS, Ill Harmonics, Carman, dc Talk, and the Newsboys...
, a prominent Christian hip hop producer, having produced many tracks on the album.
A DVD of music videos was also released alongside Hip Hope Hits 2005, featuring some of the same tracks and some differing tracks, and also the same documentary. Since then, an album and DVD have been released annually with the latest, Hip Hope Hits 2009
, being released on February 3, 2009. The compilations continue to feature more and more tracks or remixes exclusive to Hip Hope and not taken from an artist's own album.
In 2010, the album Hip Hop 2009
was nominated for a Dove Award for Special Event Album of the Year at the 41st GMA Dove Awards
The 41st Annual GMA Dove Awards were held on April 21, 2010 recognizing accomplishments of musicians for the year 2009. The show was held at the The Opry Entertainment Complex in Nashville, Tennessee, and was hosted by Bart Millard....