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Christian Hip Hop rapper NF is blazing a trail to mainstream

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By Mona Austin



Don't call him the "Eminem of Gospel." Michigan-born rapper NF (Nate Feuerstein) is tired of the comparisons. There are obvious parallels between the two Hip Hop artists from their style to their personal lives and roots in Michigan. However, NF spits lyrics for Jesus.

The first hip hop artist signed to Capitol CMG, NF has came a long way from Michigan. His parents divorced. His mother’s boyfriend physically abused him. And his mother committed suicide. None of the adversities he faced stopped him from reaching his destiny.  In fact, they fueled his pen and helped him rise above the pain.  He was in the spotlight on the Dove Awards stage in 2015, the first time I got a glimpse of what attracted his diverse fan base. The artist has a level of skill and style that defies categorization. His next big gig was at the Syracuse game.

NF PERFORMS ON THE 2015 DOVE AWARDS


The top 10 of the iTunes hip-hop charts right in between J. Cole and Nicki Minaj. The top 10 of the iTunes hip-hop charts right in between J. Cole and Nicki Minaj. Empire used Mansion in the railer for their season 1 finale, further exposing him to mainstream.

NF says his distinction is that he writes "real music." Millions agree that his content is more substantive than a lot of the repetitive lyrics in lazy songwriting today.  He's also got some "hustle" with his flow, having created his music at times piecing together recordings without real equipment. He began recording songs on a karaoke machine, with instrumentals on one microphone and his raps in the other.something did or didn't happen there would be an explosion. He got signed. The debris of his impact is laid all over the Internet for the world to see. One fan wrote in the comments under that he would have killed himself if NF's lrics had not saved his life. That his music the music he uses to escape may have saved his own.

His debut album, "Mansion", was released in early 2015 and reached #62 on the Billboard 200, while topping the Christian Albums chart.