Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Atheist Rapper

Not sure how I hadn’t heard about him until a few days ago, I must be slipping. I grew up in Southern California and was introduced to hip-hop at a very young age, and though my tastes have expanded somewhat hip-hop has always had a special place in my heart.

So, a few days ago I found a site where someone had created, what can best be described as skeptic baseball cards. Going down the list I noticed a young guy named Greydon Square. To say the least I was intrigued, atheist rappers don’t exactly grow on trees. After listening to a few of his songs I was absolutely hooked. If you click on his name it will take you to his myspace page where you can listen to a few of his songs.

As far as I know he doesn’t swear in his songs except for the occasional “damn” or “hell”. There are the occasional references to violence (he’s an ex-gang member and Iraq War vet) and drugs, so listen for yourself and decide if it’s okay for the younguns.


  1. Atheist Hip Hop (i.e. originally Atheist Rap, also known as Atheology) is a form of music which uses Atheist themes to express the songwriter's lack of faith. Only during the 21st century did this term "Atheist Rap" become descriptive of this type of music. While the audience is typically Atheist, the music is also used in Atheist mission work for the purpose of secularization. Atheist rap artists are often professed Atheists who often use their background to spread the individuals' non-belief. Sometimes Atheism may be evident in part of a song or other times an entire song or album may focus on Atheist beliefs.

    [1]: Saint Max, youtube.com/atheosrecords
    [2]: Papzt Der Atheist’s, http://www.myspace.com/papztderatheist
    [3]: Atheist Flow, http://www.myspace.com/atheistflow
    [4]: Charlie Check’m, http://www.myspace.com/charliecheckm
    [5]: Proclaim, http://www.myspace.com/proclaimcreations
    [6]: Freethought M.C., http://www.myspace.com/freethoughtmc
    [7]: Syqnys, http://www.myspace.com/syqnys
    [8]: Greydon Square, http://www.myspace.com/greydonsquare
    [9]: Baba Brinkman, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8U9T0N4RyQ
    [10]: Johnny Hoax, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4NHNQceWwE
    [11]: Gripp, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVW3YSKFjBM
    [12]: Crusher, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmacM_fQ02E
    [13]: Imani The Misfit, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5o9rHbFecw&feature=related
    [14]: MCRD101, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrGYmwmy6p0&feature=related

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