Hip-hop often gets criticized for lyrics that are violent and sexist. However, several mainstream rappers such as Kanye West, Common and Nas have released songs that revealed their closeness to God and there thoughts on religion.

Rolling out has compiled the 10 mainstream hip-hop songs about God and religion.

Click continue to view which songs made the list.

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