Shai Linne

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Shai Linne
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Shai Linne performing at The Summit Church in Durham, North Carolina in August, 2011
Background information
Born (1974-08-21) August 21, 1974 (age 42)
Origin Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Genres Christian hip hop
Years active 2002–present[1]
Labels Lamp Mode
Associated acts 116 Clique

Shai Linne (born August 21, 1974)[2] is an American East Coast Christian rapper. Shai Linne has been collaborating with other Christian Rap artists and releasing studio albums since 2002. As of 2005, Shai Linne has recorded studio albums under the Lamp Mode Records label.

Linne was an atheist for most of his childhood and dates his conversion to 1999.[3] Linne is Reformed in his soteriology (doctrine of salvation), and his 2008 album The Atonement included a song "Mission Accomplished", which defended limited atonement.[4]

Linne has collaborated with Lecrae, Trip Lee, Timothy Brindle, and numerous other Christian rappers. He appeared on the 116 Clique album 13 Letters. In 2011, Linne was featured on "The Lord is a Warrior", the tenth track from Matt Papa's This Changes Everything.[5][better source needed]

In 2013, Linne released a controversial single called "Fal$e Teacher$", in which he criticized prosperity theology, and named those whom he regards as false teachers, including Joel Osteen, Creflo Dollar, T. D. Jakes, Benny Hinn, Paula White, and Joyce Meyer.[6][7]

Linne is married to Blair, and has a son Sage. He is currently an assistant pastor at Del Ray Baptist Church in Alexandria, VA,[8][9] having previously been a member of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.[10] and Epiphany Fellowship in Philadelphia.[3]


Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions[11]
The Solus Christus Project
The Atonement
Storiez 31[12]
The Attributes of God 14[12] 5[12] 32[12] 15[12]
Lyrical Theology, Pt. 1: Theology 136[13] 7[13] 4[13] 26[13] 12[13]
Lyrical Theology: Part 2: Doxology 13[13] 6[13] 37[13] 17[13]


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  2. ^ Family Search (2009). "U.S. Public Records Index". Family Search. 292181095. 
  3. ^ a b Hansen, Collin (2008). Young, Restless, and Reformed: A Journalist's Journey With the New Calvinists. Crossway Books. pp. 117–118. 
  4. ^ Reformed Rap and Hip-Hop, Christianity Today.
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  6. ^ Steffan, Melissa (11 April 2013). "Reformed Rapper Calls Out 12 Popular Pastors as 'False Teachers'". Christianity Today. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  7. ^ Lu, Angela (9 April 2013). "Rapper calls out Osteen, prosperity preachers". World. Retrieved 16 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "Shepherds". Del Ray Baptist Church. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 
  9. ^ "Our Location". Del Ray Baptist Church. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 
  10. ^ "2013 National Conference". The Gospel Coalition. Retrieved 16 April 2013. 
  11. ^ AllMusic. "Shai Linne Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved February 13, 2015. 
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