Music Review: Julian Rhine “No God Flow”


Julian Rhine is a New York based rapper with a generationally relevant take on religion that brings a new meaning to the phrase “Separation of Church and State.” Rhine doesn’t hold his tongue when it comes to expressing his (extremely justified) perspective on religion and believes we all should “live a moral life because you’re a good person, not because you want a one-way ticket into the all-you-can eat Virgin Superbowl Nirvana Fest that is heaven.”

Formerly known as “The White Rhino,” Julian Rhine recently shed his mask to take a more serious approach on his message. I would easily compare him to the likes of a Macklemore or Nas but peppered with the sound of 90’s rap classics (say Fresh Prince and Jazzy Jeff but with a more articulate message).

Rhine’s new single “No God Flow” is beautifully complimented with the vocals of Jae-Mi, whom together make a track I could easily see climbing the Billboard charts. Rhine has a great sensibility for the sound people want today and a perspective that his demographic can relate to. The song leaves you hungry for more of Rhine’s work, which luckily I was able to find on his sound cloud (link listed below). Rhine does not disappoint if you are a fan of Busta Rhymes and other quick-tongued rappers.

But truthfully, my favorite part about Rhine’s music is his unapologetic approach to get people to ditch religion and find the good within you. “He’s here to pull “Him” out of the good ole USA’s hands. He’s here to take God straight out of the dollar bill, the government, and your mother’s mouth: In God, We Trust Nothing. In America we trust. In Religion, we protest. In Julian, we listen.”

Check out Julian’s Soundcloud here: https://soundcloud.com/julianrhine/no-god-flow

Also read his poetically written biography here: http://julianrhine.com/story-julian-rhine/

By Lori Gottlieb

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