There are three reasons you may not know Jurny Big: he’s a gritty battle rapper, he’s old, and he’s Christian. Praised by his fans as the best Christian rapper ever, Jurny Big is known for his one-on-one competitions -- where one MC proves they're more skilled than another with intricate rhyme patterns, metaphors, and punchlines. The Southern California native got his start as a founding member of The Tunnel Rats, a supergroup collective of Christian battle rappers that formed after the Los Angeles riots in December 1992. Along with Jurny Big’s cousin Dax Reynosa -- the group’s architect and half of their duo LPG -- The Tunnel Rats released three albums including its seminal work, 2001’s Tunnel Vision.
The Tunnel Rats are harshly criticized by many peers for boasting in their rhymes and collaborating with mainstream artists like hip-hop scholar KRS-One -- something, hypocritically, many Christian rap artists also do. Read More Here