New Breed of dog is really a brother-sister Christian hip-hop duo from the Puerto Rican streets of Boston, MA. Co-MCs Macho and Elsie Ortega initial appeared within the Tunnel Rats, the underground Christian hip-hop collective located in California. Macho and Elsie rapped throughout monitors on that group’s discovery 2001 discharge, Tunnel Eyesight, paving just how for their very own full-length. End the Music was released by Christian hip-hop upstart Uprok in early 2002; it included efforts in the Rats’ Raphi in addition to CCM underground heavyweights LPG. End the Music showcased Macho and Elsie’s vivid rhymes and decidedly Latin taste. It didn’t preach their gospel with therefore much fervor concerning drive apart secular viewers, but nor achieved it shy from a confident message. Compared to that end, New Breed of dog followed a development in CCM — both in rock and roll and hip-hop — to endorse a Christian life style through music and never have to recite “Footprints” for lyrics. This development was accompanied by brands like Uprok, Teeth & Toe nail, and Necessary, and included performers such as for example KJ-52 and Jeremy Camp.