Rappers are influencing how young Christians see race
This past week, several white millennials told Rapzilla that songs and social media posts by Christian hip-hop artists have changed the way they see race. These testimonies come as Americans continue to grieve the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philandro Castile, two black men whose fatal shootings by police this month were videotaped and circulated online.
Rapzilla.com Live with Chris Chicago - Ep. 28 ft. Oscar Urbina
Oscar Urbina is the featured interview on our 28th episode of Rapzilla.com Live with Chris Chicago! We give you the latest news with our "What's Poppin'" segment and brand new music you need to hear!
Derek Minor releases 'Free' video, blogs about division in the US
Derek Minor released a new music video on Monday for his song "Free", which he wrote on the night that video of Alton Sterling's death surfaced online. Alongside the video, Minor published a blog post about what inspired the visual — American division.
Exclusive Free Album: Out Of The Blue - Van Goh
A Rapzilla.com exclusive, Out Of The Blue, a rap group formed by emcees Kay Sade and KnuOrigen present their "first album" entitled Van Goh. The project's anime inspired production is the work of Wontel and Jay Cardec.
Fresh off confirming his upcoming, highly-anticipated 'Hors D'oeuvres' EP,' pictures have surfaced revealing production of The Ambassador's album art. Philly-based Scouts Honor Media Company has been spotted taking some eye-catching, experimental "drowning" photos for the project.
My favorite teacher ever was my high school chemistry teacher Mr. Cuba. He wasn't a young, hip, cool teacher. In fact it was quite the opposite. Older, slim-ish build, and an uber nerd. Every year on Halloween he wore a full out Star Trek uniform to class. I mean the whole one piece, snug fitting uniform. He wasn't cool to us inner city kids but he was a favorite for many of us. But one thing he NEVER did with us was grade on a curve. If we got all of the questions on the test right, then he never wrote "Excellent!" or "Super Job!!" He would only write "satisfactory." You'd get 100% of the questions correct and he'd only put "satisfactory." Why? Well, his philosophy was "If I spent the last few days teaching it to you, and you got them all correct what's excellent about that? I taught it, now you know it so show it. That's satisfactory." So because of this he NEVER graded us on a curve. If we all got 100% then cool. If we all got 35% then that's what we earned. The standard is the standard and there's no point in changing it just because we all fell short. Either he needed to teach it better or we needed to pay attention more but either way there were NO curves. (And for the record, this was in an honors type of program).
UPDATE: The Ambassador has confirmed this rumor to be true via social media.
Xist artist and veteran Christian emcee, The Ambassador, is rumored to be releasing new music for his listeners to digest. After his own redemptive story was celebrated in the 2011 project 'Stop the Funeral,' fans have been curious what would come next for one of CHH's most recognizable names.
Brian Dye is the founder and pastor of Legacy Fellowship Church, a multiplying house church movement in the city of Chicago.
I have spent my entire life living in two inner city neighborhoods of Chicago (Humboldt Park and West Garfield Park). It is easy to believe that God has abandoned these two communities due to the poverty, crime, lack of education, absence of fathers and hopelessness.
While many would want to avoid these two communities, I have come to understand God’s sovereignty in determining the boundaries of my dwelling place. God has invited me to be His presence for those seeking Him. God has invited me into His mission for those feeling their way towards Him.
“And He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, that they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel their way toward Him and find Him. Yet He is actually not far from each of us, for in Him we live and move and have our being.” (Acts 17:26-28)
Left-coast veterans Jurny Big and Peace 586, a duo that has both been involved in a variety of projects over the years (Freedom of Soul, LPG, Tunnel Rats) and now have exclusively joined forces for their newest project, The Battery. Their new album 'Two' serves as testament to the bond formed between the two over the past two decades.
Thi’sl was recently featured in Hip Hop Weekly, a nationally distributed magazine, for their “Indie Grind Spotlight”. The Full Ride Music Group founder has been pushing his ‘Free From The Trap’ project since its release in the 4th quarter of 2012 and his appearance in Hip Hop Weekly is just another example of the hard work paying off.
Atlanta, GA (June 4, 2013) – Get ready to press RESET on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 with the new release from Stellar Award-winning gospel star, songwriter, producer and actor Isaac Carree. Following Carree’s award-winning #1 debut solo album, Uncommon Me, his much-anticipated sophomore solo album, RESET, features fresh tracks and dynamic vocals from Carree as the acclaimed singer leads listeners through a powerful journey of inspiration, spiritual renewal and praising God’s powers of redemption and restoration. Featuring the hit lead single “Clean This House,” which has already quickly made an impact in the Top 10 on the Gospel chart, RESET also features special guest appearances from heavy-hitters in both gospel and mainstream music, including Kirk Franklin, Lecrae, James Fortune, Kierra Sheard, Le’Andria Johnson and R&B vocalist Joe. RESET will be available for pre-order on iTunes starting June 11, 2013 along with the Rapzilla.com world premier of "So Glad" ft. Lecrae, Kirk Franklin, and Kierra "Kiki" Sheard.