Shanell's (formerly Mizz Reality) new free album By Design includes a host of features including D-MAUB, BenJah, Brinson and production from HotHandz, J.R., Wit, DJ Official, Tony Stone & more.
Album Listening Session: Devin Turner - Now or Never
After a successful debut with his single, End of My Rope, featuring SPZRKT, Devin Turner is releasing his first studio album entitled 'Now or Never.'
How One of Houston’s most criminal Artists Became a Christian Rapper
This month, less than two years after he penned an anthem about selling crack, Houston rapper PyRexx released the mixtape Workflo Vol. 1 with lyrics so Christian that the Grammy Awards would call it gospel music.
Lecrae on The Tonight Show
For the first time ever, Lecrae, or any other rapper that professes Christ, was on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. Watch the full episode.
You should have heard of them by now, but maybe you havent. If youve happened to run across the super-crew known as Deepspace5, then you can be sure you havent forgot.
Deepspace5 is comprised of 3 producers and 7 MCs. The group has had two nationally distributed records, The Night We Called It A Day (Uprok/BEC 2001), and Unique Just Like Everyone Else (Gotee Records/EMI 2005). Deepspace5 has had more independently released albums, including Beat Rabbi Presents: Deepspace5oul (Illect Recordings 2007) and Bake Sale (Deepspace5 records 2008). Her members include Manchild and Dust of Mars Ill fame, Playdough, Sev Statik, Beat Rabbi, Fred- die Bruno, Sivion, sintax.the.terrific, Manwell?, and Listener.
Why aren't people like Lecrae winning!? There is frustration that KJ-52 won the Dove Award for 'Rap / Hip Hop Album of the Year'. KJ-52 now has 5 Dove Awards. There have been complaints over the years, including this year, that KJ-52 won because he is white, because he has the most sales, politics, etc. While some of that may be an influence, most or all of it is based on ignorance. There are requirements and criteria (similiar to Grammy's, Stellar's, etc.) that have to be met for artists to be considered for nominations.
'Chronicles of an X-Hustler' dropped in August of 2009. The album received critical acclaim and debuted Number 4 on the iTunes Hip Hop chart between Fabolous 'Loso's Way' and Lil Waynes 'The Carter III.' This was quite an achievement for an independent artist but Thisl isnt done yet. It is certain to be another hot summer as he gets ready to hit the road with k-Drama, Pro, and Json on the Urban Missionary Tour. Rapzilla recently caught up with Thisl after his video shoot for Youre the One to talk record sales, inner-city outreach, and how monopoly can help build Christian community.
Eddy, or as we know him, Rawsrvnt, is starring on Donald Trump's new reality show 'The Ultimate Merger' where Omarosa is trying to find her match among 12 willing and able bachelors! Some of Rawsrvnt's competition includes 90's R&B star Al B. Sure, and Ray Lavender! Check out the commercial after the jump: