Lecrae discusses Christian labels and if they are helpful, being missional in the music industry, and role of hip hop during this special interview with guest host Eric Geiger on this episode of The Exchange with Ed Stetzer. Watch the full episode here.
Kanye West knows that religion is a topic that always sparks conversation. Obviously, when one of Hip-Hop’s biggest stars decides to name his album Yeezus, many people are going to have an opinion.
While there have been conflicting reports to what the actual title is, No Malice of The Clipse, has added to the discussion on the representation of Jesus Christ in Hip-Hop.
“The Game’s Jesus Piece, Clipse’ Lord Willin’, Kanye’s album; before I had a personal knowledge and revelation of my Lord and Savior I was liable to do or say anything that a devout Christian may deem blasphemous,” No Malice told AllHipHop.com exclusively. “I put His head on a chain, flooded Him with diamonds then used that same chain to seduce women.”
Reach Records has recently announced a new series to come from recording artist, KB. '1st & 16th' has been revealed as the title for this chain of releases. According to the announcement, the series will drop on the 1st and 16th of June and July. KB has indicated via social media that the diamonds on the artwork represent a piece/pieces of media content to be released; which will include "free new music, videos, blogs, documentaries" and even more. The information about the artwork's symbolism could mean that the series will continue into August.
"In the past three years, the city of Chicago has suffered from street violence that has made national news too many times. Last year alone, Chicago had over five hundred murders. This year, we're already in a position to break that record. This poem "Chicago's Hope' was laid on Preston Perry's heart to write 4 years ago so he did. Now, with the consistent epidemic of murder, gang violence, and street violence still plaguing the city. Preston felt compelled to make a video and release it to the public. His prayer is that this video will help spark real change by inspiring believers around the world to pray and tell the world that hope is found in Jesus. We are called to give the Gospel. It is desperately needed. Especially in urban areas like Chicago where people are searching for a solution. Christ has called Christians to make disciples of all Nations. Preston believes we should start in our own communities.
A few days ago we reported on news of a video being put in production for Derek Minor's upcoming 'Minorville' album. Photos have now surfaced of today's shoot, which is scheduled to continue tomorrow morning.
Lamp Mode recording artist Json is partnering with Rapzilla.com and several churches this summer to present the 'Braille' concert series. These concerts will serve as a celebration for the release of Json's upcoming album entitled 'Braille,' scheduled for release on June 18th.
Imagine this - you finally finish recording your album and it has been is mixed and mastered. Additionally, your artwork is complete and you are ready to promote your singles. The only issue that you experience revolves around the lack direction in regards to creating a buzz for your new album.
Currently the favored music sales model is single driven. ITunes, and most all digital retailers sell albums but most of the revenue is generated through individual songs sales. So what does this suggest?
The aforementioned paragraph suggests that you need to promote your singles. Your singles need to generate interest for your album. Below I will share 5 cost effective ways to promote your single.
Just moments ago, Lecrae posted an image of this list of beats for the upcoming 2nd installment of the widespread Church Clothes mixtape series, saying "Doing a little writing tonight. #ChurchClothesTwo."
Behind every game is a player and someone who will inevitably be played. Polluted by popular culture icons like Rihanna, Ke$ha, Nicki Minaj, Kreayshawn etc. some women willfully (and sometimes unbeknownst to them) seek to follow desires of lust or the cultural norm of one night stands and "go in for the kill" in their pursuit of men.
KIDD addresses that like Joseph to Potiphar's wife (Genesis 39), he does not want to fall prey to such games while Skrip speaks about the woman who seeks for love in a place of confusion being hurt and hurting others, seeking attention and looking for the next good time. In the end her hardened heart and past memories can be erased if she opens her heart to the true love God provides.
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