Meet KB and Natalie Lauren’s protégé: Joseph Solomon
“I was about to sign to Frontline as their first singer last year, but then KB jumped in and was like, ‘I would love to take you on as an artist.’”
Video Interview: Sonny and Marcos of P.O.D. vent about Christian art
P.O.D. is not a Christian rock band, guitarist Marcos Curiel told Rapzilla. But it's been labeled Christian much of its two-decade-plus existence, so he and lead vocalist Sonny Sandoval have unique perspectives on making mainstream music as Christians.
Exclusive Free EP: Butta P - The Coronation
One of the most highly-anticipated projects of the year, download Butta P's solo debut now.
Why Christon Gray declined major mainstream labels for Kirk Franklin’s Fo Yo Soul
Christon Gray had options. Four record labels courted the versatile artist after his departure from Collision Records, according to his management, Tom Drawer. Three of those labels were mainstream.
Bizzle has been getting alot of feedback from both the secular and Christian Hip Hop market on his "diss track" entitled "Truth Music". Which has been released all over the internet this past week. The track addressed to Kanye, Jay-Z, and Rick Ross about involvement in the Illuminati has even caught the attention of big names such as 50 Cent (who posted the video on his personal video blog). This added to the already wide spread exposure including 200,000+ views the video saw at WorldStarHipHop.com alone. Recently, Boi-1da (production credits include Drake, Eminem, Kanye West, Lil' Wayne, Keri Hilson, Trey Songz) came across it and liked what he heard. The tweets below speculate that there may be a collaboration between Bizzle and Boi-1da in the future. Stay tuned to Rapzilla for more info!
Anger, depression, addiction, and discontentment: just a few of the ills that plaque many a man. The solutions: join a group, read a book, basically, YOU can win this battle!
But what about the war? In solely attacking the behaviors or the external problems in our lives the origin of our issues is overlooked. Essentially, we try to alter effects, instead of exploring and tackling the cause. Some don't realize the root of their problems is internal, in fact spiritual. Others recognize, but underestimate how serious their problems are. And even still, as believers, we trust in ourselves to overcome by our own strength.
Lecrae gets support from Sho Baraka, Trip Lee, Tedashii, Pro, J.R., Benjah and many others along the journey towards restoration--with several memorable collaborations. PK, CheeseBeats, J.R., and Benjah contribute on production and sonically, help take the listener along a soul-full ride.
Lecrae's prayer is that people will not just gain practical insight for their lives, but they would find real sympathy from him and mostly, Jesus. He is more than our healer. He IS our healing. He doesn't just offer us peace. He IS our peace. And He IS our rehabilitation. So find rest for your weary soul and joy in the midst of life's ups and downs by checking into REHAB.
S: So how do you think people can get to know the Lord or what He wants more than just going to a church and hearing a pastor talk about it?
R: People need to understand what they’re reading in their Bibles. People need to know how to interpret. When it talks about Jonah being in the whale, in the belly of the beast, does it literally mean Jonah was in a beast? Was in the whale? Or does it mean that we go through times in our lives where we feel isolated and alone? Where we feel swallowed up by the hardships of life?
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Beatmart Recordings' twitter and facebook page are resurrected and it seems something is cooking at the label even the logo got revamped. Truth or Fiction?
Check out the tweet and this facebook page status: " "Don't call it a comeback, I've been here for YEARS!" - LL Cool J. (Join us. We're dusting off the minds of the founders and bringing Beatmart out of hibernation.)"
It's time to get this thing poppin again. Lots of ideas in development. You'll see. Maybe you'll like it, maybe you won't, but it's real!less than a minute ago via webBeatmart Beatmart
Epic Partnership Brings Early Christian Alternative Music to New Audiences
In a groundbreaking deal along with partner Central South Distribution, Syntax Distribution acquires digital distribution rights for the trail blazing Frontline Records (est. 1986), which will include the imprint labels Intense Records, Alarma! Records, and MYX Records. For the first time ever, the early music of this popular label will now be available for download. The deal introduces a new generation to Christian music’s pioneers of rock, hip-hop and pop.
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Christopher Jon Walk aka Citizen Aim: 11/05/81 - 08/21/10
Read a post by Doug Van Pelt at HM Magazine here. Also read a post by Citizen Aim's record label and best friend over at Humble Beast Records by Odd Thomas. In that post you can watch a video by current_ tv that was done prior to Citizen Aim's death, that documents some of his story including Cystic Fibrosis, the genetic disease he battled.
GemStones (aka Gemini), for those not familiar, gained popularity in the music industry as he came up through the ranks on Lupe Fiasco's imprint label 1st and 15th Entertainment. GemStones was featured on a few songs on each of Lupe Fiasco's hit albums 'Food & Liquor', and 'The Cool'. GemStones utilized the platform that he and Lupe built, and released his single "We On" feat. Lupe Fiasco & Pooh Bear. The song garnered a huge buzz.
Prior to GemStones album releasing in 2009, he dropped everything to follow Christ. Check the mixtape out, and stay tuned for the interview!
Juanlove (of Rhema Soul) and Eddienigma are fresh out the studio. The two came together to bring you a hip-hop banger, "Be Still." The song is an unofficial release from both camps. Be sure to lookout for Eddienigma's upcoming release 'Nomad'. DOWNLOAD NOW
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A few months ago we posted a video from Rhymefest called “Prosperity” and asked you to let us know your thoughts about its content and message.
The general market MC has covered Christian themes and topics in his raps before, having co-authored Kanye West's "Jesus Walks" (which won a Grammy in 2005), so we thought we’d track him down and pursue a longer conversation about his faith, his motivation behind writing “Prosperity,” and his experience with Christian hip hop.
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