*Produced by Skrip
From Skrip's upcoming free project 'The Und_rscore II' set to release on January 15, 2013 from Infiltrate Music.
I spill it out confession
I don't need wood in front of me to ask a question
actually to make a statement
firm concrete down like the pavement
listen to what I gotta say now
cuz I got more bars than a playground
but hold up tho cuz what I say from my own
don't mean nothing if aint coming from the throne
Stand up the word so literal
in a room full of wolves I refuse to be pitiful
the rhetoric is never generic I smash degenerates
push aside lies bring the truth to the premises
far too long mouths have been shut
so I endeavor to speak as the world runs a muck
like what they say got that play up in you eardrum
It's clear son ain't gotta speak in a weird tongue
cuz such a tiny member could wreak a lot of havoc
don’t gotta be from Orlando to know its like magic
It's still not wizardry not a fan of witchcraft
If my tongues like artillery ya boy bout to dispatch
against the darkness I harken the light
enough power to even beam through Arkham at night
and if the industry runs the world I John Connor on em
terminate and bring salvation extermination is not a problem
I’ve got something to say
I’ve got something to say-ay-ay-ay
I’ve got something to say
Yeah I’ve got something to say
Verse 2 (Andy Mineo)
(A.M, Skrip, cmon!)
Ayo a light speaks volumes
you should hear it whether you never pick up up one of my albums (real talk)
better yet real walk where my lighters at
sparkin up the places where they are cuz It’s real dark
and I aint mean sparkin like rasta’s
and I aint mean lights like the coppers
I’m really just a sicilian dude who like pasta
and gets mistaken for puerto-rican no habla’s
matter fact I know a few palabra’s
but prolly just enough to order Tapas
alright alright alright back to the topic
yeah i got something to say but it’s not important
I rather give you words from the source man
words from the sword like thus saith the Lord
Heaven and earth will pass away but my words are eternal
repent and believe that means turn bro
or you could fry like the colonel or you could get fired Joe Paterno
to reside in the enferno but if he died for your sins
then why would you deny what you heard and take the curse yo?
and faith come through hearing of the word of God, so Imma plant seeds no fertilizer
and if the world was spoken to existence
then I know these words gotta have significance
(..always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame. -1 Peter 3:15)
1. Multiple heavy hitters are releasing new projects
There is so much new music scheduled to come out in 2013 and a lot of it is by the leaders in our genre. Andy Mineo, Da' T.R.U.T.H (January), Lecrae, Canon (May), Sho Baraka (January), the 2nd King Kulture compilation, R-Swift (April), Beautiful Eulogy (Braille, Odd Thomas and Courtland Urbano), Rhema Soul, Bizzle and more have either announced a release date or revealed that they are in the lab creating new material. There will not be a lack of content in Christian Hip-Hop next year.
Reach Records in-house producers DJ Official & Alex Medina remix Lecrae's Gravity album with special guest producers GAWVI (fka G-Styles), Big Juice, D-Flow, Black Knight & Tyshane of 808&EliTE.
Written by Shai Linne
A few months back, I read an article on Rapzilla entitled “What Kendrick Lamar Can Teach Christian Hip-Hop”. I have many thoughts about the article and the mindset it represents. I’m thankful for Rapzilla’s willingness to allow me to respond. While I’m sure the author was well-intentioned there were a number of things that troubled me about the article.
The final revision of the album cover and the tracklisting has been revealed for DJ Official & Alex Medina's 'Gravity The Remix' EP available for free download on Christmas Day.
Fedel announces the release of his next full-length album, VIP, for May 2013. After releasing his free 'Members Only Mixtape' only a week ago, fans are buzzing about his new music and asking about his next full length album.
R-Swift recently announced that he will be gearing up to release his next project ‘Apply Pressure’ on April 16th, 2013. Last year, in an interview with Rapzilla.com, R-Swift revealed the title of the project. When asked why the title, Swift said “It’s sort of like a double meaning. When you get wounded, they say to heal the wound you apply pressure.
In September we broke the news that one of the most popular artist in Christian Hip-Hop Trip Lee, will be stepping away from music. The report was unexpected and left many surprised. Based on his comments in his mini-documentary ‘The Good Life’ and one of his tweets many came to the conclusion that his departure from the scene would not be temporary. Some couldn't understand how a talented rapper in his prime and on Christian Hip-Hop’s leading record label Reach Records could call it quits. Trip Lee explained in the documentary that stepping away from music would allow him to transition to where God is calling him next. Despite that explanation some were still confused. At the time no confirmation was given on whether he was retiring or if he was going on a hiatus. His comments on stepping away from music in the ‘Good Life’ documentary lead many to believe he was done releasing music for good. After talk of Trip's unexpected announcement on stepping away from music simmered down things got a little more intriguing at the beginning of December.
A rumor broke out throughout the Christian Hip-Hop community that Andy Mineo, Trip Lee and KB might release a group project. The rumor was fueled by an Andy Mineo tweet and a Sketch the Journalist interview that questioned KB on the validity of the rumor. KB said there might be some truth to the prospect of an Andy Mineo, Trip Lee and KB group album. After KB’s response was leaked fans of the artist began to wonder about the status of Trip Lee’s music career. Is he stepping away for good or is it just for a season? Many asked that question because it seemed like the emcee was retiring but now it seems like he is gearing up to be a part of another project. Things were not clear. Trip Lee may just have just clarified a lot with a recent tweet:
As far as music goes, I'd like to remind you that I purposely never used the R word. I'll let you know what the future holds soon – Dec 21st
Trip Lee is stating in this tweet that he never said he will retire and that he will let us know what the future holds soon. This adds more validity to the rumor that Andy Mineo, Trip Lee and KB will be creating a project as a collective. Do you think that the group album will happen?
The tracklisting for SCMGWP member SPZRKT's upcoming 'Purple Panda' free EP available on Christmas Day.
D-MAUB recently announced that he will be releasing an album entitled ‘The Missing Peace’ in May. The exact release date, track listing and cover will be revealed soon. He is also going on a tour in the summer of 2013 called the Soulmatic concert series to promote the album.