Beautiful Eulogy (Braille, Odd Thomas, and Courtland Urbano) sat down with us at Flavor Fest 2013 in Tampa Florida to talk about their upcoming sophomore album 'Instruments of Mercy,' releasing October 29th on Humble Beast Records.
Black Knight sits down with us at Unashamed Conference 2013 to talk about his upcoming EP and new album that follows, the struggle of being an artist/producer & drumming on tour. Pre-order 'The Young Future' EP on iTunes.
FLAME talks with us about his newest album 'Royal Flush', the concept behind it, how it's different from his other albums, and the creation of the album cover. FLAME also shares his thoughts on Unashamed Conference 2013. Purchase 'Royal Flush' on iTunes now.
Collision Records recording artist Swoope talks to us at Unashamed Conference 2013 about Alex Faith's upcoming album 'ATLast', the sound of his new album coming next year, the possibility of another WLAK album, thoughts on the success of his label, and other projects he's been working on.
I recently had the pleasure of attending a luncheon with John Piper at the Legacy Conference in Chicago. After he encouraged and exhorted the attendees for some time, he offered a Q&A session. He gave some great answers to some great questions. One question that stood out to me was when DJ Wade O dug up the old dead horse of being a Christian Rapper versus being a Christian who raps… and I’m glad he did!
This overly debated question has always piqued my curiosity because as I have worked on both sides of the industry I have noticed a blatant hypocrisy. The kind of ridicule one receives when they operate within the “Christian” music industry versus outside, is definitely different. If every song is not a “Gospel” song a determination is made that this particular artist is in fact not a Christian. On the other hand, when an artist who has always been in the mainstream says that he is a Christian, he is welcomed with open arms. This isn’t just for the artist who previously created “amoral” music, but also for the artist who has created “immoral” music. In addition to the Christian scene automatically converting this individual into an instant hero of the faith, he is allowed to continue to make music that isn’t excplicitly Christian while keeping his new found Christian platform. He is exempt from the rigid guidelines that have been forced upon those who happen to have their start on the Christian side of the industry.