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Rapzilla recently filmed a mini-documentary in Third Ward, Houston, where hip-hop artist Ronnie "Reconcile" Lillard has heavily invested in a "missional community" with fellow rapper Corey Paul the church Resurrection Houston over the years.
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This week’s “Saturday Night Live” episode featured Alicia Keys as a musical guest. The excitement over Keys returning to do some music is understandable, but even more noteworthy is that she returned with a very “gospel music” sounding song, “Hallelujah.”
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“Is this album solid spiritually? Is this album fun? Do my students 'get it?'”

Ministry and hip hop — there are times when those two words prompt as many questions in my mind as there are answers.
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“TobyMac, and the Mac is back no slack/ On a DC track that's jacked, beyond comprehension…” wait a minute…

In case you missed it, (and yes, we are two days late, but we’ll tie it in nicely, just wait), DC Talk just may very well be coming back!
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Reach Records emcee Lecrae is slowly unveiling his upcoming book “Unashamed,” by releasing chapter excerpts on Medium. His latest post, “Red Carpet Treatment,” chronicles his experience as a “known,” or in some sense, unknown, artist infiltrating the elite members of mainstream music at the Grammy Awards. However, the biggest takeaway from this passage is despite his star status and large stature, he felt small and “different” among his peers.
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Back in November Reach Records came under fire for removing the original “116” statement from their website’s bio and replacing it with one that was deemed “more safe.” However, in a recent interview with HHDX, the label’s co-founder Lecrae, addressed the mission statement for the first time.
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In early March, there was a “Christians in the Arts” event at Columbia University where a handful of artists gathered on a panel to answer some tough topics about Christianity. Among the panelists was rapper Andy Mineo. He spoke about the trouble finding a balance between making art for Christians and non-Christians, which led to some thoughts about Kendrick Lamar’s faith.
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The hottest topic in the news is, "Who will be the next President of the United States?" It seems everyday the latest headline about Donald Trump, Hilary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders takes the media precedent above everything else. The battle of Republican candidate versus Democrat candidate has reared its ugly head again after four years, and social media has become the biggest casualty.
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The legendary hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest lost one of their own today, with the passing of Phife Dawg at just 45-years-old. With the hip-hop world grieving the loss of an influential emcee, even the Christian Hip-Hop spoke up about the impact of Phife and paid their respects.
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Alright, it’s truth time! There is a Facebook trend going around asking people to share their top 10 impactful on your life records of all-time. Well, we are flipping the script and asking you, readers, to think about the Christian Hip-Hop records that touched you in some way.
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Rock and hip-hop have been collaborating for years, and that is no different with Christian music. The late 90s and early 2000s was dominated by bands in the genre of Nu-Metal/Rap-Rock/Metalcore. Christian music fans proved that they wanted some of that action as well.
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