Reach Records presents KB’s highly anticipated debut album: Weight & Glory. The buzz surrounding KB’s album began at Flavor Fest 2008, when Lecrae publicly praised KB and his HGA crew of their passion for Christ. After touring with Lecrae, KB was officially announced as an official Reach Records artist. Earlier this year Lecrae added that KB will be an important figure in the genre comparable the with The Ambassador. In addition to music, KB became the spokesman for the Man-Up series. KB later released his mixtape, ‘Who Is KB?’ Even though his features and singles overshadowed the mixtape, I was left wondering will KB be able to lift the weight of expectations through his music?
Now there’s a lot of bad b----s in the building, Amen!
A couple real n----s in the building, Amen!
I’m finna kill n----s in the building, Amen!
I tell the waiter, “Fifty Bottles,” and she tell me, “Say When”
and I say CHURCH (Preach!)
Sounds like a sermon to me. (Truth is, I’ve heard some pretty outrageous sermons before that come pretty close to this). And it raises an interesting question for the Church: How much of pop culture is okay to use in discussing God? That’s a mighty debate.
Every once and while there are some watershed moments that show us a picture of what's going on in our culture. The last one we had was when 50 Cent & Kanye West clashed. It wasn't a clash on a song or at the club, but this battle happened at the retailer spots where their music was available. That sales battle was a battle not necessarily of skill, talent or even marketing as much as it was a battle over the prevailing ideas of American culture.
New Hot 97.9 FM in Philadelphia lived up to its namesake recently, as the radio station’s Q-Deezy Show played host to a heated debate between rap star Meek Mill and Philadelphia Pastor Jomo K. Johnson.
The controversy surrounded Mill’s song, “Amen,” off his recent Dreamchasers 2 mixtape, with Johnson calling for a boycott of Mill’s music.
If you haven't heard the song, we don't encourage you to seek it out however we want to provide context and background for this article and will quote the hook on the song:
July 17th at SoHo Apple Store in New York you'll hear Christian hip-hop artist Lecrae, cofounder of ReachLife Ministries and member of the 116 Clique, perform cuts from his latest, "Rehab." We'd also expect for Lecrae to perform something from his upcoming project "Gravity" so
The Legacy exists to equip those that are serious about being disciples of Christ to make disciples for Christ. This is accomplished through biblical training (Legacy Conference and Legacy University) and networking opportunities of like minded urban leaders.
The undercurrents of dissatisfaction concerning the absence of substance in the lyrical content of secular Hip-Hop today is fueling the advancement of Christian-influenced Hip-Hop. In addition to the growing number of talented, hard-hitting Christian-influenced rappers who are making no apologies for their Savior or their skills.
Some time in the 2000's the decline of authenticity in secular Hip-Hop began and the ascension of substance in Christian-influenced Hip-Hop started. Now the reasons for the decline of one and the rise of the other are still unclear. Perhaps it was when secular rappers began their venture into reality television, clothing lines, energy drinks, headphones, and the overall obsession with branding and mogul-dom, that the passion for rhyming took a backseat.
The God Belongs In My City Prayer Walk is a national movement and statement of faith that has communities and cities banning together to not just impact their city, but bring change to their city and to the world. This fearless call to