By the time Trip Lee released his 4th studio album, The Good Life, the long-time Reach Records favorite was at a crossroads. He was battling a serious health condition and preparing himself for pastoral ministry. When he announced he would be taking a “break from music” on a short behind-the-scenes video for TGL, everyone seemed to be caught off guard.
Dee-1 Discusses His Faith, The BET Cypher and Mission Vision
Dee-1 visited Sway and discussed his faith, mission and vision, and his new track "Against Us".
Derek Minor Reveals New Album 'Empire'
We caught up with Derek Minor on the red carpet at Dove Awards. Derek revealed the name of his new album will release in the first quarter of 2015. The new album is called Empire.
Video: God Over Money "Kick In The Door Cypher"
Featuring Datin, Bumps INF, Selah The Corner, & Bizzle.
Northern Lights is a concert brand of Collision Booking (founded in 2014) sponsored by Rapzilla.com. The tour is coming just on the heels of the widely successful Alex Faith and Dre Murray tour, Southern Lights. With the recent release of Christon Gray's Collision Records debut, School of Roses, and Swoope's upcoming sophomore release on Collision, the tour is sure to please WLAK and Collision Records fans alike. As artists, they are seeking to be a light to their home in Ohio and beyond, following the call of Matthew 5:14-16 to be “the light of the world”, which is the mission statement of the tour.
Hip Hop has frequently been blamed and caricatured by the media. The overdose of anti-Hip Hop sentiment typically is shifted to the lyrical poison that is seen as the enemy of black advancement. Cash, cars and women are glorified, and impressionable men/women (who are most often black) fall hook, line and sinker…or so goes the storyline. But few media outlets have embraced the challenge of looking deeper into the complex struggle of right and wrong that has always been the invisible narrative of the culture.
News anchor Bill Weir recently waded into these deep waters on CNN Tonight in a 15-minute feature on the legendary Hip Hop group The Clipse. The duo of brothers (No Malice and Pusha-T) gave Weir an all-access pass into their rocky upbringing, street fame and artistic split as the reporter contrasted the good and evil of both rappers. Weir pressed Gene and Terrence about how they indulged in the “delicious spoils of their talent”, a lifestyle that Pusha still actively promotes. No Malice, no stranger to the Christian Hip Hop community, had a much different outlook, hesitating to even speak of his past in detail. “When I think about my infidelities…the heartbreak that I caused my wife, that I caused myself. When I think about her forgiveness, how the Word of God repaired us and nothing else. When I think about that; to me, it’s a no brainer. I can’t return to that lifestyle and that kind of way. I don’t have a choice.”
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Keone Madrid along with fellow choreographers Vinh Nguyen and Brian "BAM" Martin choreographed an incredible piece for Tedashii's song "Nothing I Can't Do" ft. Lecrae & Trip Lee. Tedashii's new album "Below Paradise" hits stores 5.27.14.