Reconcile: Showing gangsters how to live like Jesus
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.
JuiceBanger$ of COBRA to produce complete 'Freshmen 2016' LP
Rapzilla is thrilled to announce that JuiceBanger$, the newest member of COBRA Music Group, will produce each track on our Freshmen 2016 album, a compilation of songs by members of our 2016 Freshman class.
Andy Mineo, Trip Lee & more to appear at Legacy 2016
Many familiar faces — including Andy Mineo, Trip Lee, Thabiti Anyabwile, Jackie Hill Perry, Propaganda and Thi'sl — will minister at the 10th anniversary of Legacy Conference this summer in Chicago.
Christian Hip-Hop Responds to Mainstream Music's New Gospel
A few weeks ago we posted an article that addressed the growing trend of mainstream music’s fixation of doing “gospel music.” This time around, we asked a set of questions to a mixed bag of artists within Christian hip-hop to gauge their thoughts on the topic.
UPDATE: The Ambassador has confirmed this rumor to be true via social media.
Xist artist and veteran Christian emcee, The Ambassador, is rumored to be releasing new music for his listeners to digest. After his own redemptive story was celebrated in the 2011 project 'Stop the Funeral,' fans have been curious what would come next for one of CHH's most recognizable names.
Brian Dye is the founder and pastor of Legacy Fellowship Church, a multiplying house church movement in the city of Chicago.
I have spent my entire life living in two inner city neighborhoods of Chicago (Humboldt Park and West Garfield Park). It is easy to believe that God has abandoned these two communities due to the poverty, crime, lack of education, absence of fathers and hopelessness.
While many would want to avoid these two communities, I have come to understand God’s sovereignty in determining the boundaries of my dwelling place. God has invited me to be His presence for those seeking Him. God has invited me into His mission for those feeling their way towards Him.
“And He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, that they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel their way toward Him and find Him. Yet He is actually not far from each of us, for in Him we live and move and have our being.” (Acts 17:26-28)
Left-coast veterans Jurny Big and Peace 586, a duo that has both been involved in a variety of projects over the years (Freedom of Soul, LPG, Tunnel Rats) and now have exclusively joined forces for their newest project, The Battery. Their new album 'Two' serves as testament to the bond formed between the two over the past two decades.
Thi’sl was recently featured in Hip Hop Weekly, a nationally distributed magazine, for their “Indie Grind Spotlight”. The Full Ride Music Group founder has been pushing his ‘Free From The Trap’ project since its release in the 4th quarter of 2012 and his appearance in Hip Hop Weekly is just another example of the hard work paying off.
Atlanta, GA (June 4, 2013) – Get ready to press RESET on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 with the new release from Stellar Award-winning gospel star, songwriter, producer and actor Isaac Carree. Following Carree’s award-winning #1 debut solo album, Uncommon Me, his much-anticipated sophomore solo album, RESET, features fresh tracks and dynamic vocals from Carree as the acclaimed singer leads listeners through a powerful journey of inspiration, spiritual renewal and praising God’s powers of redemption and restoration. Featuring the hit lead single “Clean This House,” which has already quickly made an impact in the Top 10 on the Gospel chart, RESET also features special guest appearances from heavy-hitters in both gospel and mainstream music, including Kirk Franklin, Lecrae, James Fortune, Kierra Sheard, Le’Andria Johnson and R&B vocalist Joe. RESET will be available for pre-order on iTunes starting June 11, 2013 along with the Rapzilla.com world premier of "So Glad" ft. Lecrae, Kirk Franklin, and Kierra "Kiki" Sheard.
Lecrae discusses Christian labels and if they are helpful, being missional in the music industry, and role of hip hop during this special interview with guest host Eric Geiger on this episode of The Exchange with Ed Stetzer. Watch the full episode here.