Over the past 20+ years, I've often wondered why hip hop is so obsessed with low temperatures. Think about it...jewelry is referred to as ice, "cold" has consistently been used as an adjective in hip hop culture (i.e. "cold chillin'", "That's cold!" "Stone Cold Rhymin'"), and countless MCs have had names that alluded to refrigeration. Ice Cube, Ice T, Just Ice and of course, Vanilla Ice have all had names that alluded to cool, and maybe that's the point. After all, "cool" was used by jazz musicians in the 1940s to signify that something was hip, and hip hop took that concept to an extreme.
Cross Movement Records is excited to announce the launch of the CMR app for the iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad!
The app is available free on iTunes. CMR has been home to Christian hip-hop (holy hip-hop/Gospel rap) artists The Cross Movement, FLAME, R-Swift, Everyday Process, Phanatik, John Wells - The Tonic, The Ambassador, T.R.U.-L.I.F.E., Da T.R.U.T.H., Christian r&b/soul artist J.R. and funk-rock/hip-hop band Shachah. CMR has also aided in the forwarding of Reach Records' recording artist Lecrae and Rock Soul Entertainment's Michelle Bonilla.
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Manafest shot a music video recently with director Chris Stacey for "Fire in the Kitchen" at an old army base in Toronto. We have some behind the scenes photos for you to check out below. After the photos we have a "making of" video from the "Every Time You Run" video shoot. Get ready for some great Manafest music videos!
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