Little is known about Trip Lee's upcoming album Rise, but today we received a release date. The Reach Records artist is scheduled to release the music he's "the most excited he's ever been about" on...
Free Download: Skrip - For Another Day
Skrip opens up on his new free download, "For Another Day".
St. Louis Rapper Thi’sl Takes Action After Michael Brown Killing
Thi’sl and his pastor Kenny Petty identify with the frustration in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson by protesters who demand justice for Michael Brown.
Social Club - Benjamin Trillington
They first brought you "Chocolate Bobka", now Beat Politicians producer D-Flow and Social Club hit you with a new, nasty, bass heavy single, "Benjamin Trillington".
Canon Details Every Song on His Next Project ‘Loose Canon Vol. 2’
Features on the project will include his Reflection Music Group label mate Derek Minor, as well as Social Club and Reconcile. Here’s a breakdown of the eight songs on LCV2.
In a society where instant gratification is the norm, we understand that waiting for your favorite Humble Beast artist's newest album can be nerve racking. Although there are multiple releases scheduled throughout the year, we've come up with the perfect thing to curb your humble hunger.
"Humble Beginnings" is a compilation which showcases new music from the entire Humble Beast roster. Whether you're looking to catch up on the latest music from our Hip Hop veterans, or wanting to discover what our talented newcomers have to offer, "Humble Beginnings" will definitely whet your appetite.
With 10 tracks from Braille, Theory Hazit, Odd Thomas, Propaganda, Sareem Poems, and production from Theory Hazit, Odd Thomas, and 14KT, you'll be rocking this album steadily on repeat. "Humble Beginnings". Releasing 6/22/10.
Check out the cover, track listing and production credits after the jump ...
Where were you approximately 20 years ago? Me? I was a middle school hip hop head, who loved Eric B and Rakim, 3rd Bass, and, of course, MC Hammer. I was also into the sub genre of hip-house, which typically featured the quick tempos and electronic drums and synthesizers of house music mixed with the samples, scratches and vocal style of rap music. Groups like 2 In a Room, LA Style and Black Box succeeded in melding the two genres with aplomb, and while they may seem dated in 2010, trust me...in the early 90s, we loved that stuff. Well...I did anyway.
The journey of exploring a Christian bookstore for the latest rock, hip-hop or pop album always includes a visitation of the infamous comparison chart. The chart's primary objective is to compare mainstream and Christian artistic styles to conclude whether they can be placed in the same category. The music industry as a whole likes to categorize artists to appeal to a particular fanbase.
In the last decade the most duplicated trend in Christian hip hop has been lyrical theology. Aspiring emcees formulate their lyrics in the vein of established Christian Hip Hop artists like Cross Movement, Shai Line and Trip Lee. One failed observation on the part of the aspiring emcee is that the mainstream community listens to the music before the lyrics, while our community listens to the lyrics before the music. Mainstream watches for the music or the presentation and then hears the lyrical content. Inspiration can be defined as, "being breathed upon; resulting in a burst of creativity". Copying can be defined as, "duplicating information, work or object while not using the same process that originally created it". Have you ever played music for a person that's not familiar with Christian hip hop and their reaction is "the rapper sounds like______"? When Allen Iverson performs a cross over on an opponent you never hear, "His cross-over is like_____? Why is that?
M.O.T. has a new album out entitled "Failed Fitters" available for FREE download here. This project focuses more on Relationship rather than Religion. M.O.T. comments "Each song is written in a unique way. Whether its from God to Man or Man to God..Or us to the World. This is the most honest music we've ever wrote. Enough talking Here it is."
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