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.
GemStones (aka Gemini), for those not familiar, gained popularity in the music industry as he came up through the ranks on Lupe Fiasco's imprint label 1st & 15th Entertainment. GemStones was featured on a few songs on each of Lupe Fiasco's hit albums 'Food & Liquor', and 'The Cool'. GemStones utilized the platform that he and Lupe built, and released his single "We On" feat. Lupe Fiasco & Pooh Bear. The song garnered a huge buzz.
Prior to GemStones album releasing in 2009, he dropped everything to follow Christ.
RZ: Most of our readers are probably not familiar with you, so to kick it off, if you can just introduce yourself and tell us a little bit about yourself, your childhood, background, etc.
GS: I grew up on the south side of Chicago. I go by the name of GemStones, formerly known as Gemini. My government name is Demarco Castle. I was signed to Lupe Fiasco's label, 1st & 15th Entertainment. I've been rapping and singing my entire life.
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After releasing his most aggressive and sonically evolved record to date earlier this year, BEC Recordings’ Manafest continues an upward climb as he tours worldwide and receives his highest charting radio single.
Since the release of “The Chase,” Canadian native and JUNO-nominee Manafest has traveled to the United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan and United States. He will soon be jumping on tour with Superchick across the U.S this fall. The Superchick “Reinvention” tour will begin on September 22nd through October 30th. This tour adds to the 1,000+ shows that Manafest has already performed in his career. For tour dates, visit Manafest’s site.
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