How a stray bullet, ‘crazy’ faith and Lecrae played roles in story behind Legacy Conference
Brian Dye traced the trajectory of a stray bullet lodged in his bedroom wall to a hole in the roof. His wife, Heidi, began to shake.
Expectations of 16-year-old Kaleb Mitchell are sky high after debut
As 16-year-old Kaleb Mitchell dropped his first solo project, Soliloquy, on July 10, there was little doubt in his colleagues’ mind that he has a bright future.
Ex-stoner Jarry Manna’s music is earning high praise
“A few months ago while in a session working on Andy Mineo's new album, there was a discussion on the next generation of talent,” Street said. “I played his music for Andy, Alex Medina, Dirty Rice and a few others. Everybody was impressed.”
Meet KB and Natalie Lauren’s protégé: Joseph Solomon
“I was about to sign to Frontline as their first singer last year, but then KB jumped in and was like, ‘I would love to take you on as an artist.’”
Careful. While music is, by definition ‘an expression of emotion’, we must not be so ignorant as to give such creative leeway to a Christian artist. And God forbid giving it to an entire GROUP of such musicians.
Enter stage left Sho Baraka, Swoope, Suzy Rock, J.R, collectively known as High Society. Their first album, Circa MMXI: The Collective’is as expansive as World Music or a Phil Collins record. In a genre that has pigeon-holed itself as extremely methodical and predictable, High Society has managed to build an album that can easily be listened to from beginning to end. In fact, it would be an injustice to oneself to skip even a single track on this album.
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For the past year, we have been working on putting together a compilation album. The proceeds will benefit kids in Congo, Africa. We'll release the official album cover, press release, and other goodies soon.
Twenty-plus years ago, MC Ren and Dr. Dre posited that writing a successful hip hop song was a pretty simple formula: “You’re either talkin’ ‘bout the place to be, who you are, what you got, or about a sucker MC.” I’ve always been irritated by such a simplistic take on one of my favorite art forms. Hip hop is an extremely effective story telling medium, and I was reminded of this as I started digging into Theory Hazit’s latest release, Thr3e.
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It's 10:30 p.m., and Joe Brewer still has work to do. After putting in a full day at the office, hosting a Christmas devotional for his church's college-aged home group, and tucking his three kids into bed, the rapper known as sintax.the.terrific finally has time to sit at his laptop and compose a blog post about
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