Trip Lee perseveres through disease for the sake of servanthood
Trip Lee and his two-year-old son Q manned the door, greeting churchgoers who exited the sanctuary following this Sunday morning’s worship service — about 10 hours before his fifth album Rise released.
Skrip Reveals New Album 'Renegades Never Die'
Skrip, the first artist to sign to Infiltrate Music is the last to release a retail project on the label. With production duties on his free full length project Und_rscore II, label mate KIDD's Murder My Flesh, Andy Mineo's "Cocky" and more - Skrip kept delaying his first release on Infiltrate. The wait is over - sort of.
How Lecrae’s Discipleship Impacted Canon
“I was like a literal shadow of Lecrae,” Canon told Rapzilla. “Wherever he went, I went.”
Eleven years ago, 14-year-old Aaron McCain met Lecrae at The House, a hip-hop church in Chicago led by Pastor Phil Jackson. McCain, who later adopted the stage name Canon, showed potential as a rapper and a man of God early in life.
Video: HillaryJane - Wild Side
HillaryJane matches a visual to her single "Wild Side" - a song about being confident in being truly different. Wild Side is from HillaryJane's debut EP Stix and Stones which released this summer and peaked at #3 on the iTunes R&B charts.
Video: Trip Lee - Shweet
Trip Lee's highly anticipated fifth studio album, Rise, is now available! Watch the new video directed by Ry and Drew Cox.
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If you've been around the Christian Hip Hop scene for any period of time, you've heard people say "secular beats are sin." Even in my most zealous, legalistic days I've never really got on board with that idea. I mean c'mon son, sin?!?! Like, you can go to hell over this if you don't repent of it - sin? Like, Jesus went on the cross and died so that the "Power" instrumental doesn't separate us from our Heavenly Father - sin?!?! Like, if you're a Catholic emcee (shout out to ManChild!) you need to go to confessional, do Hail Mary's and rosary beads - sin?!?!
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I heard a song on the radio the other night and it bothered me to my core. Maybe you've seen it performed on Late Night with Jimmy Falon. Its the new song "B.M.F." (Blowing Money Fast) from Rick Ross aka Ricky Rozay (huh?). The song is from his new #1 selling album (180,000 sold in the first week) 'Teflon Don'. As soon as I heard the chorus I became enraged. It starts like this:
"I feel like Big Meech, Larry Hoover..."
Right there, in my car, in my own way - I lost it. Why? Because I saw what was happening. What was happening was a destructive idea moving from idealistic imagery, to becoming a living, flesh and blood folk hero. There are a few ways to promote & glorify a lifestyle and one of those ways is the celebration of its heroes. But on the surface, one would think all this song is promoting is a lifestyle of glamorous spending and luxurious living. After all, the song is called "Burning Money Fast" right? WRONG!