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.’”
High Society is ready to take their music to a new audience, and now it has a partnership with Syntax Distribution to do just that. The landmark deal is a natural fit as Syntax has its roots in
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As a strong advocate of hip hop, I talk about it quite a bit. Whether I’m conferring with other hip hop heads, or those who are not particular fans, I like to think that my love of great production and strong lyricism is infectious. I like to point out that, at its best, hip hop is modern poetry, and every bit as viable as beat poets like Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac, or 20th century romantics like Dylan Thomas. If you’re looking for proof of this, look no further.
On their new album, Never Arrive, theBREAX, a hip hop crew/band based in southern California, deliver not only tight beats (featuring live instrumentation) and stirring lyricism, but also an aspect of honest, no-compromises spoken word poetry. Main group members, Ruslan, MicB and Beleaf are all spoken word poets whose work in that vein features in between several tracks on Never Arrive. If this doesn’t sound like your particular brand of soda, wait. In addition to being spoken word poets, they are also quality purveyors of hip hop.
Recently, one of the largest urban music media outlets, VIBE (Magazine) interviewed Flame for VIBE TV. In the interview he speaks on topics such as his influences growing up, what message does
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After seeing over 11,000 young people make professions of faith between 2004 - 2007 yet seeing no meaningful fruit when he returned to the same city the following year, Michigan emcee Jerome began seeking answers to a question burning DEEP within himself. During that
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Nowadays, it’s hard to imagine life without iPods and CD's talk less of a day spent without Facebook and Twitter and other social mediums, the basic tools many artists in this day and age use to aid in their pursuit of conveying the message within their music. Such means were non-existent back in the 90's, the era that UK Christian Hip Hop burst onto the scene. With founding fathers such as Paul Servier (better known as DJ Royal Priest), Gifted, Blessed Man and a group named MOD and End Dayz, who later went on to release the UK’s first Christian Hip Hop Album.