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.
DJ X (KJ-52's DJ) is one of the 20 candidates to become the new MTV TJ (Twitter Jockey). About the challenge: according to the AP, the 20 Twitter hopefuls will compete in online challenges over the sultry days of summer, culminating in a live show on August 8 during which the audience will choose the voice of MTV’s Twitter stream. Dave Sirulnik, the executive in charge of the challenge, told the AP that the winner will be a liaison between the audience and the men and women behind MTV. “While they won’t be on TV the way VJs were, they will always be on,” he said.
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Last night from 8PM CST to 11PM CST Trip Lee 'Between Two Worlds' peaks at #8 in the iTunes Overall Top Albums Chart, going back down at #9 (which it was stuck at during most of the release day). At the end of the day 'Between Two Worlds' moved well in the charts, peaking at #8 iTunes, #5 iTunes Hip Hop, #10 AmazonMP3.
To view screenshots and previous reports on the chart positions click here.
In the four short years since his debut album 'If They Only Knew', Trip Lee has became one of he most recognizable artists in Christian Hip Hop. His
love of down south beats paired along with his mid west flow, and 116 Clique membership, have made Trip Lee universally accepted. With his
last album '20/20', Trip displayed insight on life that betrayed his young age. On his third album 'Between Two Worlds' Trip continues to
provide unique insight on the world and it's ills. The album is focused on the believer living in this old fallen world while awaiting
the glorious new world that Christ will inaugurate at His return.
The album opens up with "Real Life Music" where Trip Lee contrasts his brand of Hip Hop from what is usually played on the radio. Over a
sample driven melody with sharp drums he riddles off lines such as "Too many spit that fake rap most just can't relate to / they don't
got no Maybach they don't get to make rules / They ain't tryna make stacks they just tryna make do". This is a great intro and prepares
audiences for a very accessible album. Trip more than ever seems to exert himself in communicating gospel truth in terms the average
listener can easily grasp. Much of the album focuses on conveying the struggles that come along with living in a fallen world. The
issues mentioned are not only things that Christians can identify with but many unsaved people may identify with even more.
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" is out today, get it now on iTunes.
Check out the cover, track listing and production credits after the jump ...
In 2009 Legacy Music Records emerged from seemingly nowhere to drop one of the most talked about independent albums of the year, Katalyst's 'Death by Design'. The album was welcomed with critical acclaim because of its stellar production and mature lyrical content. These factors made it very hard to believe that it was made by a new artist who most had never heard of. With the release of Decipha's 'Rep' the label once again introduces us to a new artist whose music far surpasses his notoriety. In the process they provide listeners with more of the same high quality, Christ-Exalting Hip Hop, Legacy Music is quickly becoming known for.
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