Shanell's (formerly Mizz Reality) new free album By Design includes a host of features including D-MAUB, BenJah, Brinson and production from HotHandz, J.R., Wit, DJ Official, Tony Stone & more.
Album Listening Session: Devin Turner - Now or Never
After a successful debut with his single, End of My Rope, featuring SPZRKT, Devin Turner is releasing his first studio album entitled 'Now or Never.'
How One of Houston’s most criminal Artists Became a Christian Rapper
This month, less than two years after he penned an anthem about selling crack, Houston rapper PyRexx released the mixtape Workflo Vol. 1 with lyrics so Christian that the Grammy Awards would call it gospel music.
Lecrae on The Tonight Show
For the first time ever, Lecrae, or any other rapper that professes Christ, was on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. Watch the full episode.
Crossover Church spearheaded an outreach at two Juvenile Correction facilities along with the JCTV Network who brought T-Bone and Deleon Sheffield from their camp. Crossover's pastor Urban D. and their youth pastor Broken both performed music and Urban D. brought the gospel at each facility. They led several inmates in prayer during and after the event. JCTV put together the outreach as they came Florida for a day as their programming has just been approved to all of the state's juvenile facilities reaching a total of over 50,000 inmates under 18. This video features some highlights about JCTV's Second Chance programming and some great moments from that day with the artists and inmates.
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A recent rant on Rhema Soul's Twitter account has, in fact, led to some interesting discussion on the topic of art and the mind of the consumer. What the group released was a slew of Twitter posts which gave a glimpse into an experiment being carried out. The rundown is this: Rhema Soul is releasing an album entitled Fingerprints on March 30, 2010 and has, as of a week ago, begun taking pre-orders for the highly anticipated project. There are three packages altogether. The third, aptly titled the Double Deluxe Package, includes several items as well as a mysterious graphic tee (Also, if you purchase the last package you are entered into a drawing to win a Rhema Soul custom skateboard deck).
Google Inc.'s online video-sharing site announced a new program -- dubbed "Musicians Wanted" -- to lure independent musicians to its social networking site.
The program targets independent artists by offering them an easy way to create their own homepage, or channel, on YouTube and share in the ad revenues generated by their videos. Up until now, YouTube has only offered the revenue-sharing option to artists who have contracts with record labels or who have carved out special contracts with the video-sharing site.
DJ Shok and I have been building up since 2005. It was extremely humbling when he first contacted me, as his music resume is extensive (Eve, Busta Rhymes, Snoop, DMX, Big Pun, Styles P, Jadakiss, and the list goes on.) He had taken a new direction from Ruff Ryders, and was praying about establishing connections with Believers. Since that time, our friendship has grown, with Jesus at the core. Its refreshing to have a guy you can call to simply spill and pray with; music aside. He worked on my Everyday Man record (Launch, T.I.M.B.S) and proceeded to remix the entire record as a side project, in celebration of the Everyday Man record and the tremendous reviews and purpose it has served. Were going to release it a little bit at a time.
When I threw the T.I.M.B.S. track out there to some of my peers, the response was overwhelming. Thank you to all who participated; it was a huge blessing to get you all on these tracks.
The theme is simple: we are Gods mouthpiece. Evangelism requires being deliberate in our actions and words. To use hip-hop as the subculture to express that has been a tremendous privilege for the past fifteen years.
Bobby Bishop & DJ Shok present:
T.I.M.B.S. (This Is My Bridge to the Streets) pt. 1
Corey Hicks LISTEN HERE
T.I.M.B.S. (This Is My Bridge to the Streets) pt. 2
Lyrycyst LISTEN HERE
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The release of New Rebel Flag's Nitty Gritty EP kicked off in the city of Slidel, LA just one week prior to their Saints team securing Louisiana's first ever Super Bowl win. The Nitty Gritty EP release party has continued to generate buzz from NRF's energetic performance which also raised $1,000 in support for Haitian relief efforts. New Rebel Flag is now scheduled to join forces with Creative Vision Outreach for a 3 week campaign impacting 15,000 students in the greater Southwest Missiouri region.
March 30th. Digging into the history books to see what's so special about the day we found:
- Alaska was purchased from Russia for 7.2 million dollars on March 30th 1867
- Vincent Van Gogh, Dutch painter, was born on March 30th 1853.
- The pencil with eraser was patented on March 30th 1858.
Other than that not a lot, but Christian hip hop is making it's mark on March 30th! FIVE albums are coming out! Check out the list of albums you need to pick up on March 30th:
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