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Papa San hit #1 on the iTunes Reggae charts in the U.S., as well as several other countries this week with his new album 'One Blood'. The veteran reggae artist collaborated with Da' T.R.U.T.H. on the single "Step Up", and is currently finalizing the editing process of the 4th music video off of the album.
Expect to see the video on Rapzilla in the next week.
Lamp Mode Recordings artist God’s Servant releases “At His Feet” featuring labelmate, Json and produced by Mashell LeRoy. It is the second single off of his upcoming album entitled Diadem. At His Feet is a call to lay down all of our honor and glory at the feet of Jesus. Soli Deo Gloria.
Diadem releases January 28th on Lamp Mode Recordings.
Watch the premiere for the first visual - a short film from the debut album 'El v. Envy'. "Bienvenue" is a snapshot welcoming you to Las Vegas...the strip and naked city, coupled with the abridged thoughts floating through a young man's mind before making a life changing decision."
On January 28th, Andy Mineo will release an EP which will have a digital version as well as a physical version. This is the official cover art for the physical EP version that will be available for purchase.
Watch the latest episode of Andy's 'Saturday Morning Car-Tunez'.
Christian Hip Hop artists continue to make a strong presence on the iTunes charts. Female emcee and New York native HeeSun Lee continued the trend today with a solid debut on the Christian/Gospel charts, peaking at #7 with her new release 'Stereotypes'. The project, which is the first album released from the In My City record label, includes notable features from MC Jin, Erica Cumbo, Chris Cobbins among others.
Since its inception a decade ago, Reach Records has emerged as the most recognizable, profitable record label in Christian Hip Hop. Their expansion has created a host of opportunities for the Gospel to be displayed in art. However, it has also open the door to numerous detractions, the most popular being connections to secret organizations such as the Illuminati. The Atlanta-based label responded to these questions today in an official statement entitled "Reach Records Speaks: Art, Symbolism and Our Mission". It takes direct aim at the mindsets of conspiracy and cultural cynicism that have grown in Christian circles. The statement also explores the viability of art itself as a display of God's glory. Hopefully this statement will stir Biblical dialogue and prayerful reflection about Christian art in the world.
A brief excerpt: "We want to be upfront and transparent when we say that the artistic directions we take are not a result of some mysterious occult group or made with ill-intentions. Many times the choices we make for a particular album design have deeper redemptive, Biblical themes. Other times, they are purely aesthetic choices"
Check out the full post here.