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.
Urban Christian artist Von Wons next album, All-American Felon, will be recorded for the mainstream Def Vibe rap label and distributed through Warner Bros./Asylum Records. This puts Von Won in a category with only a select few Christian hip hop artists (B.B. Jay and Mr. Del come to mind) whose music and ministry garnered enough interest from a secular company willing to invest in their work.
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'The Future Ain't What It Used To Be' by DeepSpace5 (members: manCHILD and Dust of Mars Ill fame, Playdough, Sev Statik, Beat Rabbi, Freddie Bruno, Sivion, sintax.the.terrific, Manwell?, and Listener) will be released on Mega Royal Records, April 27th, 2010. Here is the first single and video from the album called From The Outside
In the midst of the immense tragedy which has occurred in Haiti, 40 South Florida artists have joined forces with The 2819 Group (LMOI) & World Vision to bring you Haiti: Revive. A corporate effort done in hopes of providing aid to the hurting country. 27 records fused with Hip Hop, R&B, Neo Soul, Latin, Reggae, and even a tradition Haitian Kompa. The compilation is music for a great cause. "We might not have a lot of money, but we do have God given talents that we will use to provide some type of help to those hurting" - Cheno Lyfe (Miami Artist). The album will be available for download at online sites with a donation of which 100% will go to relief efforts in Haiti.
Along with the album, a hand full of the artists will embark on a 7 city Tour in the State of Florida.
Rapzilla got the new album cover and tracklisting first, so here it is. 'Fingerprints' releases 3/30/10.
2. Neva Lay Low
3. Fly Away
5. Boom Box
6. Let Me Live
7. Sky's Not the Limit ft. Eddienigma
9. Shorty's Lost ft. G-Styles
10. Why's It Gotta Be So Hard
11. Blow Your Whistle
12. My Beat Go ft. G-Stlyes
14. I Hope
15. Save Me
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New Christian hip-hop artist Cadet from London UK, will have his first single "Realise" released via iTunes on 1st March 2010. This will be followed in due course by an EP. He released his music video last month which has been buzzing. Expect a video interview from Rapzilla.
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The winter 2010 issue of Tha Message Magazine is dropping in early March. Japhia Life and Sho Baraka grace the cover. You'll see articles remembering S/ave (creator of DaSouth.com) and Enock (formerly of Cross Movement Records) both written by Sketch the Journalist.
2 time Dove Award winners, The Washington Projects are preparing to release their new album 'Light Up The Dark' on June 15th 2010. It will be distributed through NREG/Universal under the flagship of their independent label. You can check out snippets of the whole album on their site now.
Gallery Drive (comprised of NomiS, Ruslan (of theBREAX), Afaar, and Insufficient Funds) are releasing a full length album (along with a free 'Super Group of Tomorrow' mixtape with Shortop) as a collective for the first time. 'Scratching the Surface' is the title of the debut album.