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.
'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.
Japhia Life is readying his third album titled 'Nazareth' for a late March/April release date. Above, you see the simple yet classy finalized cover art. Keep checking back for more info on this release. We have two tracks from Nazareth for you to check out here. Also, check out the track listing after the jump!
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