The People of Christian Hip Hop vs. Lecrae & Reach Records: Part 2
In the earliest days of Reach Records, it seemed that they were unapologetically standing on the side of Christian music that had to be preachy and overtly religious or it was deemed not “Christian” enough.
Decide UFC fighter Nate Marquardt's next walkout song
UFC fighter Nate Marquardt is letting fans vote on which Christian hip-hop song he will use for the entrance music to his next fight. On Saturday, Dec. 19, Marquardt will fight CB Dollaway in the prelims of UFC Fight Night, which will air on FOX Sports 1 at 5 p.m. ET.
It's time to grow up, Christian hip hop
A few weeks ago, I tweeted thoughts I’ve been working through regarding the potential impact CHH (Christian hip hop) can achieve. Since CHH is arguably 30 years old now, I’m wrestling through our lack of impact, organized leadership, strategy, togetherness with churches and vision.
Top 20 Most Popular Christian Rappers on Social Media
There is no better way for an artist to communicate with their fans than through social media. Rapzilla has compiled a list of the Top 20 Christian Rap artists who have figured out how to best reach their fans on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
This past October as a part of Flavor Fest 2011 promotions, we partnered with Flavor Fest to give away two passes for the entire weekend. We selected a winner and emailed the notification that he had won. We ran into the winner at Flavor Fest and he told us his story about how he couldn't find anyone to go with him so he gave the ticket away to someone in line trying to pay only to have their card decline the transaction. Watch the video after the jump for the first hand account.
The Christian Post (christianpost.com) is one of the nation's most comprehensive Christian news website and was launched in July 2000 with the vision of delivering up-to-date news, information, and commentaries relevant to Christians across denominational lines. CP currently see's approximately 7.8 million unique visitors per month. CP reached out to us to highlight Rapzilla.com and our efforts along with what we had to say on the current state of Christian Hip Hop. You can read the article here.
Thi’sl is back with his third album, Beautiful Monster. The St. Louis native illuminates on this 16 track album that sin appears to be good but in the end destroys. Thi’sl creates an album that automatically remains on replay. I find myself constantly enjoying the sonic presentation and lyrical delivery.
Thi’sl begins the album with an introspective introduction. The soulful Swoope produced Beautiful Music starts out with “Life can be a monster, that’s why everyday I wake up it’s the one I’m trying to conquer.” Thi’sl goes hard with 3 minutes of verses with no hook over the live instrumentation. The verses set the tone for the project. The introduction is followed by the Geeda produced Let It Knock featuring PRo. The production begins with repeating synth based siren sounds followed by snapping snares and a knocking bass. This song instantly adds a dose of adrenaline to the listening experience. Thi’sl adds that, “they tried to leave me dead out on the block. But I’m here and now I’m about to turn this thing up and let it knock.” PRo contributes his amped styled flow to the song. The fireworks on the JR produced First 48 sets the stage for an amazing look into a real life story. Thi’sl brings a stop and go flow mixed with a raspy and deep vocal tone. His flow fits well with the spooky sounds, army marching feet, stutter snares and hard kicks. The song is a reality check for those that feel that they are immune to the streets.
At some point we all knew it had to be coming. The infamous name drop. Either Drake, Wayne or others were going to be the first to put Tim Tebow in a verse and immortalize him more than he's already immortalized himself. But the Christian faith-based MC known as Brinson (GodChaserz Entertainment) not only beat them to the sucker punch, he took it one further:An entire song, "Tebowin'" .