Video: Canon performs for first time since 40-foot fall
On one leg, Canon performed in Trinidad this weekend for the first time since he fell 40 feet and suffered a shattered ankle, broken jaw and concussion.
Review: KB - Tomorrow We Live
Whereas the artist we encountered on Weight & Glory was confident, cocksure and comfortable in his lane, Tomorrow We Live’s KB has more to prove.
Lecrae songs played in Louisville strip club
As Lecrae’s fourth studio album Rehab blared through a Louisville strip club, a bouncer told Rachelle Starr that he heard the Christian rapper, whose music she had just introduced him to, curse.
“No, I can assure you,” Starr laughed, “there’s no cussing in the album.”
When your pastor says your album needs work: Ruslan’s ‘Do For One’ forged from failure
There is no better way to start a conversation with an artist whose album drops soon than to tell them they didn't reach their potential on it.
The 10 year anniversary of Flavor Fest was huge success... but almost didn't happen. Crossover's new facility was scheduled to go through it's final inspections on Thursday afternoon. The inspections lasted longer than expected and the 5:00pm cut off passed. In order to pass inspection the building had to have back up power for all the lighting in the entire 43,000 square foot facility. When they checked the back up generator they discovered the wires had been cut and the battery was stolen. Some of Crossover's mechanics immediately went to work as the inspector was checking the fire alarm system. Within 30 minutes they bought a new battery hooked it up and cranked it... and all the lights in the building worked! The building was passed with a temporary certificate of occupancy at 6:40pm on Thursday night in order to open up Friday morning. The Thursday night pre-event had to be moved to the Comfort Inn Conference Center.
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“Your favorite “Christian” hip-hop artist isn’t a Christian.” Have you ever heard that? What about this one: “Your favorite “holy” hip-hop artist doesn’t really rep the gospel.” Or how about this one: “Your favorite Christian emcee is okay but they talk about the gospel way too much.” And why would anyone feel like this or say something so divisive? Because of their favorite “Christian” hip-hop artist. Their favorite crew or emcee does this “Christian” hip-hop thing the right way and yours is in sin. Now, of course their favorite hip-hop artist didn’t say that their fan should feel this way about yours, but their favorite guy is right, so by default - yours is wrong.
Its a silly train of thought, but let’s face it - we’ve all seen it in our scene. We divide over camps, crews and cliques and their ideologies and if yours doesn’t line up with mine then yours is wrong. And we ALL know that among Christians, wrong = sin. So if your favorite emcee isn’t repping like Reach Records then they really aren’t repping. Or if they don’t rep like Frontlynaz then they are doing it wrong. Or if they aren’t reaching the people like the Humble Beast camp then they aren’t really doing it. Websites, message boards and Twitter arguments are the petri dishes that feed this fungus of an ideology creating the divisions we see in our “holy hip-hop” circles. Meanwhile, as people are arguing over who is really repping Christ (or being a Christian at all by some people’s judgements) the artists themselves are celebrating the contributions of the people their fans are condemning!
Streetlights is an urban audio Bible that seeks to combine the breathing words of God with authentic and quality music production influenced by the cultures of the inner city. It is a tool that can be used to hear, memorize and assist youth and young adults in studying the Scriptures. Eclectic Hip-hop beats will be composed as an urban score to the Bible. Chapter by chapter, multiple voices with many different accents will be heard reading Scripture as the beats create a canvas for the text. Imagine God's Word shining its light through mp3 players, social networking sites and speakers throughout the cities worldwide.
Verizon technicians just finished installing the fios internet into Crossover's new building. "Thank you to everyone that was praying for this situation that just days ago seemed impossible. Crossover was told it would take a few weeks to get it installed if they could even do it at all. They ended up finding an old conduit and running the new lines through it... so for all of you that can't make it down to Tampa, Florida you'll be able to catch the action live at their websites," says Urban D.
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Reach Records recording artist, Lecrae, creates an amazing debut for his fourth project 'Rehab'. 'Rehab' sells 25,864 units in its first week. The accomplishment displays the power of the Reach brand while making a statement to the industry that Christian Hip Hop is a viable genre.
Music City Soul were a group of brothers that were highly talented, and experienced breakers, and were also Christian. We stopped the guys after the Dove Awards 2010 performance they did with Toby Mac. Watch as they show you some moves outside of the Grand Ole Opry.
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While compilations often leave a sour taste in the collective retail mouths, Night Owls continues to gain momentum as a trusted brand and to introduce talented, handpicked artists through exclusive songs, unavailable on any other release. Night Owls 5 features, both, established and up and coming artists. Sometimes on the same song. The project is mixed and mastered entirely at Syntax Studios by the team that is known, above all, for quality.