Earlier this summer Nas, one of mainstream hip hop's most critically acclaimed rappers, released a new album called Life is Good. Despite how long this Queens, New York-bred emcee has been in the rap game, his album was surprisingly relevant, debuting at #1 on the Billboard charts. This week, however, his "street cred" took a hit amid allegations that he used a ghostwriter for his 2008 Untitled album. For other artists (dare I say, most artists?), this wouldn't be a big shock. But Nas is one of hip hop's favorite sons and is believed to represent the pureness of poetic art form. So, everyone went crazy.
Derek Minor, formerly known as PRo, released a blog explaining the name change. Check it out below:
1. People with different theologies collide and unite for one purpose:
Artists like shai linne and Rhema Soul can both enjoy fellowship at Flavor Fest. Pastor Rick Warren and Pastor Eric Mason have both been speakers at the conference. Flavor Fest doesn’t have a double standard and promote one type of artist over the other. This may be a taboo analysis but those with Calvinist content meet face to face with those who have Arminian content in their music. That’s rare in most events. Christian Hip-Hop is a beautiful melting pot and without the Fest we would probably never see its true potential on a consistent basis.
Kings Dream to focus on inspiring and equipping people for success in every area of life...
The successful Positive Hip-Hop crew, theBREAX, are launching a new entertainment and lifestyle brand, Kings Dream Entertainment. The focus of Kings Dream will be to inspire and equip people for success in every area of their lives through Positive Hip-Hop, clothing/apparel and live event experiences.
In late 2009, legendary Christian Hip Hop spinner DJ Official released 'Entermission', his first album
under the Reach Records label featuring more than a dozen of our finest artists in a series of
groundbreaking compilations. Well, it appears ‘Fish has been back in the lab working on more
heat for the masses.
Xist Music releases the track listing for “Xist Music Presents: MOVE Vol. 1”. The 13 song CD is the first installment of the label’s compilation series releasing in stores and online August 28, 2012 through Infinity/Central South. The release features a Who’s Who roster of hip hop and urban gospel including GRAMMY®, Dove and Stellar Award superstars Da’ T.R.U.T.H., The Ambassador, Sean Simmonds, Jessica Reedy, B. Reith, Canton Jones, Trip Lee, Jai and many more.
On the heels of a “great performance” at the 2012 Legacy Conference, and after featuring on projects like Sho Baraka’s Barakaology and, more recently, Swoope’s critically acclaimed album Wake Up, Alex Faith will release his debut album Honest 2 God, available for free download on August 21, 2012.