Lecrae's new album 'REHAB' is heating up the iTunes charts (view here). He also has a song currently charting #73 in iTunes Top Hip Hop/Rap singles. Which brings me to a question: Why is "Killa" more popular than songs like "High"?
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Lecrae 'REHAB' just came out today and already this morning is making noise on the iTunes chart quicker than any other Christian Hip Hop release. Charting #2 in the Hip Hop/Rap albums behind Lil Wayne's new release and #3 over all albums of iTunes (behind Lil Wayne #1 and Kenny Chesney #2).
Update 10AM EST: The album is now #3 in iTunes Australia Top Hip Hop/Rap albums and #35 overall. In iTunes New Zealand it has also jumped to #2 Hip Hop/Rap albums and #23 overall. iTunes in the United Kingdom has 'REHAB' at #3 in Hip Hop/Rap albums.
The Americas still has a few hours before Lecrae's new album 'REHAB' drops on iTunes but in other parts of the world it's out. Already charting #6 in the Top Hip Hop/Rap Albums of
iTunes Australia and #3 in the Top Hip Hop/Rap Albums of iTunes New Zealand.
Lecrae is back with his fourth studio album: 'Rehab'. His previous projects displayed his passion to be unashamed, encouraged believers to live for Christ after the music stops and be rebels. Rehab conveys the message of rehabilitation, redemption and recovery.
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Rapzilla partnered with K-Drama and Cross Movement Records to offer 3 different prize packs to supporters. The big prize was Logos Bible Software, P90X, and K-Drama's new album 'We Fit: The Workout Plan'!
The randomly selected winner is a brother by the name of Josh Groves. Hit him up on Twitter @joshgroves! Thanks for everyone that entered and helped spread the word about K-Drama's new album, Cross Movement Records, Logos Bible Software, and P90X!
Since the beginning of recorded music, there has been one constant: record labels. For the most part, they come and go, especially on the independent scene. Labels like Sun Records, Sub-Pop and Metal Blade have all shaped different genres in music, and have even heralded changing trends. Some of these labels live on for an extended period of time and some are absorbed by major labels.
Unfortunately, the shelf life for most indie labels is very brief, and Christian Hip Hop is not immune to that particular business truth. In the past 20 years, labels like Frontline, Grapetree, Reserved Records and Uprok were well respected, but have since gone the way of the dodo. They've been succeeded by labels like Reach Records and Illect. However, since the 90s, one record label* has continued to thrive and provide solid hip hop with a spiritual message: Syntax Records.
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