Our friend, legendary Christian Hip-Hop DJ and producer Nelson Chu a.k.a DJ Official has gone home to be with the Lord. Official had a rare form of cancer and underwent a lung transplant surgery that was unsuccessful. He was a crucial part of The Cross Movement, 116 Movement, and mentored and advised many artists and even the staff here at Rapzilla.
Thi'sl: Why people still think Christianity is the white man's religion
Thi'sl's first book Against All Odds was published earlier this year, and he revealed in an interview with Rapzilla at Legacy Conference 2016 that he's planning on writing another one titled "Reimagining the Christ".
Kareem Manuel: How the Gospel produces social justice, combats systemic racism
Atlanta-based hip-hop artist Kareem Manuel has been outspoken about social injustice in his music for years.
At Legacy Conference 2016, Rapzilla interviewed him about this burden.
Exclusive Free Album: Ricky Rock - Rock Bottom
A Rapzilla.com free exclusive, St. Louis-based artist Ricky Rock, who Thi'sl featured on his album 'Against All Odds', releases his debut project, Rock Bottom.
"This project is about the events over the past three years that caused me to hit rock bottom, including losing my grandma, two aunts, friends and mom," Ricky Rock said. "I struggled with alcohol and drugs trying to cope."
MC Jin has had an exciting year. He performed at two of Christian Hip-Hop’s biggest conferences Legacy Conference in Chicago, and Flavor Fest in Tampa. He rocked the mic in the BET 106 and Park Freestyle Friday Hall of Fame Cypher, released a free project entitled ‘Crazy Love Ridiculous Faith’, and collaborated with the likes of Da T.R.U.T.H, The Ambassador, R-Swift, Swoope and Bizzle.
Coffee Jones (of the Grits) is ready to release fresh material in the form of 'Fresh Brew,' his new album which is slated for release in spring of 2013. A 3-song EP preview will be released on December 4th, 2012 with an additional 3-song EP to be released in January of 2013.
Producer/Director Joel Kapity, Producer Daniel Wilson, Producer Marvin Winans, Jr., of the world-renowned Winans Gospel
family, introduce to the big screen “Dreams,” an enthralling tale of four dreamers struggling to overcome their daunting youth tainted by childhood demons, while grinding to pursue their desires of making it big doing what they love most,
dancing, singing, making music and boxing. “Dreams” will premier at 8:00 p.m.
on Friday, November 16 at the historic Portage Theater (4050 N. Milwaukee Ave.,
Chicago, Ill.). The Red Carpet Event will begin at 7:00 p.m. with well-known cast
members, including Grammy Award Nominee Angie Stone, Award-Winning
Gospel Recording Artist Vickie Winans, Actress Terri J. Vaughn, and Actors Tommy
Ford and Mel Jackson.
To create this journey to “Dreams,” Kapity
chose a tempo similar to that of a dark,
contemporary and voguish ballet. The film
is set at a pace meant to make finding
the pieces of the puzzle satisfying, but not
“Dreams” takes shape in Joilet, Ill., a rugged
inner city community outside of Chicago,
and is home to more talented young kids
than many would expect. Similar to the
actors in the film, these kids have dreams
of being the best at what they do--singers,
dancers and rappers; and, at a retired
boxer’s boxing gym, there are even dreamers
who believe from this small town, they have a
shot at becoming the next champion of the
It has been officially announced by Collision Records that the newest artist to be signed to their label is Dre Murray. With this addition to Collision's roster and Wit joining as their A&R, they now carry the duo behind the acclaimed 'Hell's Paradise' series.
UPDATE: 'So It Continues' has reached the #5 spot on the iTunes Hip-Hop/Rap chart and the #3 place on the Amazon UK Rap & Hip Hop MP3 albums.
S.O.'s debut retail album 'So It Continues' was released today and already the UK artist's latest project has broken the Top 10 spot of iTunes Hip-Hop/Rap chart. Currently the newest album from Lamp Mode Recordings is at #6 on iTunes Hip-Hop/Rap chart and, according to S.O.'s Facebook page, it's placed #5 on the same chart in Canda and #12 in the United Kingdom.
Fellow heirs with Christ, reign with Christ. If indeed
we suffer with Him, we will also be glorified with Him (Rom. 8:17).
We Live As Kings is a culture to reign here on earth despite our circumstances so that we
reflect the image of God as he intended. This is not simply a Christian thought, however.
Imagine the world if people lived more consciously of a Creator and pursued Him instead
of their selfish ambitions.
Humble Beast artist and Beast Mode Tour participant Theory Hazit is shooting a video for his single "Find Me" featuring rapper/crooner B. Reith. The song, from the rapper's recent album 'Thr3e', speaks to his struggles growing up dodging the wrong influences, clashing with his mother and finding his purpose in life.
The official cover for Thi'sl's upcoming album 'Free From The Trap' which is set to release on November 20, 2012 from Full Ride Music Group. The autobiography is scheduled to be released mid December or early January, stay tuned.
Pettidee is a Grammy, Dove and Stellar nominated artist with 6 retail albums under his belt. He has been rocking the mic for over a decade and many have been inspired by his music. 2012 has been a successful year for the Jacksonville, FL native. His song “Ice Whites” was featured on CSI: Miami and his single “Represent” got a major placement on Fox’s top rated television series “Sons of Anarchy”.
A few months ago we broke news of Xist Music recording artist Jahaziel dropping his next album on April 30, 2013. Now it has been revealed that the MOBO award winning artist's upcoming album will be titled 'Heads Up'. What do you think is the significance of this title?
Xist Music has a big 2013 planned, one of their releases coming next year will be from a legend in Christian Hip Hop, The Ambassador. The label has announced that his fifth solo album will be dropping on March 26, 2013. The album title has not yet been revealed but stay tuned to see a video interview we filmed at Flavor Fest 2012.