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."
The stunning visual was created using handcrafted pillars and other fine art techniques, which is scarcely seen in the Christian Hip Hop arena. The video's title also unveils the release date for the renowned project that only Derek's circle will have heard, until September 10, 2013, when 'Minorville' is dropped. Watch the making of video below...