Sho Baraka's new album 'Lions and Liars' (Bonus Version) Sho Baraka - Lions and Liars (Bonus Track Version) reached #3 on the Hip Hop/Rap albums Bestselling charts of iTunes. The regular version of 'Lions and Liars' Sho Baraka - Lions and Liars is #15 in the chart.

Don't forget Rhema Soul's new album, 'Fingerprints' Rhema Soul - Fingerprints which is #21. Add a comment
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A North Carolina-based evangelist hopes to help lift a spirit of heaviness that has fallen over Haiti since a massive earthquake rocked the island nation in January, killing more than 200,000 people.

Ben Cerullo, 33, wants to bless and encourage the Haitian people through Hope Alive, a large-scale event in Port-au-Prince Friday that will include music from Christian rap and reggae artists The Ambassador, J.R., and Prodigal Son, as well as praise and worship.

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BEC RECORDINGS INKS PARTNERSHIP WITH NEW ZEALAND’S PARACHUTE MUSIC TO BRING RAPTURE RUCKUS TO THE STATES
Always on the hunt to bring new talent to their fans, BEC Recordings is partnering with New Zealand based Parachute Music to introduce the music of Rapture Ruckus to the United States in June 8, 2010. Rapture Ruckus will release their fourth project, which includes songs recorded in Nashville, TN with industry-maven Joe Baldrige (DC Talk, Family Force 5), as a part of the BEC Recordings’ partnership.

Fronted by MC Rapture (Brad Dring), Rapture Ruckus craft an arresting, original fuse of Rock laden Hip Hop, with heavy guitars and slick pop sensibilities. Honing a tight stage show over the past eight years, the band dazzles with big production and a live show that is most at home under the flashing lights of festivals and stadiums. Rapture Ruckus debuted in 2002 at New Zealand’s Parachute Festival (one of the largest music festivals in the Southern Hemisphere) breaking the event’s record for highest-selling new act. Owning the stage like veterans, their slamming show propelled Parachute Music to instantly sign the act, and they have since become a key headliner of the 25,000-strong festival.

Rapture Ruckus has continued touring, supporting bands throughout North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. Already releasing three albums since their 2002 debut, and winning the 2007 New Zealand Music Award for Best Gospel Album, Rapture Ruckus is thrilled to bring their music to the United States via BEC Recordings. MC Rapture spits out gritty, honest lyrics, covering his redemption story from a broken home and substance abuse problems to an uncompromising confidence in Christ. The songs are instantly infectious (their sophomore album garnering the band five No. 1 singles), and Rapture Ruckus rile the crowd until everyone is chanting along, or at least waving their arms with the Hip Hop salute.

Rapture Ruckus releases on June 8th, 2010.

Tracklisting:
1. No Matter What
2. Tonight
3. Hold On
4. All Things New
5. I Believe
6. All We Got
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After a four-year hiatus multifaceted singer/songwriter Michelle Bonilla readies to release her sophomore studio effort entitled In Spite of Me, April 13th on RockSoul Productions.

The recent Temple University Cum Laude graduate first came on the scene with her 2006 release "Phenomenal" where her single 'Sin Ti' charted on the top 20 CHR charts.

She’s back with her producer Lee Jerkins (Out of Eden, Cross Movement) with an inspirational 16-track CD--13 full songs and three diary excerpts--with strong infusions of R&B, pop and Latin melodies featuring Jamaican gospel recording artist Chevelle Franklin, and gospel hip-hop artists Lecrae, Flame, and R-Swift. "My music is a blend of who I am culturally—urban, Latin, rock and soul," says Bonilla.

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Urban D. and Crossover Partner with JCTV

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Crossover Church spearheaded an outreach at two Juvenile Correction facilities along with the JCTV Network who brought T-Bone and Deleon Sheffield from their camp. Crossover's pastor Urban D. and their youth pastor Broken both performed music and Urban D. brought the gospel at each facility. They led several inmates in prayer during and after the event. JCTV put together the outreach as they came Florida for a day as their programming has just been approved to all of the state's juvenile facilities reaching a total of over 50,000 inmates under 18. This video features some highlights about JCTV's Second Chance programming and some great moments from that day with the artists and inmates. Add a comment

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A recent rant on Rhema Soul's Twitter account has, in fact, led to some interesting discussion on the topic of art and the mind of the consumer. What the group released was a slew of Twitter posts which gave a glimpse into an experiment being carried out. The rundown is this: Rhema Soul is releasing an album entitled Fingerprints on March 30, 2010 and has, as of a week ago, begun taking pre-orders for the highly anticipated project. There are three packages altogether. The third, aptly titled the Double Deluxe Package, includes several items as well as a mysterious graphic tee (Also, if you purchase the last package you are entered into a drawing to win a Rhema Soul custom skateboard deck).

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Google Inc.'s online video-sharing site announced a new program -- dubbed "Musicians Wanted" -- to lure independent musicians to its social networking site.

The program targets independent artists by offering them an easy way to create their own homepage, or channel, on YouTube and share in the ad revenues generated by their videos. Up until now, YouTube has only offered the revenue-sharing option to artists who have contracts with record labels or who have carved out special contracts with the video-sharing site.

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Willie Will is preparing to release his new album 'The High Life' through E1 (KOCH Distribution). The single "Ready 2 Rock" features Mark Arthur & D-MAUB and will be available on Rapzilla in April. The album features Mark Arthur, D-MAUB, R-Swift, Sevin, K-Drama, Humble Tip, Young Joshua, Jazz Digga, Illy Wonka and ELOH. Add a comment




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