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The Harvard Divinity School and Harambee, an organization for students of African descent, presented "The Hip-Hop and Religion Forum" as its final event to celebrate Black History Month. Six panelists from Islamic and Christian backgrounds discussed the effect of hip-hop on youth culture and perspectives on hip-hop varied from critical to enthusiastically supportive.

Christian disc jockey DJ Lady Grace opened the panel with a rap rhyme from Christian rap artist Corey Red to demonstrate her theory that musicians today should not do both religious and secular songs, because the genres convey contradictory messages.

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Marlon Anderson of the New York Mets had an interview with RecordOnline.com Times Herald-Record. In the interview he was asked what music he listens to and his answer was: "Christian hip-hop, by artists that no one in this room has ever heard of." Click here to read the article Add a comment

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Last Thursday, five panelists discussed what hip-hop is and what it isn't at the fifth annual NAACP/IMPACT Forum in Constitution Hall. "We are just trying to analyze hip-hop," said McKenzie Bruner, sophomore vice-president of NAACP.

The four topics discussed were what hip-hop is, hip-hop and its influence on youth, misogyny in hip-hop and Christian rap vs. worldly rap.

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Grits have just released a new EP called "5 4 $5" with 5 new tracks on their new independent label "Revolution Art." The EP is only available on their myspace at: myspace.com/officialgrits

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Producer Rockwilder is planning to take his award winning music to enter the world of Christian Hip-Hop, he said.

In an interview with Movement TV, the Grammy Award winning producer said he has become bored with the current state of Hip-Hop music and will be returning to his roots in the church.

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This weekend in Orlando, FL at the Revolve Tour. KJ-52's DJ, DJ X took the plundge and proposed to his girlfriend in front of 9,000 girls.
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By now you must have heard that Eric Cross' Art of Composition will be released April 1st nationwide on Beatmart Recordings. "This 13 track banger is sure to please" says Beatmart on their website, but how would you know if it sounds good or not until April 1st right?

Wrong! You can now buy the digital download of the album at the Beatmart online store . We thought it was a mistake and contacted Beatmart, their response was: "This is legit."

Go ahead and purchase it now for only $8.00 at:  http://webstores.merchonestop.com/beatmart/category.php?CA=24
If you buy the album, please add a comment of what you think of the album here, you'll get to hear it before us!

Beatmart will still release the album in stores April 1st 2008. 

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Night Owls climbs from # 9 to #4 on the CMJ hip hop charts beating out notable artists like Wyclef Jean, Blockhead, Jay-z, Wu-Tang Clan, Talib Kweli and many others for superior chart position. Add a comment
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Reach Records is looking for producers and vocalists for Lecrae, Trip Lee, and Tedashii's projects. If you are a producer or know one send an email to [email protected]

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