The sister of Absent Minded (emcee from Southern California) was murdered. Please pray for the family. You can read more about it in an article in the local news
Check out the video below of the making of Viktory's upcoming music video for "On Fire", the lead single from the new album from Viktory, "Son of the King", to be released digitally on June 16th 2009, was shot in Chicago, IL in march of 2008 by Joel Kapity of Dreams on Screen productions.
On February 11 at 6 p.m., a Christian Hip-Hop show hosted by a group called The Breax performed at the Clarke Field House. The Breax is made up of three artists: Ruslan Karaoglanov, the emcee and a CSUSM student, Beleaf, the DJ from Baltimore, Maryland, and Mic B, the drummer who is from Oceanside. The event included local artists like Heavenly Host from Oceanside, and a Portland, Oregon native artist called Braille.
This event marked the beginning of the "Broken Television" tour for The Breax, which will take them to New York City, Maryland, and Los Angeles. The idea of the concert was to let The Breax and the local artists express themselves and their beliefs through both Hip-Hop music and spoken word poetry.
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DJ I Rock Jesus is putting together a mix CD called "One Accord." He has big plans for this CD. He is currently taking submissions for the CD. I Rock Jesus comments "God is not looking for the best HE IS LOOKING FOR OBEDIENCE!" submit your track to:
Sean Slaughter is currently shooting his new music video for "Flesh Killa" with J.R. (of Cross Movement Records). "Ani-Mation" is the one clue we have from Sean Slaughter according to his twitter update. Stay tuned on Rapzilla for more details. Buy his latest album "Man on Fire" at Qualityjunk.com
As we reported a few weeks ago, Urban D. and the folks at Crossover Church in Tampa, FL had a "HUSTLE" day on Sunday Feb. 8th, 2009. The promotion was to attend any of the 3 Sunday services to hear a message about how we all "push, hustle, and grind" in life. All members and guests would receive the new Urban D. "HUSTLE" EP (which includes remixes, a cappella's, and instrumentals... plus an enhanced feature with the new "HUSTLE" music video - this will soon be available for download on iTunes with a digital booklet and the Hustle music video).
Reach Records is selling a megaphone from Trip Lee's music video "Real Vision" with a bunch of bonuses on eBay. This is your chance to own a piece of Christian Hip Hop history. All proceeds from this auction go to benefit ReachLife MInistries.
Braille is spending the week at Syntax Studios recording his next solo record titled Audibly Enhanced Dreams. Braille says "I know that sounds crazy, but basically I will be touring non-stop for 3 or 4 months so I figured I should at-least lay down the foundation for my next record so that I have time to analyze it and make it RIGHT for a potential FALL release on Syntax Records later this year (God willing).
We got an exclusive picture for you of Braille in San Diego.
GodChaserz Entertainment is releasing Big R's sophomore album entitled "Rated R" next month in March. Production from Wit of The Frontlynaz, Genuine Productions, and Tony Stone. Cameos from Knine, Brinson, and ReadyWriter. The single "I'm Back (in the name of Jesus)" is available on iTunes
. We announced the album was going to release back in October 2008, read about it here
Just about 20 minutes ago, Shonlock stepped out of a meeting with Arrow Records. Shonlock reports via his cell phone to twitter "Hey things are great!! Im really excited about the record, can't wait to share it with you all!
", a few minutes later Arrow records reports on twitter "Just finished a meeting w/ @shonlock @jgm_arrow & @ceomgmt Excited about the new opportunities w/ this next project
". This got us wondering and we asked Arrow Records if Shonlock signed with Arrow Records, their response was "YEZZZZZIIIIIRRRRR!!!!! Shonlock is signed to Arrow Records."
An official press release will be out soon, but we wanted to get the breaking news out fast, thanks to twitter! By the way follow us on twitter.com/rapzilla