Othello and DJ Manwell previously released "the Rain System EP" in 2006 and only saw the light of day for about, 100 copies. It was used as a free promo for the first 100 pre-orders of Othello's 2007 release "Alive at the Assembly Line".
The nominations for the 24th Annual Stellar Awards were announced today from a press conference in Nashville, Tennessee.
Rap/Hip Hop Gospel CD of the Year Da' T.R.U.T.H; Open Book; Cross Movement Records FLAME; Our World Redeemed; Cross Movement Records Frontlynaz; Game Over; Frontlynaz, Inc. Sho Baraka; Turn My Life Up; Reach Records Trip Lee; 20/20; Reach Records
3 Hip Hop albums are in the Billboard TOP 25 Gospel Albums Chart: #1 Lecrae "Rebel" (2nd week), #17 Ambassador "The Chop Chop" (high: #6), and #24 Grits "Reiterate" (high: #16). Lecrae "Rebel" is also #92 on the Billboard 200 (was #60 last week).
*This is a big deal.* Its the first time the major labels and retailers have unanimously embraced a new physical format in over 25 years. These cards play in 70 million phones in the US and a billion devices worldwide. Imagine if there were that many CD players in 1982.
The press release:The worlds four largest music companies and SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK), a leading seller of MP3 players and flash memory cards in the United States, today unveiled the full list of artists joining the inaugural slotMusic line-up. Starting this week, music fans can purchase slotMusic cardsmicroSD cards with pre-loaded, high quality, DRM-free MP3 musicfeaturing new release albums from artists like Coldplay, Katy Perry, Leona Lewis, Rihanna and Robin Thicke and catalog titles from Elvis, Abba and more.
Lecrae, Zilla (Philip Rood), Tedashii at the GMA Week '08
21 years ago, Philip Rood, Rapzilla's founder and owner was born in Tulsa Oklahoma. It's his birthday! Leave a comment with a birthday blessing and thank you note. Phil created a birthday wishlist on Amazon, feel free to give him a gift as a thank you for everything he has done for Christian Hip Hop and with Rapzilla. or paypal:
When everything looked like Gotee Records wasn't going to release any new hip hop albums (except the annual Hip Hope, which 2009 is planned to release!). It seems Flynn Adam of L.A. Symphony has signed with Gotee Records. Why? Gotee Records website gotee.com on the home page has "Flynn Adam Teaser" video. Check the video out.
k-Drama has been slaving in the booth lately, putting the finishing touches on his 5th studio album "BoomBaptism" "BoomBaptism" is slated to drop Dec. 9th this year and includes some very special guest features and production. But until then, you can listen to k-Drama's new single, "Air Jordan" by visiting www.myspace.com/kdrama.
Urban D. and Spec recently went to Nigeria to speak at a Purpose Driven Conference. It was an incredible opportunity as they taught several workshops to a group of Nigerian pastors that gathered in the capitol city of Abuja for the conference. The host church also put on a concert at a secular theater which was filled to capacity with over 800 people. Urban D. headlined the night with a full set backed up by Spec. He also got to give a ministry spill that impacted many. There will be a full video shown at this year's Fla.vor Fest - but in the meantime check out this highlight video showing scenes from the tour.