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Manafest shot a music video recently with director Chris Stacey for "Fire in the Kitchen" at an old army base in Toronto. We have some behind the scenes photos for you to check out below. After the photos we have a "making of" video from the "Every Time You Run" video shoot. Get ready for some great Manafest music videos! Add a comment
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The Washington Projects are preparing the release of their new album 'Light Up the Dark' releasing June 15th 2010. Check out the new album cover art. Add a comment
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You should have heard of them by now, but maybe you haven’t. If you’ve happened to run across the super-crew known as Deepspace5, then you can be sure you haven’t forgot.

Deepspace5 is comprised of 3 producers and 7 MC’s. The group has had two nationally distributed records, The Night We Called It A Day (Uprok/BEC 2001), and Unique Just Like Everyone Else (Gotee Records/EMI 2005). Deepspace5 has had more independently released albums, including Beat Rabbi Presents: Deepspace5oul (Illect Recordings 2007) and Bake Sale (Deepspace5 records 2008). Her members include Manchild and Dust of Mars Ill fame, Playdough, Sev Statik, Beat Rabbi, Fred- die Bruno, Sivion, sintax.the.terrific, Manwell?, and Listener.

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Humble Beast Records is out on tour in May featuring Braille, Propaganda, Odd Thomas, Foreknown Apostolic, Citizen Aim, and Theory Hazit.

Check out the details of the tour on the flyer below:

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Eddy, or as we know him, Rawsrvnt, is starring on Donald Trump's new reality show 'The Ultimate Merger' where Omarosa is trying to find her match among 12 willing and able bachelors! Some of Rawsrvnt's competition includes 90's R&B star Al B. Sure, and Ray Lavender! Check out the commercial after the jump:

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Group 1 Crew is set to release their new digital EP 'Space Bound' with 5 brand new songs June 1st 2010. Also get ready for the full length album entitled 'Space Outta Love' to hit stores & online September 21. Stay tuned to Rapzilla.com for more info. Add a comment



When we think of missions or missionaries, we most likely will think of going outside the country or people that go outside the country to do missions. There maybe a small amount of people that thinks of the existing mission field at their jobs, schools, the Starbucks, carwash or right out side of their front door. For that very reason X Hustler Music LLC, founder Travis Thi’sl Tyler has teamed up this summer with K-Drama, J’son, Pro and Dj Morph to bring you, “The Urban Missionary Tour.” Add a comment
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What makes a healthy church? What ways do Christians evaluate their local church belonging? What is the purpose of the local church in the context of redemptive history?

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Bryan “Braille” Winchester has been in the hip hop game for a long time now and he is now taking yet another step in hip hop. “Talking Textures” is the name of his new label. His previous label “Hip Hop Is Music” where albums 'Extra Credit' by Theory Hazit, 'Spring of the Songbird' by Sivion of DeepSpace5 and more were released, is being shut down in place of Talking Textures. Braille released an update earlier this month about the label, saying that it contains two principles: “letting the music speak for itself” and “letting God speak for himself”.

Braille went on to talk about some of the releases that will be come out under the new label. The first being Othello and DJ Vajra with the album 'Required Taste' which is slated to release in June, and is meant to have that summer feel to it. The surprise to the update is where Braille tells the viewer that Sharlok (Sareem) Poems of L.A Symphony and DJ Dust of DeepSpace5 are finally releasing their record 'Dirty Words' on the new label. This was big news solely because the two released songs about 2 years ago and an album was always rumored to come out, however the group was just having trouble finding a label.

This year is going to be a year to pay attention to Talking Textures. Go pick up your copy (on 4/27/10) of Braille’s 'Weapon Aid,' the first album to be released on the label (in conjunction with Syntax Records) and stay tuned to Rapzilla for more news on Talking Textures. Add a comment

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It was a bright and sunny April day on the West Side of Chicago. The streets were filled with scattered groups of people talking shop and car rims. Children chasing each other through oncoming traffic, all while dope boys pushed product to strung out customers. Just another day in the hood. The weather was unbelievably nice yet there was a sort of thickness in the air... tension. The type of tension that comes from being in K-Town, one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in Chicago.

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 At ESPN we use the term "Instant Classic" to define games that provide timeless, extraordinary, edge-of-your-seat entertainment. It's no stretch to use that phrase to describe Japhia Life's new album, 'Nazareth.' 

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Toe 2 Toe Records, an urban gospel label, will be partnering with the Tate Music Group (TMG) to promote and distribute ASON’s next album 'Two 4 ONE,' a duo project with singer Christy LOVE, due Fall 2010.

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Visionaries member LMNO continues his epic run of 10 albums in 2010 with his third release of the year, 'Next In Line,' completely produced by California based beatmaker extraordinaire, Dert.

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Trip Lee released this statement on the upcoming album:

The response to 20/20 was more than I could have asked for. I heard so many stories about how God used the album in the lives of the listeners. The stories range from people just being helped through rough days, to people trusting Christ for the very first time. That blows me away! I want to thank everyone for all the support. But, it's time for a new chapter and a brand new album.

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