EA Sports selected Braille's song "The IV" to use in the trailer for their video game "NBA Live 09" coming out this fall. The trailer showcases the athlete who will be featured on the cover of the game, Tony Parker from the San Antonio Spurs. The song comes from Braille's forth solo record "The IV Edition" available now on Syntax/Koch. The video game placement adds another highlight to what has already been an incredible summer for Braille. After his record dropped on April 15th he received great reviews from The Source, Okayplayer.com, Rapreviews.com, Sphereofhiphop.com and many more. He also did a 3 month U.S. tour which included album release parties with Pigeon John, The Paid Dues festival in Denver with De La Soul and performances on Vans Warped Tour with Othello. The trailer for NBA Live 09 can be viewed on Youtube at the follow link - http://youtube.com/watch?v=YlXG5Ic8n7c
If you haven't already heard, "Music Meets the Truth" is a full length compilation album put out every single year and is made totally FREE for download. Both the 2007 and 2008 Beat Lab 7 compilations have proven to be a great success in the Christian music arena, featuring several highly recognized recording artists.
"Young people aren't going to stop listening to hip-hop," said Samad Bilal founder of New Generations Christian Conference, which stopped by Paradise Cathedral in Roanoke on Saturday.
The all-day conference focuses on bringing the word of God to young people who are influenced by today's hip-hop culture.
In a dual ceremony before an intimate group of close family, friends, labelmates and industry supporters, Marcus Gray, also known as Cross Movement Records' recording artist FLAME, wed his best friend and longtime girlfriend, Crystal Singh, in his hometown of St Louis, MO.
Todd Smith, aka Te'Luvv, doesn't fit the rapper mold. The only gold he wears is a wedding ring. He doesn't curse, drink or claim to have emerged from thug life. "The bottom line for me is that it's ministry," he said. "I decrease myself so God can look bigger and better."
Te'Luvv (pronounced Tay-Love) is a 28-year-old Christian rapper who recently moved to Memphis, and just released his fourth CD, "The World is Not Enough." Each track is a poetic sermon delivered through a rap beat.
Tony Stone, the Christian Hip Hop producer, will release his first solo album "The Creation" August 5th 2008 exclusively in Japan. He doesn't have any solid plans yet for releasing it outside of Japan. The Japanese version only has features from 2 artists, Braille and Verses, this may change for the international version.
Mista & Mrs. Taylor (the Christian Hip Hop husband and wife duo) has just released their latest installment entitled "Set the Atmosphere". Picking up from where they left off with their 4th Man Records release "Love, Joy & Pain" the Taylor's are back still pounding the pavement with the Gospel through the vehicle of music. "Set the Atmosphere" was birthed from the desire to worship God, bring hope to the lost and revelation to the believer.
For more information visit: www.myspace.com/mistaampmrstaylor
Sho Baraka's first music video from the album Turn My Life Up is ready for you to watch! Sho Baraka isn't just an artist behind the mic, he also wrote and co-directed the video to Higher Love, helping unpack the message visually so it hits a little deeper.