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TMZ has learned the oft-incarcerated rapper, DMX, real name Earl Simmons, agreed to perform at the Morning Star Sanctified Church for a fundraiser this Saturday -- and he's doing it for free.

According to Pastor Barbara King, DMX and his family have been members of the congregation for eight months now and he really wanted to help raise money for repairs. Add a comment
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Japhia Life recently visited California where he filmed a video for his upcoming album 'Nazareth'. Here is the promo vid:

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'The Future Ain't What It Used To Be' by DeepSpace5 (members: manCHILD and Dust of Mars Ill fame, Playdough, Sev Statik, Beat Rabbi, Freddie Bruno, Sivion, sintax.the.terrific, Manwell?, and Listener) will be released on Mega Royal Records, April 27th, 2010. Here is the first single and video from the album called “From The Outside”

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The UK just had the famous GL Live tour VI featuring Richie Righteous, Mali Music, Tunday, Lola Godheld, TP, and Husky. Richie Righteous brings back a 4 part youtube documentary about his trip. Check it out!

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Rapzilla got the new album cover and tracklisting first, so here it is. 'Fingerprints' releases 3/30/10.
1. Intro
2. Neva Lay Low
3. Fly Away
4. Champion
5. Boom Box
6. Let Me Live
7. Sky's Not the Limit ft. Eddienigma
8. Spotlight
9. Shorty's Lost ft. G-Styles
10. Why's It Gotta Be So Hard
11. Blow Your Whistle
12. My Beat Go ft. G-Stlyes
13. Fingerprints
14. I Hope
15. Save Me
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Image Dwayne Tryumf has received the most downloads on the Windows 7 music promotion 'Playlist 7' and is now a featured artist on the site.

As a result the song will be included in a Playlist 7 that will be available to all fans, friends and followers of Microsoft Windows on Myspace, Facebook and Twitter.

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New Christian hip-hop artist Cadet from London UK, will have his first single "Realise" released via iTunes on 1st March 2010. This will be followed in due course by an EP. He released his music video last month which has been buzzing. Expect a video interview from Rapzilla. Add a comment

The Gospel Music Association announced the following as the FINAL nominees for the 41st GMA Dove Awards. We are only showing the rap/hip hop nomiees.

Category 9
Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year
Song; album; artist; writer; label

“America”; America; Tracy Edmond; Tracy Edmond, Ken White; Curb Records

“End Of My Rope”; Five-Two Television; KJ-52; Jonah Sorrentino, Aaron Sprinkle; BEC Recordings

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The winter 2010 issue of Tha Message Magazine is dropping in early March. Japhia Life and Sho Baraka grace the cover. You'll see articles remembering S/ave (creator of DaSouth.com) and Enock (formerly of Cross Movement Records) both written by Sketch the Journalist.

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2 time Dove Award winners, The Washington Projects are preparing to release their new album 'Light Up The Dark' on June 15th 2010. It will be distributed through NREG/Universal under the flagship of their independent label. You can check out snippets of the whole album on their site now.

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Gallery Drive (comprised of NomiS, Ruslan (of theBREAX), Afaar, and Insufficient Funds) are releasing a full length album (along with a free 'Super Group of Tomorrow' mixtape with Shortop) as a collective for the first time. 'Scratching the Surface' is the title of the debut album.

The Super Group of Tomorrow mixtape will be available for free Sunday 2/14 (Valentines Day) and hosted by Add a comment
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Applejaxx and his Fadacy Music are working on the 'Databass 2' mixtape and will release the project in the 3rd quarter of 2010. The mixtape boasts new music from The Washington Projects, Bobby Bishop, GlobalxDiva, Mr. Coldstone, Ashleigh Nickole, and Applejaxx himself. Stay tuned to Rapzilla for updates on this project. Add a comment

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Saylah's upcoming album "Break Out" is planned to release May 4th 2010. Stay tuned on Rapzilla for more details. For now leave comments on what you think of the album cover. Add a comment

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Japhia Life is readying his third album titled 'Nazareth' for a late March/April release date. Above, you see the simple yet classy finalized cover art. Keep checking back for more info on this release. We have two tracks from Nazareth for you to check out here. Also, check out the track listing after the jump! Add a comment
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Crossover Church has been listed as one of America’s Most Innovative Churches for the past several years. Issue 15 highlights some of the unique things going down at Crossover in Tampa, Florida from their Sunday Vibe Services to their Juvenile Detention Center Outreach and much much more! We unmask some unknown heroes and the community as well as feature R&B artist Bobby Tinsley, underground emcee Corey Hicks, DJ Lopez and others. If you order the Soulmag Subscription this 84 page issue comes with the new Crossover Cypha v.6 with 21 tracks featuring Urban D., KB, Jabo, Broken and more – all mixed by DJ Lopez. Add a comment

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The Chase (3-30-10), the highly anticipated fourth full-length album from Juno nominee Manafest, comes out as his most aggressive and sonically evolved record to date. Manafest has been organically building his fan base for the last 6 years playing hundreds of shows on three continents. In 2006 Manafest released Glory from which the rock anthem “Impossible” featuring Trevor McNevan of Thousand Foot Krutch becoming a global hit. Add a comment
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