Last night Lecrae added another important moment to his ever expanding resume by performing at Atlanta's A3C Festival (October 3rd). The Atlanta resident performed at the festival's BET Music Matters stage on the same bill as Rapsody, MMG's Meek Mill, Questlove of The Roots, A$AP Ferg, Problem, and many other hip-hop mainstays.
As the final act before the closing performance of the night by Meek Mill, the crowd and event hosts alike were overwhelmed by not just talent on the mic but also the content of his songs. Even though they noticed his energy and talent, they also noticed the Christ focused content of his songs. Neither of which seemed to turn off the standing-room-only crowd in ATL's Terminal West. The event's host even humorously quipped after Lecrae's performance, "I bet y'all scared y'all going Hell now huh?!" Though Hell is no laughing matter, it was an obvious nod to the emcee's authentic representation of his faith while bringing some good hip-hop music. And while being sandwiched between Problem (with a surprise feature from Young Dro) and Meek Mill, it seems like the faith Lecrae presented was well placed and seemingly well received.
Be on the look out soon for more updates regarding the release of Church Clothes 2. You can also check here and get your copy of the first installment of the Church Clothes mixtape.
Although a relatively new name breaking into the CHH music scene, Alex Faith is anything but new to the industry. Since his first coming out on Sho Baraka's "Barakaology" mixtape, to his contributions in the iTunes and Billboards chart-topping album, W.L.A.K., Alex Faith has been long anticipated to release his debut project. On November 5, 2013, Alex Faith releases "ATLast", his debut album with Collision Records.
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Beautiful Eulogy are wrapping up their upcoming album 'Instruments of Mercy', which from the sound of the lead single and music video for "Vital Lens" it will likely be in the same vein. The trio are bringing something fresh to hip hop, especially Christian Hip Hop and we're excited to hear how the new project reflects their growth as a group. Today the group released the album cover art and will release their tour dates along with the album release date soon, so stay tuned.
Infiltrate Music's youngest artist and Rapzilla.com Freshman 2012 alumni, KIDD dropped his debut album 'Muder My Flesh' a few weeks ago to strong support from the hip hop community. The album peaked at #15 on iTunes Hip Hop/Rap charts, #15 on Billboard Gospel, and #49 on Billboard Christian charts. The album is distributed by Syntax and has been received well when they presented it to the tastemakers at the major digital retailers such as iTunes, AmazonMP3, and now Google Play.
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UPDATE: 'Royal Flush' is now #3 on iTunes Hip-Hop/Rap and #19 overall.
FLAME's seventh studio album 'Royal Flush' was released today and is already topping the charts. Currently the new album is placed at #4 Top Albums in iTunes Hip-Hop/Rap category with Drake, Nelly, Maybach Music Group, and more. Purchase 'Royal Flush' on iTunes
Rhema Soul and GAWVI's sequel to the five year old 'Dope Beats, Good News' collaborative project will be released October 8, 2013 from Good City Music. DBGN2 will feature Social Club, Rey King, SPZRKT, and more.
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According to a new press release, Chicago rapper phenom Gemstones has been signed to Xist Music record label. Formerly Gemini of Lupe Fiasco's 1st and 15th Entertainment label said "I'm just happy to be on board and a part of the team. I'm ready to work and do great things with these guys," and T. Black, CEO of Xist Music commented "Gemstones is an exceptional talent and we're excited to partner with him."
Also annouced, Gemstones is working on an upcoming free project with a majority of the production coming from Grammy award winning J.R.