Night Owls climbs from # 9 to #4 on the CMJ hip hop charts beating out notable artists like Wyclef Jean, Blockhead, Jay-z, Wu-Tang Clan, Talib Kweli and many others for superior chart position.
HHNLive.com, a respected hip hop site, sits down with Sho Baraka
to discuss his early days, finding the right path, whether or not Christian Rap can be gangsta, Kanye's "Jesus Walks" and more.
Click here to read the interview.
Reach Records is looking for producers and vocalists for Lecrae, Trip Lee, and Tedashii's projects. If you are a producer or know one send an email to
The Sounds of Poems have been Blooming around the world. Check out this store display from a shop in Japan. There is also a vinyl out now and the album is going worldwide on digitally in February. You can get your copy NOW in HipHopIsMusic online store
featuring 15 tracks and production by Ohmega Watts, Stro and Mr. J of the Procussions, Vintage, Tony Stone, Choice 37 and more.
Tim Trudeau, President of Syntax Records, says "We have been getting a lot of calls and e-mails comforting us... I just want to say thanks and I truly appreciate that." But...
On the first day of sales in Paris France, I stopped by the Virgin Megastore at Champs Elysees. Unlike the U.S., European stores can only promote sales twice a year (January and July). The store had thousands of CD's on sale for 2-6 euros (about $3-9).
"Rise to the Top" by Von Won featuring Tre9 and BB Jay, is in the top 10 most watched music videos on Myspace with over 180,000 views! Von Won's album "Rise 2 The Top" will release some time in 2008. Watch the video here: http://vidsearch.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=22094185
Braille is Featured Artist on Myspace this week. Click here to check it out. His upcoming album The IV is set to release April 15th 2008, and this is an official quote on what we think of the album: "The album is HOT! A must have for 2008."
ReadyWriter's debut album entitled "Conduit" has been pushed back to a February 2008 release date. Artist featured Eric Cross, Excelsius, Jovan Mackenzy, Brinson, Boston-Emcee DISCIPLE, H.E.A.V.Y., Young Fitz, and St Joe the Servant. With
production from Brinson, St Joe, Witness, Lesus, and Teddy P.
Pigeon John is hard at work for his next record. He needs your help for an album title. Some time next year he is going to have a Title Contest for the album. "My goal is for one of my fans to name it!" says Pigeon John. Interesting concept, you'll get more info when the time comes here on Rapzilla.