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Few people love hip-hop more than Xross. And few people hate it more than the Twin Cities-based rapper/minister, who is part of a growing -- and, some might say, wholly unlikely -- genre known as holy hip-hop.

"Hip-hop culture has been hoodwinked and basically just lied to for way too long," said Xross ("cross"), aka Korey Dean...

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Kaboose's song "Goin' Outta Control" is the TOP Song on all of Zune! Click here to watch the video if you haven't heard the song yet. A screenshot of the #1 placement is coming soon. Add a comment

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In just a few weeks, Scribbling Idiots and their album “The Have Nots” will be releasing in Japan! Be sure to look for that and import your copy for the extra goodies plus the unique artwork.

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Tha Gim (The God In Me) has released his album "II Corinthians 6:16" for free download, read his blog about why he's doing this and what he has planned. DOWNLOAD NOW. Add a comment
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Featured in Zune Marketplace!

Syntax Records artist Kaboose, has his song "Goin' Outta Control" featuring Royce Da' 5' 9" featured in the Zune Marketplace as a Free download. So if you have a Zune go and download the free song or enjoy this large screenshot of the feature. Add a comment

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Da' T.R.U.T.H "Open Book" won the Stellar award for the Rap/Hip Hop Gospel CD of the Year that took place last Saturday. Expect to read a full news release report soon. Here were the nominees for the category:

Rap/Hip Hop Gospel CD of the Year
Da' T.R.U.T.H; Open Book; Cross Movement Records
FLAME; Our World Redeemed; Cross Movement Records
Frontlynaz; Game Over; Frontlynaz, Inc.
Sho Baraka; Turn My Life Up; Reach Records
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The themes from the 116 Clique album "13 Letters" are expanded and brought into more depth "13 Letters Curriculum" with 13 video-based lessons all on DVD to help you teach and grow. It's a hip hop survey of the Pauline Epistles brought to life with music, street interviews, and teaching from each artist involved such as Lecrae, Sho Baraka, Trip Lee, Tedashii, Flame, Json, Dillon Chase, and 1-Lyfe.

Available February 20th 2009. Watch some clips:

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Here is your chance to show the world your skills on the mic and on the beats. Write and record a 16 bar verse with any of the tracks from the contest page or remix any of the accapellas with your own production. Check out all the we have to offer....instrumentals, voice tracks, songs to pick from, etc. “Remix the Remix” and make your own creation that could win you a VERSE or BEAT from KJ! That's right, Grand Prize Winner will win a VERSE from KJ! There will be a few rounds of submissions as we want to ensure that you have ample time to put your skills to the test.

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According to Mr. Del's myspace profile pic, he will release his next album entitled "Thrilla" in May 2009. Stay tuned on Rapzilla for more details.

Update Jan 13th: Mr. Del has announced that he will leak 3 songs from the album every month on his myspace until the album comes out with Universal. Listen to 3 songs from the upcoming album now myspace Add a comment
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Ultimate Fighting Championship 92 event that took place last December, it appears fighter Dean Lister wore a Syntax Records logo on his shorts, shirt and it was on his banner at UFC 92. Check out the images. Add a comment
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