After Los won last year, Oscar Urbina gave CTF Records back-to-back wins in the Rapzilla.com 16 Bar Challenge at Legacy Conference 2014.

"It's monumental," said CTF Records CEO Gus Cruz. "As an upcoming label that does not have many people backing us up because we're unknown, this is good for the artists making a name for themselves ... We're excited." Add a comment
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Fresh off being announced as an official artist on the Thi'sl "Fallen King Tour", and Bubba Watson's "Bubba's Bash" this fall, FEDEL is releasing a free project entitled M3 AGAINST TH3 WORLD on August 12, 2014 exclusively on Rapzilla.com. Add a comment
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Anticipation for Lecrae's upcoming studio album has reached a fever pitch. As the Reach Records co-founder prepares to release his seventh studio album, pre-orders for the project have garnered huge numbers. The album debuted its pre-order last night, placing it at a peak position of #2 Overall on iTunes. It peaked behind 5 Seconds of Summer's debut album that released yesterday. Add a comment
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Lovd Ones, a reggae music collective hailing from Orlando, Florida, has garnered a significant amount of attention from fans and fellow artists alike. This may in part be because of one member, well know for his previous accolades which include, four full length solo albums, Grammy award nominations and Dove award victories. That artist goes by the name of Benjah. Add a comment
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Swoope, 1/4th of the Collision Records collective We Live As Kings (W.L.A.K.), announced today that his newest project Sinema is now available for pre-order on iTunes and will be available for download August 5th. It didn’t take long for Sinema to climb towards the top of the iTunes Hip Hop/Rap charts. Add a comment
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B.Cooper of Reflection Music Group released his first solo album Tuesday, entitled While the City Sleeps. ‘While The City Sleeps’ has climbed to the number 5 spot on the iTunes Hip Hop/Rap album charts.

While The City Sleeps is filled with talented and exciting features which include JGivens of Humble Beast, Derek Minor, a Reflection Music Group labelmate, and SPZRKT of STRT TRBL.

Cooper’s latest project sits above artists like Mike Stud and Ab-Soul who have recently released solo projects of their own. ‘While The City Sleeps’ follows ‘Spare Change’, the free mixtape released by B.Cooper via Rapzilla earlier this year.

You can purchase B.Cooper’s ‘While The City Sleeps’ on Tunes & AmazonMp3 now.

Austin is a junior at the University of Missouri – Columbia school of journalism. Journalism and Christian Hip-Hop are two of Austin's strong passions, and his long-term aspirations are to pursue radio broadcast journalism and eventually create the first Christian Hip-Hop radio station in his hometown of Kansas City. Follow Austin on Twitter Add a comment



God Over Money artist Bizzle is set to release his latest project ‘Well Wishes’ on July 22nd. In light of his tour throughout Africa, Bizzle has made a commitment to dedicate 100 percent of the profits gained from ‘Well Wishes’ to building fresh water wells in the most destitute and impoverished parts of the continent. The plan for ‘Well Wishes’ is to begin building in Mozambique, while expanding to other cities and villages throughout Africa.

Most artists have trouble relinquishing the profits from a project they worked months or even years on, however Bizzle takes that seemingly giant step to do so. Add a comment
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Dirty Work Ministries (formerly of Clear Sight Music) artist Young Noah is ready to release his studio debut album. The project titled 'TIME' is set to release on August 5, 2014. The artwork for this release was crafted by László Magyar of LaczaDesign. The first single "GBMD (God Broke Me Down)" was previously released and the next single "Know Me" is expected to come later this month. Add a comment
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Illect Recordings has released a new volume to their compilation series 'Mind The Rap Vol. 3.' The album which is available now on Amazon has charted already in both the Hip-Hop & Rap at #1 and Top Overall at #7 free album sections. Download it now on AmazonMP3.

Tracklist:
1. Sivion - Ladies and Gentlemen (feat. DJ Aslan)
2. Jaq -Change the Score (feat. Theory Hazit)
3. JustMe & Deacon the Villain - The Prodigal
4. Imperial - Zone Out (feat. K.I.N.E.T.I.K)
5. Sintax the Terrific & DJ Kurfu - The Shining Wire (feat. Manchild)
6. Scribbling Idiots - Got That Hunger (feat. KJ-52, Theory Hazit & JustMe)
7. Japhia Life - Cloud
8. Cas Metah & Wonder Brown - Drowning Man (feat. Copywrite & Elias)
9. Imperial- Raw (feat. Sivion, muzeONE, JustMe & Sintax the Terrific)
10. Theory Hazit - Modern Marvels (feat. Wildchild, Othello, Braille & Ohmega Watts)
11. Sivion - Everything Is Everything (Freddie Bruno Remix) [feat. DJ Because]
12. Cas Metah & Wonder Brown- The Way I Cry (feat. Ruffian)
13. Wes Pendleton - New Morning (Instrumental)
14. The Battery - Finna Be (feat. Propaganda)
15. JustMe - Ceremonial Master (feat. Wonder Brown)
16. Wes Pendleton - Dedication (feat. DIE-REK)
17. Jaq - Holster (feat. JustMe & DJ Promote)
18. Cas Metah & Mouf Warren - Contemplation
19. Theory Hazit & Toni Shift - Concealed Sorrow
20. Jaq - Paper and Coins (feat. Cas Metah)
21. DJ Stibs - Mind the Rap Volume 3: DJ Stibs Mix (Exclusive)
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Idaho based emcee, Customary, is set to release a self-produced LP entitled 'Compassion' on July 29, 2014. Check out the tracklisting for the upcoming project after the jump. Add a comment
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In light of Independence Day, the one true celebration of American ingenuity, innovation, and supremacy, HipHopDX.com decided to compose a list filled with those three things, but within a more specific niche: Hip-Hop. Nothing speaks more to ingenuity and innovation quite like starting an independent record label from scratch, with your own money, sweat, tears, and even a little hope. Add a comment
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Katy Perry’s defense attorneys can blame some Flame fans for the lawsuit against their client.

On Tuesday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Flame, along with Lecrae and Da’ T.R.U.T.H., are suing Perry for infringing the copyright of their song “Joyful Noise” on her song “Dark Horse.” The suit also claims that their track has been “irreparably tarnished by its association with the witchcraft, paganism, black magic and Illuminati imagery evoked by the same music in ‘Dark Horse’.”

Making Flame aware of this tarnishing were his fans. Driving from a concert, Flame’s DJ, Cho’zyn Boy, noticed an “influx" of tweets to Flame and Lecrae asking them about the new Katy Perry song. Flame doesn’t listen to Katy Perry, so he had no idea why his opinion of her music mattered. Add a comment
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UPDATE: Rapzilla reached out to FLAME and Katy Perry but both declined to comment.
UPDATE 2: Check out FLAME's DJ response with song comparison here.

This morning STLtoday.com reported, Christian hip-hop musicians from St. Louis and elsewhere sued pop singer Katy Perry, Capitol Records and others in federal court here Tuesday, claiming that Perry’s song “Dark Horse” ripped off their 2008 song. The suit says that Perry and her co-writers infringed the copyright of the Christian song “Joyful Noise” and have exploited and profited from its use. Add a comment
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