It appears that Tennessee Titans’ rookie linebacker Zach Brown truly is “on fire.”

After achieving two sacks in a recent Monday Night Football game against the New York Jets (where he was seen sporting the #IMONFIRE wristbands from hip hop worship artist Rawsrvnt) he followed it up with a record-tying two interceptions for touchdowns against the Jacksonville Jaguars on December 30.

Word is that Collision Records flagship artist Swoope is going to release a solo EP in the new year. Swoope has had an exciting and busy 2012, which included an inclusion in the High Society project (Sho Baraka, Suzy Rock, J.R., Swoope), his own ground-breaking solo album 'Wake Up' and numerous memorable features. With the WLAK group album and an EP, 2013 is already looking to be just as productive for the Akron native.

If Swoope is making an EP, what producers and artists do you want to see on it?

BenJah recently announced that he will be releasing a new album entitled ‘Vanity Fare'. The Grammy nominated and Dove Award winning songwriter, producer and music engineer has contributed to projects by heavyweights like Lecrae, Tedashii, Sho Baraka, Trip Lee and more.

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Humble Beast Records flagship group, Beautiful Eulogy is back in the studio recording a new project. The crew recently confirmed suspicion that they indeed are recording a new project, an EP entitled 'Instruments of Mercy'.

Exoduz is releasing a free project entitled 'Fail Proof' this Friday 11/23/12 featuring KIDD, Black Knight, and more.

1. In the Clouds (feat. Izreal)
2. They know us
3. Go hard (feat. Young Markk)
4. In my Prime
5. Dedicated
6. Awakened Love
7. IMperfectiion
8. Troublesome
9. Run with me (feat. KIDD & R.E.I.G.N.)
10. All Falls Down
11. Let Me In
12. Clique (feat. X-ellentz, Black Knight & Justkristofer)
13. International Vacation
14. Babylon's Perspective
15. Mystery of Religion
16. History in the Making

Da' T.R.U.T.H. is gearing up to release his 6th album ‘Love, Hope & War’ on January 29th, 2013 on Xist Music. The Grammy nominated lyricist has had a big year thus far. His album ‘The Whole Truth’ was nominated for a Stellar Award, he appeared on BET twice, he was featured on the “Lift Every Voice” show, and the “Bobby Jones Gospel” show.

Da' T.R.U.T.H.’s label Xist Music, is planning to do some big things.

Bizzle recently posted news that he and No Malice of The Clipse are shooting a music video for a song titled "Shooter". We aren't sure what "Shooter" is from but assume it will be Bizzle's next solo project.

Level 3:16 is a collective of artists that consists of 2 male emcees (Chris T & Stv G), 3 female vocalists (Crystal, Candace and K-Mase) and 1 female DJ (DJ KB). The group is currently signed to the legendary Cross Movement Records who if you are unfamiliar, has contributed to the careers of respected artist like Da' T.R.U.T.H, The Ambassador, Lecrae, Flame, Cross Movement, Everyday Process, Young Joshua, Shachah and K-Drama.

Humble Beast artist and Beast Mode Tour participant Theory Hazit is shooting a video for his single "Find Me" featuring rapper/crooner B. Reith. The song, from the rapper's recent album 'Thr3e', speaks to his struggles growing up dodging the wrong influences, clashing with his mother and finding his purpose in life.

Many are aware of Lecrae’s recent success in the music industry, but before Lecrae's “Rehab”, “Church Clothes” and “Gravity” projects there was a ground breaking album entitled “Rebel” that he released. Some will say that Lecrae's sophomore album 'After the Music Stops' sparked his industry momentum and to a degree it did but 'Rebel' helped thrust Lecrae into the mainstream arena in a recording breaking fashion. When 'Rebel' came out it immediately appeared on the iTunes’s Hip-Hop Charts at the number three position, right behind T.I’s 'Paper Trial'. It also charted Number 8 on Billboard’s top Rap Album category.

Lecrae is not taking any breaks when it comes to pushing his latest release 'Gravity', and for this album it looks like he'll be bringing more visuals than any other. Last week the music video for "Tell The World" dropped and we broke news of a "Fakin'" video in production. Now, a visual to accompany the song "Mayday" featuring Big K.R.I.T., which was touted as the best on the album and was recieved well in and outside of Christian Hip Hop, is in the works.

Xist Music has been generating quite a buzz in 2012. They recently dropped a star studded compilation called 'MOVE Vol. 1'. Xist is home to artists Da' T.R.U.T.H, The Ambassador, Jahaziel and most recently Yaves. Sean Simmonds wears many hats for the label. He is the president, songwriter, and a producer. His debut project 'True Story' had a top 30 Billboard hit called “Won’t it Be," and his sophomore release 'It’s Over' made it to the top 10 on the Urban/Hip-Hop Billboard Gospel Charts. Sean Simmonds recently released a free EP entitled 'Long Story Short: The Genesis' and is now filming a music video for the single “Lifeline”.

Photo credits: Sean Simmonds

A few months ago we reported that Lecrae & Mali Music were beginning to shoot a music video for their collaborative single "Tell The World" from the lastest Reach Records release 'Gravity.' Recently some new photos have surfaced of the video in it's final stages.

Collision Records is in Akron, Ohio right now shooting a music video for a song featuring their label artists Alex Faith, Swoope, and Christon Gray. What song is it?

Today, Lecrae is shooting a music video for the Heat Academy produced song "Fakin'" from his latest album 'Gravity'. The song features Unashamed Tour 2012 special guest Thi'sl, who will also be appearing in the video.

The Good city music crew has been very busy this year. Rhema Soul dropped their fourth album 'Red,' Cheno Lyfe recently performed at Flavor Fest 2012, Paint The City Red Tour is in motion, and Social Club (F.E.R.N and Marty Mar) is releasing their debut album 'Misfits' on November 27th.

The Good City Music crew has added several interesting artists to their roster. Artists like Social Club (F.E.R.N and Martymar), IAMYG, Anthony Rose, Rey King, Cheno Lyfe and G-Styles are all associated with the growth of the Good City Movement started by Rhema Soul.

After rocking for over 35,000 in the New Orleans Super dome, Rhema Soul is refreshed and ready to invade their state with a tour.

Giano is a proficient Hip-Hop artist that breaks down complex concepts in a musical format. You might have heard one of his solid contributions to shai linne’s album 'The Attributes of God.' The intellectual emcee recently said that his next album is coming very soon and will be called 'S.O.R.I.' Stay tuned for more info.
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