Lecrae was just nominated "Artist of the Year" for the 2012 Dove Awards! Other nominees for the category include Casting Crowns, Jason Crabb, Laura Story, and The Isaacs.

Watch the recent interview of Lecrae discussing his upcoming mixtape here.

Json's new album 'Growing Pains' released today on Lamp Mode Recordings. Json and Lamp Mode have been pushing the release hard and Rapzilla held an album listening session yesterday. The feedback has been positive and the sales reflect that. Currently 'Growing Pains' is at #5 on the iTunes Hip Hop/Rap charts.

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*** Update *** 12PM EST

'Growing Pains' has reached #4 on the iTunes Hip Hop/Rap charts!

Lecrae says "I’m working on a mix tape with Don Cannon coming out May 3rd. More collaborations with Statik Selektah, 9th Wonder, Murs, Dee-1. And I’m working on a new album that will drop this year as well." For info check out the source.