Dove Award winning and two-time Grammy nominated Nashville recording hip hop duo GRITS is branching out on his own with a new album and longtime fans of the group can’t wait to hear what he’s created. Jones spent 14 years as one half of one of the highest grossing independent groups in hip hop charting a career that garnered more than 800,000 records sold worldwide, numerous accolades, placements in prime-time television and major motion pictures, an impressive 11 studio albums and even the creation of an independent record label, Revolution Art.
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The tracklisting for Lamp Mode Recordings artist S.O.'s upcoming second studio album 'So It Continues,' which has been announced will release November 13, 2012.
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Lecrae has officially sold 25,225 album copies of 'Gravity' in it's second week in stores. 'Gravity' is sitting at #9 on the Billboard 200 charts! Moving almost 100k units within the first two weeks is a monumental accomplishment for Lecrae, Reach Records and the Christian Hip Hop community.
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The Blood, Sweat, Tears & Prayers free project will officially be released as a free download on October 2, 2012. This free project by Strght & Nrrw is a collaborative effort by a range of CHH artists to create a New York street style project with dope beats and real verses.

According to Strght & Nrrw owner, Jay Harris, the concept of this Blood, Sweat, Tears and Prayers project is about weighing what we do versus what we are called to do, "It's real out here right now," he says, "kids are in and out of jail and people are dying right in front our eyes. Faith without works is dead, that's where the blood, sweat and tears come from, but when you look at what needs to be done you can't just say blood, sweat and tears without prayers. You put the prayers on it and you have serious power. It's about the redemption process. He bled for us first. He put in sweat for us first. He cried and interceded for us first. So what do you think He wants us to do?"

Watch the music video for the first single from this project "The Kill" featuring Eshon Burgundy.

The New Old School delivers an old school message with a new flow. Inspired by Romans 1:16, “For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ” the project articulates the need to be bold with the Gospel. Domingo aims to bring the Gospel in a new light while expounding on traditional themes. Forgiveness is a concept that’s often talked about but difficult to implement.
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Continuing for the second year in a row and for the first time in America, this year’s Eyes On High tour, featuring Json in Toronto, is themed “Glass House” in light of the new label album that will be released on September 18th 2012 encouraging the body of Christ to, instead of trying to cover up our weaknesses, lay bare before God seeking his mercy and grace. We all fall short of his glory but the hope for this album and the tour is that through our honesty in sharing our short comings we might help our brothers and sisters to stand in the Lord.
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Lecrae has officially sold 72,473 album copies of 'Gravity' which has positioned him into #3 in the Billboard 200! Until this week, Lecrae had never sold more than 27,000 of an album in a single week -- with 2010's "Rehab" (when it debuted at No. 17). Further, Lecrae had never gone higher than No. 15 in 2011, with "Rehab: The Overdose." TobyMac 'Eye On It' was #1 last week with just 69,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. How does this album compare to past albums on its first week?
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The album cover and tracklisting for Datin's upcoming album 'Turn It Off Vol. 1,' available for free download on September 17, 2012.

1. Intro
2. Turn It Off
3, You Ain't Worth Nothin! (Skit)
4. Pull The Plug
5. Homecoming
6. Fire In My Heart (feat. Lavoisier & Bizzle)
7. Good Look Around (feat. Raging Moses & J. Carter)
8. Can't Believe my Eyes (feat. Raging Moses)
9. Biggie, Jay-Z or Nas / Side B Intro
10. The Voice
11. From His Accusers Eyes (Spoken Word)
12. Godless World (feat. Mr. ENC)
13. Get Down To Get Up (feat. Raging Moses)
14. Turn It Off 2 (feat. Bumps Inf)
15. Pull The Plug Remix (Ft. Selah Tha Corner, Zay Tate & Lionel King)

*All songs Produced By Tee-Wyla

Lecrae's bonus song "Fuego" ft. KB & Suzy Rock on the 'Gravity' Deluxe Version, is #5 in the iTunes Top Hip Hop/Rap Songs and #38 overall. This is the first Christian Hip Hop song to be on the TOP 10 of iTunes Hip Hop/Rap songs.

Buy the song here.

Rhema Soul, the group that brought you 'Worn Soles,' 'Dope Beats & Good News Vol.1,' 'Finger Prints' and 'Red' is working relentlessly on the second installment to the 'Dope Beats & Good News' series. The recent momentum has been breathtaking for the South Florida group; they have recently acquired major radio play for their single “Stop the World from Spinning” featuring Shonlock, on playlists with artists like tobyMac, Relient K and Swicthfoot.
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