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Saylah's upcoming album "Break Out" is planned to release May 4th 2010. Stay tuned on Rapzilla for more details. For now leave comments on what you think of the album cover.

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Japhia Life is readying his third album titled 'Nazareth' for a late March/April release date. Above, you see the simple yet classy finalized cover art. Keep checking back for more info on this release. We have two tracks from Nazareth for you to check out here. Also, check out the track listing after the jump!
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Crossover Church has been listed as one of America’s Most Innovative Churches for the past several years. Issue 15 highlights some of the unique things going down at Crossover in Tampa, Florida from their Sunday Vibe Services to their Juvenile Detention Center Outreach and much much more! We unmask some unknown heroes and the community as well as feature R&B artist Bobby Tinsley, underground emcee Corey Hicks, DJ Lopez and others. If you order the Soulmag Subscription this 84 page issue comes with the new Crossover Cypha v.6 with 21 tracks featuring Urban D., KB, Jabo, Broken and more – all mixed by DJ Lopez.

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The Chase (3-30-10), the highly anticipated fourth full-length album from Juno nominee Manafest, comes out as his most aggressive and sonically evolved record to date. Manafest has been organically building his fan base for the last 6 years playing hundreds of shows on three continents. In 2006 Manafest released Glory from which the rock anthem “Impossible” featuring Trevor McNevan of Thousand Foot Krutch becoming a global hit.
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Update: An hour after we released our Live version the official music video has dropped, watch here

Lecrae performs his new song "Far Away" for Haiti at the "Hip Hop for Haiti" event at Club 3 Degrees in Minneapolis Minnesota. This was the first time it was heard and performed. Single is available on iTunes Lecrae - Far Away - Single

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Giano drops a new music video for his single "Beatufil World." The single encapsulates the heart of the album of the same name, which represents a Christians observation of the beauty of the dichotomy of life that everyone is affected by the bliss as well as the woes of this world, while seeking for self-definition and purpose. Watch the video
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Illect Recording artist Cas Metah, a member of both Field Specialists and Scribbling Idiots, has a new video for his track “This Can’t Be True (f/ T-Mo Goodie & Jawz of Life)” that is featured on MTVu's "The Freshman" this week. Support Christian Hip Hop and vote.

“This Can’t Be True” is from 'The Guest Room' lp, available on iTunes now.

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Good City Music and Underground Blaze Records are proud to present Rhema Soul’s first national release entitled, “ Fingerprints “. This project features an eclectic mix of Hip Hop and Soul combined with the progressive, commercial appeal of today’s popular music. What the listener will find is a dose of hard hitting, soul and synth- driven tunes that feature clever storytelling and wordplay.
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Lecrae's new benefit song "Far Away" which 100% of the proceeds are going to Haiti has hit the iTunes Hip Hop Singles chart at #42. This is the first time a Christian Hip Hop song has reached the Hip Hop singles chart on iTunes. Buy the song now and help Haiti Lecrae - Far Away - Single

Update: the live stream is ready to go watch it directly at http://www.rapzilla.com, begins at 8PM CST

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Chart topping hip hop artist Lecrae recorded a new single "Far Away" to benefit relief efforts in Haiti. He will be premiering and performing the song live for the first time at Hip Hop for Haiti in downtown Minneapolis this Friday (February 5th).
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Update: the stream is ready to go watch it directly at http://www.rapzilla.com, begins at 8PM CST



Rapzilla.com presents the Live Streaming of Hip Hop for Haiti in partnership with Don’t Waste Your Life, Reach Records, Lamp Mode Records, and Club 3 Degrees of a benefit concert to help the churches in Haiti rebuild and reach out again. Christian hip hop artists Lecrae, DJ Official, Flame, Json, and DJ Essence will be performing at this concert. Watch live on Rapzilla.com Friday February 5 8PM CST.
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KJ-52 shows off a sneak peak of his upcoming music video "Swagged Out With Tags Out Remix feat. Viktory". Stay tuned to Rapzilla for the full music video.

DJ Official's album "Entermission" has jumped on the Billboard Gospel Album chart to #8, debuting last week at #29.

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Check out the interview with Lecrae on The 700 Club which will be airing tonight on the ABC Family Channel at 11pm (EST).

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Lavoisier's new album is almost finished and is titled “Hip Hop 101: Language Arts.” The concept of the album revolves around the premise that Hip Hop is literally language art and is not something that God can use by default, but is something God created. It’s a voice that God has given to an oppressed and voiceless people. Guest appearances include Saint Joogs, Richie Righteous, Sean Slaughter and Datin. More than half of the production on the album has been done by Christian Hip Hop newcomer and Hip-hop veteran T-Wyla. Other producers include J-Pierre, Phillip Dale and Daneja.
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UK recording artist Dwayne Tryumf has recorded a new song with two chart-topping UK artists Ian Copeland Green (producer to Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, ect) and Muyiwa (Premiere Radio, HMV number 1 selling album) The song is entitled “Never Be The Same" and is the first official single release taken from the forthcoming, highly anticipated “777 (Mark Of The Peace)” due for release March 12th 2010.
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Don't have the album yet? Want to listen to the entire album before buying? You can now listen to DJ Official's brand new album "Entermission" via the Rapzilla app on your iPod Touch or iPhone. The app is available free at iTunes



Reports and rumors have been coming in that DJ Official has hit a high of #2 on the iTunes Hip Hop Albums chart unfortunately we didn't see it appear in the charts that high. At the moment it's #18 which is still good (3 days after release). DJ Official - Entermission

Leave some comments on what you think on the album as well as the chart situation.

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"EnterMission" is the first album from legendary producer DJ Official dropping December 26th with Reach Records. Over 24 artists from around the world on 18 incredibly diverse tracks. Featuring Lecrae, Flame, Sho Baraka, JR, Trip Lee, Tedashii and more! Everyone is on a journey of some kind. What's yours? Enter the Mission! Pre-orders are taking place and we are loving the deluxe package. Check out the details and tracklisting below.
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"Weapon Aid" is an unexpected collection of songs that Braille wrote and recorded during the summer of 2009. Production is primarily handled by BigJess of Unknown Prophets (MN) and also has tracks from Xperiment, DJ Cassidy and Kid Hum (all CO residents). The only guest vocals are from Nikki "Tonya Bobanya" - Braille's wife of 7 years. "Weapon Aid" will drop sometime in late November, self released by Braille on his Hiphop IS Music imprint. This record is not to be confused with the "Audibly Enhanced Dreams" album that Braille has been preparing for Syntax Records (2010!) Listen to a leak of "Give Myself" now.



Enock also known as Juan James and founding member of the Cross Movement, the crew he left in 2000. He released his solo debut AWEthentic in 2003. Juan James passed away on Saturday morning, October 17th, 2009 due to a heart attack. Keep his family in your prayers.
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Dwayne Tryumf's new single "777 Intro" (Funky House Remix) is releasing this week October 4th. Dwayne Tryumf wants to see if it can get into the Official UK Download Chart. So he's asking everyone to download the single between October 4th and October 11th. "Would be a great opportunity to let our light shine before the world and proclaim that Jesus is Lord even in the music industry!" says Dwayne.
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The lights dim over the standing room only crowd. The room is thick with an air of anticipation. A voice sprinkled with strong vibrato and a touch of old school R&B rings out. The crowd goes wild! The voice rings out again, this time with twice the intensity. The crowd screams as the young, but clearly seasoned artist Canton Jones points the microphone toward the audience and an unforgettable musical experience begins...
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