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After 6 weeks of being in the TOP 10 Most Sold Albums on iTunes for Hip Hop / Rap. Lecrae "Rebel" is now #12 which is still great! Rebel peaked at #3 on the iTunes Hip Hop Albums sales chart and #11 for All Albums Sold on iTunes. Lecrae comments about the chart success in a Rapzilla interview"They (Charts) don't equate success to me really. They equate opportunity for people to hear another world, another mindset, another way of life, which is the ONLY way to really live,"

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Just.Live's (Minneapolis Hip Hop Duo) direction has been going mainstream for a while now since the release of their album "Moxy". They've just released the music video for their single "So Ghetto."
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Liberty University is becoming a force in Christian hip-hop. Robert Hillman is trading his Liberty University Police Department uniform for a Christian rap career.

Hillman, 26, who earned a degree in government and religion at LU, left for Texas in late October after working seven years for the LUPD — and he had a freshly signed music contract in his hand.

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Lecrae at Flavor Fest 2008

Flavor Fest this year was amazing! Rapzilla is back and we have a lot of pictures and footage that we will put up on the website throughout the next few weeks. We truly want to encourage everyone to go to Flavor Fest. The festival is truly one of the best Christian Hip Hop events. The picture above is Lecrae, more to come, stay tuned on Rapzilla.

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Are you aware of the most spectacular play ever produced? It's a phenomenon greater than anything Broadway has ever seen. The Star is the most famous Person in the history of the world—and you've been cast in the play as well. Find out your role on 11/18/08.

Lampmode Recordings presents Storiez, the long-anticipated project from theological storyteller shai linne
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Cats love black and white Christian Hip Hop music videos, but that's not what we'll debate on today. In the last month there have been 3 new music videos released all in Black and White. So we were curious to know which one you think is best? We've also included in the poll older videos that fit the category. Vote now on the homepage (at the bottom of the right collumn).

Watch the videos if you haven't seen them yet:

Dre Murray "My Lane" , Propaganda "Feel Me", Tha Gim "Freedom Song", RedCloud "Boulevard Knights"N.I.F.T.Y. "Hope" (Renewed), Mars ill "When Heave Scrapes the Pavement"Dae Lee "One Reason"

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We asked you which song from Rebel should be Lecrae's next Music Video? You responded and below are the poll results!
In an interview we had with Lecrae he said they are working on doing "Don't Waste Your Life" but we still wanted to know your opinion and here you go.
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UPDATE: THIS STORY WAS SUBMITTED BY WYLDBILL, HOLY SOUTH TOLD US THE INFO IS NOT ACCURATE! THIS STORY IS FICTION

The young rap artist WyldBill, will be working on new music for Mr. Del's new record label under Universal. Three weeks ago at the Memphis, TN's "Indie Revolution Conference," which featured artists, producers, engineers, and CEOs, such as: Ben Washer of Reach Records, WyldCard (producer for Chris Brown and Mariah Carey), DJ Toomp (Kanye West).
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Watch Propaganda's brand new music video "Feel Me" inspired by his years as a high school teacher, from his latest release "Listen Watch Focus..."

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Directed by Matt Beiler, the song is a collection of stories and observations of Propaganda's former students lives.

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Flavor Fest is hosted by Crossover Church which was included in Outreach Magazine's top 25 Innovative Churches in both 2007 and 2008. If you are a pastor, youth pastor, church leader or artist that has a passion to reach the multi-cultural hip-hop generations - this conference is where you need to be!

Rapzilla will be there, and founder Philip Rood will do a workshop on the Artist Track Friday morning about "The Secrets to Promote and Market Your Music Online." If you are there say hi, if not start planning for next year. One of the best Christian Hip Hop events of the nation!

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This digital-only single features Ohmega Watts teaming up with Lex Records recording artist Jneiro Jarel (Shape Of Broad Minds) and see’s their “Eyes and Ears” collab get an exclusive remix by Clutchy Hopkins.
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Othello and DJ Manwell previously released "the Rain System EP" in 2006 and only saw the light of day for about, 100 copies. It was used as a free promo for the first 100 pre-orders of Othello's 2007 release "Alive at the Assembly Line".

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Frontlynaz Game OverThe nominations for the 24th Annual Stellar Awards were announced today from a press conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

Rap/Hip Hop Gospel CD of the Year
Da' T.R.U.T.H; Open Book; Cross Movement Records
FLAME; Our World Redeemed; Cross Movement Records
Frontlynaz; Game Over; Frontlynaz, Inc.
Sho Baraka; Turn My Life Up; Reach Records
Trip Lee; 20/20; Reach Records

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3 Hip Hop albums are in the Billboard TOP 25 Gospel Albums Chart: #1 Lecrae "Rebel" (2nd week), #17 Ambassador "The Chop Chop" (high: #6), and #24 Grits "Reiterate" (high: #16). Lecrae "Rebel" is also #92 on the Billboard 200 (was #60 last week).
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*This is a big deal.* Its the first time the major labels and retailers have unanimously embraced a new physical format in over 25 years. These cards play in 70 million phones in the US and a billion devices worldwide. Imagine if there were that many CD players in 1982.

The press release:The world’s four largest music companies and SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK), a leading seller of MP3 players and flash memory cards in the United States, today unveiled the full list of artists joining the inaugural slotMusic line-up. Starting this week, music fans can purchase slotMusic cards—microSD™ cards with pre-loaded, high quality, DRM-free MP3 music—featuring new release albums from artists like Coldplay, Katy Perry, Leona Lewis, Rihanna and Robin Thicke and catalog titles from Elvis, Abba and more.
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This is hilarious. Kaboose "Excuse Me" comes out tomorrow! Wanna get a free taste? download the exclusive free leak on Rapzilla, "I Give You"

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Lecrae, Zilla (Philip Rood), Tedashii at the GMA Week '08


21 years ago, Philip Rood, Rapzilla's founder and owner was born in Tulsa Oklahoma. It's his birthday!
Leave a comment with a birthday blessing and thank you note. Phil created a birthday wishlist on Amazon, feel free to give him a gift as a thank you for everything he has done for Christian Hip Hop and with Rapzilla.
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When everything looked like Gotee Records wasn't going to release any new hip hop albums (except the annual Hip Hope, which 2009 is planned to release!). It seems Flynn Adam of L.A. Symphony has signed with Gotee Records. Why? Gotee Records website gotee.com on the home page has "Flynn Adam Teaser" video. Check the video out.
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k-Drama has been slaving in the booth lately, putting the finishing touches on his 5th studio album "BoomBaptism" "BoomBaptism" is slated to drop Dec. 9th this year and includes some very special guest features and production. But until then, you can listen to k-Drama's new single, "Air Jordan" by visiting www.myspace.com/kdrama.

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Urban D. and Spec recently went to Nigeria to speak at a Purpose Driven Conference.  It was an incredible opportunity as they taught several workshops to a group of Nigerian pastors that gathered in the capitol city of Abuja for the conference.  The host church also put on a concert at a secular theater which was filled to capacity with over 800 people.  Urban D. headlined the night with a full set backed up by Spec.  He also got to give a ministry spill that impacted many. There will be a full video shown at this year's Fla.vor Fest - but in the meantime check out this highlight video showing scenes from the tour.

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UK hip-hop quintet GreenJade has stepped down from this year’s MOBOs Award after being nominated in the Best Gospel category. The London-based group wrote a letter to MOBOs officials  to be removed from the nomination’s list. The group  said its request has now been granted by officials.

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Christian rapper Lecrae debuts Rebel on Billboard's "Top Rap Albums Chart" at No. 8. His third album, Rebel, shelved off 9,800 discs in its opening week! This doesn't count digital downloads, which for the first week was No. 4 on the Hip Hop/Rap Album Chart of iTunes.

Our advice to Reach Records is to send out a press release to all media outles (Christian and Secular) and be sure they all have a copy of Rebel for review, get all the coverage, even negative, doesn't matter. Because this album is making an impact and if it doesn't go out to the press it can miss great opportunities. Imagine someone who lost his faith, then reads his daily secular hip hop news, sees an article about Rebel maybe negatif because it's Christian, but then gives the album a listen and then recommits his life to the Lord. That's what I'm talking about!
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New Syntax Short! It's episode of a 3 part docu-drama describing the new album "Excuse Me" by Kaboose dropping 10/14/08!

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Many of you have been waiting for DJ Morph's new mixtape "International" on iTunes and it is now available DJ Morphiziz - International. Lecrae's Rebel has been out for a week now and it is still in the TOP sales charts of iTunes. TOP HIP HOP Albums: #4 and TOP ALL Albums: #29.

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Pro will release his debut album "The Blackout" officially on November 6th 2008 (date pushed from Oct. 31). If you are still uneducated on who Pro is, download his free mixtape "My Name is Pro" here on Rapzilla.

The album will feature Pettidee, Soul P, and Willie Will. As well as Production from Doc Watson, Yung Vizzy Adot, and Pro (himself).

We'll get this album reviewed and rated soon before the release date.

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You should know by now that Grits own and operate their own record label called "Revolution Art," which has national distribution with Provident. The new Grits album "Reiterate" is coming out with the new label next tuesday, but what else can we expect from this label?
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