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DJ I Rock Jesus is putting together a mix CD called "One Accord." He has big plans for this CD. He is currently taking submissions for the CD. I Rock Jesus comments "God is not looking for the best HE IS LOOKING FOR OBEDIENCE!" submit your track to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Sean Slaughter is currently shooting his new music video for "Flesh Killa" with J.R. (of Cross Movement Records). "Ani-Mation" is the one clue we have from Sean Slaughter according to his twitter update. Stay tuned on Rapzilla for more details. Buy his latest album "Man on Fire" at Qualityjunk.com

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As we reported a few weeks ago, Urban D. and the folks at Crossover Church in Tampa, FL had a "HUSTLE" day on Sunday Feb. 8th, 2009. The promotion was  to attend any of the 3 Sunday services to hear a message about how we all "push, hustle, and grind" in life. All members and guests would receive the new Urban D. "HUSTLE" EP (which includes remixes, a cappella's, and instrumentals... plus an enhanced feature with the new "HUSTLE" music video - this will soon be available for download on iTunes with a digital booklet and the Hustle music video).
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Reach Records is selling a megaphone from Trip Lee's music video "Real Vision" with a bunch of bonuses on eBay. This is your chance to own a piece of Christian Hip Hop history.  All proceeds from this auction go to benefit ReachLife MInistries. 

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Braille is spending the week at Syntax Studios recording his next solo record titled “Audibly Enhanced Dreams”. Braille says "I know that sounds crazy, but basically I will be touring non-stop for 3 or 4 months so I figured I should at-least lay down the foundation for my next record so that I have time to analyze it and make it RIGHT for a potential FALL release on Syntax Records later this year (God willing)."

We got an exclusive picture for you of Braille in San Diego.
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GodChaserz Entertainment is releasing Big R's sophomore album entitled "Rated R" next month in March. Production from Wit of The Frontlynaz, Genuine Productions, and Tony Stone. Cameos from Knine, Brinson, and ReadyWriter. The single "I'm Back (in the name of Jesus)" is available on iTunes. We announced the album was going to release back in October 2008, read about it here.

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Just about 20 minutes ago, Shonlock stepped out of a meeting with Arrow Records. Shonlock reports via his cell phone to twitter "Hey things are great!! Im really excited about the record, can't wait to share it with you all!", a few minutes later Arrow records reports on twitter "Just finished a meeting w/ @shonlock @jgm_arrow & @ceomgmt Excited about the new opportunities w/ this next project". This got us wondering and we asked Arrow Records if Shonlock signed with Arrow Records, their response was "YEZZZZZIIIIIRRRRR!!!!! Shonlock is signed to Arrow Records."

An official press release will be out soon, but we wanted to get the breaking news out fast, thanks to twitter! By the way follow us on twitter.com/rapzilla

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Just a quick note that Rhema Soul is in the studio recording their new album with G-Styles on the beats. For now enjoy their free EP [DOWNLOAD] or their music video Steez [WATCH].

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Toby Mac takes home the Grammy award with his Live album "Alive and Transported." Flame was nominated for his album "Our World Redeemed" and attended the Grammy's. Watch the interview we had with Flame about his Grammy nomination and the plans he had at the Grammy's if he won or not [WATCH]

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Travel with The Cross Movement, one of Christian Hip-Hop’s pioneer groups, in a behind-the-scenes look as they embark on a non-stop, 48-hour journey across the country that culminates in their attendance, along with co-nominee Da' T.R.U.T.H., at last year's 50th GRAMMY Awards for their "Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album of the Year" nomination. The Tonic discusses the definition of true success, both in the eyes of God and in the eyes of man, amongst the GRAMMY festivities in Los Angeles.
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Trip Lee releases brand new music video "Real Vision" featuring Tedashii from sophomore album "20/20"! [Watch Now]

About Real Vision
We are constantly bombarded with messages to believe from popular culture, from churches, from friends, etc. It seems like everywhere we turn someone has something they want us to buy into. But which messages line up with the heart of God? And where do we go to filter what is a lie and what is truth?

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Dwayne Tryumf is on fire in this new music video of his intro song from his forthcoming album "777", watch now.

When can we expect "777" to release? Dwayne shares that the album is done and is going to be mastered in about 2 weeks then the artwork will begin (which Dwayne is VERY excited about because he'll be working with one of the best in the field of graphic design!). We're looking at a released time of spring/summer 2009.

Oh and remember there's still a possibility that, huh, well read it here.

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Few people love hip-hop more than Xross. And few people hate it more than the Twin Cities-based rapper/minister, who is part of a growing -- and, some might say, wholly unlikely -- genre known as holy hip-hop.

"Hip-hop culture has been hoodwinked and basically just lied to for way too long," said Xross ("cross"), aka Korey Dean...

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In just a few weeks, Scribbling Idiots and their album “The Have Nots” will be releasing in Japan! Be sure to look for that and import your copy for the extra goodies plus the unique artwork.

original artwork for US Release:

Featured in Zune Marketplace!

Syntax Records artist Kaboose, has his song "Goin' Outta Control" featuring Royce Da' 5' 9" featured in the Zune Marketplace as a Free download. So if you have a Zune go and download the free song or enjoy this large screenshot of the feature.

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Da' T.R.U.T.H "Open Book" won the Stellar award for the Rap/Hip Hop Gospel CD of the Year that took place last Saturday. Expect to read a full news release report soon. Here were the nominees for the category:

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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The themes from the 116 Clique album "13 Letters" are expanded and brought into more depth "13 Letters Curriculum" with 13 video-based lessons all on DVD to help you teach and grow. It's a hip hop survey of the Pauline Epistles brought to life with music, street interviews, and teaching from each artist involved such as Lecrae, Sho Baraka, Trip Lee, Tedashii, Flame, Json, Dillon Chase, and 1-Lyfe.

Available February 20th 2009. Watch some clips:

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Here is your chance to show the world your skills on the mic and on the beats. Write and record a 16 bar verse with any of the tracks from the contest page or remix any of the accapellas with your own production. Check out all the we have to offer....instrumentals, voice tracks, songs to pick from, etc. “Remix the Remix” and make your own creation that could win you a VERSE or BEAT from KJ! That's right, Grand Prize Winner will win a VERSE from KJ! There will be a few rounds of submissions as we want to ensure that you have ample time to put your skills to the test.

Participate now and click here for contest details.
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According to Mr. Del's myspace profile pic, he will release his next album entitled "Thrilla" in May 2009. Stay tuned on Rapzilla for more details.

Update Jan 13th: Mr. Del has announced that he will leak 3 songs from the album every month on his myspace until the album comes out with Universal. Listen to 3 songs from the upcoming album now myspace
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Ultimate Fighting Championship 92 event that took place last December, it appears fighter Dean Lister wore a Syntax Records logo on his shorts, shirt and it was on his banner at UFC 92. Check out the images.
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Beat Lab 7 Productionz has released it's new "Music Meets Truth" compilation with all original and exclusive songs all for free download. Artists from all over have come together to contribute, delivering the truth, with production brought to you by BEAT LAB 7 producers “Crucial” and “s.a.i.n.t. jon” of Charlotte, NC.
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"It’s refreshing to hear the heartbeat of a man who is in tune with the purpose of God. J-Silver captures the rhythm and the pulse of what is happening on the street and speaks back to it in a language that it understands." - Noel Robinson (Worship Leader & CEO of Jubal communications)

Some call him J-Silver; some call him Jonathan Findlater… and others simply know him as ‘Jay’. He calls himself a lyricist – ‘Da Soul Lyricist’, to be exact.
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The buzz is circulating about the unofficial remix by Unseen of Lecrae's song Rebel from the hit album "Rebel." This remix is a glimpse of a possible end of the Christian Hip Hop Civil war. Log on to the AppleJaxx myspace to hear the jam.

Applejaxx is completing his full-length project debut Born Identity set to release in 2009 via Fadacy Music. The first official Single will be released in a few weeks.

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Numerous videos from Lecrae have been posted reporting that Trip Lee was missing, it was viral marketing for a big announcement but what? Well the time has come and Lecrae has reported that he has found Trip Lee in Atlanta!

Trip Lee was shooting a video for "Real Vision" off his album "20/20". "The video is incredible and will be posted as a treat for 2009" says Lecrae. The video was directed by Tripp Crosby who has also done Lecrae "Jesus Muzik", Da Truth "Who am I", Flame "Joyful Noise", and Ambassador "Gimme Dat".

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Thi'sl debut album "This House I Shall Live" has officially sold over 10,000 downloads via iTunes in a matter of months. Now Thi'sl is back with new music, his first singles "Windows Down" and "I Hate You" from his upcoming album "The Chronicles of an X Hustler" just released on iTunes today Thi'sl - Windows Down - Single!

The full album "The Chronicles of an X Hustler" is planned to release some time in 2009 (spring/summer). There's also plans of a mixtape to release before the album. Stay tuned on Rapzilla for an upcoming interview with Thi'sl for more information.

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