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The logic was that by selling crack cocaine to his mother Woodbridge resident Christian Love would keep her off the streets and safe. "Streetwise, I've sold drugs since I was 9," said Love, who was raised in Washington, D.C. His mother, Melody Love, who now lives in Capitol Heights, Md., has been a crack addict since he was a child, Love said.

The story has a happy ending.

On March 2, Love, now a full-time Christian rapper, celebrated the release of his first album, "The Awakening." It was also his birthday and marked the first year his mother has been off drugs.

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Music has provided the means for George Moss to communicate on a number of fronts. And with last week's release of his first solo CD, the Grand Rapids native has yet another outlet to display his passion for expressions of faith.

"It wasn't so much the music itself, why I got into it," Moss, 25, said from his Kentwood home. "It was an opportunity to grow and share my faith from that platform."

His new CD, "All or Nothing," is a collection of original Christian rap/hip-hop grooves -- produced with a host of local talent -- that already has generated a hit song.

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The Harvard Divinity School and Harambee, an organization for students of African descent, presented "The Hip-Hop and Religion Forum" as its final event to celebrate Black History Month. Six panelists from Islamic and Christian backgrounds discussed the effect of hip-hop on youth culture and perspectives on hip-hop varied from critical to enthusiastically supportive.

Christian disc jockey DJ Lady Grace opened the panel with a rap rhyme from Christian rap artist Corey Red to demonstrate her theory that musicians today should not do both religious and secular songs, because the genres convey contradictory messages.

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Last Thursday, five panelists discussed what hip-hop is and what it isn't at the fifth annual NAACP/IMPACT Forum in Constitution Hall. "We are just trying to analyze hip-hop," said McKenzie Bruner, sophomore vice-president of NAACP.

The four topics discussed were what hip-hop is, hip-hop and its influence on youth, misogyny in hip-hop and Christian rap vs. worldly rap.

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Producer Rockwilder is planning to take his award winning music to enter the world of Christian Hip-Hop, he said.

In an interview with Movement TV, the Grammy Award winning producer said he has become bored with the current state of Hip-Hop music and will be returning to his roots in the church.

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This weekend in Orlando, FL at the Revolve Tour. KJ-52's DJ, DJ X took the plundge and proposed to his girlfriend in front of 9,000 girls.
Check out the video on myspace: click here to watch.

 

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By now you must have heard that Eric Cross' Art of Composition will be released April 1st nationwide on Beatmart Recordings. "This 13 track banger is sure to please" says Beatmart on their website, but how would you know if it sounds good or not until April 1st right?

Wrong! You can now buy the digital download of the album at the Beatmart online store . We thought it was a mistake and contacted Beatmart, their response was: "This is legit."

Go ahead and purchase it now for only $8.00 at:  http://webstores.merchonestop.com/beatmart/category.php?CA=24
If you buy the album, please add a comment of what you think of the album here, you'll get to hear it before us!

Beatmart will still release the album in stores April 1st 2008. 

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Night Owls climbs from # 9 to #4 on the CMJ hip hop charts beating out notable artists like Wyclef Jean, Blockhead, Jay-z, Wu-Tang Clan, Talib Kweli and many others for superior chart position.
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Reach Records is looking for producers and vocalists for Lecrae, Trip Lee, and Tedashii's projects. If you are a producer or know one send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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The Sounds of Poems have been Blooming around the world. Check out this store display from a shop in Japan. There is also a vinyl out now and the album is going worldwide on digitally in February. You can get your copy NOW in HipHopIsMusic online store featuring 15 tracks and production by Ohmega Watts, Stro and Mr. J of the Procussions, Vintage, Tony Stone, Choice 37 and more. Image

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Tim Trudeau, President of Syntax Records, says "We have been getting a lot of calls and e-mails comforting us... I just want to say thanks and I truly appreciate that." But...
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On the first day of sales in Paris France, I stopped by the Virgin Megastore at Champs Elysees. Unlike the U.S., European stores can only promote sales twice a year (January and July). The store had thousands of CD's on sale for 2-6 euros (about $3-9).
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"Rise to the Top" by Von Won featuring Tre9 and BB Jay, is in the top 10 most watched music videos on Myspace with over 180,000 views! Von Won's album "Rise 2 The Top" will release some time in 2008. Watch the video here: http://vidsearch.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=22094185

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Braille is Featured Artist on Myspace this week. Click here to check it out. His upcoming album The IV is set to release April 15th 2008, and this is an official quote on what we think of the album: "The album is HOT! A must have for 2008."

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ReadyWriter's debut album entitled "Conduit" has been pushed back to a February 2008 release date. Artist featured Eric Cross, Excelsius, Jovan Mackenzy, Brinson, Boston-Emcee DISCIPLE, H.E.A.V.Y., Young Fitz, and St Joe the Servant. With
production from Brinson, St Joe, Witness, Lesus, and Teddy P.

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Pigeon John @ Sonshine Festival 237

Pigeon John is hard at work for his next record. He needs your help for an album title. Some time next year he is going to have a Title Contest for the album. "My goal is for one of my fans to name it!" says Pigeon John. Interesting concept, you'll get more info when the time comes here on Rapzilla. 

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Viktory is nearly done with his latest project tentativley titled "Son of a King". If you remember his last project, it featured production from Tonex, Tony Stone, and the Holy Hit Makerz plus a guest appearance from Marvin Winans Jr., this time around you can expect all of them to return, as well as some classic material from Witness of the Frontlynaz, illuminaticx a.k.a. J Pierre, Mad Skrews.

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A lot of people have been wondering about Eric Cross album release since the Beatmart deal, well here it is the much anticipated album entitled "The Art of Composition" will be dropping 4/1/08 under Beatmart Recordings.  It's official! 

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Download the new mixtape from Theory Hazit "Special Education of Theory Hazit" for free

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You can now view photos of concerts and other events. Enjoy, Click here to check it out, it's also in the left menu. By the way if you are a photographer submit your pictures via Flickr to us for consideration. We want to showcase them!

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Electronic Arts licensed the track "Break It Down" from L.A. Symphony's album "Unleashed" out now on Syntax/Koch.

About NFL Tour 2008:
A superstar replacement for EA's NFL Street series, NFL Tour brings the spectacle of a traveling NFL road show alive, with intuitive controls, fast-paced gameplay, and visually stunning graphics. Gamers will be able to embark on a fictional NFL road show. With real NFL players as teammates, players will travel across the country to play against each of the NFL teams in newly designed stadiums. As players defeat each of the NFL squads, they come one step closer to winning a NFL contract. In stores: 2/1/08.

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Braille has a new 12" vinyl single of the IV/Counter Attack, released in Germany, from his upcoming full length album "The IV Edition" due 2008. Featuring production from Oh No & Marco Polo, cuts by Rob Swift, and guest spot by Hiphop IS Muisc labelmate Theory Hazit. This 12" is on point with a full gloss print picture cover, instrumentals, an accapella, and a bonus cut. Limited to only 500!
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The new S.O.U.L. Mag issue is HOT off the presses featuring The Cross Movement and their walk through HIS.tory! Check out the new 100 page magazine with spotlights on artists Mahogany Jones, Flame, Iomas Marad, and leaders Larry Acosta, Kevin White, and Bert Bochachica. Plus some dope articles by Urban D., Tone Bruno, Phil Jackson, and more!
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