"Young people aren't going to stop listening to hip-hop," said Samad Bilal founder of New Generations Christian Conference, which stopped by Paradise Cathedral in Roanoke on Saturday.
The all-day conference focuses on bringing the word of God to young people who are influenced by today's hip-hop culture.
In a dual ceremony before an intimate group of close family, friends, labelmates and industry supporters, Marcus Gray, also known as Cross Movement Records' recording artist FLAME, wed his best friend and longtime girlfriend, Crystal Singh, in his hometown of St Louis, MO.
Todd Smith, aka Te'Luvv, doesn't fit the rapper mold. The only gold he wears is a wedding ring. He doesn't curse, drink or claim to have emerged from thug life. "The bottom line for me is that it's ministry," he said. "I decrease myself so God can look bigger and better."
Te'Luvv (pronounced Tay-Love) is a 28-year-old Christian rapper who recently moved to Memphis, and just released his fourth CD, "The World is Not Enough." Each track is a poetic sermon delivered through a rap beat.
Underground Blaze records is proud to present Joe Justiz. The Miami native brings to the scene his first national project release entitled “The Surrender”. The Surrender is packed with great production that includes production by Grammy Nominated Producer Pettidee (Grits, CSG’Z), along side with well know producers like Tony Stone (Cross Movement, Braille & KJ-52), GStyles (Trip Lee, R-Swift & Lecrae) and Son of Mack (Willie Will, & G-Notes).
This is probably old news, but CMR didn't send us a press release about it and we missed the news since it was the same time that Phil (who runs things at Rapzilla) went to Africa (on a missions trip) for 2 months.
Before you read the news release, this band actually will just re-release the album through CMR (just like Lecrae Real Talk). So you can buy the album right now on CD Baby instead of waiting for September! Isn't that sweet?
aTone (formely known as re:son) is preparing to release Visible Sprightliness EP on July 15. Visible Sprightliness is the first of a three series EP with 7 tracks each. Each release will focus on relevant issues ranging from life issues to relationships, faith and the highs and lows we all encounter.