As Xist Music/220 Entertainment prepare for the release of the debut artist—acclaimed Christian Hip Hop pioneer The Ambassador (formerly of The Cross Movement), they have sparked “The Reintroduction: of The A-M-B-A” (as he is affectionately known) with the release of a free download (coined an “icebreaker”) and promo video below. Add a comment
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Husband and wife rap duo "His Work" are set to release their first project entitled We Are His Work EP on April 5th on iTunes and Amazon. The couple made waves with the free download release of the song "Back to Tape" and are going to turn heads with this EP project. The group is backed by Tony Stone's production company Hands Up Music Production and is the first group to release their project through Hands Up. Add a comment



We Holy Records “Flag-Ship” artist Gideonz Army is releasing their debut album 'On Ten', which features the street buzzing singles “On Ten” and “Go Win.”

Gideonz Army has taken the message of Christ, through their single “Go Win”, into arena’s most people would frown upon. Although considered unorthodox, Gideonz Army ministered the gospel in many clubs in the Atlanta area and South East region, filled with hungry souls captivated by the message in the music. “Man, this is the kind of music that will change lives! For real!” said Atlanta recording artist K-You. Night after night, the ministry and performance energy of Gideonz Army seized the minds and hearts of the listeners causing them to examine their lives and the future decisions they’ll make. Add a comment
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Check out the video below for a full update directly from Braille about his 7th record “Native Lungs”. The new record is expected to drop in August of 2011. Humble Beast will be documenting the whole session and putting together a short documentary of the recording process. Braille has been covering the expenses to create this record out of pocket, mainly by doing guest verses and concerts. Add a comment
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Lecrae is featured on two songs from the new album 'Passion: Here For You' which was recorded live at the Passion 2011 conference with more than 20,000 university-aged students in Atlanta, GA January 1-4, 2011. The album features sixstepsrecords artists Chris Tomlin, David Crowder*Band, Charlie Hall, Matt Redman, Christy Nockels and Kristian Stanfill. The album and new song offerings will reflects the desire of a generation to lay down their lives to live for the renown of Christ. Since the first release in 1998, Passion albums have sold more than 1.8 million albums and introduced the newest and up-and-coming worship songs, including “Better Is One Day”, “How Great Is Our God”, “God Of This City”, “Holy Is The Lord” and last year, the #1 radio single “Our God” (from 2010’s Passion: Awakening). Add a comment
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For the last 4 years Manchild and Dust have “talked” about doing another Mars ILL record. However, in 2011, amazingly a very awesome Mars ILL supporter graciously offered to underwrite a Mars ILL LP. So its officially on. Mars ILL's 4th official album will be recorded this year. Add a comment



Glow In The Dark is a project themed around shining light in darkness. In the Gospel of John (8:12), Christ stated that, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." Applejaxx explains, "To Glow In The Dark one must follow Jesus by obeying his commandments. When you follow Christ, you are not ashamed to be a light in darkness. Christ calls us to be a light in this world,Glow In The Dark." Add a comment
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Soul Deep Records is re-releasing Rawsrvnt’s No Ordinary Love, his 5th studio album, which features the Billboard hit “On Fire” and two new songs.

Since 1999, Rawsrvnt, also known as Eddy Puyol from the reality TV Show Donald J. Trump presents The Ultimate Merger, has made it his mandate to share God’s radical and unconditional love with people all over the globe. For the re-release of his updated record, Raw felt it was only fitting to title his latest work No Ordinary Love, expressing his mission to share God’s love.

“I have a passion for seeing people fall in love with Jesus,” Rawsrvnt says.

“Since God has shown us that same passion in falling in love with us, I believe it’s only right to share with Him how much we love and appreciate Him, too.”

No Ordinary Love is available worldwide through all major digital outlets (iTunes, Amazon, eMusic, etc.) and features Rawsrvnt’s take on Sade’s award winning “No Ordinary Love” with Lisa McClendon. A must listen for Sade fans! Fans will appreciate the spin Rawsrvnt took on her classic jam and will develop a deeper understanding of this “extra-ordinary” love that God has for all of us.

Apart from Rawsrvnt’s signature smooth laid back flow on tracks like “Speak” featuring Bobby Tinsley and “Flossin’ Him,” Rawsrvnt stretches out again to another genre on “The Almighty” and shows that his sound can’t be confined or classified to just hip-hop, but convinces Reggae listeners that the genre fits him.

“On Fire” landed on the Billboard Christian Rock charts and has become a favorite on one of the largest Christian Rock radio networks in the country, Effect Radio, reaching #1 on their Top 25. “On Fire” capitalizes on Rawsrvnt’s aggressive, intense, passionate worship for the Lord with screaming guitars and a driving bass line. This hit has been featured on Sports Shows as well as major sporting events stirring up the crowd as Rawsrvnt does best.

Continuing in his lane of creating aggressive, intense, passionate worship music, “Be With You” and “Bow Down” both feature long-time friend and colleague, Sean Slaughter and once again show how effective Hip-Hop Worship can be when delivered from an unashamed platform.

No Ordinary Love, produced by Chuck Hemann, features the well known worship song “Here I Am to Worship” with Dove Award nominee and newly signed Sparrow Records artist Audrey Assad in a way that’s never been heard before.

Responding to numerous fan requests for song lyrics, Rawsrvnt is making them available. When fans purchase Raw’s music from iTunes, they’ll be able to get a digital booklet including that all the song lyrics.

“All of us at Soul Deep Records feel that people long for some worship music that is real, authentic, and passionate,” says Rawsrvnt. He’s certain No Ordinary Love will meet that goal. Add a comment



Reach Records wants you to get your mp3 player ready for their March Music Madness. This month, Reach Records, will drop any day or week the PRo 'PSA vol.2' mixtape, KB 'Who is KB?' mixtape, and Trip Lee singles 'Brag On My Lord'. Stay tuned on Rapzilla for more details. Add a comment



Humble Beast has been planning it for months and today are proud to announce the newest members to the Humble Beast family... hailing from Chicago, IL - a 4 piece hip-hop band named Alert. This announcement doesn't come empty handed either - today we present you their newest music video for the song "All I See Is Red", as well as a free mp3 download of the song. The song is part of a full EP titled "Red Opus 45" that Humble Beast will be giving away next month. The first single "Red" is a perfect introduction to Alert. The rhymes from lead vocalist Boogalu are potent, the band captures the mood brilliantly and the final product is something Humble Beast are genuinely excited to share. Add a comment



After a brief hiatus from the hip-hop spotlight, Man of War returns with his own label, War Records. He spent the last few years touring, recording and finding new talent that's ready to impact urban listenership.

"They are humble, God-fearing artists," Man of War says. "It's unrestricted Christian music with a rugged line. God is woven into the lyrics." Add a comment
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The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced today from the Grand Salon of the historic Fox Theatre in Atlanta that TobyMac and Chris Tomlin lead the diverse group of artist nominees with six nominations each, while Jason Crabb nabs five, and Francesca Battistelli pulls in four nods from the 42nd Annual GMA Dove Awards. This is the first time the awards have been held outside of Memphis or Nashville. The awards show will take place on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia at 8:00 p.m. EST. The awards will be broadcast on GMC, America's favorite network for uplifting music and entertainment, on Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. EST. Add a comment
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