Apple recently launched their social network within iTunes. The point of the social network is to find out about new music by following your favorite artists and friends and see what they are posting, what they like, and most importantly, unique, and influential, is showing what you purchased. There isn't much to the service yet, but Apple and iTunes have major potential, especially since they purchased the popular service that we were big fans of. was a service that let you "upload" your entire music catalog and access it anywhere you have an internet connection, as well as "purchase" music for streaming rights for a tenth of the cost to download. Add a comment

GRITS song “Ooh Ahh (My Life Be Like)” [Purchase on iTunes] continues to find fans and solidify the duo as one of the most recognized voices, yet relatively underground groups in hip-hop.

As a digital single, “Ooh Ahh (My Life Be Like)” recently scanned over 500,000 downloads, adding their name to a small and select group of Christian artists who have achieved such sales success. Add a comment

Lecrae's new album 'REHAB' is heating up the iTunes charts (view here). He also has a song currently charting #73 in iTunes Top Hip Hop/Rap singles. Which brings me to a question: Why is "Killa" more popular than songs like "High"? Add a comment

Update 10AM EST: The album is now #3 in iTunes Australia Top Hip Hop/Rap albums and #35 overall. In iTunes New Zealand it has also jumped to #2 Hip Hop/Rap albums and #23 overall. iTunes in the United Kingdom has 'REHAB' at #3 in Hip Hop/Rap albums.

The Americas still has a few hours before Lecrae's new album 'REHAB' drops on iTunes but in other parts of the world it's out. Already charting #6 in the Top Hip Hop/Rap Albums of iTunes Australia and #3 in the Top Hip Hop/Rap Albums of iTunes New Zealand.

You can buy it on iTunes USA now here: Add a comment

Flavor Fest will be @ Crossover's new spot!
It's official - the location of Flavor Fest X will be at Crossover Church's new facility! They are in the final stages of construction and have crews in the building working 24 hours a day. They are currently painting, putting up lights and hanging up the 108 new doors! The conference and the evening concerts will all be held at the new spot at 1235 East Fowler Ave. Tampa, Fl 33612.

Come celebrate 10 years and celebrate how God has transformed this former Toys R Us building to a church right in the middle of the hood! Check out for conference details, hotel and concert line up. Rapzilla staff will be attending Flavor Fest for the 3rd time this year, so come say hi! Add a comment


Reach Records is proud to announce that we’ve added the gifted artist KB, to our roster! After months of building and fellowshipping with KB, we are glad to have him join the Reach family! Through his music, he hopes to communicate that God is the absolute cannon of all things good, true and beautiful. “I want people to realize God and His centrality. It is not us putting Him at the center, He is already there. We must put ourselves onto that reality.”-KB Add a comment

After releasing his most aggressive and sonically evolved record to date earlier this year, BEC Recordings’ Manafest continues an upward climb as he tours worldwide and receives his highest charting radio single.

Since the release of “The Chase,” Canadian native and JUNO-nominee Manafest has traveled to the United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan and United States. He will soon be jumping on tour with Superchick across the U.S this fall. The Superchick “Reinvention” tour will begin on September 22nd through October 30th. This tour adds to the 1,000+ shows that Manafest has already performed in his career. For tour dates, visit Manafest’s site. Add a comment

Sling Shot Media Group LLC inks deal with Vevaci Entertainment/Universal Music Group Distribution

Columbus OH, September 14, 2010

----Sling Shot Media Group LLC (SSMG) has entered into an agreement with Vevaci Entertainment and Universal Music Group Distribution for an exclusive world-wide distribution venture. The deal spearheaded by Sling Shot Media Group A&R Delayne Whiteside and CEO Yaves Ellis is said to be one of the best situations that any Independent label has seen over the past 5 years.

Established in 2007 by Yaves the Street Pastor, Sling Shot Media Group LLC is quickly becoming a household name in the Christian Rap genre, however it was their presence outside the genre that caught Vevaci Entertainments CEO Armar’rae Hill’s attention.

“These guys have something rare, they possess a gift that will allow them to make history, this unit has been able to stand firm in upholding the Gospel, but still attract the mainstream audience.” –Armar’rae Hill, Vevaci Entertainment Group/ UMGD

From Yaves the Street Pastors 50,000 hits on a YouTube freestyle, or artist KamBINO’s street success with the album Reach, its undeniable the partnership between SSMG, Vevaci Ent., and Universal Music Group Distribution will prove to be one that could change the scope of the genre.

Artists on the Sling Shot Media Group LLC roster include Yaves the Street Pastor, KamBINO, J. Flue, Trev-Eaz, Priest, Lord Have Mercy, Young Church, DJ Juan, and DJ Layne Luv.

“This is bigger than just SSMG, this is an opportunity leave footprints all over Globe, footprints that let people know, the Gospel was here,” said Yaves the Street Pastor.

One can expect to see SSMG’s first project in stores February 2011 distributed exclusively by UMGD. Add a comment

MotionPlus of Scribbling Idiots releases a new EP as part of the Scribbling Idiots Monthly. This EP is filled with emotional, and very personal music in a way that only MotionPlus can deliver it. Its also a new sound for the S.I. crew member. It is a digital release and can be found at

track listing:
1) the intro prod. by SV
2) fallen angel prod by SV
3) man up prod by theory hazit
4)lossin feat Vandalous and Katerra prod by SV
5) camp fema feat Vandalous prod by capo
6) highway to hell prod by SV Add a comment

Young Joshua's new album "Thinking Out Loud" just released today through Cross Movement Records. The album is climbing the iTunes Top Christian & Gospel Album Charts ranking #5 and #175 for all of iTunes. On AmazonMP3 Young Joshua is at #2 for Bestselling Christian & Gospel Albums.

Purchase the album on iTunes or AmazonMP3. Add a comment


D. Tropp Love You More
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