'The Future Ain't What It Used To Be' by DeepSpace5 (members: manCHILD and Dust of Mars Ill fame, Playdough, Sev Statik, Beat Rabbi, Freddie Bruno, Sivion, sintax.the.terrific, Manwell?, and Listener) will be released on Mega Royal Records, April 27th, 2010. Here is the first single and video from the album called “From The Outside”

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In the midst of the immense tragedy which has occurred in Haiti, 40 South Florida artists have joined forces with The 2819 Group (LMOI) & World Vision to bring you Haiti: Revive. A corporate effort done in hopes of providing aid to the hurting country. 27 records fused with Hip Hop, R&B, Neo Soul, Latin, Reggae, and even a tradition Haitian Kompa. The compilation is music for a great cause. "We might not have a lot of money, but we do have God given talents that we will use to provide some type of help to those hurting" - Cheno Lyfe (Miami Artist). The album will be available for download at online sites with a donation of which 100% will go to relief efforts in Haiti.

Along with the album, a hand full of the artists will embark on a 7 city Tour in the State of Florida.

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Rapzilla got the new album cover and tracklisting first, so here it is. 'Fingerprints' releases 3/30/10.
1. Intro
2. Neva Lay Low
3. Fly Away
4. Champion
5. Boom Box
6. Let Me Live
7. Sky's Not the Limit ft. Eddienigma
8. Spotlight
9. Shorty's Lost ft. G-Styles
10. Why's It Gotta Be So Hard
11. Blow Your Whistle
12. My Beat Go ft. G-Stlyes
13. Fingerprints
14. I Hope
15. Save Me
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Sho Baraka New Single Tells The World "We Can Be More"

ATLANTA - Bursting on the hip-hop scene with a myriad of awesome beats, thought-provoking introspective lyrics and poignant messages is Sho Baraka of Reach Records. This conscious lyricist has just released his awe inspiring single entitled "We Can Be More" featuring balladeer J.R. This track is deeper than what first meets the ear. It conveys the message that love goes beyond the contemporary view of lust and selfishness. Sho takes you on a lyrical journey down the path of love, which we all have traveled. In this song Sho exposes how love is abused, misunderstood and sometimes even ignored and encourages listeners to seek authentic love. "We Can Be More" Sho Baraka clarion call, steps up to the plate and challenges men to rise, to accept and respect true love.

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Dedicated Music Group Artists Mr. Del and Mali Music Garner 2010 Dove Award Nominations!

The Gospel Music Association announced the final nominees for the 41st GMA Dove Awards. Dedicated Music Group, Inc. artists Mr. Del and Mali Music both garnered nominations. These are the first music award nominations the 2-year old rising indie label has received. The Memphis, TN based Urban and Hip Hop label is distributed through Universal Music Christian Group and has accomplished many accolades in its’ first year of releases.

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The Gospel Music Association announced the following as the FINAL nominees for the 41st GMA Dove Awards. We are only showing the rap/hip hop nomiees.

Category 9
Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year
Song; album; artist; writer; label

“America”; America; Tracy Edmond; Tracy Edmond, Ken White; Curb Records

“End Of My Rope”; Five-Two Television; KJ-52; Jonah Sorrentino, Aaron Sprinkle; BEC Recordings

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The winter 2010 issue of Tha Message Magazine is dropping in early March. Japhia Life and Sho Baraka grace the cover. You'll see articles remembering S/ave (creator of DaSouth.com) and Enock (formerly of Cross Movement Records) both written by Sketch the Journalist.

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Exodus Movement
6 Ways to Survive the Trap

Daddy Abe - From Alpha To Omega