Many in the Christian Hip-Hop Community have witnessed the growth at Crossover via visiting services, concerts or the annual Fla.vor Fest conference. God is doing something amazing in Tampa, Florida. Just seven years ago Urban D. took the role of lead pastor with a small group of people that had a heart to impact the urban community and those influenced by hip-hop. Over the years the growth continued at a steady pace to where today they have 3 Sunday Services with over 600 people attending. Outreach
ministries, discipleship classes, small groups, leadership development, Children's and youth ministries, and many other things are all results of the solid growth that is creating true disciples of Christ at the church.
The Dove Award nominees have been announced at a press conference today at the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau Visitor Information Center. The GMA Dove Awards, gospel musics biggest night of the year, featuring artists from every style of gospel/Christian music coming together for a night of music and celebration, will be broadcast nationwide live on the Gospel Music Channel from 8 10 p.m. (ET/PT) on Thursday, April 23, 2009.
Jahaziel has recently filmed a short ident with BET UK. This is the beginning of a number of projects BET Networks has lined with the MOBO Award winning rapper. Incorporating with the BET brand tag line Its My Thing, Jahaziel shares his heart, his life and his love for God. The ident is an awesome opportunity to share the love of God through a man who does not compromise in his faith. He also showcases the increasing development in UK Gospel Music.
Best known for his 1994 hit "Back in the Day" and fronting the genre-busting band 4th Avenue Jones, hip-hop legend Ahmad joins the Syntax Records family. This also marks the launch of Ahmad's label, WE C.L.A.P., which stands for "We Change Lives, Attitudes & Perceptions". The San Diego-based Syntax and the rapper from South Central Los Angeles fuse together to launch a new chapter in this West Coast story.
The sister of Absent Minded (emcee from Southern California) was murdered. Please pray for the family. You can read more about it in an article in the local news
Arrow Records, an affiliate of Creflo Dollar Ministries, announces the signing of multi-talented Gospel/Hip-Hop artist Deshon Bullock, known professionally as Shonlock.
Christian music’s largest annual musical tour, The Winter Jam 2009 Tour Spectacular, for the first time ever, has an official theme song. Hip-Hop Worship pioneer, Rawsrvnt (pronounced “raw servant”) was commissioned to create an arena anthem especially for the tour.
Population of Invisible People” is the National debut album from veteran hip-hop super-group, Carnival coming straight out of Youngstown, OH. Carnival has been together for 15+ years as a group and has seen many changes in their lives personally as well as spiritually in that time. Carnival grew up listening to all styles of music from rock, hip-hop/rap, soul etc. Our first Christian rap album was Michael Peace then we got T-Bone, Nuwine and Lil Raskull who took it to a whole new level.
Check out the video below of the making of Viktory's upcoming music video for "On Fire", the lead single from the new album from Viktory, "Son of the King", to be released digitally on June 16th 2009, was shot in Chicago, IL in march of 2008 by Joel Kapity of Dreams on Screen productions.
On February 11 at 6 p.m., a Christian Hip-Hop show hosted by a group called The Breax performed at the Clarke Field House. The Breax is made up of three artists: Ruslan Karaoglanov, the emcee and a CSUSM student, Beleaf, the DJ from Baltimore, Maryland, and Mic B, the drummer who is from Oceanside. The event included local artists like Heavenly Host from Oceanside, and a Portland, Oregon native artist called Braille.
This event marked the beginning of the "Broken Television" tour for The Breax, which will take them to New York City, Maryland, and Los Angeles. The idea of the concert was to let The Breax and the local artists express themselves and their beliefs through both Hip-Hop music and spoken word poetry.
Read the rest of the article.