Throughout the last ten years, Urban Christianity has gained ground through the success of Christian Hip-Hop. This advancement has helped organizations develop biblically based curriculums to reach inner city youth such as Streetlights, Man Up and 13 Letters, among others. Unfortunately, because of the lack of financial resources the number of available materials is small while the need for new, and innovative programs are high. For this reason, CTF Records has partnered with One Hope. Add a comment
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God Over Money artist Bizzle is set to release his latest project ‘Well Wishes’ on July 22nd. In light of his tour throughout Africa, Bizzle has made a commitment to dedicate 100 percent of the profits gained from ‘Well Wishes’ to building fresh water wells in the most destitute and impoverished parts of the continent. The plan for ‘Well Wishes’ is to begin building in Mozambique, while expanding to other cities and villages throughout Africa.

Most artists have trouble relinquishing the profits from a project they worked months or even years on, however Bizzle takes that seemingly giant step to do so. Add a comment
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Dirty Work Ministries (formerly of Clear Sight Music) artist Young Noah is ready to release his studio debut album. The project titled 'TIME' is set to release on August 5, 2014. The artwork for this release was crafted by László Magyar of LaczaDesign. The first single "GBMD (God Broke Me Down)" was previously released and the next single "Know Me" is expected to come later this month. Add a comment
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Illect Recordings has released a new volume to their compilation series 'Mind The Rap Vol. 3.' The album which is available now on Amazon has charted already in both the Hip-Hop & Rap at #1 and Top Overall at #7 free album sections. Download it now on AmazonMP3.

Tracklist:
1. Sivion - Ladies and Gentlemen (feat. DJ Aslan)
2. Jaq -Change the Score (feat. Theory Hazit)
3. JustMe & Deacon the Villain - The Prodigal
4. Imperial - Zone Out (feat. K.I.N.E.T.I.K)
5. Sintax the Terrific & DJ Kurfu - The Shining Wire (feat. Manchild)
6. Scribbling Idiots - Got That Hunger (feat. KJ-52, Theory Hazit & JustMe)
7. Japhia Life - Cloud
8. Cas Metah & Wonder Brown - Drowning Man (feat. Copywrite & Elias)
9. Imperial- Raw (feat. Sivion, muzeONE, JustMe & Sintax the Terrific)
10. Theory Hazit - Modern Marvels (feat. Wildchild, Othello, Braille & Ohmega Watts)
11. Sivion - Everything Is Everything (Freddie Bruno Remix) [feat. DJ Because]
12. Cas Metah & Wonder Brown- The Way I Cry (feat. Ruffian)
13. Wes Pendleton - New Morning (Instrumental)
14. The Battery - Finna Be (feat. Propaganda)
15. JustMe - Ceremonial Master (feat. Wonder Brown)
16. Wes Pendleton - Dedication (feat. DIE-REK)
17. Jaq - Holster (feat. JustMe & DJ Promote)
18. Cas Metah & Mouf Warren - Contemplation
19. Theory Hazit & Toni Shift - Concealed Sorrow
20. Jaq - Paper and Coins (feat. Cas Metah)
21. DJ Stibs - Mind the Rap Volume 3: DJ Stibs Mix (Exclusive)
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Lecrae's next album 'Anomaly' is just around the corner, or so we thought. In a humorous Instagram post Crae has informed us that "The system didn't plan for this. #ANOMALY" and his upcoming seventh studio album will not be in our hands until September 9th, almost a week after the GRAMMY Award winning album 'Gravity' dropped two years ago. Add a comment
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In light of Independence Day, the one true celebration of American ingenuity, innovation, and supremacy, HipHopDX.com decided to compose a list filled with those three things, but within a more specific niche: Hip-Hop. Nothing speaks more to ingenuity and innovation quite like starting an independent record label from scratch, with your own money, sweat, tears, and even a little hope. Add a comment
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Katy Perry’s defense attorneys can blame some Flame fans for the lawsuit against their client.

On Tuesday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Flame, along with Lecrae and Da’ T.R.U.T.H., are suing Perry for infringing the copyright of their song “Joyful Noise” on her song “Dark Horse.” The suit also claims that their track has been “irreparably tarnished by its association with the witchcraft, paganism, black magic and Illuminati imagery evoked by the same music in ‘Dark Horse’.”

Making Flame aware of this tarnishing were his fans. Driving from a concert, Flame’s DJ, Cho’zyn Boy, noticed an “influx" of tweets to Flame and Lecrae asking them about the new Katy Perry song. Flame doesn’t listen to Katy Perry, so he had no idea why his opinion of her music mattered. Add a comment
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UPDATE: Rapzilla reached out to FLAME and Katy Perry but both declined to comment.
UPDATE 2: Check out FLAME's DJ response with song comparison here.

This morning STLtoday.com reported, Christian hip-hop musicians from St. Louis and elsewhere sued pop singer Katy Perry, Capitol Records and others in federal court here Tuesday, claiming that Perry’s song “Dark Horse” ripped off their 2008 song. The suit says that Perry and her co-writers infringed the copyright of the Christian song “Joyful Noise” and have exploited and profited from its use. Add a comment
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Phanatik, a Christian Hip Hop pioneer and founding member of the two time Grammy nominated group The Cross Movement, is scheduled to release his 4th solo project entitled, The Art of Battle Rap: Puns and Punchlines, Vol. 1 on July 8th.

“I remember a time when Christian Rap had that same feel. Each song was like watching a title bout where God’s glory was on the line and each listener was forced to deal with his/her own ethical opposition to God’s universal claims”, said Phanatik. Add a comment
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Swoope has recently shot a music video from his upcoming album 'Sinema' in Philadelphia, the title of the song has yet to be revealed. The video will feature fellow WLAK and Collision Records artist Christon Gray, who earlier this year released his 2nd studio solo album, School of Roses. Add a comment
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SPZRKT, a member of the STRT TRBL crew, has just announced via Instagram the title and date of release for a new single. SPZRKT, who has collaborated with the likes of Tedashii, Social Club, Thisl and more, is set to drop his new single entitled "Share the World" on July 8th. Add a comment
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Professional sports are known for their intensity. Whether its running up and down a basketball court for hours at a time or being pummeled into the ground by a lineman who might be twice your size, being a professional athlete is intense.

Hip Hop might be comparable in intensity. Pressure comes with the job. Pressure to release your new project on time, pressure to align your art with the labels vision, pressure to make sure that your music impacts each listener in a unique way. Add a comment
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Philadelphia rapper Believin Stephen known for his in-depth lyricism and heartfelt material is set to release his new full-length album Battling Unbelief on July 15 on his independent label Gametime Recordings. The highly anticipated project will be his second full-length album, and fifth overall release. The first single “Don’t Be Afraid” (Battling Fear) has received an overwhelming response and has listeners excited for the album. The album features guest artist appearances from his brother Timothy Brindle, Bumps INF, Selah the Corner, Datin, Jeremiah Bligen, ThaKidd Jopp, and many more. DJ Average Joe is repsonisble for all the scratches on the album. Production credits include Grammy award winner Big Juice, Theory Hazit, Eshon Burgundy, Copywrite, Tony Stone, Average Joe and many others. Add a comment
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