shai linne, known as “the lowercase emcee”, has created quite a buzz in the hip-hop world through extensive touring, solid releases, guest appearances and a steady buzz over the internet. Featured on albums such as Ambassador’s The Thesis, Flame’s Rewind and Our World Redeemed, Trip Lee’s 20/20 and Reach Records 13 Letters Compilation, shai has become known for creating a style of music known as Lyrical Theology. Lyrical Theology is simply taking theological concepts and teachings and putting them in rhyme form. shai is also known in his church as serving on the worship team, as an elder and one that regularly teaches from the pulpit on Sunday morning.
Jahaziel won the MOBO Award for Best Gospel Act in London Wednesday night.
Celebrity Songwriters Carrie and David Grant presented the Holy Hip Hop recording artist with MOBO award at the star-studded ceremony. Also nominated for the award were Ekklesia, Tye Tribbett and Kirk Franklin.
"Take The City", is the long awaited sophomore album from Messenja. The album is set to release with Canton Jones new record label "Cajo Records" on January 27 2009. Messenja, songwriter and producer, brings a message of hope, motivation and inspiration to Gods people through Hip Hop.
Since debuting on Sept. 30, the album from Reach Records' recording artist Lecrae, maintains the No. 1 position on Billboard's Top Gospel Album chart for the second week. Making history as the first Christian Rap album to sit in the top position, "Rebel" has ended the 18-week run of Marvin Sapp's "Thirsty," placing it in the No. 2 position while Voices' "The Ultimate Gospel Collection," CeCe Winans' "Thy Kingdom Come," and Shekinah Glory's "Jesus" complete the Top 5 positions, respectively.
3 Hip Hop albums are in the Billboard TOP 25 Gospel Albums Chart: #1 Lecrae "Rebel" (2nd week), #17 Ambassador "The Chop Chop" (high: #6), and #24 Grits "Reiterate" (high: #16). Lecrae "Rebel" is also #92 on the Billboard 200 (was #60 last week).
After touring the world and blowing up stages with and without their L.A. Symphony crew, founding members, CookBook and UNO Mas are back with their latest musical escapade entitled "The Overflow"; a 14 song downloadable album full of tight flows, bangin' beats, and memorable guest appearances! The L.A. duo is set to release their latest work as a free downloadable file on October 14th. That's right F-R-E-E! It's available via their myspace page: www.myspace.com/cookanduno
In keeping with their boutique approach to finding and nurturing musical talent, Gotee Records has signed a deal with Flynn Adam (of L.A. Symphony), with his first two singles Such a Time and Just Dont Get It , as well as a music video for Such a Time being given the finishing touches for a Fall 2008 release via iTunes.
Fedel is back with I LIVE, the follow up to his critically acclaimed, Mixtape of the Year nominated Growing Pains. The renowned Tulsa emcee previously heard on Holy Hip Hop: Taking the Gospel to the Streets V3, DJ D-Lite Heatwave series, and Dre Murrays Manumit album, presents his debut album to be released on 11/18/08.
*This is a big deal.* Its the first time the major labels and retailers have unanimously embraced a new physical format in over 25 years. These cards play in 70 million phones in the US and a billion devices worldwide. Imagine if there were that many CD players in 1982.
The press release:The worlds four largest music companies and SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK), a leading seller of MP3 players and flash memory cards in the United States, today unveiled the full list of artists joining the inaugural slotMusic line-up. Starting this week, music fans can purchase slotMusic cardsmicroSD cards with pre-loaded, high quality, DRM-free MP3 musicfeaturing new release albums from artists like Coldplay, Katy Perry, Leona Lewis, Rihanna and Robin Thicke and catalog titles from Elvis, Abba and more.