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"Obama Wins!" "Things are Changing!" "Yes, We Can!" / But in God I put my trust, and not man / Gonna hold onto my God's unchanging hand / As he, as he leads me along" – "Yes We Can" (Tre9)

While the nation is justifiably excited about the inauguration of the first African-American President of the United States, gospel rapper Tre9 cautions that Barack Obama is simply a man – not a Messiah. Add a comment
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2009 Holy Hip Hop Awards closed in Prayer by Kurtis Blow Walker on Sunday, January 18, 2009, with the last Ministers of the Gospel closing at 1:45 A.M. (Eastern Daylight Time), closing out a 16 Hour Non-Stop Marathon led by over 100 Holy Hip Hop Ministers of the Gospel, Honorees and Aficionados Raising the Roof in Praise, Honor and Glory for Him through Powerful Beats, Inspirational and Uplifting Lyrics and Dance; Go Ye DJs keeping the FreeStyle Sessions Flowing in the Vendor/Lobby area, combined with Praise & Worship & Altar Call; Saturated Media Presence (BET, TBN/JCTV and Dense Mass Media presence (Radio, Print, Internet Correspondents and Individuals getting pictures, audio and video footage for TV, Magazines, Newspapers, Internet Media and Personal memories). Add a comment
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Da' T.R.U.T.H "Open Book" won the Stellar award for the Rap/Hip Hop Gospel CD of the Year that took place last Saturday. Expect to read a full news release report soon. Here were the nominees for the category:

Rap/Hip Hop Gospel CD of the Year
Da' T.R.U.T.H; Open Book; Cross Movement Records
FLAME; Our World Redeemed; Cross Movement Records
Frontlynaz; Game Over; Frontlynaz, Inc.
Sho Baraka; Turn My Life Up; Reach Records
Trip Lee; 20/20; Reach Records Add a comment

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The themes from the 116 Clique album "13 Letters" are expanded and brought into more depth "13 Letters Curriculum" with 13 video-based lessons all on DVD to help you teach and grow. It's a hip hop survey of the Pauline Epistles brought to life with music, street interviews, and teaching from each artist involved such as Lecrae, Sho Baraka, Trip Lee, Tedashii, Flame, Json, Dillon Chase, and 1-Lyfe.

Available February 20th 2009. Watch some clips:

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The silence is broken. TON3X is back with a brand new album, "Unspoken." 8-Time Stellar Award Winner, 2-Time Dove Award Winner and 3-time Grammy Award Nominee TON3X returns after a five year hiatus from dropping a commercial release. Ironically, TON3X breaks his silence with his brand new LP "Unspoken." Add a comment
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Here is your chance to show the world your skills on the mic and on the beats. Write and record a 16 bar verse with any of the tracks from the contest page or remix any of the accapellas with your own production. Check out all the we have to offer....instrumentals, voice tracks, songs to pick from, etc. “Remix the Remix” and make your own creation that could win you a VERSE or BEAT from KJ! That's right, Grand Prize Winner will win a VERSE from KJ! There will be a few rounds of submissions as we want to ensure that you have ample time to put your skills to the test.

Participate now and click here for contest details. Add a comment
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According to Mr. Del's myspace profile pic, he will release his next album entitled "Thrilla" in May 2009. Stay tuned on Rapzilla for more details.

Update Jan 13th: Mr. Del has announced that he will leak 3 songs from the album every month on his myspace until the album comes out with Universal. Listen to 3 songs from the upcoming album now myspace Add a comment
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Ultimate Fighting Championship 92 event that took place last December, it appears fighter Dean Lister wore a Syntax Records logo on his shorts, shirt and it was on his banner at UFC 92. Check out the images. Add a comment
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Mynista a.k.a. Docta Wuzdead releases his new indie EP entitled "Straight Street". The title of his latest release is named for a place where the Spirit of God speaks, the Word of God encourages, the beats bang, and the sharp, original delivery of this messenger pops! Add a comment
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Beat Lab 7 Productionz has released it's new "Music Meets Truth" compilation with all original and exclusive songs all for free download. Artists from all over have come together to contribute, delivering the truth, with production brought to you by BEAT LAB 7 producers “Crucial” and “s.a.i.n.t. jon” of Charlotte, NC. Add a comment
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