Tru Skool hip hop pioneers GreenJade are about to re-write Hip Hop history. The award winning South London quintet who are about to drop their third album LIFE As We Know It are set to turn the genre on it's head with their anti-guns stance and by talking monogamy as apposed to polygamy.
Cross Movement Records gospel hip-hop artist FLAME will be celebrating the March 4, 2008 release of his fourth album, Our World: Redeemed, with a special hometown concert in St. Louis, Mo., on March 8, 2008, at the Missouri History Museum (5700 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, Mo.).
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The Harvard Divinity School and Harambee, an organization for students of African descent, presented "The Hip-Hop and Religion Forum" as its final event to celebrate Black History Month. Six panelists from Islamic and Christian backgrounds discussed the effect of hip-hop on youth culture and perspectives on hip-hop varied from critical to enthusiastically supportive.
Christian disc jockey DJ Lady Grace opened the panel with a rap rhyme from Christian rap artist Corey Red to demonstrate her theory that musicians today should not do both religious and secular songs, because the genres convey contradictory messages.
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Syntax Records hit the big screen recently with Universal Pictures' romantic comedy Definitely Maybe starring Ryan Reynolds (Just Friends) and Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine). The film features two songs from Syntax's own Night Owls vol. 1: Nocturnal Doctrine and Fashion Expo: Round1: TruHipHop. Listen close to get an earful from these albums during selected scenes.
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Marlon Anderson of the New York Mets had an interview with RecordOnline.com Times Herald-Record. In the interview he was asked what music he listens to and his answer was: "Christian hip-hop, by artists that no one in this room has ever heard of." Click here to read the article
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Last Thursday, five panelists discussed what hip-hop is and what it isn't at the fifth annual NAACP/IMPACT Forum in Constitution Hall.
"We are just trying to analyze hip-hop," said McKenzie Bruner, sophomore vice-president of NAACP.
The four topics discussed were what hip-hop is, hip-hop and its influence on youth, misogyny in hip-hop and Christian rap
vs. worldly rap.
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Grits have just released a new EP called "5 4 $5" with 5 new tracks on their new independent label "Revolution Art." The EP is only available on their myspace at: myspace.com/officialgrits
EMI recording artist Urban D. is premiering his new music video "Home" on the Gospel Music Channel on Feb. 23rd @ 8pm EST on the "Kitchen Sink" show. The song features an up-tempo beat with an R&B flavor as it features Bobby Tinsley.
After 10 years of rocking the underground urban world, L.A. Symphony gets its first Dove award nomination for Rap/Hip-Hop Album courtesy of the Gospel Music Association. Now with Syntax Records, the five-man band is being recognized for its critically acclaimed remixes and rarities collection, Unleashed.