The Buzz is building as 2 time Grammy Award Nominee "Fresh I.E." has announced the release of his new album titled; "Lockjaw." The new album, marks the first full length release since previously Grammy nominated CD, "Truth has Fallen in the Streez", which hit stores in 2005.
Cross Movement Records is pleased to announce that today, March 4, 2008, marks the release of Our World: Redeemed, gospel hip-hop artist FLAME's fourth album. The project is the second installment in FLAME's two-part audio novel and the sequel to his album Our World: Fallen, which released April 17, 2007, to rave reviews. The two-part album series captures the story of FLAME befriending a non-believer and pointing him to the cross of Christ, while examining the fallen condition of the world.
The HCR family of websites is pleased to announce an exciting new service available to professional DJs and media outlets who promote Christian Hip Hop and R&P music. The Holy Culture Record Pool is a resource for indie artists and record labels. Subscribers to the pool will have access to the newest Christian Hip Hop, R&P, and Electronica recordings and will be able to break these releases to the masses.
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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