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The lights dim over the standing room only crowd. The room is thick with an air of anticipation. A voice sprinkled with strong vibrato and a touch of old school R&B rings out. The crowd goes wild! The voice rings out again, this time with twice the intensity. The crowd screams as the young, but clearly seasoned artist known as Canton Jones points the microphone toward the audience and another unforgettable musical experience begins…

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 The music business in Nigeria is changing as Evangelists turn from traditional gospel music to mainstream to ensure that the Gospel itself is spread to as many as possible through Hip-Hop.  One of the acts involved in this new wave of Gospel is the Rooftop MC’s, which consist of two young men called Kunie Adeyoola (Soulsnatcha) and Olaitan Hughes (Sokleva).

Both grew up with spiritual influences that made them gravitate towards the music industry, and they decided that their sound would be Hip-Hop and their lyrics Gospel.

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The Ambassador - The Chop Chop:From Milk To meat Are you ready for The Chop Chop?  The what? The Chop Chop: From Milk to Meat is both an invitation and an exhortation from Christian hip hop pioneer The Ambassador to rally up with those who are hungry for truth and determined to mature.

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Hollistah, whose real name is James Curtis, is a Salina native who has spent the last several years building a music career by mixing the beat of street-smart urban rap with spiritually uplifting Christian rock. He has released one CD, "So Far," and is in the process of completing a new CD, "Got Cash."

Now he's hoping to get cash for a good cause. Curtis will be the featured performer at "From Saline to Helene: An Unplugged Benefit," a fundraiser for Honduras relief efforts.

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Nine months after Back to Dust the Deepspace5/Tunnel Rat Sev Statik delivers a brand new album 'Shotgun' featuring 12 studio tracks. Features songs with Playdough, Manasseh, Jasper Brown, Gideon, Eternia and Has-Lo. Production by MuzeONE, Dave Santos, Dust, JLog1c, Mattman and Amen Raw.
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In January of 2008, gospel rapper Lavoisier released an explosive video on YouTube that quickly became the center of controversy among hip hop supporters and detractors alike.  The fifteen minute video, entitled “Rap Terrorist Goes To School,” featured Lavoisier in a Brooklyn, NY school classroom, talking to junior high kids about the integrity of prominent rappers and the validity of their lyrics.  Artists including T.I., Nas, and 50 Cent were quoted and openly discussed with sixth and seventh graders, who represent a large and overlooked fan base of impressionable young listeners.  The video drew both praise and criticism, including responses from those within the Hip Hop industry.

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Christian Hip Hop label Reach Records will be bringing the Unashamed Tour to the UK from 5th – 11th August 2008.  The tour, which is currently touring venues across the USA, will see four of the labels acts – LeCrae, Trip Lee, Tedashii and Sho Baraka performing live appearances in venues across the UK including Birmingham, London, Manchester and the Soul Survivor summer event.

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Bushwick Bill, long recognized for his classic work with the Geto Boys, is slated to return with what many of his fans will consider to be his most shocking album to date.  This musical chapter of Bushwick's life will see him send his "Chucky" AKA "Chuckwick" persona to his final resting place. His upcoming release, "Testimony Of Redemption," is a skillfully crafted work, intersecting deep spirituality and reality rap.

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