Lamp Mode Recordings has hired Jason “Json” Watson as the president of the record label. Joshua Wann, the owner of the label, who also goes by his stage name DJ Essence said,
“It really became obvious that he was the ideal candidate, based on not only who he was as an artist, but on who he was as a person, as Jason Watson.”
If you thought that tune sounded familiar during the big game commercial, it's because it was! W.L.A.K.'s song "King In Me" ft. Christon Gray & Swoope is in the American Idol commercial that aired during the Super Bowl. Did you recognize it when it aired?
Andy Mineo continues to break new ground as a young Christian Hip Hop artist and his new EP Neverland has taken him even higher than many imagined. It has been announced that the project will debut at #6 on the overall billboard charts this week, a monstrous debut for the budding Reach Records star. The 7-song EP will sit right above perennial CCM worship band Casting Crowns and right behind Grammy-winning phenom Lorde. This is also his second appearance on the Billboards in 12 months. His debut album Heroes for Sale also charted strong as the highest selling Christian Hip Hop debut album in the genre's brief history. Considering his recent appearances on MTV in interviews and cyphers, this is yet another example of how much the New York emcee is resonating with fans and followers of the unashamed movement. Congrats to Andy Mineo and Reach Records for their continued success!
Billboard.com states, "Andy Mineo's "Never Land" is No. 6 and Casting Crowns is No. 7. Mineo will likely finish the week just outside the top 10, with perhaps 20,000
Humble Tip is set to release his next album 'Free Thinking' February 3rd. This album will feature the consistent punchlines, aggressive lyricism, high energy and blatant presentation of Christian faith that his fanbase has always respected and enjoyed his music for. This album will also introduce the music world to other members of the Free Thinking movement. Humble says, "the consistent theme that this album screams is, who the Son has set free is free indeed; so allow me to introduce you to the Liberator”.
UPDATE: Andy Mineo has hit #1 Album on iTunes!
Fresh off receiving a host of awards for a breakout 2013, Reach Records artist Andy Mineo has kicked off 2014 with a memorable bang. The Rapzilla Artist/Album of the Year recipient released his new EP "Neverland" last night to an eager audience of anticipating fans. And his supporters have responded approvingly by placing Mineo at the top of the charts. The EP already is #1 on the iTunes Hip Hop/Rap chart and #2 on the list of Overall Albums.
Andy Mineo's new EP 'Never Land' releases tomorrow. Check out the tracklisting below.
Role Model Records recording artist, Julien, gears up to release his mixtape, 'The Session', in February
2014. Julien partners with DJ Wade-O, as the host of his first mixtape to deliver a
classic hip hop sounding project. Wade-O says “I’m very excited to be working with Julien on The Session
Mixtape. I can definitely say that it’s not going to be like anything you’ve heard before. I personally
cannot wait for people to here his music so make sure you get it when it drops“.
Papa San hit #1 on the iTunes
Reggae charts in the U.S., as well as several other countries this week with his new album 'One Blood'. The veteran reggae artist collaborated with Da' T.R.U.T.H. on the single "Step Up", and is currently finalizing the editing process of the 4th music video off of the album.
Expect to see the video on Rapzilla in the next week.
On January 28th, Andy Mineo
will release an EP which will have a digital version as well as a physical version. This is the official cover art for the physical EP version that will be available for purchase.
the latest episode of Andy's 'Saturday Morning Car-Tunez'.