's debut album 'Mad Haven' production credits are revealed. The album is set to release October 15, 2013 from Reflection Music Group.
We're more than excited to bring back the beat battle to Flavor Fest this year! The 3rd annual Rapzilla Beat Battle will make history at Flavor Fest 2013 next month in Tampa, FL! The last two years, the auditorium at Crossover Church has been packed out to see some of the best beat makers in our genre go head to head as well as up and comers getting a chance to turn some heads and break some necks!
Eight beat makers will attempt to win the crowd over with their original music, and invoke the ugliest face the audience at the 13th annual Flavor Fest, has ever made. Ultimately two beat makers share the opposite end of the stage, and each showcase two 60 second beats. Just like last year, you are the judge, however this year we will have 3 official judges to give thier professional feedback as well. The winner as voted by the audience in attendance, as well as at home watching live, and our official judges, will win $1,500 in cash and prizes!
Each beat maker must bring 4 original beats to the competition, but we suggest at least 5 in the case you make it to the final round and there is the need of a tie breaker. Each beat maker will play 1 minute of two beats per round, for a total of 2 minutes. We'll have an AUX cable for you to play your beats via laptop, ipod, etc. You cannot play a beat that you made that contains a rapper's verse on it. Each beat maker must be available to compete both Friday October 5th and Saturday October 6th or they will be disqualified. Our official judges, the online viewing audience, and the attending audience applause will decide the winner of each battle. Single elimination.
A few weeks ago we announced that we would be taking submissions to enter to compete in this year's Rapzilla Beat Battle at Flavor Fest in Tampa, FL. We've selected the contestants and they are the following producers:
Chris Cobbins' upcoming album 'Hello World' will be available on iTunes on October 8, 2013.
One of Rapzilla’s 2012 Freshmen of the Year and Bang Music Records aritst T-word will return for his fans and supporters with an unexpected release 'F.A.D. (Fanz Appreciation Day)' EP this fall.
1. Fanz Shout Outs (Intro)
2. That New
- Produced by Swade Beatz
3. Dead Presidents 2 (feat. GeeDA) - Produced by DeeontheTrack
4. GOOD - Produced by DeeontheTrack & Co-Produced by D-Hood
5. Max Out (feat. D-Tropp) - Produced by Cardec Drums
- Produced by DeeontheTrack & Co-Produced by D-Hood
7. Fanz Appreciation (Outro)
Following his Grammy Award-win and nominations, it now appears that Lecrae
can add "soul" to his list of attributes. According to the Soul Train Awards Lecrae
has one of the best gospel/inspirational performances of the year and honored him with a nomination for its upcoming ceremony for his song "Confe$$ions
Rapper and producer Black Knight is set to release an EP entitled 'The Young Future' on October 29, 2013.
In an encouraging display of affirmation and reconciliation, artist ThaKiddJopp used the UAC workshop to unashamedly apologize to Lecrae
for the song that started extensive controversy
withon Christian Hip Hop earlier this year. Jopp gained widespread attention for his "Open Letter to Lecrae
" song, which acted as a critique of the Reach Records artist's current ministry philosophy. The mea culpa came during a workshop session today featuring Json
, Sho Baraka
, shai linne
centered on differing philosophies of using art for the glory of God.
During a pulse-pounding performance at the inaugural Unashamed Conference 2013, Christian Hip Hop legend Da' T.R.U.T.H. announced that his new record label, Mixed Bag Records has signed TJ Pompeo (f.k.a. t.Jay). Pompeo, who delivered a fiery snippet of one of his new songs, was said to be one of a number of "artists" that the Philly emcee is recruiting for the new label. Da' T.R.U.T.H. has been hinting at starting his own collective for quite some time and will undoubtedly garner attention and expectation from all sides of the Christian Hip Hop movement. Stay tuned to Rapzilla for more news about Mixed Bag and the artists who have been signed!
While the vast majority of Christian Hip Hop fans may not be familiar with his music, Jerrell Johnson has composed quite a reputation for himself. From his deep discography to his memorable freestyles, he is anything but an unknown face to loyal listeners of the genre. Most recently his latest release, Dream S.O.D.A.
, gained a host of critical and social acclaim from fans and websites alike, even garnering him a mention on Rapzilla's 10 Under The Radar Albums of 2012
as well as super producer Dirty Rice calling it "A breath of fresh air, and the most creative thing I've heard in a very very long time." With this momentum, the rapper is preparing to release his new conceptual masterpiece, Lightmares
As the 116 interrogation video
continues to be decoded, new findings are steadily emerging. A careful observation of the decoded number in the video "08-28-13" reveals that this is the exact date when Reach Records artist Lecrae
posted about the 116 crew congregating in the studio.