Rappers are influencing how young Christians see race
This month, several white millennials told Rapzilla that songs and social media posts by Christian hip-hop artists have changed the way they see race. These testimonies come as Americans continue to grieve the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philandro Castile.
Rapzilla.com Live with Chris Chicago - Ep. 28 ft. Oscar Urbina
Oscar Urbina is the featured interview on our 28th episode of Rapzilla.com Live with Chris Chicago! We give you the latest news with our "What's Poppin'" segment and brand new music you need to hear!
Derek Minor releases 'Free' video, blogs about division in the US
Derek Minor released a new music video on Monday for his song "Free", which he wrote on the night that video of Alton Sterling's death surfaced online. Alongside the video, Minor published a blog post about what inspired the visual — American division.
Exclusive Free Album: Out Of The Blue - Van Goh
A Rapzilla.com exclusive, Out Of The Blue, a rap group formed by emcees Kay Sade and KnuOrigen present their "first album" entitled Van Goh. The project's anime inspired production is the work of Wontel and Jay Cardec.
On top of that, suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for 15- to 24-year-old Americans! Despite all these eye opening statistics not too many rappers choose to talk about this topic. That is why Believin Stephen teamed up with Japhia Life and Leah Smith to bring awareness to this sensitive issue on his single called "Suicide". In this video directed by Insight, Stephen sympathizes with those who wrestle with feeling worthless and suicidal. He vividly paints the picture of his own experience with suicidal thoughts and how God rescued him out of depression. Japhia Life passionately delivers his regret of seeing one of his best friends take his own life. Leah Smith's graceful voice adds a heart --touching hook. Stephen is known for conveying his emotions on his songs but this is the most personal and touching song he has ever released. The song is on his upcoming album "The Suffering Servant" which released on December 14, 2010.
Purchase 'The Suffering Servant' which contains "Suicide" on iTunes or AmazonMP3
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