Influential and young, the hip-hop community lost another member of its community. XXXTENTACION was shot and killed yesterday in his vehicle. There are many allegations of domestic abuse and assault against XXX. Deemed a controversial figure in music, he still maintained a high level of respect with his music. Regardless of where you stand on his life and death, clearly a lot of people were impacted by his work. Much of Christian hip-hop had strong feelings about the news. Lecrae: nobigdyl.: i put my message in my song and pray that you are blessed @xxxtentacion idk what to say. — nobigdyl. (@nobigdyl) June […]
Throughout history, God has taken horrible situations and turned them around into beautiful redemption stories. The same holds true today, even in the south of London. The BBC Radio 1Xtra YouTube documentary follows the prodigal son journey of Enrique, a pastor at SPAC (Salvation Proclaimers Anointed Church) Nation church in London. It focuses on how drill music is utilized to attracted gang members to Christ, and the impact the church has had in the United Kingdom. If someone would have told Enrique seven years ago that he would become a pastor, “I wouldn’t believe it.” Growing up, Enrique lived the […]
Rapzilla.com gets a ton of music submissions throughout the week, so we thought it’d be cool to introduce you to some of them. These artists consistently submit quality music and deserve more love on Spotify. The following list is of rappers that have less than 500 followers or 10,000 monthly listeners on Spotify. David Prxnce 13 Followers (80 Monthly Listeners) David Prxnce is one of the newer artists on this list. He recently released his album Encourage Vol. 1 for a Rapzilla Listening Session. YP aka Young Paul 70 followers (Monthly Listeners 383) YP aka Young Paul has been grinding it out for […]
Time flies, especially in the music world, and if you could believe it, 2008 was 10 years ago! You know what else happened 10 years ago? The following 20 Christian Hip-Hop Albums on this list were released. 2008 was a great year for Christian Hip-Hop. In fact, so much was released that we were able to put together a top 20 list. Some of the names are familiar, some of them, not as much, but all of them were impactful. Be sure to let us know in the comments which one was your favorite. Top 20 Christian Hip-Hop Albums of […]
Lecrae and Zaytoven just announced they will be releasing a joint album soon. Many of our readers were either: A.) Upset Lecrae was working with a “secular” producer B.) Never heard of him Well, wouldn’t you know, Zaytoven is trying to impact the culture with a lot more than his beats. He’s a Christian who is using his “God-given gifts” to try and reach the world. A short documentary was made about Zaytoven that explores this more. *Shout out to Twitter user @Sunbash for showing us this video. Watch the Zaytoven documentary below: “When I was young I started playing music […]
They call it Night of Main Events for a reason! After months of debate and speculation on whether or not Loso would ever appear on the stage that SMACK built, the Horseman was announced to battle on one of the biggest cards of the summer. The matchup, which was broadcasted as a free battle on YouTube, took place against the hometown hero Scotty in Houston, TX as a Proving Ground battle. For months, the battle rap community had argued about whether or not Loso’s high profile performance record and undefeated streak carried enough weight to bypass the PG’s. That serves […]
Lecrae and Tori Kelly had a smash hit with “I’ll Find You” off of All Things Work Together. Today, their collaboration earned them a “Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award” at the BET Awards. “So @torikelly & I took home a @betawards win. This one is for @djofficialdj and the kids at @stjude who inspire us all. God is the greatest!!” The pair were up against some heavy hitters. Also nominated were: Snoop Dogg ft. B. Slade – “Words Are Few” Ledisi & Kirk Franklin – “If You Don’t Mind” Marvin Sapp – “Close” Tasha Cobbs Leonard feat. Nicki Minaj – “I’m Getting Ready” The single was recently certified Gold […]
Travis Dupri released a new single for women, about self-worth. The track is called “Rubies.” “A good woman is hard to find and worth far more than rubies.” (Proverbs 31:10). “In today’s world, women feel as if they have to be an Instagram model or degrade themselves for attention,” said Dupri. “That is not what God intended women to be, but to be the helper of man instead.” Listen to Travis Dupri Below: Purchase or stream here.