Interviews

The name Chris Spencer is in a way a part of the early 90s into the 2000s African American comedic royalty. The comedian, actor, director, producer, and writer has worked extensively with the Wayans’ brothers, Jamie Foxx, Kevin Hart, and Nick Cannon. He played the character of Preach in the cult classic “Don’t Be a Menace in South Central While Drinking Juice in the Hood,” he was head writer on “Wild ’N Out,” and has produced and worked on countless comedy specials and awards shows.
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Ty Brasel is a man on a mission to create the absolute best music he possibly can that makes himself, the fans, and most importantly, God, happy. His newest record, Young T, is a testament to hard work, labored writing, and an earnestness to please God through music.
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It’s been a little over a month since Ty Brasel released his first full-length album Young T and he has thus far been pretty hush-hush about the meaning and concepts behind the record. Ty recently spoke to rapzilla.com and we were slowly able to pull a little bit of meaning to this record out of him. However, he was purposely vague about some tracks and said he would reveal what everything means in maybe six months to a year from now.
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Actor Jamie Hector is among the most versatile faces you’ll see on your TV screen. He has been mainstays on shows such as “The Wire,” “Heroes,” and “Bosch” as well as in the films “He Got Game,” “Max Payne,” and “All Eyez on Me.” The Brooklyn born actor spoke to Rapzila.com about his faith, Moving Mountains organization, and his upcoming roles, most notably “Canal Street.”
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Legendary Christian Hip-Hop duo GRITS is returning tomorrow, June 23rd, with their first record since 2010, Saints & Sinners, a five song EP. Rappers Bonafide and Coffee spoke with Rapzilla to give a quick run down of what GRITS fan can expect from the music.
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It’s dark out. There’s a little girl in the 4th grade running around knocking on doors. Her mother is gone, her brother is out, and in her very neighborhood young girls are being snatched up left and right for sex trafficking. She’s scared, alone, and 100% vulnerable. She knocks on your door. Do you let her in?
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Record executive, film and tv music supervisor and brand marketer Amir Windom has spent time with several major record labels. Throughout his time with these powerhouse labels, he has had the opportunity to work with many of today’s mainstream music stars. As a Christian, this positioning has also given him perspective on how Christian rap can improve and also why it sometimes falls by the wayside.
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You may not be familiar with the name Amir Windom but you are definitely familiar with his resume. The Grammy Award-winning record executive, music supervisor, writer, composer, marketing strategist, producer, and philanthropist is one of the key behind the scenes players in Hollywood and the music industry and he does it all with the veil of Christ over his life.
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Christian rapper and Die Daily member Gerry Skrillz's single “My Story” barely scratches the surface of the American dream both lost and gained. His testimony hits a series of rock bottoms, highs, and moments that could only be described as God-ordained. The hip-hop artist shared his amazing journey as a drug dealer to his transformation as a soul pusher.
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Sean C. Johnson is one of the most versatile Christian artists out there. He has the unique ability to weave in and out of hip-hop, pop, and soulful R&B. He's also been known to lend his voice to some awesome hooks over the years, but Johnson is looking to move past that and create inspirational art completely on his own.
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“I remember being on tour a few years ago and sitting in a hotel room having a conversation with a pretty prominent CHH rapper. I don't remember exactly what the topic was but at some point, I said ‘God must want me to be successful with this music thing because he already opened up so many doors for me’,” said Dru Bex to Rapzilla.
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Calling hip-hop trio AMP simply a "rap group" would do their musical fusion pop, synth, rap, and worship a disservice. Consisting of Sam, J. Han, and CL, AMP took some time to answers question about their music, ministry, and being a representation for Asians making music for Christ.
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In the last couple of years, race has come to the forefront of many discussions, and Christian hip-hop is no exception. The topics of black and white tensions have become themes of albums and singles, sparking reaction and arguments from people of all walks. However, one group has been notably silent – those who are neither. Their issues aren’t so “black and white.”
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Konata Small was just named as Reflection Music Group’s first signee to their new imprint RMG Amplify. Known for his time with Rhema Soul as K-Nuff, Konata spoke about his name change, friendship with GAWVI, and how an IHOP breakfast with Marty of Social Club Misfits changed his Marty's life.
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