Columns & Editorials

Andy Mineo and Wordsplayed essentially issued a challenge to rappers and producers when they decided to make the files of their first single off of Magic & Bird, "Kidz" available for anyone to download. The song's beat stems and isolated vocals were available for free download and it gave creatives the opportunity to remix the music or even rap over the instrumental themselves. It's a pretty unprecedented move for an artist to open themselves up like this, but at the end of the day, everyone's glad it happened.
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Don’t call it a comeback! Nintendo, the original OG of the video game industry (sorry Atari), has hopped into their DeLorean and brought back the system that cemented its reign as the king of consoles in the early 90's, the SNES. Now, the SNES Classic, which hits shelves Sept 29, has sent the Internet into a frenzy.
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Dear CHH,

This is Shai Linne. Some of you have known me for a while. For some of you, your first introduction to me was through some hard things I said on a couple of recent songs. If that’s you, I’m sorry that we had to meet under circumstances like this. However, I trust that the sovereign Lord will use even that for His purposes.
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Christian rap artist Illijam penned a wonderful editorial/devotional that sheds some light on how disagreements were handled in the Bible. This article was inspired by Shai Linne's "Random Thoughts 3" and the ongoing dialogue it's caused about Lecrae, Reach Records, and the response by Ruslan and the Christian hip-hop community alike.
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Yes, you read the headline right. Taking a page from out of WWE, Smack booked the lyrical version of AJ Styles vs Bray Wyatt for URL's Born Legacy 5 which took place this past March. Th3 Saga went face to face with Tink Tha Demon, who has built a reputation for his grotesquely violent rhyme schemes that seem like they were scenes from "SAW" movies.
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Whether you’ve noticed it or not, one of your favorite Christian rappers might be Latino. Now, more than ever, Hispanic influence has taken root in the genre and it may never be the same.
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I read your message on DJ Booth about how you express God and felt compelled to write an open letter of encouragement to you and others who are digesting it AND your new album DAMN.
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Time flies when you’re having fun, and if you could believe it, 2007 was that long ago! You know what else happened 10 years ago? The following albums on this list.
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We finally got a Justice League trailer on Saturday and it did not fail to deliver. It's everything it was reported to be and makes this movie look like the best one that's come out of the DCU since before Man Of Steel. This, along with Wonder Woman, will go a long way to salvaging any loyalty they've lost among fans if they turn out as good as their trailers.
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Legendary emcee from The Cross Movement, John “The Tonic” Wells is once again reaching out to both young and old fans of Christian hip-hop for “story time” with Uncle Johnny.
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Fern and Marty, Marty and Fern, either way, you shake it, the Social Club Misfits are an unstoppable duo that has found much of their success because of their generous hearts, humble attitudes, and willingness to serve God in whatever capacity they could. I got to spend around six hours with them last night, and here’s what I observed…
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A few days ago, we presented to you the French Christian Hip-Hop pioneers Leader Vocal. If France has its “Cross Movement,” it also has its “Lecrae.” Not musically obviously, but in terms of mainstream impact. This rapper is Tito Prince. In this music video, that we subtitled in English, you can discover the story of his older self, under the name of Zaiko.
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I’ve alway had a soft spot for Halloween. I have really fond memories of chilly, windy nights walking around my cousin’s neighborhood trying to get all the candy my fat little stomach could hold. As an adult, I love hanging with my son and watching him as he tries to sneak one or two extra pieces when the person handing out candy says the magic words “help yourself”.

This year I’ll be doing the same but after I get him to stop shaking from all the sugar and getting him to bed, I’ll be sitting down with the missus to stay up too late watching Stranger Things 2. And maybe snagging a couple of pieces he’ll never miss.
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In 2007, Peyton Manning won his first Super Bowl, the Dixie Chicks earned five Grammy Awards, Al Gore received a Nobel Peace Prize and the following 10 Christian hip-hop albums dropped.
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In the world of fashion and street wear, there are a lot of fashion labels who spread and perpetuate messages of negativity. Whether it be promoting over-sexualization, drug abuse, violence, crime or (blatantly in some cases) the antichrist, there is no shortage of societal poison in the form of fashion. I, however, am of the belief that for every negative there is a positive. Here is a list of amazing brands that promote light and life and don’t skimp at all on the creativity. These are some of the highest quality brands available to the believer. Full disclosure, the following is my opinion, not an all ruling law. Also, they are in no particular order, I think they are all equally amazing for different reasons. If I missed any of your personal favorites feel free to comment below. Alright, here we go!
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Legendary emcee from The Cross Movement, John “The Tonic” Wells wanted to pay the new generation of Christian hip-hop and its listeners a little visit into his experiences navigating Christianity, music, and ministry. Wells penned this open letter of sorts to Rapzilla, and wants to continue to be a voice for the future to listen to.
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