On the heels of his 'Apply Pressure' album, the lyrical phenom R-Swift sits down with Steve Patton to discuss his album, the return of lyricism, his transition from Cross Movement and more.
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Words carry a ton of meaning and rap music makes room for a ton of words. That means whether right, wrong, or indifferent, rap is unique in its ability to convey a message.
Over the years hip hop has gotten a bad rap (pun absolutely intended) because its lyrics so consistently boast in things like violence, materialism, drug use, and misogyny.
But that’s not the only message hip hop conveys. Artists like Sho Baraka, Swoope, Propaganda and others have powerfully proven this. Hip hop submitted to Christ can be a really effective conduit for our message of hope, salvation, rebuke, and education.
Maybe more than any other 60-year-old Caucasian, midwestern pastor, God has used John Piper to shape and influence this kind of hip hop. If you haven’t tasted Reformed theology and Christian Hedonism with a little boom bap or over some hard hitting 808’s, here’s a theological EP.
Collision Records recording artist Alex Faith talks about his upcoming debut album, the sound to expect and the process of working on it now, also plans of a second WLAK album, and his influences as an artist. He also gives a few words of respect to our platform here at Rapzilla.com for our ten year anniversary.
In 2007 Diana Mao traveled to Cambodia for a micro-finance research fellowship and met young girls that were exploited and were vulnerable to sex-trafficking. The stories of the girls compelled her to want to take action. Shortly after she returned to New York City, Diana met Alissa Moore, who had recently returned from a social justice conference where she learned about human trafficking for the first time. Together they took a trip to Cambodia to explore ways they could develop products that would create job opportunities for women at risk and survivors of human trafficking. Nomi Network began with a simple embrace.
He is a Christian who freely uses the n-word, gets extremely personal with his lyrics, and wrote a sex-song dedicated to his wife. Listen to KamBINO’s testimony and find out why he chose to make his latest album, “InDependence”, heavily loaded with mature content.
Miguel Davilla is the lead pastor of Hampton Roads Fellowship in Hampton Roads, VA.
"For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to
the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts
and intentions of the heart." -Hebrews 4:12
There is no question today that the face of America is changing. The population is
undergoing radical demographic changes unlike in any other time in our Nations history.
The rise in immigration along with the high birth rates among minorities, have been the
largest contributors to this demographic change. More specifically, hispanics are
projected to represent over 30% of the American population within the next 25 years.
That is staggering when you think about. How will the church today relate to this coming
Eshon Burgundy talks new mixtape, Humble Beast signing & gives title of next album.
Catchy slogans are a dime a dozen. Everyone uses them and Hip Hop culture is filled with plenty (Who hasn't heard "Turn Up!" the last 24 hours?). Being keenly aware of this tendency, Beautiful Eulogy member Odd Thomas has created his own slogan to use: More Humble Rappers Please. Beyond the eye-catching T-shirt design and clever irony, the statement communicates much more depth than the six syllables suggests.
On day 1 of the Legacy Conference, the weight of the temporal life that each human being faces was met with the greater reality of the glory of God. In song, rap, teaching, preaching and celebration; the conference theme of "God getting glory alone" was present everywhere. For most participants, it was hard to imagine how the gathering experience could possibly improve.