In the still-budding years of Christian Hip Hop, fans of the genre were introduced to the soulful sounds of a singer from St. Louis known by the stage name J.R. Since his debut album Metamorphosis in 2005, the crooner has come to be recognized as one of the most dependable artists and producers in the genre. But his immense contributions to other rappers and collectives such as High Society has overshadowed his lengthy individual catalog. However, that's about to change. As J.R. shared in an exclusive interview with Rapzilla, a brand new album is on the way.
Derek Minor, the Reach Records artist formally known as PRo, switched up his flow, sound, and lyricism. Check out Derek Minor's testimony, as well as preview tracks from his forthcoming album 'Minorville
', set to release September 10, 2013 and available for pre-order on iTunes
Hip Hop icon Kanye West has created a stir yet again. Recently, the rap star was interviewed by Kris Jenner, the mother of his girlfriend Kim Kardashian, on her show’s finale. Though he is known for his outlandish displays of bravado, this time Mr. West shocked the world with his openness and emotional vulnerability.
The Dove Awards nominees were just announced and we thought of a few more albums that could've been nominated for Hip Hop/Rap Album of the Year... especially in place of Manafest's rock album.
This Wednesday at 7PM EST, join us LIVE with Andy Mineo as we discuss what he's been up to since releasing the highest selling Christian Hip Hop album of the year, discuss his recently released "Stop the Traffic
" title song from the upcoming King Kulture album
, and more! Also, tune in for a big announcement!
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Doing drugs and partying in “Sin City” was a major part of this kid’s life, but at a young age he gave it up for Christ. Infiltrate Music’s newest artist KIDD shares his testimony and some never before released songs from his upcoming debut album 'Murder My Flesh
', available September 3, 2013.
When discussing a topic so contentious and debatable, it's important to establish ground rules and criteria. While others will focus on other more recognizable songs to be included in this compilation, this article aims to point out the most "inﬂuential" for the artist, label and the Christian Hip Hop movement as a whole, NOT best. Because of this criteria, many of the newer offerings have been left off this list, as it is difﬁcult to determine a classic if enough time has not elapsed to prove its credentials. Also, these songs are in no particular order. With that being said, let's get into it.
Recently appointed executive director of Reach Life Ministries Damon Horton and Reach Records artist Trip Lee discuss the history and hopes for ReachLife Ministries, its relationship with the local church and Trip's transition into local church ministry.