Trip Lee and Reach Records deliver his most anticipated album: The Good Life. In early 2011 Trip relocated to Washington, DC. During that stretch of musical silence, Trip Lee was participating in a pastoral internship. Upon hearing the news, I wondered how his new album would sound. With his previous offering, Between Two Worlds, Trip diversified his production and content. The Good Life takes us further in the life of Trip Lee.
This Friday (June 1st, 2012), 106 and Park will be holding a cypher consisting of the grand champs including Jin, Relly, Kay M, Posta Boy, Bones Brigante, and Blind Fury. Before Jin gave his life to the Lord he won 7 straight 106 and Park Freestyle Friday battles. He has been back on 106 and Park numerous times as a judge as well as their 500th and 1000th episodes. This Friday Jin will be back, in a different place in life, yet flexing his skills none the less. Tune in and support Jin!
Wit & Dre Murray are back with another free installment to their Hell's Paradise collection entitled 'Hell's Paradise II: The Mask Parade' - the final installment to this series. We will be offering this project for free on Thursday May 31st. We will be following up with you all and taking your questions on a Live Interview right here on Rapzilla.com on Sunday June 3rd after you've had a chance to listen to the album. Check out the tracklisting after the jump!
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Tuesday May 29th at 9PM EST we will be doing a Live Interview with the Reggae legend and Gospel Reggae pioneer, Papa San. Papa San recently released and independent album entitled 'My Story'. Papa San has a 17 year old son named
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For some of you reading this article that was the most liberating thing you've heard in weeks. But it's time. There are a myriad of reasons that explain why it's time for you to stop rapping but right now you just need to embrace the joyous, liberating reality of your musical retirement.
For some, you need to hear the reality of something you know deep down is true but no one around you has the guts to tell you: you're just not that good. And I'm not talking to people just starting out and trying to sharpen your craft. You're off the hook here. I'm talking to you Mr. / Mrs. / Ms. 3 to 4 albums strong and all just aren't that good. No one is saying you're a bad person, but plenty of people are saying behind your back what you need to hear to your face - you're not a good rapper and you haven't been one for a while now. Deep down, you know it’s true but pride won't let you accept it. Well allow me to be the voice of reason, conscious and honesty - you're not that good and it's time for you to stop rapping. I'm not being mean but, for once someone is telling you the honest truth you've been waiting to hear and it’s time to hang up the pen, blackberry, iPad "Notes" app or whatever you use to write rhymes with. But hang on with me, I'll go deeper with you in a minute.
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We keep hearing from web/tech gurus about how empowered artists are in the internet age, but yet, the numbers just don’t add up. It’s also ironic that tech bloggers like to promote the idea of “touring and t-shirts” as a solution to the
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KJ-52 is, quite possibly, Christian hip-hop’s most polarizing figure. Some may not like his music or the way he presents it, but if you’re a Christian, it’s hard to argue with his heart for proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. His new album’s title, Dangerous, makes it obvious that he’s willing to take risks for that purpose.
As is fairly common on a KJ-52 album, Dangerous is a mixture of styles and techniques. Every song on the album, whether it be rap/rock (“Face Melt”), electropop (“It’s Goin’ Down”), a more traditional hip-hop sound (“Do the Bill Cosby”) or even an adult contemporary sound (“Dangerous”), every song is shot through with the KJ-52 sensibility that’s been there since 7th Avenue and Collaborations. His quirky and self-deprecating sense of humor combines with his particular style of evangelism is the basis of a familiar recipe that will please long-time fans.