Fat Beats is a hip hop institution. For those who don’t know that, first go punch yourself in the face, then come back to read this interview. I initially met Joseph Abajian through our mutual partnership at the time, Koch Entertainment (now known as E1). Fat Beats had a distribution deal as a record label with Koch, but also did account purchasing on behalf of both their brick and mortar retail stores as well as their one-stop distribution network which supplied several niche retailers around the world. Beyond that, we did some business together on various levels, and eventually connected on LinkedIn, the social network for professionals. At that time, I noticed on his profile he had a seminary listed under education. But, to be honest I run into religious affiliations all of the time in the mainstream where I do a large part of my business, and it usually means nothing (sadly that applies to the Christian market too, but that’s an article for another time). Nonetheless my interest was piqued and I reached out to ask about his time at seminary. I ended up finding out that we had a lot more in common than just a love for Hip Hop, but I will let him tell you about that himself.
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On the heels of the chart-topping #1 radio hit “Something In Your Eyes,” Arrow Records recording artist Shonlock will release his debut album NEVERODDOREVEN (Universal Music Christian Group) on June 21, 2011.
"To what shall I compare this generation" (Matt 11:16) CMR is celebrating 15 years using the music industry as a “Roman road” for disseminating the Gospel. Having been a ministry leader responsible for helping to facilitate a spiritual and cultural movement over the last decade plus, CMR has brought the world some of urban music’s highest caliber of ministers (The Cross Movement, Da Truth, Flame, J.R., Lecrae & Reach Records, Michelle Bonilla & Rock Soul Entertainment, Everyday Process, R-Swift, Shachah, The Ambassador, Phanatik, Tru-Life, and John Wells-The Tonic). Our industry accolades range from multiple Grammy nominations, numerous Dove Award (Gospel Music Association) nominations and several Stellar Award winners and nominations. More importantly CMR has been keenly focused on how its efforts will be rewarded in heaven where tribute really means something.
PERSPECTIVE. It determines the way we view the world, it shapes our value systems and fuels our aspirations. As believers, our perspective emanates from a clear understanding of our identity in Jesus Christ. Biblically speaking, we are citizens of Heaven and ambassadors on Earth. In short we are pilgrims. It is with these facts in mind that Zerubbabel presents his sophomore album - 'Pilgrim Perspective'.
Start your summer off right by checking out the new album from FEDEL that redefines the Club as we know it. 'Club David' challenges listeners to live a life in passionate pursuit of God - featuring an amazing line up of songs, producation and artists, including: Cam, K-Drama, Kambino, Corey Paul, Mouthpi3ce, Sean Johnson, Je'kob, and ZG. Listen to the single 'Club David' feat. Cam here.
Unable to look over this talented mans gifting and the many visible things The Lord is doing in his life, much prodding, speculation and questioning circled across both sides of the pond. But now Preacher Boy Entertainment is pleased to announce the newest artist signed to Lamp Mode Recordings: S.O.