Shanell's (formerly Mizz Reality) new free album By Design includes a host of features including D-MAUB, BenJah, Brinson and production from HotHandz, J.R., Wit, DJ Official, Tony Stone & more.
Album Listening Session: Devin Turner - Now or Never
After a successful debut with his single, End of My Rope, featuring SPZRKT, Devin Turner is releasing his first studio album entitled 'Now or Never.'
How One of Houston’s most criminal Artists Became a Christian Rapper
This month, less than two years after he penned an anthem about selling crack, Houston rapper PyRexx released the mixtape Workflo Vol. 1 with lyrics so Christian that the Grammy Awards would call it gospel music.
Lecrae on The Tonight Show
For the first time ever, Lecrae, or any other rapper that professes Christ, was on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. Watch the full episode.
New York, NY (May 31, 2011) Xist Music and The UpLift! Group are proud to announce a partnership with Pastor Chris Durso, author of the Zondervan bestseller MISFIT: Dealing With Our God-given Discomfort, to present MISFIT Tour 2011 this Fall, from September through November. The nationwide tour is a fierce, creative explosion of seven of today’s leading voices in Christian music and spoken word and will feature Hip Hop artists including three-time Stellar winner Da’ T.R.UT.H. and Christian Hip Hop pioneer and GRAMMY® nominee The Ambassador, R&B/Soul phenomenon Mali Music, R&B/Hip Hop artists Sean Simmonds and Rhema Soul, powerful spoken-word artist Oraia and the visionary behind MISFIT Tour 2011, Pastor Chris Durso. Tour activities will not only consist of the word and song presentations at each venue, but also volunteer activities or service projects carried out by the tour participants with community members in each city, to demonstrate, together, the positive attributes of being a MISFIT.
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Rappers aren’t writers! Are they? That’s what most people think. “They just rap there isn’t much depth to them”. But what happens when a rapper realizes there is more to their life than the music they create? That’s where Malice of The Clipse comes in. With a desire for people to see the man behind the music he lays it all on the line in his debut book “Wretched, Pitiful, Poor, Blind and Naked”.
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Tedashii's 3rd album 'Blacklight' which dropped on iTunes a week before it's scheduled release date has already made some buzz on the charts. Currently the album is holding the #2 bestselling Hip Hop/Rap album on iTunes and #8 overall album on iTunes.
Where do you think the album will be next week on the charts? Purchase the album now on iTunes for $7.99!
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PastorAD3 is riding high, with a new album dropping
June 28th, 2011.
In spite of all our differences and no matter how diverse we all are, there are two things that ring common throughout the history of human existence: pain and love. It doesn't matter where you're from, what gender you are, what color you are, or your economic status-pain and love are the invisible threads that connect us one to another.
There's a popular phrase in our culture that says "No Pain, No Gain". It speaks of the necessity and inevitability of pain in order to produce gain. Pastor AD3 begs to differ. 2000 years ago on a hill called Golgotha, hanging between two thieves, battered and bruised was the ultimate example of love. However, within that ultimate example of love there was also the ultimate example of pain. From the perspective of Christ's cross the phrase goes from "No Pain, No Gain" to "No Pain, No Love"- speaking of the excruciating pain that was felt while the ultimate love was being expressed.
No Pain, No Love is a collection of songs that highlight the seasons of pain as well as the seasons of love in the real life of Pastor AD3. It allows the listener to see AD3's heart and attitude concerning his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Most have only heard AD3 while being featured on other artists' music. Now it's the world's chance to hear his heart as it relates to his God. Come and take a journey through the life of an anointed psalmist. With songs like "Copycat" that expresses the needed desire of all believers to imitate the Father as dear children, to ballads like "Deeper" and " Feature Presentation" there is an array for everyone. No Pain, No Love also has the familiar style of AD3 with catchy hooks, hard beats and punchlines in the songs "What You Drinkin' On?" featuring new comer Erica Danae and "Bag'em" featuring A-1 the LP, Dre Sr., and Sauce Remix. The tract "The Way You Do It" features HiSociety member Swoope and expresses man's need for correction and the believer's perspective of the chastisement of the Lord. The album also features Thi'sl, KamB.I.N.O., D-MAUB, and more.
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