Reconcile: Showing gangsters how to live like Jesus
Rapzilla recently filmed a mini-documentary in Third Ward, Houston, where hip-hop artist Ronnie "Reconcile" Lillard has heavily invested in a "missional community" with fellow rapper Corey Paul the church Resurrection Houston over the years.
JuiceBanger$ of COBRA to produce complete 'Freshmen 2016' LP
Rapzilla is thrilled to announce that JuiceBanger$, the newest member of COBRA Music Group, will produce each track on our Freshmen 2016 album, a compilation of songs by members of our 2016 Freshman class.
Andy Mineo, Trip Lee & more to appear at Legacy 2016
Many familiar faces — including Andy Mineo, Trip Lee, Thabiti Anyabwile, Jackie Hill Perry, Propaganda and Thi'sl — will minister at the 10th anniversary of Legacy Conference this summer in Chicago.
Christian Hip-Hop Responds to Mainstream Music's New Gospel
A few weeks ago we posted an article that addressed the growing trend of mainstream music’s fixation of doing “gospel music.” This time around, we asked a set of questions to a mixed bag of artists within Christian hip-hop to gauge their thoughts on the topic.
Thi’sl was recently featured in Hip Hop Weekly, a nationally distributed magazine, for their “Indie Grind Spotlight”. The Full Ride Music Group founder has been pushing his ‘Free From The Trap’ project since its release in the 4th quarter of 2012 and his appearance in Hip Hop Weekly is just another example of the hard work paying off.
Atlanta, GA (June 4, 2013) – Get ready to press RESET on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 with the new release from Stellar Award-winning gospel star, songwriter, producer and actor Isaac Carree. Following Carree’s award-winning #1 debut solo album, Uncommon Me, his much-anticipated sophomore solo album, RESET, features fresh tracks and dynamic vocals from Carree as the acclaimed singer leads listeners through a powerful journey of inspiration, spiritual renewal and praising God’s powers of redemption and restoration. Featuring the hit lead single “Clean This House,” which has already quickly made an impact in the Top 10 on the Gospel chart, RESET also features special guest appearances from heavy-hitters in both gospel and mainstream music, including Kirk Franklin, Lecrae, James Fortune, Kierra Sheard, Le’Andria Johnson and R&B vocalist Joe. RESET will be available for pre-order on iTunes starting June 11, 2013 along with the Rapzilla.com world premier of "So Glad" ft. Lecrae, Kirk Franklin, and Kierra "Kiki" Sheard.
Lecrae discusses Christian labels and if they are helpful, being missional in the music industry, and role of hip hop during this special interview with guest host Eric Geiger on this episode of The Exchange with Ed Stetzer. Watch the full episode here.
Kanye West knows that religion is a topic that always sparks conversation. Obviously, when one of Hip-Hop’s biggest stars decides to name his album Yeezus, many people are going to have an opinion.
While there have been conflicting reports to what the actual title is, No Malice of The Clipse, has added to the discussion on the representation of Jesus Christ in Hip-Hop.
“The Game’s Jesus Piece, Clipse’ Lord Willin’, Kanye’s album; before I had a personal knowledge and revelation of my Lord and Savior I was liable to do or say anything that a devout Christian may deem blasphemous,” No Malice told AllHipHop.com exclusively. “I put His head on a chain, flooded Him with diamonds then used that same chain to seduce women.”
Reach Records has recently announced a new series to come from recording artist, KB. '1st & 16th' has been revealed as the title for this chain of releases. According to the announcement, the series will drop on the 1st and 16th of June and July. KB has indicated via social media that the diamonds on the artwork represent a piece/pieces of media content to be released; which will include "free new music, videos, blogs, documentaries" and even more. The information about the artwork's symbolism could mean that the series will continue into August.
"In the past three years, the city of Chicago has suffered from street violence that has made national news too many times. Last year alone, Chicago had over five hundred murders. This year, we're already in a position to break that record. This poem "Chicago's Hope' was laid on Preston Perry's heart to write 4 years ago so he did. Now, with the consistent epidemic of murder, gang violence, and street violence still plaguing the city. Preston felt compelled to make a video and release it to the public. His prayer is that this video will help spark real change by inspiring believers around the world to pray and tell the world that hope is found in Jesus. We are called to give the Gospel. It is desperately needed. Especially in urban areas like Chicago where people are searching for a solution. Christ has called Christians to make disciples of all Nations. Preston believes we should start in our own communities.
A few days ago we reported on news of a video being put in production for Derek Minor's upcoming 'Minorville' album. Photos have now surfaced of today's shoot, which is scheduled to continue tomorrow morning.