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The new chip that will let an iPod store 500,000 songs!

Mobile phones, iPods and other consumer devices may soon be able to hold a hundred times more information than they do at present thanks to a breakthrough in storage technology.

Scientists at IBM say they have developed a new type of digital storage which would enable a device such as an MP3 player to store about half a million songs - or 3,500 films - and cost far less to produce.

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Lecrae is asking for prayer because he's working on a new album! "Pray that it would TRULY be used to deeply impact lives for the cause of Christ" says Lecrae. The album is now officially titled "REBEL". Lecrae wants "people to see that term though biblical lenses. Turning our back on Postmodernity, secular humanism, sinful elements of popular culture, and sexual perversity. Now pray that again!"

The album will release September 30 2008. 

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Rob Hodge has officially launched a new genre of music in the industry called "LIFE MUSIC."

Life music is a branch that stems from the roots of gospel music.The artist that’s involved in Life Music are born again believers in the same vein as christian or gospel music. Some of the art forms in the Life Music genre are Hip Hop, R&B and Rock. Life Music is a platform for artist to spread life and speak on issues concerning life....such as "Relationships, The Struggle, Politics, Humanity, Famine, Crime, Drugs etc." It will be an empowering movement for years to come. This is the branch of music Rob Hodge is launching his new career under.

We should start our own genre of music called "Zilla", Hardcore Raps for Jesus. LOL, who wants to record a track?

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 Breaking News: Syntax Records just confirmed Braille for the Denver and San Francisco Paid Dues festival!

June, 14 2008 at Berkeley Community Theatre // PAID DUES FESTIVAL  // San Francisco, California
June, 13 2008 at Fillmore Auditorium // PAID DUES FESTIVAL // Denver, Colorado

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On April 4th and 5th on Chicago's South Side, Viktory, accompanied by Joel Kapity of Dreams on Screen Productions began a 2 day, 30+ hour video shoot for the new single entitled "On Fire", from the new album Son of the King, to be released mid-year. Viktory is working on a new album which you can expect to release this year (TBD).
 
Joel and crew have already begun editing the footage. In the meantime, here are live photo's from the shoot: http://www.getvik.com/newviktory/videoshoot.html

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There's a movie in the making about the story of Nicky Cruz, called "Run Baby Run."

Based on a true story, Run Baby Run, is legendary throughout the world for its compelling and honest message of life on the streets. It’s a story of survival, fear and the matchless power of love.

In 1938, Nicky Cruz was born in the countryside of Puerto Rico. Brought up in a spiritual nightmare of witchcraft and brutality, he screamed out his aggression all the way to the streets of New York City. Now in 1958, a time when teens dance the jitterbug, and the city swells with clashing cultures, Nicky stands alone in this concrete jungle. Seduced by the power of gangs, he joins for his own protection and a sense of identity. Nicky quickly becomes the most vicious and feared gang warlord of them all. But just as he reaches the height of his fame, his personal battles bring him to his knees.

More info on: www.runbabyrunmovie.com

 

 

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Tammy Taylor said some of the most popular Christian ringtones are songs by rap artists. Taylor is with www.ringspirations.com, a site that offers religious ringtones.

Some of the more popular artists include Cross Movement, Flame and Da'T.R.U.T.H., Taylor said.

"As people are finding out about the site, we've noticed the main sellers are Christian rap and rock artists, praise and worship music and your hymns," she said.

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JAHAZIEL IS one of Britain’s most in-demand gospel rappers. He talks about his debut album Ready To Live, and working with young people.

Soul Stirrings (SS): How does it feel to be described as one of Britain's most popular gospel rappers?

Jahaziel (J): It feels good to be appreciated for what you do. I guess being one of the most popular gospel artists is just testimony to the years of hard work I’ve put in.

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"Two Bradford Churches are working together to launch a new kind of church service in town. Grace Lutheran and Open Arms Community Churches are teaming up to start "The Remix" on Thursday nights at the Grace Lutheran Community Life Center.

"Hip Hop is at this point, a large part of our culture. There are a lot of people in our community who live the hip hop culture, and the church is not connecting with them," says Josh Hatcher, Outreach Coordinator at Open Arms. "

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Phanatik will shoot a new Music Video for his song "Sho’Em Off".

On Phanatik's myspace blog he's asking people to come dressed, this info may give you an idea of the music video.
Peep the contrast - God’s Glory vs earthly fashion...which one are you showing off more??? If you’re local ( philly jersey ny de ) and can make it the scene being shot is a fashion show. Come dressed to impress in your cultural best. We need extras for the crowd and a few extras ( who stand from the crowd) will be chosen for the run way! Also, if you make Christ-centered fashion get at me. This might be a chance to co-labor and Show’Em Off. - Written by Phanatik

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April 1st, Reach Records had a funny April Fools joke about a new addition to their roster: Verb:31. Check it out below.

Reach Records is pleased to announce the latest addition to the roster, VERB:31 to the 116 clique family! These young ladies are NOT ASHAMED of their faith and Reach is amped about supporting them in their ministry! Add a comment
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Johnson, along with MBU classmates John Shaw, Ricky Brewer and Nathan Gruen (see right form l-r), recently took home top awards from two national film festivals for their documentary on the impact Christian hip-hop music has made in downtown St. Louis. The 16-minute film, a capstone assignment for their Video Production II course, delved into the growing — and somewhat controversial —Christian rap movement and illustrated how it continues to transform lives.

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Applejaxx will release a new mixtape: Databass this April 2008. The mixtape features collaborations with: Macho of the Tunnel Rats, Gibraan, Nuncio, Soul P, Jekob of the Washington Projects, U.K.(Underground Kitty), Omega of Nureau Ink and the Quad-Click. The debut release is due out later in 2008. Add a comment

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Wut Metaphysical releases the instrumental only version of 'Last of the Metaphysical Poets' including instrumental versions of the singles 'A Bottle in the Mississippi' and 'I Hail Jahovah'. The instrumental release also includes remixes of current songs, extended versions, and beats that didn't make it onto the album! Available on iTunes now!

Pinnacle Rhythm's Shaun B. and Wut Metaphysical announce the highly anticipated producer/emcee collaboration project 'Death Be Not Proud' is to hit stores in September of 08. Add a comment

More than 300 people participated in “The New Conspirators Conference” last week that brought together hip-hoppers, community workers, and mainline pastors who all were looking for new ways to connect the new generation with Jesus Christ.

Attendees were greeted with an urban atmosphere Saturday morning when rap and hip-hop gospel songs were shared for worship at the conference. Ohmega Watts, a Christian hip-hop producer and vocalist, sang while two people were break dancing behind him, according to conference attendee Jonathan Brink in his blog.

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The logic was that by selling crack cocaine to his mother Woodbridge resident Christian Love would keep her off the streets and safe. "Streetwise, I've sold drugs since I was 9," said Love, who was raised in Washington, D.C. His mother, Melody Love, who now lives in Capitol Heights, Md., has been a crack addict since he was a child, Love said.

The story has a happy ending.

On March 2, Love, now a full-time Christian rapper, celebrated the release of his first album, "The Awakening." It was also his birthday and marked the first year his mother has been off drugs.

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Music has provided the means for George Moss to communicate on a number of fronts. And with last week's release of his first solo CD, the Grand Rapids native has yet another outlet to display his passion for expressions of faith.

"It wasn't so much the music itself, why I got into it," Moss, 25, said from his Kentwood home. "It was an opportunity to grow and share my faith from that platform."

His new CD, "All or Nothing," is a collection of original Christian rap/hip-hop grooves -- produced with a host of local talent -- that already has generated a hit song.

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