The winter 2010 issue of Tha Message Magazine is dropping in early March. Japhia Life and Sho Baraka grace the cover. You'll see articles remembering S/ave (creator of DaSouth.com) and Enock (formerly of Cross Movement Records) both written by Sketch the Journalist.
2 time Dove Award winners, The Washington Projects are preparing to release their new album 'Light Up The Dark' on June 15th 2010. It will be distributed through NREG/Universal under the flagship of their independent label. You can check out snippets of the whole album on their site now.
Gallery Drive (comprised of NomiS, Ruslan (of theBREAX), Afaar, and Insufficient Funds) are releasing a full length album (along with a free 'Super Group of Tomorrow' mixtape with Shortop) as a collective for the first time. 'Scratching the Surface' is the title of the debut album.
The Super Group of Tomorrow mixtape will be available for free Sunday 2/14 (Valentines Day) and hosted by
Applejaxx and his Fadacy Music are working on the 'Databass 2' mixtape and will release the project in the 3rd quarter of 2010. The mixtape boasts new music from The Washington Projects, Bobby Bishop, GlobalxDiva, Mr. Coldstone, Ashleigh Nickole, and Applejaxx himself. Stay tuned to Rapzilla for updates on this project.
Japhia Life is readying his third album titled 'Nazareth' for a late March/April release date. Above, you see the simple yet classy finalized cover art. Keep checking back for more info on this release. We have two tracks from Nazareth for you to check out here. Also, check out the track listing after the jump!
Crossover Church has been listed as one of Americas Most Innovative Churches for the past several years. Issue 15 highlights some of the unique things going down at Crossover in Tampa, Florida from their Sunday Vibe Services to their Juvenile Detention Center Outreach and much much more! We unmask some unknown heroes and the community as well as feature R&B artist Bobby Tinsley, underground emcee Corey Hicks, DJ Lopez and others. If you order the Soulmag Subscription this 84 page issue comes with the new Crossover Cypha v.6 with 21 tracks featuring Urban D., KB, Jabo, Broken and more all mixed by DJ Lopez.
The Chase (3-30-10), the highly anticipated fourth full-length album from Juno nominee Manafest, comes out as his most aggressive and sonically evolved record to date. Manafest has been organically building his fan base for the last 6 years playing hundreds of shows on three continents. In 2006 Manafest released Glory from which the rock anthem Impossible featuring Trevor McNevan of Thousand Foot Krutch becoming a global hit.