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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In an era where music sales are at an all time low and internet piracy runs rampant, many artists feel the pressure to create a hit ringtone or secure a corporate endorsement to be perceived as commercially successful. So due to inflation, staggering record sales, the economy, global warming, rising gas prices, the war in Iraq, and the current election year, Underground Hip-Hop has possibly lost another one of its most hopeful groups to the dark side.

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Cy will release his new album "Circus World Event... The Ringleader" in online outlets May 12th 2008.

The Circus World Event is an album comprised of Circus flavored tracks which depicts the world as a circus. God is the Ringleader, but on the other hand, the devil wants to be the ringleader. Add a comment
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Dove Award nominee and Cross Movement Records gospel hip-hop artist FLAME has been climbing the charts following the debut of his fourth album, Our World Redeemed, which released on March 4, 2008. The critically acclaimed album jumped an amazing 41 chart positions in one week to hit the #1 position in its second week on the CMTA R&B/Hip Hop Chart. The project also debuted at #5 on the Billboard Top Gospel Chart. 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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