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Real Word Records/Soldier Sound Records recording artist, Lil Prophet is gearing up for his brand new sophomore album titled, “Versatile.” Born in Chicago, IL and now residing in Zephyrhills, FL Ryan Kelsie aka Lil Prophet is 21 years old and newly married finds himself as not only a ministry-minded hip hop artist but, also the CEO of his very own label, Real Word Records. Ryan is currently enrolled at Tampa Bay Bible College where he is pursuing his second degree in Theological Studies. Pastor Steven D. Kelsie has been guiding and mentoring Ryan for years and understands the need to be well-equipped to go out to minister the gospel.
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Check out the interview with Lecrae on The 700 Club which will be airing tonight on the ABC Family Channel at 11pm (EST).

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Lavoisier's new album is almost finished and is titled “Hip Hop 101: Language Arts.” The concept of the album revolves around the premise that Hip Hop is literally language art and is not something that God can use by default, but is something God created. It’s a voice that God has given to an oppressed and voiceless people. Guest appearances include Saint Joogs, Richie Righteous, Sean Slaughter and Datin. More than half of the production on the album has been done by Christian Hip Hop newcomer and Hip-hop veteran T-Wyla. Other producers include J-Pierre, Phillip Dale and Daneja.
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UK recording artist Dwayne Tryumf has recorded a new song with two chart-topping UK artists Ian Copeland Green (producer to Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, ect) and Muyiwa (Premiere Radio, HMV number 1 selling album) The song is entitled “Never Be The Same" and is the first official single release taken from the forthcoming, highly anticipated “777 (Mark Of The Peace)” due for release March 12th 2010.
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On Thursday morning, December 31, 2009, Richard “s/ave” Douglas (36) went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ. He died in his sleep at his home in Houston, Texas from an epileptic seizure. While he had battled the condition for many years, this was an unexpected occurrence and a complete shock to his friends and family.
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DJ Official’s debut album entitled “EnterMission” is available now in stores and online. After producing for over 10 years and serving as a traveling deejay, DJ Official finally has the opportunity to display the full range of his skill-set with his debut album entitled “EnterMission”. Released on December 26th, 2009 through Reach Records, the album’s main goal is to challenge believers to carry out the important assignment of the Great Commission (Matt 28:19) and the Great Commandment (Luke 10:27). Build the Church, reach the lost, and exalt the King.
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Don't have the album yet? Want to listen to the entire album before buying? You can now listen to DJ Official's brand new album "Entermission" via the Rapzilla app on your iPod Touch or iPhone. The app is available free at iTunes



Reports and rumors have been coming in that DJ Official has hit a high of #2 on the iTunes Hip Hop Albums chart unfortunately we didn't see it appear in the charts that high. At the moment it's #18 which is still good (3 days after release). DJ Official - Entermission

Leave some comments on what you think on the album as well as the chart situation.

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While Yuletide-themed hip hop isn’t exactly a new concept (Kurtis Blow was “Christmas Rappin’” back in 1979), it often catches listeners by surprise. So when you take that recipe and add in sermon samples from and the full endorsement of “Greatest Living American” and beloved evangelist Billy Graham, expect to see more than a few raised eyebrows.
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Grammy Nominations for the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards were announced tonight by The Recording Academy and reflected an eclectic mix of the best and brightest over the past year in music, as determined by the voting members of The Academy. View the nominees for Best Rock or Rap Gospel album below:
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"EnterMission" is the first album from legendary producer DJ Official dropping December 26th with Reach Records. Over 24 artists from around the world on 18 incredibly diverse tracks. Featuring Lecrae, Flame, Sho Baraka, JR, Trip Lee, Tedashii and more! Everyone is on a journey of some kind. What's yours? Enter the Mission! Pre-orders are taking place and we are loving the deluxe package. Check out the details and tracklisting below.
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John Reuben and Gotee Records are pleased to announce the upcoming project Sex, Drugs and Self-Control with the release of four videos and audio singles monthly, exclusively through iTunes. The debut song "Town Folk", launched today available in both video and audio formats. Shortly after, on August 18, the song and video for "Jamboree" will also be released.
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After the unexpected remix revolution of “Air Jordan”, K-Drama has decided to release a collection of self-produced instrumentals entitled “K-Drama Beats Volume 1: Decade of Drama.”
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"Weapon Aid" is an unexpected collection of songs that Braille wrote and recorded during the summer of 2009. Production is primarily handled by BigJess of Unknown Prophets (MN) and also has tracks from Xperiment, DJ Cassidy and Kid Hum (all CO residents). The only guest vocals are from Nikki "Tonya Bobanya" - Braille's wife of 7 years. "Weapon Aid" will drop sometime in late November, self released by Braille on his Hiphop IS Music imprint. This record is not to be confused with the "Audibly Enhanced Dreams" album that Braille has been preparing for Syntax Records (2010!) Listen to a leak of "Give Myself" now.

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Lil Prophet has just dropped his new sophomore album "Versatile." The album has been produced by Pettidee, K-Drama, and PRO. Versatile features new hit singles like "I Go Hard" featuring Pettidee and Bonafide of GRITS and "Stupid Crazy Crunk"; these hits have been climbing the Holy Hip Hop charts. "Hulk Hogan On’em" has been #1 on holyhiphop.org for 12 consecutive weeks.
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Enock also known as Juan James and founding member of the Cross Movement, the crew he left in 2000. He released his solo debut AWEthentic in 2003. Juan James passed away on Saturday morning, October 17th, 2009 due to a heart attack. Keep his family in your prayers.
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B.Reith’s debut album, Now Is Not Forever, has nabbed the #2 spot on the R&B/Hip Hop chart first week out with solid placement at #32 on the Billboard Heatseeker chart and #46 on the CBA chart.
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