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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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Following the 2007 release of his most recent studio album, The Yearbook, Christian hip-hop artist ended the year with television placement and began the new with a CCM Reader’s Choice award and two Dove nominations leading into upcoming dates on the “Cross the Line” Superchic[k] tour. Add a comment
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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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