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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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Rockwilder, the production point man behind some of Hip Hop and R&B's most successful artists,' recently chatted with DJ Wade-O and the Wade-O Radio Show in Rockwilder's first Christian Radio interview since announcing his decision to rap the Gospel. Add a comment
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Rapzilla sponsored the event last year, but this year we will be there instead! So be sure to holla at us.
On April 20th, the annual Peanut Butter & Jelly Party will light up the Nashville sky once again with Hip-Hop on the Rooftop at The Loft Nashville. This event is fast becoming the place to be at GMA Music Week. Add a comment
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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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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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