Recently signed RMG artist Deraj has released his debut EP to a hearty fan reception. The EP, entitled Mirrors & Medicine, has peaked to the #6 spot on the Christian & Gospel iTunes chart. After an eye-popping single promo for his song "No Fear", the 6 song project features fellow labelmate Canon, Je'kob and a host of other artists.
The Reflection Music Group family is off to a strong start after the mixtape release of new artist B. Cooper
and now a strong opening for Mirrors & Medicine. Congrats to Deraj and the RMG family for the accomplishment!
Rapzilla.com presents the Southern Lights Tour with Dre Murray & Alex Faith has just started last week with great first concerts in Dallas and Oklahoma City, below are the updated tour dates. For more information on the tour check out: southernlightsconcerts.com
Lecrae continued his journey into increased mainstream exposure yesterday with a special feature in the Huffington Post. The article, "When Hip Hop Lets the Saints In
", was a special "behind the curtains" look at the expansion of Lecrae's ministry and brand. While numerous mini-biographies have been written on Christian Hip Hop's most recognizable name, writer Jon Ward chose to focus on the uncharted waters that the Reach Records artist continually wades through. The article also uses Lecrae as an indicator of a growing shift in evangelicalism away from the roots of traditionalism. While Lecrae has not been the first and certainly won't be the last public figure to answer questions about compromise and faithfulness, it's clear that a spotlight has been placed on his decisions. As he reveals in the story, "It's such an uphill battle."
Top radio outlets, including Air 1 stations, immediately snapped up multiple Dove Award winning Christian rap/hip-hop artist, KJ-52
's single, "Tonight," making it the most added radio single for the week of February 3, 2014. The single will be unveiled on Rapzilla.com soon, and is currently available to pre-order on iTunes
now, and will release everywhere on February 25th. KJ's forthcoming album, 'Mental', which includes "Tonight," will be released April 29th by The Paradigm Collective.
"The music video and the song were basically about a community of believers coming together to give God everything they have in every aspect of their lives," explains KJ-52. "We just wanted to reflect that - young people defying the odds, and shaking loose the constraints of the things that hold them back."
Three of the industry’s best-selling, most-awarded and critically acclaimed artists, TobyMac, Skillet and Lecrae, are joining forces to thrill crowds on an exclusive summer shed tour. With each act also known for their energetic and diverse live performances, fans in each of the select seven cities are sure to get the show of a lifetime. Tickets go on sale to the mass public on March 1, with a special presale for artist fan clubs at 10am local venue time on February 27 through 10pm on February 28.
Since last fall and continuing through April, TobyMac has been touring the country on his "Hits Deep Tour." The national tour has been selling out venues and playing to packed houses including an emotional set at the Madison Square Garden theatre in New York City. Last week, cable's top-rated morning show Fox & Friends and VEVO.com world premiered the GRAMMY® winner’s music video for his current multi-week No. 1 hit “Speak Life” from his GRAMMY®-award winning and No. 1 Billboard 200 record, EYE ON IT. Currently the video has been viewed over 100,000 times.
After spending last fall rocking Europe opening for Nickelback, Skillet kicked off the year co-headlining The Roadshow, and will tour with Third Day on 20 more domestic dates throughout the spring. Skillet was recently named HM Magazine’s Best Band of 2013, New Release Tuesday’s Best Rock/Alternative Artist or Group of 2013, and their best-selling 2013 releaseRISE was named mainstream online rock site Loudwire’s Best Rock Album, besting Pearl Jam, Avenged SevenFold and more. Loudwire and NewReleaseTuesday.com recently debuted the music video for Skillet’s latest No. 1 Christian rock single, “Not Gonna Die,” which is also climbing the mainstream active rock chart, currently at No. 11 with a bullet.
Check out Vaughaligan Walwyn artwork for his upcoming album (release date to be determined) 'Grace Still Abides'. Comment below what you think of it.
The Streetlights Urban Audio Bible, Volume 2: The Blueprint contains dynamic content that includes Exodus 1-20 and the book of Romans read word for word over a hip hop soundtrack crafted by production heavy hitters Wit and Tee Wyla.
The book of Exodus is narrated by Humble Beast artist Boogalu of ALERT312 and also features the voices of newly signed Humble Beast artist Jackie Hill, P4CM poet Karness Turner Jr. and 16 other talented vocalists. The epistle of Romans is read in its entirety by Humble Beast artist and Beautiful Eulogy member Odd Thomas.
Free Download will serve as an appetizer while fans wait on God City, USA
Canton Jones—the Grammy, Stellar and Dove Award nominee—will release his new mixtape Lust, Drugs & Gospel as a free download starting Tuesday, February 18th. Additionally, this project will be distributed by Syntax Creative making it available at all major digital service providers, and available to pre-order on iTunes
today. This full length release will serve as an appetizer while fans wait for God City, USA to be released this Spring.