Over 65,000 Christian students rang in the New Year at the Passion 2020 event Share the Light. They also raised 1.2 million dollars for global Bible translation projects. Amongst the performers and speakers of the night were Reach Records artists Tedashii, Trip Lee, Andy Mineo, and Lecrae. Watch the Passion 2020 Reach Records Set Below:
BoX and TY ON DA TRACK faced off in the first ever Rapzilla Beat Battle at SXSW 2019. The battle took place at The Belmont on 6th Street in Austin, TX after the Reflect Greatness showcase presented by HipHopDX. Hosts: Dee-1 & Propaganda Judges: Abe Batshon (BeatStars), Canon, STREETRUNNER Shot/Edited by @charlietre_
Aaron Dews and Jon Payne faced off in the first ever Rapzilla Beat Battle at SXSW 2019. The battle took place at The Belmont on 6th Street in Austin, TX after the Reflect Greatness showcase presented by HipHopDX. Hosts: Dee-1 & Propaganda Judges: Abe Batshon (BeatStars), Canon, STREETRUNNER Shot/Edited by @charlietre_
As Canon recovered from a 40-foot fall that left him hospitalized, his wife, who he had married just the previous month, was by his side.
Tampa-based rapper Seckond Chaynce, who was formerly one half of a group with KB as part of the HGA movement, has entered into the battle rap circuit.
Christian Rap has come a long way since 2010. During that year, Derek Minor was still Pro, DJ Official was alive and well with Reach Records, and the Unashamed Movement was blossoming. While 2010 was a relatively quiet year for releases, there were a few notable ones. DJ Official – Entermission This is the only album the deceased DJ released. Official gathered the biggest upcoming names in CHH at the time with Lecrae, Flame, and Sho Baraka. RIP DJ Official. Notable Tracks: “Show Off,” Get Busy,” and “On My 116” Listen Here. PRo – Redemption Now known as Derek Minor, […]
Laila Mickelwait is a woman with a purpose. She is determined, relentless, prepared, and diligent with her goals. She is someone who doesn’t just think, she acts and executes. The most incredible part is this drive and work ethic isn’t for her personal gain – it’s for the gain of tens of thousands without a voice and ability to get it done themselves. *Warning sensitive material* Mickelwait has made it her life’s mission to fight against sex trafficking and the exploitation of women and young girls. One of the obstacles standing in the way of a path to justice is […]
Wande was making connections and making moves. She’s traveled down quite a long number of roads to get to this point. Each stop has been an exit to her life with a destination turning point. That is where part one of this two-part trip with Wande ended. She was interning with Rapzilla and her knowledge in the space helped her get noticed by Reach Records for an internship. This next move would be the biggest one of Wande’s life thus far – it’s time to take the Atlanta exit. The young artist in pursuit of some musical action was stuck […]
Last week we took a deep dive into Lecrae and his journey of restoration. The rapper opened up about his fight against the voices in his head, the self-doubt, and the loss of identity. The subject was definitely heavy and personal. While the goal of telling a proper story reflecting one’s art is to sometimes highlight the more intense and vulnerable moments, every conversation should also have a lighter tone as well. The following article is Lecrae expounding on his relationships with Kanye West and Rapsody, talking about the Unashamed tour and artists, and finally giving his thoughts about KB […]
Over the years we’ll make a series of stops along this journey we call life. Every time we veer off the road to hit a new destination, it’s an exit we make to start on a new path. As the scenario flashes before our eyes, sometimes we need to just pull over and soak in what’s really happening. For Wande, it’s her time to soak in the sights, and see how far she’s come. But before we get there, the story of how she got to this place is as remarkable as the one on where she’s headed. Wande Wande […]
Welcome to our weekly episode of Rapzilla.com’s Top Christian Rap News Recap. We endeavor to grab the best stories from the previous week and give them to you every Monday. Watch Our Christian Rap News Show Below: Gospel Gangstaz Unfortunately we have to open this episode of the news show with a double shot of bad news. In the midst of a comeback album, Mr. Solo of the legendary CHH group Gospel Gangstaz has unexpectedly passed away. Not much has been made public yet except that his body was found. The news came out when Chille Baby posted this to his […]
Rapzilla spoke to Grammy Award Winning Record Executive, Film Producer, and Film/TV Music Supervisor Amir Windom about Canal Street Film’s incredible soundtrack. Windom provided good insight into what it’s like to create and score music for film’s and get a cast of talented people together to make it. For this film, he served as Executive Producer & Music Supervisor. In your experience, how important is having a good soundtrack accompany a film? I believe in the last 10 years, with the evolution of digital music, especially music streaming companies; soundtracks have become gold. Everything is about singles and playlists. These […]
“No Extra” by The New Cool is the second installment of many concept music videos associated with the duo’s forthcoming album, entitled The New Church slated for May 2020 release. Initially introduced to Christian Radio markets in 2018 with breakout single, “Church In Da Bando,” The New Cool returns with “No Extra” to further solidify their consistence and nobility within the Christian Hip Hop genre. This time around, they team up with promising star and local favorite, Comedian Jeff Shelley, who has managed to accumulate a large social media following by producing daily comedic material. “With the world at a […]
“World is Cold” by UZUHAN with Promise and Tim Be Told always makes me pause when I hear it. It’s a pointed reminder that despite the complexity and conflict we feel with others and in relationships – we need each other far more than our pride, or the tension that can arise from differing points of view. Watch UZUHAN Below: I want you to get a piece of paper (or if you must the notes on your phone) and consider the following: Who was instrumental in getting you where you are today? Go ahead start that list. For most of […]