Cross Movement Records signs k-Drama
Cross Movement Records (CMR) announces the upcoming release from newly signed, emerging hip-hop artist K-Drama. Hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio, the refreshingly imaginative lyricist has been unceasingly grinding for the last decade on the underground circuits, making a name in the Christian hip-hop community not only as an artist, but also as a premiere producer and a relentlessly hard worker. With a reputation of delivering crunk, anthem-type music that motivates listeners to do right, K-Drama is set to only reach higher heights with his new home at CMR. K-Drama and Cross Movement Records share the same sharply-honed desire to edify Christians worldwide, and their pairing promises to increase their focused strengths exponentially.
At the early age of 14, K-Drama felt the charge to evangelize through hip-hop. He hit the streets, rapping wherever he could; from festivals and outreaches, to church services and juvenile detention centers. With a unique delivery of music and words, along with his humor and personable character, K-Drama caught the attention of people from many backgrounds, ethnicities and cultures. His talent and zeal for God enabled him to travel the country, capturing audiences with crowd favorites like the sarcastic, yet truthful, “Did He Say That”, the crowd energizing, “Let Freedom Bang”, and his most popular song to date, “Air Jordan”, which has electrified his genre, garnering untold amount of remixes and impacting the world of music.
“To partner with Cross Movement Records is such an honor. My prayer is that our tactics of evangelism and training will heavily impact our culture, reflecting His glory through our everyday living”, says Regis “K-Drama” Jones.
CMR label President John Wells commented on the new relationship, “I feel that the Lord has incredibly blessed CMR by allowing us to co-labor with K-Drama. After spending most of 2009 sharing with each other about our origins, present mission and future prayers, I am overwhelmed with the passion, commitment and humility that resides in K-Drama.”
With the forthcoming release, We Fit: The Workout Plan, slated to hit shelves August 10, 2010, K-Drama is ready to impact an even larger audience with his music ministry.
The 18-track concept album, featuring an eclectic blend of deep 808 kicks and soulful synths, nestled with gospel-centered lyrics, delves into the analogy of physical fitness in order to emphasize the necessity of exercising unto godliness, inspired from 1 Timothy 4:7-8. “Slim Down” is an upbeat track sure to get crowds hype, encouraging people to go against the grain of the culture by slimming down, recognizing that in God’s eyes, many times less is greater. “Spot Me” is a mid-tempo, soulful song featuring live instrumentation that illustrates the vital roles of accountability and fellowship in the workout plan of believers. K-Drama brings his signature sound on “ABnormal”, a high energy, crunk cypher, celebrating the sanctifying work of Jesus in the lives of those on a gospel workout plan, which will certainly look abnormal to the world that is watching.
John Wells adds, “As far as K-Drama’s new album, We Fit: The Workout Plan, I don’t think I have ever heard an album that, from beginning to end, carried a practical theme that brought home spiritual applications so well. If you understand the value of holistic (Physical and Spiritual) training, then this album will be on repeat in your player for a long time.”
We Fit: The Workout Plan will be available on Cross Movement Records and distributed by Provident-Integrity Distribution in the CBA market and by Sony Music in the general market. K-Drama is currently gearing up for Summer 2010 The Urban Missionary Tour alongside 116 Clique members Thi’sl and J’Son, as well as Pro, preparing to inspire audiences abroad.
We Fit: The Workout Plan is comprised of the following 18 tracks:
3. Get Your Weight Up
4. Slim Down
5. Gotta Run
6. You Doing Too Much (feat. Yung Hayte)
7. Sweat It Out
8. This Waste
9. Spot Me (feat. Matthew Bracey)
10. Don’t Look Down On Me (feat. Pastor AD3 & Sean Slaughter)
11. DIE-IT (feat. Humble Tip)
12. Hope They Ain’t Lying (feat. Isaiah Freeman IV)
13. More Than I Can Bear (feat. Charde Jones)
14. The Power Team (feat. D-MAUB, Atia Evans, Deacon Das, Soulja K & Lesun)
15. Bar (feat. Willie Will)
16. Win or Lose
17. Stronger On My Knees (feat. CMO)
18. ABnormal (feat. Nue Breed, JMartyr, C-Micah, Adalid & Eric Cross)