Role Model Records kicks off the New Year with two free projects; the follow- up to Spoken’s highly successful, Up By 13 Mixtape, “UP BY 13 Vol.2” hosted by RMR’s own DJ Lagit and “FORCED ENTRY”, the EP, by newly signed artist, Julien.

The first instalment of Up By 13 was a display of Spoken’s lyrical ability to unpack the Gospel mainly over original beats, and equally over a few remixes. Although Volume 2 takes the opposite approach of remixing some of today’s popular songs (i.e. 40 Deep, Headlines, I’m A Boss, In Da Club, etc.), Spoken’s mandate remains unchanged as he skilfully uses each song to point to Christ. Mainstream music, as we know it, propagates a worldview that encourages a godless and decadent lifestyle. Thus Spoken demonstrates the “light in the darkness” metaphor by using many of these same instrumentals to ultimately present the Gospel. As an added bonus, “UP BY 13 Vol.2” will also include 2 exclusive, BRAND NEW songs. As with the original mixtape, Spoken continues to challenge listeners, Christian and mainstream alike, to “step their game up” by adopting a worldview that places Jesus, the TRUE king, at the centre. The mixtape will be available for digital download, on February 28th, 2012.

In like manner, Julien’s “FORCED ENTRY” is ‘heartcore’ music, penetrating the heart of all listeners and giving hope for all of life’s issues (Matt 15:18-19). Set to be released on March 27th 2012, Forced Entry is also Juliens first solo project under the Role Model Records imprint and will serve as an introduction to the wider Christian Hip Hop landscape. Fully produced by Toronto’s very own, Beatz Johnson, it is a bold declaration of faith in Christ, and abandonment to the world.

Both projects will be available at www.rolemodelrecords.ca