In a recent tweet, the young Reach Records superstar WHATUPRG pointed out that his last two projects, Pleasant Hill and RAUL were originally intended to tell one unified story. In addition to this revelation, RG went on to indicate that there was, in fact, an alternative tracklist for this combined project. With the premises of each of these works appearing so distinct, to understand the concept of this story, one must decipher who both Raul Garcia is, and who he is becoming. This growth is most evidently displayed in following the narrative of Garcia’s brash alter ego, “Lil Holy.” Pleasant […]
Coming off of the success of his platinum album Perception, NF has announced his fourth official studio album with a lead single of the same name. With an anticipated release date of July 26, fans around the world await the Michigan native’s The Search with eager anticipation. Nate Feuerstein has defied all expectations of what is possible for a “faith-based” artist and will have the opportunity to continue to assert his dominance of the hip-hop world as he commences his search. If there is one message that NF has made clear since the smash hit releases of Perception, and more specifically, […]
Nomis released a new track today entitled “Open Season” featuring Joe Ayinde, J. Crum, Thomas Ianucci, Czar Josh, and Shiwan. Very rarely will I review a single, but at first blush, this doesn’t seem to be just an average single. The bar exam is a sharing of notes from my true first listen to a project (or today, a song.) I will provide in-depth thoughts and commentary on anything from flows, rhymes, beats, creative direction, track placement, and concepts. Alright here we go. The beat is building anticipation as a piano plays a falling scale and synths lay in like […]
I feel like as people we all have this identity crisis, right? There are two things: we either are filled with pride and make ourselves out to be the highest high, or we patronize ourselves into silence thinking we are worthless because of our sin and without the hope of redemption. Some of us side with one, or if you’re like me you cycle through them both at an exhausting rate. “But you are so often so wrong about you and you don’t even know it Self-identified as particleboard, paper maché, duct taped And we are wrong and right, and […]
In recent weeks, the Rapzilla team has been working to show off some of the most artistic, creative, and otherwise innovative Christian clothing brands throughout the sphere of streetwear. This initiative has put a number of brands with Christ-centered content on the forefront of Christian fashion, each showcasing messages unique to their brand. Even with these creative variations, each brand continues to preach the same concept of hope, love, and unity paramount to the Christian faith. Just as music, film, and storytelling have all become avenues to share the gospel of Christ for modern Christian creatives, streetwear brands have found […]
So on this Easter Sunday, as I prepared to watch the live stream of Sunday Service by Kanye West at Coachella, I waited with excitement because I had seen the previous clips on the internet and I wondered how they would execute it on such a big stage. I also had previously seen Kanye live during the Late Registration Tour and the Yeezus tour, both being some of my favorite all time concerts, so I knew the caliber of his showmanship. As I watched, I noticed some issues throughout the set with sound. Teyana Taylor at one point had her […]
Derek Minor doesn’t care anymore. He’s a man that is perfectly in focus and feels the tug of God on his purpose. He doesn’t care about what you think of him. He doesn’t care about receiving any awards, accolades, or recognition, and he doesn’t care about the industry’s politics. Derek Minor only cares about YOU. Derek and I are sitting in the makeshift greenroom of Church City USA in Jamaica Queens, NY. The church sits in the middle of hip-hop’s hollowed grounds and is pastored by Christian Rap NY legend Richie Righteous. Fellow RMG labelmate Canon is in the room […]
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 Below: A.I. the Anomaly God Over Money is continuing the women movement of 2019 when they announced the singing of A.I. the Anomaly. A.I. has been killing it on the scene for a few years already and is one of the best lyricists in CHH. It’s good to see her get her due. Read about it here. DC Talk After 20 years of being on […]
Calvin Hill has another single, “Across The World” featuring jayeMillenium, from his album Misguided. The track speaks about seeking the love of God all around the globe, yet He is within us providing His never-ending love. Listen to Calvin Hill Below: Check out another single from Calvin Hill here.
Deraj, Quinten Coblentz, and James Chmbrs all hoped on a track for “Planet Rap,” a collaboration album. The song’s title is “Used to Be.” Listen to Deraj, Quinten Coblentz, and James Chmbrs Below: Check out one of Coblentz’s other singles here and one of Deraj’s here.