The is the final installment of our conversation with TobyMac. He’s spoken at length about the beginnings of Christian hip-hop and how DC Talk formed. Now, he shares his thoughts about the future of CHH, who’s on his radar, and his new record The Elements. Unlike prior eras of Christian hip-hop, Toby believes that there will be plenty of mainstays for the years to come. “I see lots of people doing amazing things,” said Toby. “[Christian rap] It’s moving forward and has more advocates than it’s had. Before it was just 116 moving things forward but now there are more and […]
In part two of our interview with TobyMac about the early days of CHH, he digs deep into the DC Talk archives. The pioneer of Christian music explains his original emcee name and how he and Michael Tait “schemed” churches into playing hip-hop. “Very few people know this story,” said TobyMac. And anytime you hear that from someone with a status such as his, your ears perk up. Toby went back to 1987 when he was just starting out. He began rapping and Michael Tait was singing for churches. Kevin Max had not yet entered the scene. “At Liberty University […]
Last week WHATUPRG took to Twitter to unload a ton of things that were on his mind. He apologized to people, expressed some thoughts, and even stated how he wanted to conduct an interview. I would like to do an interview with somebody where we just talk. No promo or anything. Just an honest conversation — RAUL (@WHATUPRG) January 17, 2019 Start off by asking “how are you” — RAUL (@WHATUPRG) January 17, 2019 *I slid into those DM’s really fast…* A few days later after some mixed communication, a one hour delay, and a string of technical difficulties, RG […]
From the humble beginnings of Stephen Wiley, on to P.I.D., and D-Boy, Christian hip-hop started in the 80s as this tiny niche. No one back then could have imagined the lengths the genre would go roughly 35 years later. This slow build turned from a not accepted in the church unknown, to a mainstream crossing viable force in music. This breakthrough was largely in part to TobyMac and his supergroup DC Talk. Rapzilla.com had the privilege of speaking to TobyMac for the first time outside of the Chris Chicago show. The goal was to continue to build upon the timelines […]
Part of the Die Daily team came to New York City to perform in the One Night event. It took place in Astoria, New York at the New York School of Urban Ministry. Sean C. Johnson, Kadence, Gerry Skrillz, and Dre B. performed. Dwayne Pano was the speaker and DJ. The event was coordinated by Die Daily co-founder, Kyle Peacock. Rapzilla was at the event and took some time out to interview the six men involved in the event. It was originally broadcast live on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Periscope. Watch Die Daily Below:
Cutright of JustHis League Music Group released a new single on Friday called “Forward.” “In the past I’ve let fear and doubt keep me from being who I was created to be. This year is about moving past my fear of failure and stepping out, moving forward in whatever direction God has for me.” Listen to Cutright below: Buy the single here.
Rhomar Jessy teamed up with Sarah Juers and TROSSTHEGIANT to drop his single “ME U.” “ME & U” OUT NOW ON ALL PLATFORMS. Please SHARE and RT the luv vibes ❤️ pic.twitter.com/tfiLL3abeM — RHOMAR JESSY (@rhomarjessy) February 14, 2019 Stream here.
Swoope dropped his new single “241” featuring Jaylon Ashaun. The song is from his upcoming project of the same name. He also released a visual to go with it on Twitter. 🎶” 241” ft. @jaylonashaun “🎶 -🖤- Valentines Day salutations to you and yours! -🖤- Pre Orders for my new EP “Two For One” along with this free single (w/ your order) go up TOMORROW (2/15)! Drop a 🖤 in them mentions if you ready! 🙌🏾 🔈- @mrswoope 🎥- @jaylonashaun #241swoope pic.twitter.com/ReA67fiyCW — Swoope (@MrSwoope) February 14, 2019 Stream here.
IMRSQD and Moflo Music teamed up to drop the track “Solay.” “The song is called ‘Solay,’ it’s a play on the French word for sun Soleil, I spelled it that way so that everybody could pronounce it (Regardless of whether you can speak French or not). Soleil directly translated means ”sun”. It reflects the main theme of the song which is centered around Psalm 30:5 weeping may endure for the night but joy comes in the morning.” I wrote the song to encourage somebody, to not give up believing and trusting in God despite what they may be going through, […]