Pearl Harbor, The Great Gatsby, Batman & Robin…we’ve all witnessed some art that employs an all-star cast that missed the mark. I’m not really trying to reach farther than that here, this was just the first thought that I had when I saw this Hope Is Dope 2 tracklist by Jered Sanders. Probably because everyone’s first thought was “Yo check out these features!!” There are a lot of features, it’s an all-star cast for sure. Hearing how it all weaves into the bigger picture is what I’m mostly looking forward to. As usual with my bar exams, I am sharing […]
The music industry has always been lucrative but has shifted more rapidly than ever in the past decade. Marketing has always been at the core of any business, but for the music industry, the product has drastically changed. Saying music alone is a marketable product ignores the data behind fan bases and audience engagement. Conversely, saying an artist’s image and brand is enough to drive sales ultimately neglects the true product: music. There is a fine line between balancing the moving parts of a career in artistry, but in today’s ever-changing social sphere, brand and image are taking the limelight […]
One of the best parts of being in a band or being a performer is playing shows. Concerts are your litmus test to show off what you’ve been hard at work at. The rush of being on stage and playing a good show never gets old. However, before and after you get on stage in terms of how you conduct yourself in the eyes of a venue is just as important. Here are 5 Tips on Good Show Etiquette Arrive/Depart You should be the first to arrive and the last to leave. If you want to show a venue or […]
A week ago, Rapzilla published an article on the top 15 most streamed songs in the decade. Today, this list will look at the top streamed Christian Rap songs of each year from 2010 to 2019. Keep in mind, these statistics are based on the time of this article, not by the end of each year. *** The following statistics are based on Spotify. Apple Music doesn’t release their streaming numbers to the public. Numbers are based on the day before this article was released.*** 2010: Lecrae “Background” Ft. Andy Mineo 7,643,799 2011: Tedashii “Dum Dum” Ft. Lecrae 11,091,736 2012: […]
Every year we countdown some of the most read content on Rapzilla.com. Usually, we break it up into separate categories but this year we’re hitting you with the collective top 10 on the site overall. The title of the article is first, followed by the number of views at the time of publishing. TobyMac’s son Truett Foster Passes In what turned out to be the biggest story of the year, also turned out to be the greatest tragedy. Christian music legend TobyMac’s oldest son Truett Foster passed away abruptly. Artists and fans all over the community mourned for the passing […]
Steph Curry and Underarmour have been dolling out fresh kicks and this latest pair comes with a special meaning. The newly released Black History Month Colorway shoe will honor African Americans. “Black History Month is an annual celebration of heroes and pioneers across public advocacy, literature, sports, science, architecture and more who have helped build or inspire American culture as we know it. In February 2018, following their most recent championship win, Stephen Curry and several teammates brought local youth to visit the iconic National Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. to expose them to their shared […]
New artist I Project returns with “The Beginning” after receiving support from the likes of K-Love Radio. His previous single was picked up by three Spotify Official playlists. This song came from the scripture Joel 2 and inspired I Project to make a song about a new beginning and season in 2020. Listen to I Project Below: Buy or stream here.
MvkeyyJ is kicking off the new year with this banger “Saint Laurent.” Enjoy his catchy hooks and versatile verses while you bop your head to a hard-hitting track. At only 19, he’s got a lot in store for him. Don’t sleep, this Dallas, Texas youngboy is just getting started. Listen to MvkeyyJ Below: Stream here.
Lecrae and his album Restoration are coming this spring and along with it are some huge features. Lecrae will be performing at an Atlanta Hawks game on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and it only makes sense that he chopped up with a current Hawks and NBA legend, Vince Carter. The over 20-year-NBA veteran who is known for being perhaps the best dunker the game has ever seen, has his own podcast called “Winging it with Vince Carter.” Along with speaking about the themes of the album, he revealed that BJ the Chicago Kid, John Legend, and Kirk Franklin will be […]