The Elevation Conference in Boston, MA last month was amazing. It was a great place to network, build, grow, and be inspired as a person navigating artistry and ministry. The event featured panels, discussions, a block party, a concert, and a live music critique session. We were fortunate enough to have Matt Garaffolo take pictures all along the way. You can find his photography at @Mattedpictures on Instagram.
Derek Minor and Canon spent much 0f the last year and a half on the road for the Its Not a Game Tour. As they hit up cities all over America they put on amazing performances. Anna Scalf was kind enough to share some photos with us from a show she was at.
Chances are strong you’ve heard of Texas Native Tobe Nwigwe, or “Tobe from the SWAT” (South West Alief Texas) by now, but if you haven’t, you should. Starting from the ongoing #getTWISTEDsundays series and inclusion in the 2018 BET Cypher, Nwigwe has enjoyed a meteoric rise in a relatively short time, and for good reason. Nwigwe has been recognized by mainstream and CHH figures alike, to include Dave Chappelle, Erykah Badu, Black Thought, Lecrae, and more. His “Tobe from the SWAT” tour stopped at The Fillmore in Silver Spring, Maryland where DMX played just the night before. Flashing lights and smoke machines set the […]
Legacy LA: Legacy Disciple will hold its third annual conference in Los Angeles on April 27, which again will feature a hip-hop concert. San Diego-based emcees Ruslan and Jon Keith, as well as Orange County duo BreeKay X Kasairi, will perform. Ruslan will double as a teacher and lead a workshop on healthy living. “Lately I’ve been on this health journey, waking up at 6 a.m. for the past four months working to trim down body fat,” Ruslan says in his workshop description. “I’ve learned through this process that developing discipline in this area of our lives might feel like […]
The Elevation Conference is the only Youth and Young Adult conference in New England built for leaders in the urban context with a special focus on music and the arts. Through worship services, workshops, concerts, and community service they want to empower leaders and artists who are trying to impact the world, especially those in the inner city areas. Theme: Doing Good to All “We as Christians, are image bearers of Christ. We should do good for others; not only by command, but we should desire the best welfare and well-being of everyone, especially the family of believers. Recent commentary […]
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, […]
New content is released every week, and it’s sometimes easy for it to get lost in the shuffle. For that reason, we’d like to offer up this weekly rewind. These are some of our favorite releases to make their way to us for review — the Top Underrated Christian Rap Songs of the Week. Cutright – Shazam As we’re sure you suspected, “Shazam” is a song with inspiration pulled from the DC comic Shazam! Cutright completely snaps on this one, delivering a fast-paced lyrical onslaught that is both cleverly written and metaphorical. Gawvi – Glory ft. WHATUPRG Off the new Summer […]
Corey Wise is one of the best up and coming artists in Christian rap. Rapzilla noticed, the CHH community noticed, and the music spoke for itself. That’s why he was named a Rapzilla Freshmen for this year. The following conversation is a Q&A we did with him. First off this is awesome you took time to do this. My name is Luc DiMarzio, I’ve been working with NewH2O Rapzilla for the last year and a half. We just wanted to check up with this year’s Rapzilla Freshmen. Your last album was 4ever Is Now? Yeah, I dropped 4ever Is Now […]