Welcome to the second 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.
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Let’s lead off with some awesome news from Josiah Williams. You may remember that he’s a CHH artist who was hired to make creative content for the WWE. Well, just last week, he had an opportunity to step into the rings performing his Wrestle & Flow version of Adam Cole’s song. Check out the clip on Rapzilla.com.
The next story is major. 2018 Rapzilla Freshmen Tobe Nwigwe was called up on stage by Black Thought of the Roots where he rapped alongside a few other legends – Pharoah Monch and Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def. Tobe continues to astound people with his rapping ability. Check out the full clip on Rapzilla.com
In part 3 of Derek Minor and I’s a discussion about race, last week we tackled Police Brutality and Looting. We dove into some topics including the anger in neighborhoods when a black man gets killed by police, why they loot or riot, and do African Americans all suffer from PTSD? Listen to the podcast or read along on the site now!
Our writer Maggie breaks down Propaganda’s song “It’s Complicated” to talk about the beautiful brilliant messes we often are in our lives. She does an incredible of taking the lyrics and applying them to our insecurities, hopes, and often times too critical expectations we put on ourselves. Be sure to give this one a read.
Lastly, I’d love to let you know about our latest venture with Pandora! We now have the Christian Rap Mix, a playlist featuring commentary on the songs from your favorite artists and exclusively on Pandora. We’ve got Ruslan as our cover photo, and you’ll get to hear him break Indie Jones 3 down.
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Justin is the Editor-in-Chief of Rapzilla.com and co-owner of NewH2O.com. He has been a journalist for 9 years and has written or edited for Relevant, Christian Post, BREATHEcast, CCM, Broken Records Magazine, & more. When not writing he's on stage rhyming as the frontman of Process of Fusion. He also likes to work with indie artists to develop their brands & marketing strategies. Catch him interviewing artists on Survival of the Artist Podcast.
As the album title denotes, Justin Bieber has been going through changes in his life. “Justin Bieber: Seasons,” a YouTube Original documentary series, follows the young artist’s timeline from after the release of Purpose (Deluxe) to before the drop of Changes, detailing the events that took place in-between. Episode Five, “The Dark Season,” dives deep into Justin’s dirty, grimy drug addiction problem. As he explains, “I felt like I was dying. My security was coming into the room at night to check my pulse. People don’t know how serious it got. It was legit scary crazy. I was waking up […]
Rapzilla connected with Reach Records artist Hulvey to ask him about the much anticipated EP BRKNHRT that was just released today. The young artist provided insight by giving a track play-by-play. Damascus “Damascus” is a song that discusses the journey I went on and how I dropped out of college to pursue what the Lord had for me. It is titled “Damascus” because of the lines, “I heard that when You shine it makes a man go blind but when You open up His eyes He sees for the 1st time and “In the distance, I can hear You calling […]
Datin dropped his new track “Move” featuring Canon. It is produced by Marty of Social Club Misfits. View this post on Instagram Dātin × Canon "MOVE!" (Produced By Marty of Social Club Misfits) Available Friday, 2/21. Pre-save/ pre-order available NOW! ** LINK IN BIO ** COVER ART BY @blacktiger_art @getthecanon × @deathbymartymar #ChhAintDead #MenaceMovement #GodOverMoney #RMG #SocialClubMisfits #ChhAintDeadVol1 #ComingSoon A post shared by Dātin (@datin_tripled) on Feb 14, 2020 at 5:00am PST Listen to Datin Below: Buy or stream here.
Y’all want to see a bunch of rappers snap? Check out the Joey Vantes track “Statement” featuring nobigdyl., Aaron Cole, and Jon Keith. The music video dropped tonight! Watch Joey Vantes Below: Buy or stream here.
Atlanta-based rapper TeeJay released a new single called “Lost & Found.” The track he says was written when he was going through a dark place in his life where he was lost but God found him and carried him through depression. Click here to Stream or Buy this song on any platform Listen to TeeJay below:
James Gardin teams up with longtime collaborator Terem on an anthem for the underdog entitled “Diamond in the Rough.” “Diamond in The Rough” is for anyone who saw the intrinsic value of their gift before it was validated by outside sources. If you invested in your self and kept pushing through every set back this is the song to play during your victory lap. “I hope this song not only encourages you but sparks ideas on how you can start building before others join. The world is truly better when we are at our best.” Listen to James Gardin below:
“‘Freedom’ is about finding your special place. Where do you find peace? Mine is in music. I find calm & rejuvenation in creating song ideas to beats that move me. The ability to express myself, has given me great freedom and made me the artist I am,” said Sareem Poems. Newselph produced the song. Listen to Sareem Poems & Newselph Below: