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    116 Summer 19 Playlist Tracklist & Credits (Exclusive Sneak Peek)

    So Reach Records is dropping the 116 Summer 19 playlist this Friday. Along the way, they have been dropping snippets of what’s to come. Well, before you see all their snippets, they gave us the full picture to show you all today! 116 Tracklist: 1. “IN LUV” by Wande (Prod. by Iggy Music) 2. “Glory” by WHATUPRG feat. GAWVI (Prod. ...
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    Top Christian Rap News Recap Ep. 1

    Welcome to the first 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. In this episode, we run down the historic signings of Danielle Apicella to RMG Records and Wande to Reach Records. We also spend some time talking about our two-part interview ...
  • Aklesso

    Aklesso Beats the Odds of Culture, Tragedy, & a Broken Family to Make Music

    Aklesso wasn’t supposed to be an artist. Growing up in Miami in a Haitian family, his “future” was either as a doctor, lawyer, engineer, or a businessman. Anything less than these would be considered a failure. In fact, the 25-year-old rapper wasn’t even allowed to listen to hip-hop in his home. So how did he get here?  Last week, an article ...
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    Aklesso Talks Collabs with GAWVI, New Album, & Old vs New Gen

    2018 was a wild year for Aklesso Agama. After releasing the Dead God EP in the year before, all he did was guest on a couple of features. His musical prowess, well-arranged performances, and humble attitude got him noticed by GAWVI. Fast-forward and the young rapper found himself on the “Panorama Tour” and album. He was also named a Rapzilla ...
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    Reflect Greatness Showcase at SXSW 2019 (Photo Recap)

    Check out these photos from the Reflect Greatness Showcase at SXSW 2019. Photographed by Charlie Del Tres. The lineup from left to right and top to bottom: Kurtis Hoppie, Bookie The Baby, NOAH SCHATZ, Aklesso, Parris Chariz, Reconcile, Deraj, Ruslan, Jon Keith, Paul Russell, Kaleb Mitchell, Aha Gazelle, Dee-1, Propaganda.
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    Aklesso on Rapzilla.com LIVE with Chris Chicago – Ep. 128

    Aklesso is our featured guest on this episode of Rapzilla.com LIVE with Chris Chicago – our 2 hour syndicated radio show and podcast. He talks about becoming a Rapzilla Freshmen and his work with GAWVi. Listen to Aklesso Below on the Podcast: Social Club Misfits – Que Lo Que (K Low K) Tedashii – God Flex ft. Trip Lee Tedashii – ...
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    Reflect Greatness Hip-Hop Showcase at SXSW

    The Reflect Greatness hip-hop showcase returned to SXSW for a bigger and better second year. If you weren’t there, you missed out witnessing a lot of greatness at one location, in one night! The showcase was presented by HipHopDX, Reflection Music Group, and Rapzilla.com and held at The Belmont on Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 in Austin, TX. Due to the ...
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    Ecclesia – Ain’t Got Love ft. Aklesso

    Ecclesia is a group of artists in South Florida with a passion to see a generation on fire for Jesus. They believe God is raising up a people who will impact culture through the arts. Their latest track “Ain’t Got Love” features Rapzilla Freshmen Aklesso. The lyrics pull from this chapter in 1 Corinthians… “If I speak in the tongues ...
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    Rapzilla.com’s 15 Freshmen of 2019

    We’re excited to announce the 8th annual Rapzilla.com Freshmen class! The Rapzilla.com staff looked at around 30 new artists on the radar for our Rapzilla.com Freshmen Class of 2019. We narrowed down the list to the 15 artists that we think are going to lead the way. Our opinion is subjective of course, however, the one criteria that these artists ...
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    Readers’ Choice: 2019 Rapzilla Freshmen Class Ballot (Vote Now)

    Hello Rapzilla Readers and Artists, it is time. Christmas is over, the New Year is imminent, and the Rapzilla Freshmen for 2019 will be named! Every year we make a list of around 50 candidates and whittle it down to 40, 30, 20, and finally 15. It’s never easy. Sometimes we miss people. Sometimes an artist we pick fizzles out, but ...