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Lecrae Goes Behind-the-Scenes With Billboard

Lecrae Goes Behind-the-Scenes With Billboard

Billboard went behind-the-scenes with Lecrae on his video shoot for “All I Need Is You”. Watch the video below. In other news rumors are projecting another 18-20k in Anomaly sales this week, which should keep him in the top 15 in Billboard’s Top 200 and easily push overall sales above 100k.

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KJ-52 To Release Mental on October 21st

KJ-52 To Release Mental on October 21st

KJ-52 will release his new album, titled Mental, on October 21st. The album features guest spots from Lecrae, Tedashii, Propaganda, Soul Glo Activatur, & more. Check out the album cover & track listing below.

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Spoken Nerd Releases “Forbidden”

Spoken Nerd Releases “Forbidden”

Spoken Nerd has released a new single called “Forbidden” which you can listen to below. The song will appear on his upcoming Sept. 27th album titled Cult ‘a Cola Classics Vol. 1. It is being released via Semi-Pro Records.

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Trip Lee Hosting ‘Rise’ Exclusive Listening Event

Trip Lee Hosting ‘Rise’ Exclusive Listening Event

Trip Lee was planning on hosting a few exclusive listening events for media & has opened the event for a limited number of fans. In additional to hearing the album Rise, Trip Lee will be on hand to discusses the project, his inspirations and more. More info can be found below & tickets can be purchased here. Attendees will also get an advanced copy of his upcoming book.

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Humble Beast Unveils New Website

Humble Beast Unveils New Website

Humble Beast have a new website and new merch. Make sure to head over & check it out and support if you can.

Canon Premieres Video for “Trippen”

Canon Premieres Video for “Trippen”

Canon has premiered the brand new music video for “Trippen” which you can watch below. The song appears on his upcoming album, Loose Canon Vol. 2, that releases on Oct. 7th via Reflection Music Group. Pre-order on iTunes or the physical version from the label.

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Lecrae on How He Wrote “Nuthin”

Lecrae on How He Wrote “Nuthin”

Lecrae shared the background of how he wrote “Nuthin” for NBC which you can watch below. Check out the video below along with the full episode. He performed with The Roots on last night’s Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. While he didn’t have a full out performance he did tracks from his new album Anomaly around commercials and during the show.

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Andy Mineo & Dee-1 To Appear on BET’s Hip Hop Awards Cypher

Andy Mineo & Dee-1 To Appear on BET’s Hip Hop Awards Cypher

BET announced that both Andy Mineo & Dee-1 will be performing at this year’s BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher with other artists including Wiz Khalifa, David Banner, Juicy J, & more.

Wes Pendleton & Taelor Gray Team Up For Middle Clash

Wes Pendleton & Taelor Gray Team Up For Middle Clash

Wes Pendleton & Taelor Gray have teamed up for a new project called Middle Clash. Check out the first single “Tommy Boy” below. The duo will release a new track each week for the next 6 weeks.

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The Gospel Coalition on Lecrae, Calling, & Culture

The Gospel Coalition on Lecrae, Calling, & Culture

The Gospel Coalition has an excellent article on Lecrae (among others) and the intersection on faith and culture. One standout quote to me reads, “A Christian subculture built on fear isn’t going to be worth much, and isn’t going to give birth to great art. But I think there needs to be a caveat: engaging culture requires a mature conscience and strong church community.” Read the article & share your thoughts below.

Greg Skinn Releases ‘Note2Self EP’

Greg Skinn Releases ‘Note2Self EP’

Check out hip hop artist Greg Skinn’s newest EP, titled Note2Self, on Noisetrade below.

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Lecrae Lands at #1 on Billboard 200

Lecrae Lands at #1 on Billboard 200

Billboard has announced that Lecrae’s Anomaly will be at the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 this week with over 88,000 copies sold. Congrats go out him, Reach Records, and anyone involved in the project. In celebration he put up a brand new unreleased track “Non-Fiction” for free. Listen & download below.

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Surf Gvng Release New Single “Collapse”

Surf Gvng Release New Single “Collapse”

Up-and-coming hip-hop group Surf Gvng have released a brand new single “Collapse” for free. Listen below & download via Noisetrade.

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Rich Perez Posts Video for “Uptown”

Rich Perez Posts Video for “Uptown”

Check out Rich Perez’s new video for “Uptown” below.

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Customary Releases Video for “He Don’t Love Ya”

Customary Releases Video for “He Don’t Love Ya”

Customary has released a new video for the track “He Don’t Love Ya”. Check it out below. The song appears on his latest album titled Compassion. You can preview 7 of the songs via Noisetrade below or pick up the whole album on digital outlets including iTunes.

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Jay-Way Releases Music Video for “Cool Kid”

Jay-Way Releases Music Video for “Cool Kid”

Amsterdam based hip hop artist Jay-Way has released a music video for the single “Cool Kid”. Check it out below.

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Andy Mineo on Revolution.tv

Andy Mineo on Revolution.tv

Revolution.tv recently did an episode with Andy Mineo which you can watch below.

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Lecrae To Appear on Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

Lecrae To Appear on Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

It appears that Lecrae will be sitting in with The Roots on this Thursday’s (9/18) Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. For those unaware the show plays on NBC at 11:30 PM EST.

Lecrae – Anomaly

Review : Lecrae – Anomaly

Finding him at his most confident, this album is a shining example of who Lecrae is as an artist and individual. It’s structure & production may be wide-ranging, but Lecrae is attempting to present his eclectic sound to the widest audience possible. But in the end, what do you expect on an album called Anomaly?

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Trip Lee Releases “Lights On” Promo

Trip Lee Releases “Lights On” Promo

Trip Lee has released a promo video for “Lights On” which you can watch below. His new album Rise will hit stores Oct. 28th via Reach Records.

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Lecrae Performs on Good Day Live

Lecrae Performs on Good Day Live

Lecrae performed his new single “All I Need Is You” on Good Day NY this morning. Check out the video below.

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Lecrae Interviewed on The Breakfast Club

Lecrae Interviewed on The Breakfast Club

Lecrae was on The Breakfast Club morning show with DJ Envy, Angela Yee, & Charlamagne Tha God. Check out the whole video below. In it he states, “At the end of the day it’s Jesus you should follow not Lecrae. I’m not the standard, you know what I mean. Not to say that’s an excuse for me to do whatever I want to do but, you know, I’m not trying to be a picture of perfection. I’m trying to show people like I’m in this because I’m not perfect and I need somebdy to change me, not because I’m the standard and “everybody look at me I got it going on.”

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Canon Releases Video for “Go Off”

Canon Releases Video for “Go Off”

Canon has released the music video for “Go Off” a single from his upcoming album titled Loose Canon Vol. 2. You can pre-order the Oct. 7th release on iTunes. He is also running a fun contest where fans record themselves rapping this song. More details below.

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KJ-52 preps “Mental” for October release

KJ-52 preps “Mental” for October release

KJ-52 is set to go Mental in October. Check out the details, here.

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KJ-52 unveils “Gameface (feat. KB & Soul Glo Activatur) [1st Half Edition]“

KJ-52 unveils “Gameface (feat. KB & Soul Glo Activatur) [1st Half Edition]“

KJ-52 is gearing up for his upcoming album Mental. As a part of the preparations and hype, KJ and crew have released a single for the song “Gameface.” Most notable about this track is that it features both 116 member KB, following Lecrae’s appearance on 2012’s Dangerous, and former Family Force 5 frontman Soul Glo Activatur.

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Japhia Life Releases Music Video for “The Blackout”

Music Video : Japhia Life Releases Music Video for “The Blackout”

Japhia Life has released a music video for the track “The Blackout”. Watch it below. The song will appear on his upcoming new album, titled The Profit, that is scheduled to release on Sept. 23rd.

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Artifex Releases Music Video for “Reap”

Music Video : Artifex Releases Music Video for “Reap”

Artifex made up of NAK & Nicholas Cheung, have released a music video for the single “Reap” which also features DJ Illogic. Watch below. The group’s new album is available now on iTunes.

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Lecrae Releases Lyric Videos for Every Song on Anomaly

Lecrae Releases Lyric Videos for Every Song on Anomaly

Lecrae has released a lyric video for every track on his new album Anomaly, which released on Tuesday via Reach Records. You can check out the videos below. The album is currently sitting at #1 on iTunes and could very well be his biggest selling album yet.

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Fedel Releases “Hot” Soundcloud Exclusive

Fedel Releases “Hot” Soundcloud Exclusive

Fedel has released a new track called “Hot” (ft. Dre Murray) on Soundcloud. Listen below. You can also download his latest free mixtape, titled M3 Against Th3 World, through Rapzilla (email required).

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Propaganda Touring The East Coast This Month

Propaganda Touring The East Coast This Month

Propaganda is touring the East Coast this month in support of his latest album Crimson Cord. Check out the dates below & find tickets here.

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Davis Absolute Releases “Motion Sickness”

Davis Absolute Releases “Motion Sickness”

Davis Absolute has released a new track “Motion Sickness” featuring John Givez. Listen & download below via Noisetrade. The track is described as “a detailed and transparent look into a lifestyle ruled by addiction. The lost soul of man yearns for something more, ‘moving through the motions’ in an attempt to satisfy the longing that exists in every person. Each unsuccessful attempt yields yet another step into the repetitive, and failed cycle of self restoration. Our soul longs for a relationship with Christ so that we can move beyond the ‘Motion Sickness'”

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Applejaxx Releases “Poker Face” Single

Applejaxx Releases “Poker Face” Single

Applejaxx has released the second single from his upcoming album Jesus High 2. Listen to “Poker Face” below. Pre-order the album on iTunes before it releases on Sept. 30th.

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Lecrae Appears on the Bad Christian Podcast

Lecrae Appears on the Bad Christian Podcast

Lecrae is on the new episode of the Bad Christian Podcast. In other news, he is also working on a new book. You can hear more about that project below.

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Trip Lee To Headline BET Music Matters Showcase

Trip Lee To Headline BET Music Matters Showcase

Trip Lee has been announced as the headliner of BET’s Music Matters September Showcase. The showcase also features performances from The Walls Group, GoGo Morrow, and more. The free event will take place on Sept. 9th at SOB’s in NYC.

Lecrae in Relevant, Rapzilla, & BadChristian

Lecrae in Relevant, Rapzilla, & BadChristian

It’s no surprise Lecrae has the media’s attention this week as he will be dropping his new LP titled Anomaly on Tuesday. Relevant has an excellent interview (register to read the full article), Rapzilla has a video interview which you can watch below, & he will also be featured on next week’s BadChristian Podcast.

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Lecrae Releases Music Video for “All I Need Is You”

Lecrae Releases Music Video for “All I Need Is You”

Lecrae has released a music video for “All I Need Is You” just a few days before the release of his new album Anomaly. Watch below. Pre-order on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, or Reach Records.

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K-Drama Releases “Swinging For The Fences”

K-Drama Releases “Swinging For The Fences”

K-Drama has released a new track called “Swinging For The Fences”. Listen below.

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Canon Releases New Single “Trippen”

Canon Releases New Single “Trippen”

Canon has dropped “Trippen” the first single from the upcoming Loose Canon Vol. 2. Listen below. You can download & see the lyrics here. Check out the album cover & track listing in our previous post.

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Lecrae Nominated for BET Hip Hop Award

Lecrae Nominated for BET Hip Hop Award

Lecrae has been nominated for a BET Hip Hop Award in the category of “Impact Track” for his single “Nuthin”. Others in the category include Common, Lupe Fiasco, The Roots, & Talib Kweli. The show airs on October 14th.

Clear Sight Music Signs Mike-REAL

Clear Sight Music Signs Mike-REAL

Clear Sight Music has announced the signing of Mike-REAL. Check out the announcement video & listen/download a new track “So High Up” below.

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