Tag Archives: Hip Hop
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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'”
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.
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.
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.
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.