Tag: rap

May 9, 2022

Song of the Day: Propaganda - Healthy Don't Need Doctors

Propaganda is my favorite rapper whom I have officially seen & hung with twice. I’ve been listening to him since his days with Tunnel Rats & have every one of his albums if that tells you anything. You can also check out my other faves NF & Dirt. He is steadily going still & I am currently reading his Terraform book. This thought provoking SOTD is my fave & you can read the lyrics below. Once I heard this Middle Eastern carpenter say, “You know, the healthy don’t need doctors.” … Continued →

March 4, 2022

Song of the Day: Brainwash Projects - Want for Nada

If anyone asked me to name my favorite Christian hip-hop project of all time, it is without a doubt Brainwash Projects, and their sole album The Rise and Fall of . . . . Perhaps the album title was a hint at how long the project would last, and we all just missed it at the time. Rise and Fall had everything: lyrical witticisms, dope beats, funky rhymes, and humor by the bucketloads. While the whole album is worth listening to straight through without skipping any tracks, one of the strongest singles is “Want for Nada,” a testimony to God’s faithfulness.… Continued →

February 21, 2022

Song of the Day: Playdough - 1 Day

Playdough aka Krum is an awesome rapper originally from Texas. He was half the duo known as Ill Harmonics which I loved back in the day with their album An Octave Above the Original. I have most everything he has done in his career & is one of my 3 faves besides Propaganda & NF. This SOTD is a humorous reference of what would you do if you knew you only had one day left on this earth.… Continued →

January 28, 2022

Song of the Day: Dwayne Omarr - Anointed One

We’re digging deep into the archives for this one. For those not familiar with electro-funk, it was an underground genre in the 1980s that bridged electronic dance music and hip-hop. In fact, in many ways it was a predecessor to the proliferation of rap music. The genre was known by a variety of names: electro-funk, techno-funk, and simply electro (not the goth/industrial version from a few decades later). In the mainstream scene, some of the most well-known names were Newcleus, Shannon, Egyptian Lover, Afrika Bambaataa, and some of Midnight Star’s mid-80s material.… Continued →

October 8, 2021

Song of the Day: Freedom of Soul - Freedom of Soul

There is simply not enough hip-hop on this site. Let’s fix that! I grew up in a small, very monochromatic town in Oklahoma, where most of the people had my skin color. In that part of the world, there were two kinds of music–country and heavy metal. In the 80s, a few of my friends who were more hip had started getting into this new “rap music” that I knew very little about. But growing up in a country-western family and then discovering rock on my own, I wasn’t really predisposed to listen to rap.… Continued →

November 29, 2020

Illect Recordings Announce Holiday Sale

Underground hip-hop leaders Illect Recordings (home of Sivion, Terem, James Gardin and many others) are running holiday sales currently on physical merch (12″ Vinyl, 7″ Vinyl, CDs, Cassette Tapes & more). A few new items are included in addition to a couple re-stocks. There are also pre-orders, from tomorrow, for the Sivion x DertBeats Vinyl LP. Stock is expected to arrive in a few weeks from Europe. The official release date will be 6-8 weeks later but fans who pre-order the vinyl will be the first to have it.… Continued →

July 26, 2020

July 21, 2020

April 2, 2020

Doc Watson and Trig Announce The Inside View Podcast

From concepts to companies… How do you take a project from $500 to $500k in revenue? How do you take a label from nowhere to 200 songs and 80 million streams in a year? How do you do both while remaining focused on God and Kingdom Building? From concepts to companies, Doc Watson (Jacob Makaish), Co-CEO of Reflection Music Group and Trig (James Rosseau, Sr.), CEO of Holy Culture, come together to share their long-standing relationship, as well as their individual and interwoven journeys through CHH.… Continued →

March 26, 2020

February 25, 2020

Illect Recordings drops three new projects for FREE download

Seattle-based hip-hop label Illect Recordings are at the top of their game after more than a decade of releasing quality hip-hop and alternative rap. They’ve just released three new projects which can be streamed, or even downloaded for free! The first is an instrumental album from Sivion called “Group Therapy: Beats” and it features a number of underground hip-hop producers on different tracks. Choose your platform here: https://snd.click/group-therapy-beats The second is a “Sugary” single from French beat-maker Terem.… Continued →

February 12, 2020

CHH veterans Flame & Da' T.R.U.T.H. team up for Complicated-ish Podcast

Remember as kids, when we were taught something was either good or bad, right or wrong, etc.? Then later, you realize everything doesn’t quite fit as neatly in those categories. It’s more complicated. Grammy nominated artists, Da’ T.R.U.T.H. and Flame delve into candid discussions on society, the arts, religion, humanity and more while exploring meaningful topics relevant to their shared faith and the culture that shapes it all. Visit https://complicated-ish.com for full episodes or listen on your favorite podcast platform.… Continued →

February 3, 2020

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November 11, 2019

November 1, 2019

REVIEW : Kanye West - Jesus Is King

“Damn” is the only curse word you’ll hear on Kanye West’s latest album.* Jesus Is King is gospel rap, and not only in the usual sense. With the help of the Sunday Service Choir and Fred Hammond, the gospel influence is potent; although rhymes and beats are present, the latter are especially minimal. Opening track, “Every Hour,” includes no rapping at all and reminds me a little bit of Tonéx. Lyrically, the album is forthright in its expressions of Christian faith.… Continued →

October 26, 2019

October 21, 2019

Song of the Day: Mars ILL - Inside Out

Mars ILL’s “Inside Out” is one of the most convicting songs I’ve ever heard. Backbreakanomics (2003) is a classic album as a whole, but Dust’s production on this song is what really sets it apart, with its haunting samples and DJ scratches. Manchild uses the occasion to tell a story which focuses on social inequality, spiritual transformation, and justice. Blames the system that built jails instead of schools / Blames religion as a set of useless rules / Blames his father that he never even knew / Looks in the mirror.Continued →

October 18, 2019

October 17, 2019

Nomis - Atlas

Nomis has some positive hip-hop for you this Thursday, and the jazz-based production is very nice on this one. “Atlas” is now available on Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, and all other digital outlets. The press release from SOHH PR reads: Drafting out of the momentum of the group cypher, “Open Season”, Nomis releases his second single in the “Least of Green” series. Unlike the previous single, Nomis keeps the alphabet acrobatics all to himself on this one.… Continued →

October 11, 2019

October 5, 2019

September 29, 2019

Manafest to Release New Album "This Is Not The End", Drops New Single

Manafest is about to release his new album “This Is Not The End” and has launched a special fundraising initiative via Kickstarter to reach that goal. You can click here to get all the Manafest merch you’ve ever dreamed about owning along with some new music samples. Check out the new song “Plan For Me” that shares a beautiful story and message of hope, below.… Continued →

September 24, 2019

May 19, 2019

Introducing: Idle Achiever

We are introducing you all to a young new group known as Idle Achiever. I’d like to thank Joel Holycross for sharing this group with me. They have a unique style, mixing up indie rock with hip-hop, and EDM, into one delightful package of music. Listen to the music, absorb the lyrics, and check out all that Idle Achiever has to offer. This is just the beginning for the young group and the potential is definitely there to perfect their craft on into the future.… Continued →

May 6, 2019

April 9, 2019

Brinson Announces New Album

On Friday, April 26, Brinson will be releasing his new album Reversing Tomorrow. No stranger to the hip-hop scene, this will be his 9th solo project; his first album, Escaping Me, was released in 2008. The press release includes some more information about the sound and lyrics: The song “Aqua Drip” taps into both the author’s affinity for comic book culture and the superhero mythology of the Marine Marvel. Its trap-heavy track blends an ocean’s worth of water references into a believer’s anthem about the confidence the Holy Spirit brings to one’s identity.… Continued →

March 31, 2019

Introducing: 1K Phew

I just have to take a moment to introduce rising hip-hop star 1K Phew to all of our readers. My youngest son is a huge fan and loves this guy. He recites these songs all day long and it got me looking more. This is quality hip-hop/rap from a star on the rise through CHH. Check out his new songs below and pick up the debut record “What’s Understood” now wherever you get your music via his label home Reach Records.… Continued →

January 19, 2019

Illect Recordings Offers Free Compilation

It’s been nearly five years since Mind the Rap Volume 3 came out, but Illect is back with a new compilation and it’s “name your price” on bandcamp. The album features 19 tracks from the likes of James Gardin, Sivion, and Armond Wakeup, among others. Check it out in the music player below. I might also recommend hearing Die-Rek’s recent single, “I’m So Potential,” if you enjoy what you hear. Continued →