Former Cross Movement artist Phanatik dropped a new freestyle video today titled "ill-Natik." The video features a longer version of the verse he spit at The Battle of Philadelphia. According to Phanatik's YouTub page, "the crowd just about lost it" when he performed it for the first time.
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Artist: Atibi HalisiSong: "Woosah"
Producer: Tone JonezAlbum: The UnderstudyAlbum Release Date: November 18, 2014
Label: Life Music
Philly native Atiba Halisi (fka Phien) is a former battle rapper who became convicted to rap about the life that he was actually living. He was an apprentice under Cross Movement members and released two Read More →
As part of Sketch the Journalist’s “CHH 101” series of posts for WadeORadio.com about the history of the gospel rap movement, he’ll be sharing video interviews he’s conducted with some of the genre’s top names about their first experience with Christian hip hop.
Rappers retelling Bible stories - it’s what many people who don’t listen to the music think about when they hear the term “Christian hip hop.”
We know it’s not exclusively (or even mostly) that, but it’s also a type of song ideally suited to members of this community of faith. Christian Read More →
PRESS RELEASE STATEMENT:Clear Sight Music, (St. Louis, MO): Grammy-nominated artist, Flame, signs a new artist to his boutique label, Clear Sight Music. Hip-hop artist Mike REAL will join the Clear Sight Music roster which currently houses artists Flame and V.Rose.
Mike REAL was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. He Read More →
PRESS RELEASE STATEMENT:Milwaukee native Eric Cross first appeared on the hip hop scene in 2006 and quickly gained popularity in his area, even being named as Milwaukee's holy hip hop artist of the year. He has recorded songs and shared stages with Pettidee, Cross Movement, and Read More →
One of my favorite things about Christian hip hop is that it has the ability to actually educate the believer. There are songs that are great for concerts and dancing, but there are also songs that can make you think, reflect, and learn.
Theology is simply the study of God or Read More →
To an 18-year-old Shai Linne, you’d have to be high on LSD to think he'd become a Christian hip-hop pioneer and release an album titled Lyrical Theology Pt. II: Doxology.
Linne loved hip hop. But he would’ve regarded the subgenre of Christian hip hop an oxymoron, if he had any awareness Read More →
Artist:K-DramaAlbum: Wish It Was Sooner Mixtape
Release Date: May 12, 2014
K-Drama released a new mixtape entitled Wish It Was Sooner for free yesterday. The mixtape is a collection of unreleased songs from 2005-2013, including a song from a collaboration with Dre Murray that never surfaced.
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After announcing his new project last week, K-Drama is back with the tracklisting for Wish It Was Sooner. The project is K-Drama's 2nd album since leaving Cross Movement Records and contains unreleased songs recorded between 2005-2013.
The project is expected for release on May 12, 2014. Check out the tracklisting and cover art Read More →
I remember walking into Jesus Gift and Book store on Route 1/9 in Iselin, NJ during the spring of 2003 or 2004. I was on the look out for some new music to listen to as I began to realize that the mainstream hip-hop I was still indulging Read More →
6 Way St., formerly known as Level 3:16, is back with a new name and a new song.
The group is comprised of 2 emcees, 3 vocalists and 1 female DJ. According to the group's website you can expect "An eclectic blend of hip-hop and Read More →
As part of Sketch the Journalist’s “CHH 101″ series of posts for WadeORadio.com about the history of the gospel rap movement, he’ll be sharing video interviews he’s conducted with some of the genre’s top names about their first experience with Christian hip hop.
In this outing, you’ll about which rapping Christians Read More →