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enockcd.jpg?width=260Enock delivers an impressive solo debut that is chock full of his usual flow, some dance tracks, rugged hip hop beats, and songs of honesty and restoration.

It all gets started with the banging “Liberation”. Stikk, who handles most of the production on the album, lays down a dope, but simple beat, which allows Enock to express his new liberation in Christ.

Issues of sexual addiction are tackled on “Truth Be Told”, a song that explains Enock’s struggles and the fact that everyone has somethi

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Reach Records and the 116 Clique always seem to be putting in work. They’ve put out a handful of solo releases and two versions of their 116 Clique Compilation album within the past year. Now the crew is back at it again with a new 116 Clique album, this time bringing in their 1-1-Six family from all across the United States. The purpose this time around is to give the listener an overview of the writings of the Apostle Paul that are found in the Bible with an album appropriately titled 13 Lett

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Is The Narrative socially conscience or Christian? Is it a protest against racism or a celebration of black culture? Is it a sermon or a confession? Or Maybe it is both?

The Narrative is Sho Baraka’s long awaited follow up to the groundbreaking “Talented Tenth” (2013) album which was a turning point for him as an artist and a milestone for fans of hip hop that explore spiritual and social themes. The unique artistic direction that inspired The Talented Tenth contributed to his decision to de
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Artist: Black Knight
Album: The Break In
Release Date:2012
 
   
 
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1. We Do It (feat. Milliyon & Kadence)
2. The Break In
3. The Blood (feat. J Truth)
4. Swerv (feat. KIDD, Jor’Dan Armstrong, & Jesus Geek)
5. I’m On (feat. TODD & Canon)
6. Breakin’ In
7. Bye Bye (feat. Young Chozen)
8. L.O.L. (feat. SPZRKT)
9. Lifejacket (feat. JSon & Shamaya)
10. Don’t Care (feat. X-Ellentz)
11. Bags Down (feat. Rhema Soul & Chris Lee)
12. Can’t Hold Me Down (feat. Sho Baraka, Transparent & Melinda Wat
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Before there was Sup the Chemist of SFC, before there was Peace 586 of Freedom of Soul, before there was Rob and Noel of the Dynamic Twins... There was Dax and Jurny of LPG.

Two decades ago, two teenage cousins known as Dax and Jurny, stepped on the stage as a battle rapper duo by the name of LPG, LPGand the two have remained a controversial entity to this day, while making an impressive mark on hip hop.

The phrase "good things come to those that wait" rings true with their second release, The G

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Today Lucky Murray will breakdown his thoughts on the 2020 Rapzilla Freshman List that he discussed on Christian Hip Hop Now Podcast. What did you think about the l
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Jered Sanders is an artist with skills. It’s a shame we don’t talk about him more. He has an arsenal   of rhymes and flows. And those flows are complemented by sick metaphors that go beyond what a lot of other rappers are doing today. 

Jered fell in love  with Hip Hop when he was in elementary school, influenced by 2pac and others by the time he got to high school.

In 2013 he dropped his debut EP, "While You Were Waiting" but after that he went through some changes and development. That began i

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Satellite Kite

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3 Reasons Why You Should Pay Attention to The Elephant In The Room

When there is an “elephant in the room” generally no one wants to talk about it or mention it. The “elephant” is often an idea, event, or secret that everyone knows but they choose not to acknowledge. Elephant In The Room by Gemstones is not a mixtape that you will want to keep quiet about at all. When I think of Gemstones, I’m reminded of artists like Dee-1 and No Malice. Artists that rep Him on the daily while weaving th

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Journey on. The Upside Eternal by ALERT312 is truly that – a musical and physical journey. Boogalu’s professed love for a decaying and corrupt Chicago in the album opener, “Local”, ignites a 47 minute pilgrimage beginning in the here and now and ending in the heavenly with the album closer, “Eternal”. Seamlessly weaving hip hop instrumentals with live instrumentation and sampled records with string quartets, The Upside Eternal is the duo’s mo
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Mars Ill’s release Raw Material is one of the best albums ever made, and it is easily a classic, especially featuring tracks such as “Sphere Of Hip Hop pt 2”, “Black Market”, “Loves Not”, “Rap Fans”, “Touch And Go”, and “Sphere Of Hip Hop (original)”, and more. All material from beginning to end contribute to this albums elite status. Mars Ill has put together a great album for fans, giving fans what they want. The intro track entitled “Mars Ill” is fashioned in such a creative fashion, that

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A lot of music dropped in 2019. Unfortunately sometimes dope albums fly under the radar. Thi'sl dropped a nice little heat rock, but unfortunately it came out on the same day that somebody named Kanye dropped A very anticipated Album, Jesus is King.

Two of my favorite artist decided to click up and drop one of the best hip hop albums of 2019, and what I feel is the most slept on album of the year. If you are a hip hop head, trust me, one listen and you will be hooked.

Stream The Album Here!

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It hurts me to say this. And When I say it, you are going to say, "Duh we already knew that homie lol". CD's are pretty much dead. And You know what, so are complete albums. Now we are in the age of streaming and playlist. Artists are not really focused on putting together a full body of work. As a lover of music and hip hop this really bothers me. I guess I'm old school.

When It comes to an album, I look for Clear and crisp mixing and mastering, dope production and Solid meaningful bars of sub

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I was heavily influenced by East Coast sound and Japhia Life was a great addition to my listening library. Within mere moments of the “Preface” intro, he had my attention from his accent alone. As we get to “Precious Memories,” Japhia embodies the concept of the project and creates a visual anthem for anyone who thought back to their childhood. This song is a true definition of what nostalgia should invoke on your brain and body. “Let no one Die” is a unique track. The happy, yet smooth 80s h

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 Derek Minor - The Trap  

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The Trap sees Minor at his most vulnerable and honest as he critiques the unchecked systems of power and abuse that have disproportionately affected minorities, specifically African-Americans, and perhaps most tragically, the church's own failure to address these issues. Though he raps on the titular opening track "This record might be the end of me," he nonetheless remains rooted in his convictions and says, "This what the Lord been giving me / Someone to re-envisio

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The Trap sees Minor at his most vulnerable and honest as he critiques the unchecked systems of power and abuse that have disproportionately affected minorities, specifically African-Americans, and perhaps most tragically, the church's own failure to address these issues. Though he raps on the titular opening track "This record might be the end of me," he nonetheless remains rooted in his convictions and says, "This what the Lord been giving me / Someone to re-envision our history." Thus, Minor

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If you’re one of those who have been paying attention, and you know how great Braille is, you’re still not ready for this album.

The album opens with the dense production of “Get Well Soon.” Hard hitting drums combine with lo-fi (in a good way) looped guitars and a Hammond B3 organ to create a wall of sound. This gives the track a weight that fits well with Braille’s flow, and the lyrical depiction of a society begging for God to be the Great Physician to a generation that needs healing. In

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