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I’m going to be 100 percent real with you. This album is not for every Christian. This is next level Hip Hop that will challenge your mind. It’s like reading a book. If you like swagged out trap music you will be disappointed. I’m just being honest. Talented 10th is Sho Baraka’s first full album since he left Reach Records and became an independent artist and I really feel it’s his best work yet!

 

Let me give you some background. The phrase "talented tenth" was first used in 1896 by Nort

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Movie Review For “Just Mercy”

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In 1987, Alabaman logger Walter “Johnny D.” McMillian was arrested for a murder he didn’t commit. Due to incompetencies and racism within the justice system in Alabama, McMillian was sentenced to death a few years later — though his entire case was based on a single, coerced testimony. 

Enter Bryan Stevenson, a brilliant, Harvard-educated attorney who moves from Delaware to the deep South to defend death row inmates and exonerate the wrongly accused. Facing politically-motivated maneuverings an

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The Ambassador CD
This, the third segment flowing from the camp, is titled Christology - In Laymen’s Terms, and serves as the solo debut from Cross Movement member, the Ambassador(aka William Branch). 

The first track (let’s call it an ‘introlude’) sums up the overriding theme of the project, as the Ambassador declares in prayer, “I deliberately focus on your Person, and the work of your Son, Jesus Christ.” He elaborates in a subsequent interlude, “We focus in on Christ, the Person, the work, the pre-existenc

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cm3_cd_150.jpgHuman Emergency is Crossmovement's third group release. It shows that they have experience in how Human Emergency is very well put together. 

"The Light" and "Know Me," have bangin beats and are delivered very well. Especially on the song "The Light" where TRUT Hcomes to show that not only Crossmovement members have skills. "What Do You See?" is also a very captivating track. In which the Ambassador tells the story of the crusifixion of Christ, and have you reflect on your life to see if you are

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Tracklisting:

  1. Overexposed ft. Sean C. Johnson
  2. All Around The World ft. Tragic Hero
  3. Wake Up Music ft. Swoope
  4. I-285 (Interlude)
  5. Money ft. Reconcile
  6. City Of Nightmares II ft. Ada-L
  7. I-610 (Interlude)
  8. Decatur Street Blues ft. Corey Paul
  9. Forever
  10. Takin’ Time ft. Young Noah

The first track on the album, “Overexposed” (feat. Sean C. Johnson) starts with two masked men jumping a man at his house.  Alex Faith starts with a really cool verse that is highly focused on the vocals with a bit of bass and

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As Gray shared with JGM, The Glory Albumtakes up where Roses left off. The sequel finds Gray trying to make sense of the often incomprehensible strands of life with which everybody grapples, such as family, love, relationships, spirituality, the responsibility that comes with having talent, turning one’s passion into a livelihood, and the elusive future. The world is a complex place, hard to navigate, especially for a young black man, as Gray illustrates in “Black Male (Blackmail).” Rather than

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the-battery-two.jpgSome of you might not know this but there was Christian Hip Hop long before Lecrae and Reach Records! Study your history and learn about the Tunnel Rats. In fact, the Tunnel Rat crew were already OG’s when I got into them around 2001. That’s when Josh (Of Sphereofhiphop.com) was running Uprok Records. I don’t want to get off the subject but that was a good time for Christian Hip Hop. Uprok was sort of like the “Humble Beast” of the time. Pretty much every project they dropped was a must have alb

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the-battery-two.jpgSome of you might not know this but there was Christian Hip Hop long before Lecrae and Reach Records! Study your history and learn about the Tunnel Rats. In fact, the Tunnel Rat crew were already OG’s when I got into them around 2001. That’s when Josh (Of Sphereofhiphop.com) was running Uprok Records. I don’t want to get off the subject but that was a good time for Christian Hip Hop. Uprok was sort of like the “Humble Beast” of the time. Pretty much every project they dropped was a must have alb

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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 th

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KB 'TODAY WE REBEL' ALBUM REVIEW - I give my thoughts on KB's latest album the third reach records project of the year, with Lecrae's 'All things Work Togeth...

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TheKnuBlack “Ohana” Album Review


There’s a unique new group coming out of the East Coast music scene that is unlike anything the hip-hop world has ever seen before. 

The duo made up of KnuOrigen and Kay Sade call themselves TheKnuBlack, and they believe they represent a tribe of people who tend to find themselves on the outside of what’s “cool” and popular. Their combination of uplifting storytelling and soulful instrumentals fuse together into a sound that can’t be found in the music industry today. Some parts Black Ey
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Released January 8, 2002

Length - 67:05

Label - UpRok

Producer - Beat Rabbi, DJ DustFreddie BrunoHarry Krum 

The Night We Called It a Day was recorded in one week in Dallas, Texas, in the apartment of group member Playdough. It was produced by Beat Rabbi, DJ DustFreddie Bruno, and Playdough, with Playdough producing under a different moniker, Harry Krum. During the recording sessions, the group met future member Sivion.


The album features an underground, anti-commercial style. Jayson Y

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Below Paradise

From Reach Records

Below Paradise

$9.49 At The Oracle Store

Background

It does not matter if its writing, music, painting or other art forms, I believe great art comes from the artist taking his life experiences and putting  it into his work. What he is going through or has gone though becomes apart of his art. The problem is, Christian artist ( really anyone in ministry) are afraid to put their dirt out there like that because they don’t want to be judged. Sometimes w

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Martin Freeman stars as Bilbo Baggins in
Martin Freeman stars as Bilbo Baggins in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug."
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Bilbo Baggin has proved his mettle in The Desolation of Smaug
  • Writer says sequel is "a more grandly somber movie"
  • EW gives it a grade of A-

(EW.com) -- Even rote fantasy blockbusters can — and usually do — feature the showdown of good and evil. To conjure true darkness, however, is a trickier feat.

Early on in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), having pro

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gamecaseWhen the iPhone 5s was first announced, one of the things that blew away the audience was the fact that its 64-bit processor, working in tandem with some great coding, could deliver some high quality graphics in a game. Of course, a full touchscreen display is not going to be optimal when it comes to some of the more complex games out there, not to mention you would always have a finger (or two) appearing on the display, blocking out your view in select parts that might just dampen your porta

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This is a phone that we don’t normally get to review. We normally get high-end or mid-range phones, all of which are sold by the carriers, with the exception of the Nexus 4. But BLU has a line of phones that seem to be kinda successful. A few weeks ago we talked about their new Dash line of phones, which start at just $40, unsubsidized. Yep, you heard me right. $40 unlocked, with a contract. Not bad right? There are a few things I want to say before we jump into this review. When you buy a p

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the-battery-two.jpgSome of you might not know this but there was Christian Hip Hop long before Lecrae and Reach Records! Study your history and learn about the Tunnel Rats. In fact, the Tunnel Rat crew were already OG’s when I got into them around 2001. That’s when Josh (Of Sphereofhiphop.com) was running Uprok Records. I don’t want to get off the subject but that was a good time for Christian Hip Hop. Uprok was sort of like the “Humble Beast” of the time. Pretty much every project they dropped was a must have alb

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andy-mineo-heroes-for-sale.jpgI was talking to someone I know about Andy Mineo and his new album, but he never even heard of the Reach Records artist until his girlfriend told him about him recently. We were introduced to him on Lecrae’s single ”Background,” from the album Rehab. At that time, he was going under the name C-Lite. After that, he changed his stage name and has been building up a following since he signed with Reach five years ago and it looks like the grinding has paid off. When he dropped the first single from

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Release Date: March 29, 2013
Rating: PG-13 (some violence, sexuality and drug content)
Genre: Drama/Cautionary Tale
Run Time: 111 min.
Director: Tyler Perry
Cast: Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Lance Gross, Kim Kardashian, Vanessa Williams, Robbie Jones, Brandy Norwood, Ella Joyce

 

Tucked beneath all the melodrama, and trust me, Tyler Perry's Temptation could give any Lifetime production a major run for its money, there is a positive takeaway about how happy, healthy marriages don't happen by accide
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Release Date: March 8, 2013
Rating: PG for sequences of action and scary images, and brief mild language
Genre: Fantasy
Run Time: 130 min. 
Director: Sam Raimi
Cast: James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff, Bill Cobb, Tony Cox
Since its release in 1939, The Wizard of Oz has become so beloved that no one dared to make a sequel until Walter Murch's Return to Oz in 1985, based on Oz author L. Frank Baum's "Ozma of Oz" and "The Land of Oz." Many reviewers deemed the
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