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Renovating->Diverse City is the fourth album released by Christian recording artist tobyMac. All the tracks are remixes of songs from tobyMac's previous CD, Welcome to Diverse City, with the exception of two original songs. Some remixes include new or revised pieces of the original song (ILL-M-I's original chorus doesn't appear until the final chorus, for instance). Several other Christian artists make appearances on this CD, including DJ Maj, Paul Wright, Tricia Brock of Superchick, and Toby's son Truett as "truDog". The Catchafire remix was once in the Top 5 songs on Christian-HipHop.net and, since it became as popular as it did, is often mistaken for the original mix of Catchafire.
Kingdom People is the first solo album of Christian hip hop artist Tedashii, released through Reach Records in 2006. The album features most of its production from Reach Records founder Lecrae Moore. It also features artists from the label. The hidden track at the end of the album is the chopped and screwed version of the song "Kingdom People", found on the 116 Clique Compilation Album.
Are We There Yet is the first album released by Christian rapper John Reuben. It was released on May 9, 2000, and features the song "Do Not", which was the first song that Reuben made into a music video.
Snuff the Punk is the first studio album by alternative metal group, P.O.D. The album was released on January 25, 1994 on Chula Vista, California-based Rescue Records, which was owned by Noah Bernardo, Sr. who happens to be Sonny Sandoval's uncle and Wuv Bernardo's father. It was completely remixed, remastered and re-released with new artwork by indie label Diamante in 1999. The original issue is considered a very desirable collectible by fans.
Five-Two Television is the sixth studio album by KJ-52. Released September 22, 2009 on BEC Recordings. The first single, "End of My Rope," was made available on iTunes on July 28th, 2009. KJ-52 has released a few mixtapes already — some mash-ups and some unreleased material — and planned to release more until the release of Five-Two Television. Along with the purchase of Five-Two Television, there was a free download of a mixtape collaboration between KJ-52 and Goldinchild. KJ-52 has stated that he encourages the sharing of this mixtape for evangelistic purposes. The Auto-Tune effect is used frequently throughout this album, a first for KJ-52, although on most of the songs it is used, like "Tweezy Dance" or "Adventures of Tweezyman", the Auto-Tune is used as a joke. This album won "Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year" at the 2010 Dove Awards. It is a concept album about the fictional character Chris Carlino.
Holy Culture is the 4th album from the Christian hip hop group the Cross Movement, released on April 22, 2003. Includes The Ambassador, Phanatik, Tonic and Tru-Life. Produced by Kevin Arthur, Lee Jerkins, Official, The Tonic and Virgil Byrd.
Music videos was made for the songs "When I Flow" and "Live It".
Free at Last is the third studio album from DC Talk, which was released in 1992. Music videos were filmed for "Jesus Is Just Alright", "The Hardway" and "Luv Is A Verb". In 1994, DC Talk released a long-form video of the "Free at Last World Tour" entitled Narrow is the Road, in which all three music videos can be seen.
The album was listed at No. 9 in the 2001 book, CCM Presents: The 100 Greatest Albums in Christian Music and received the Grammy Award for Best Rock Gospel Album (including Best Rock/Contemporary Gospel Album) in 1993. The songs "Socially Acceptable" and "Jesus Is Just Alright" received Dove Awards at the 24th GMA Dove Awards for Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year and Rock Recorded Song of the Year respectively. "Luv Is a Verb" received a Dove Award for Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year at the 25th GMA Dove Awards.
A special commemorative reissue of this album, including rare tracks and a DVD, was released upon its 10th anniversary.
Nu Thang is the second studio album from DC Talk, which was released in 1990. It was certified Gold by RIAA. Almost 2 decades later, the hit single "Nu Thang" and its YouTube video gains more recognition after a viral video was put up known as "The Nu Thang Kid". It is a video of a boy from the 1990s rapping Dc Talk's Nu Thang, and the video was used on an episode of Equals Three.
The Ringleader: Mixtape Volume III is a 2003 Christian hip hop album mixed by DJ Maj. It was his first commercial success. While it is his third mixtape for Gotee Records, his first two received little media attention. This DJ mix has an overall hip hop feel, but some tracks, specifically "Under Pressure", "A Friend", and "Showpiece", are more precisely rhythm and blues. While the album combines the talents of many different artists, the theme that God is in control is a maintained through all the tracks. The Ringleader marked the debut solo for Jason Eskridge, who had previously been a guest singer with GRITS in Grammatical Revolution. Other artists represented include tobyMac, Kirk Franklin, Out of Eden, LA Symphony, 4th Avenue Jones, Camp Quest, GRITS, Verbs, Bobby Bishop, Shonlock, and Pigeon John.
BoogiRoot is the first album by Christian rapper DJ Maj. Before this, his primary releases were mixtapes which did not feature his voice very much.
In 2006, the album was nominated for a Dove Award for Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year at the 37th GMA Dove Awards. The song "Love (So Beautiful)" was also nominated for Rap/Hip-Hop Recorded Song of the Year.
Open Book is the third solo album from Christian hip hop artist Da’ T.R.U.T.H., released on July 10, 2007. It debuted 2 in the Billboard/Soundscan Gospel Chart, 1 on the Soundscan Christian Hip Hop Chart and ranked in the Top-8 on the iTunes Christian & Gospel Album Chart. At the same time, the album's current single "Who Am I?" featuring Tye Tribbett debuted #9 on HipHopRnBSoul.com's Top 10 Hip-Hop Songs, as the only Gospel song on the chart, sandwiched between Kanye West's "Can't Tell Me Nothin'" and 50 Cent's "Amusement Park." More recently, while the song has received a Stellar Award nomination for "Urban/Inspirational Single or Performance of the Year" and "Music Video of the Year", it has also been nominated for a 2008 GMA Award in the category of "Rap/Hip-Hop Recorded Song". The album has received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album. The album also earned a Stellar Award in the "Rap/Hip hop Gospel CD of the year" category.
A music video for the song "Who Am I?" featuring Tye Tribbett emerged from the project early in 2007. It can be found on YouTube, GodTube, or Rapzilla.com. A music video is also said to be in the works for the song "That Great
Gift Rap was a Christmas compilation album released by Cross Movement Records on October 26, 2004. It featured both CMR artists and others. Production by Kevin Arthur, EarthQuake, D. Hackley, Lee Jerkins, So Hot Productions, Maji, Official, Rodney Rockers, Tru-Life. The album was re-released in October 2006 with new cover artwork.
Dichotomy B is the 2004 follow up the GRITS previous effort, Dichotomy A.
In 2006, the album was nominated for a Dove Award for Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year at the 37th GMA Dove Awards. The song "We Don't Play" was also nominated for Rap/Hip-Hop Recorded Song of the Year.
Hip hop music, also called hip-hop, rap music or hip-hop music, is a music genre consisting of a stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping, a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted. It developed as part of hip hop culture, a subculture defined by four key stylistic elements: MCing/rapping, DJing/scratching, break dancing, and graffiti writing. Other elements include sampling (or synthesis), and beatboxing.
While often used to refer to rapping, "hip hop" more properly denotes the practice of the entire subculture. The term hip hop music is sometimes used synonymously with the term rap music, though rapping is not a required component of hip hop music; the genre may also incorporate other elements of hip hop culture, including DJing and scratching, beatboxing, and instrumental tracks.
Creation of the term hip hop is often credited to Keith Cowboy, rapper with Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. However, Lovebug Starski, Keith Cowboy, and DJ Hollywood used the term when the music was still known as disco rap. It is believed that Cowboy created the term while teasing a friend who had just joined the U.S. Army, by scat singing the words "hip/hop/hip/hop" in a
Reiterate is the eighth full length album from the Christian Rap group GRITS. It was released on September 16, 2008, and is the GRITS first release on their newly formed Revolution Art label.
The album was nominated for a Dove Award for Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year at the 40th GMA Dove Awards.
In support of the album's release, GRITS went on the road for the '30 Day Tour', which took them nationwide from mid-July through mid-August 2008. They also toured the summer festival circuit including Agape Fest, Ichthus Festival, Crossover Festival, Rock the Desert, Spirit West Coast, and the NewSong Festival. Plans for the 'Art Attack Tour' are also underway for September where GRITS will be joined by other Revolution Art music acts.
root: Middle English, from Latin "reiteratus", past participle of reiterare to repeat, from re+iterate to iterate
First known use: 15th century
meaning: to state or do over again or repeatedly sometimes with wearying effect.
example: Allow me to reiterate: if I am elected, I will not raise taxes. Reiterate your interest in the position, and you qualifications.
related words: iterate, repeat, restate, retell
Behind the Musik (A Boy Named Jonah) is the fourth studio album by rapper KJ-52. A deluxe edition was released, which included a bonus disk with more songs, music videos, and behind-the-scenes videos on the production of the record.
Deluxe Edition Bonus Disk:
In 2006, the album was nominated for a Dove Award for Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year at the 37th GMA Dove Awards. The song "Are You Real?" was also nominated for Rap/Hip-Hop Recorded Song of the Year.
Heaven's Mentality is the debut album from the popular Christian hip hop group the Cross Movement, released in 1997. Although there are just four men on the cover the Cross Movement crew is listed in the insert as: The Ambassador, Cruz Cordero, Enock, Gift (Tonic + Earthquake), Phanatik, Prodigy and Tru-Life.
Remixed is a remix album by KJ-52, featuring a reggaeton mix of Behind the Musik's "Jesus", "47 Emcees (Plus 18 More Mix)" which reimagines the originally beatbox-driven track with multiple layered beats, each corresponding to the verse's genre; East Coast, West Coast, old school, and Dirty South, and an angst-driven, Linkin Park-inspired nu metal remix of hit "Are You Real?" featuring an emo rock hook provided by Falling Up's Jessy Ribordy. Unlike most rap remix albums, the song's lyrics are also reimagined here with at least first verse of each track rewritten.
"Plain White Rapper (Kalimba Remix)", which was featured in Hip Hope Hits 2007, was reportedly intended to be a collaborative effort between KJ-52 and John Reuben (who previously appeared in the Collaborations song "The Choice Is Yours").
The album won the 2007 Dove Award for "Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year".
In 2007, the album won a Dove Award for Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year at the 38th GMA Dove Awards.
Word of Mouth is the fifth album by rapper John Reuben, released on February 6, 2007.
In 2008, the album was nominated for a Dove Award for Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year at the 39th GMA Dove Awards. The title song was also nominated for Rap/Hip-Hop Recorded Song of the Year.
PsychoTheoSocioGhettoPathic: The Escape is the fifth album released by ETW.
ETW made a music video for "Ain't Nobody Dyin' But Us."
All tracks were produced by Mike Hill and Elroy Forbes unless otherwise noted.
The Boy Vs. the Cynic is the fourth album by John Reuben released in 2005 on Gotee Records. It features the hit "Nuisance".
All tracks were produced by Grant Harrison.
In 2006, the album was nominated for two Dove Awards: Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year and Recorded Music Packaging of the Year, at the 37th GMA Dove Awards.
The Thesis is the second solo album from Christian rapper The Ambassador.
The Thesis is a lyrical exploration of the concept of God as the initiator and benefactor of the Gospel in song, i.e. Holy Hip Hop. In it, The Ambassador proposes that God is pleased when His people skillfully use Hip Hop to reach the lost by creatively dispensing His Word. He further asserts that Holy Hip Hop is part of God’s plan to reach mankind with the Gospel and that it should be used as a tool to do so.
Against the backdrop of Hip Hop's cultural significance and theology's critical importance, The Ambassador skillfully proves the validity of Holy Hip-Hop as a God-given tool of the urban missionary. In “The Thesis” he summarizes Holy Hip-Hop’s origins, past, present and future as a mechanism for communicating a biblical worldview and employs all that Hip-Hop has to offer from head-bangin’ beats to lyrical mastery. The result is a compelling example of theologically anchored Hip-Hop that is an undeniably powerful tool for fulfilling God’s cultural mandate.
Two videos from the project, My Clothes, My Hair and Get You Open emerged from the project in 2006. They've been seen on the Gospel Music Channel and
Christian hip hop (originally Gospel rap, also known as Christian rap, Gospel hip hop, or holy hip hop) is hip hop music characterized by a Christian worldview, with the general purposes of evangelization (Christian mission work), edifying members of the church and/or simply entertaining.
The first commercially released and distributed Gospel rap album was Stephen Wiley's 1985 album Bible Break, distributed by Benson Music Group. In the same year by David Guzman founded JC & The Boyz. Some of America's premiere Christian rappers, such as: Michael Peace, SFC, Dynamic Twins, MC Peace, and T-Bone came out of this crew. More commercially successful was the crew known as P.I.D. (Preachers in Disguise) who released five recordings. Michael Peace is an American rapper and one of Christian rap's first solo artists.
In the late 1980s, other crews emerged, including dc Talk and S.F.C. (Soldiers for Christ). S.F.C. was led by Chris Cooper who originally rapped as Super C (short for Super Chris / Super Christian) and later became Sup the Chemist and then finally Soup the Chemist. Christian emcee Danny "D-Boy" Rodriguez was another well-known early Gospel rap artist, but was murdered in 1990 in
The Greatest Hits is an album by GRITS. Released on August 28, 2007, it is a double-disc album with 15 greatest hits and another 15 rare and unreleased tracks, which were later released on October 2, 2007, as a separate album titled A Second Serving.
House of Representatives is the second album from the popular Christian hip hop group the Cross Movement, released in 1998. The Cross Movement on this album consisted of The Ambassador, Cruz Cordero, EarthQuake, Enock, Phanatik, Tru-Life and Tonic.
A music video was made for the song "House of Representatives".
Lonely Superstar is Playdough's first solo effort. The album has been described as "acoustic hip hop with a rock flavor untouchable by most." Many Christian artists have been influences by this album such as Chris Concern, and (most notably) Skribbal.
Momentum is the first album released by Toby McKeehan under the name TobyMac.
The album was well received in the world of Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) and was nominated for a Grammy when it was released in 2001. It contains a message of tolerance, in line with TobyMac's personal push for diversity in society.
Musically it has an urban pop sound which HM commented contains shadows of early dc Talk material. Other Christian music artists to appear on this CD include Kirk Franklin ("J Train"), Joanna Valencia ("Somebody's Watching", "Irene", "Wondering Why", "Do You Know"), GRITS ("Don't Bring Me Down"), and Adrienne Liesching ("What's Goin' Down"). This CD prompted a remix album called Re:Mix Momentum, which was released in 2003.
Momentum has been certified Gold by RIAA.
20/20 is the second studio album from Christian rap artist Trip Lee. The album was released in 2008, through Reach Records. The album debuted at #193 on the Billboard Top 200.
The album received generally positive reviews; Trailblaza of Rapzilla had the following to say about the album. "Overall, this is a very solid sophomore release from Trip Lee and 20/20 definitely accomplishes its intended goal of seeing the Lord clearer. If you don't walk away from this album with 20/20 vision of our Lord, then you need to take your spiritual blinders off and listen to this album again."
All songs written and composed by William Barefield, except where noted.
Alive and Transported is a live album by Christian hip hop artist tobyMac. It was released on May 27, 2008 and debuted at number 112 on the Billboard 200, and also placed at number 4 on Billboard's Top Christian Albums chart. It is currently sold as a CD/DVD combo (audio tracks on the CD and videos of the live show, along with other special features, on the DVD). The live show recorded for the album was also played on Monday, June 9, 2008, in movie theaters. The film was filmed at the Richard E. Berry Educational Support Center in Cypress, Texas.
At the 51st Grammy Awards of February 2009, Alive and Transported won the Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album award. TobyMac said, "It's an honor to win my first Grammy as a solo artist. I still can't believe it, it's truly humbling. My band and I worked hard on this project and it really is the culmination of diverse people collaborating."
Real Talk was Christian Rap artist Lecrae's first solo effort. There were two different versions of this album; a version released by Reach Records in 2004 and a Cross Movement Records version, released in 2005. The album reached #29 on the Billboard 'Gospel Albums' chart, and was on the chart for 12 weeks.
Portable Sounds is the third full-length studio album from Christian pop rock and hip hop artist tobyMac. It was released on February 20, 2007, and debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard 200. The album features the singles "Lose My Soul", "Made to Love", "Boomin'", "I'm for You", and "One World (featuring Siti Monroe)". This album took a slightly different direction than tobyMac's previous hip hop efforts, having more of a pop sound. When it was released on iTunes, users were able to download a behind-the-scenes making of the album video, a digital booklet, and an acoustic version of "Made to Love."
Portable Sounds was released on February 20, 2007 through ForeFront Records. It debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard 200, tobyMac's highest chart position as a solo artist, selling 51,000 copies in its first week. In its second week on the Billboard 200, Portable Sounds fell to No. 38, in its third week to No. 47, and in its fourth week it fell to No. 63.
A Deluxe Edition of Portable Sounds was released on October 23, 2007. The Deluxe Edition includes the original CD, plus a DVD containing all five music videos, behind-the-scenes footage, and remixes of "Ignition" and "Boomin'".
Remember the Future is rap group Future Shock's debut album under Brainstorm records. Remember the Future is Future Shock's only Brainstorm release under Brainstorm. The crew later on released albums under labels like Syntax Records and independently.
Say It is the debut album from Britt Nicole. It was released May 22, 2007 and features the hit songs, "You", "Believe" and "Set the World On Fire"
About.com's Kim Jones said "bottom line ... Britt Nicole has a winner going with Say It. This girl has it all: talent, drive and a huge heart for ministry. This is one of those faces that you will be seeing a lot more of in the future."
CCM Magazine's Meredith Ball wrote "Musically and vocally, this album is solid. The melodies are infectious, and her voice is appropriately raspy without sacrificing vocal flexibility. Say It is a good listen the entire way through."
Cross Rhythms' said "this is the debut from 2007 which established this precocious pop talent on the US CCM scene but somehow missed the Cross Rhythms reviewing process. Not that that omission stopped your favourite media organisation from selecting five tracks for its radio stations and all of them - "Holiday", "Good Day", "Don't Worry Now", "Say It" and "World That Breaks" - are as catchy confections as you're likely to hear anywhere." In addition, they said the album "all in all, this is still pure pop put together with considerable skill."
Jesus Freak Hideout's Lauren
After the Music Stops is an album released by Christian rap artist Lecrae in 2006. The album received a Stellar Award nomination for "Rap/Hip-Hop/Gospel CD of the Year".
In the July/August 2010 issue of MH Magazine, After the Music Stops was second on the list of "Top Christian Hip Hop Albums of All Time".
Now after extensive touring opportunities across the U.S. to large and small venues, Lecrae's goal in After the Music Stops is to urge listeners to glorify God with their lifestyle by pointing them to the person of Jesus Christ.
In 2007, the album was nominated for a Dove Award for Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year at the 38th GMA Dove Awards.
HIStory: Our Place In His Story is the sixth and final original album from the Christian hip hop group the Cross Movement, released on August 22, 2007. It recently received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rock Or Rap Gospel Album.
Citizens Activ is the third studio album released under BEC Recordings by the Christian rapper Manafest. It features the hit singles "So Beautiful," "4321," and "Steppin Out".
Manafest's website stated the following about the album; "Following on the heels of the internationally acclaimed Glory, Manafest returns with a new mindset, refreshed style and a powerful arsenal of songs aptly titled, Citizens Activ. "The record is about people taking action in their own lives. We need to be inspired and active in chasing our dreams". Coming from humble beginnings Manafest has learned this lesson first hand, dramatically increasing record sales 5x over with the release of Glory. It's the same unrelenting desire and refusal of stagnancy that inspired his message in Citizens Activ."
The album was nominated for a Dove Award for Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year at the 40th GMA Dove Awards. The song "So Beautiful" was also nominated for Rap/Hip-Hop Recorded Song of the Year.
Our World: Redeemed is the fourth solo album from American Christian rapper Flame, released on March 4, 2008. The album jumped 41 chart positions in one week to hit the #1 position in its second week on the CMTA R&B/Hip Hop Chart. The project also debuted at #5 on the Billboard Top Gospel Chart. A video was made for the song Joyful Noise. The album has received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album.
Dichotomy A is the first album in a two part series of albums released in 2004 by the Hip hop group GRITS. The second album is Dichotomy B. The song "Hittin' Curves" won the group's second Dove Award for "Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song", awarded in 2005.
Rebel is the third studio album by Christian rap artist, Lecrae. The album was released by Reach Records on September 30, 2008. The album was nominated in the best Rap/Hip-Hop Album category at the 40th Annual GMA Dove Awards but lost to Group 1 Crew's Ordinary Dreamers.
Rebel is titled after Lecrae's encouragement to rebel against modern pop culture, also pointing out that Jesus Christ himself was a rebel. Lecrae has stated that the title of the album is both a noun and a verb. Rapzilla called the album "a verbal onslaught against the world's view on life in modern day culture."
Lecrae tackles some important issues in Rebel. The albums intro and title track, Lecrae speaks out Christians must rebel against the ways of the world. In "Don't Waste Your Life" featuring Dwayne Tryumf, the rapper talks about how worldy pursuits lead to only disappointment in life, and living to serve Jesus leads to happiness. In the song "Identity" featuring J.R. and Da' T.R.U.T.H., Lecrae deals with self-esteem and image issues in the global community, telling listeners that their worth comes from their relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and not in material possessions. "Indwelling Sin" speaks on
Jesus Freak is the Grammy Winning double platinum fourth studio album by Christian rock and hip hop band DC Talk, released on November 21, 1995 on ForeFront Records.
After three albums of hip-hop oriented sound, the rock style of Jesus Freak was considered unexpected by fans and critics alike, but it helped to define DC Talk as serious artists and innovators and propelled them into the mainstream.
The album was released to both critical and commercial acclaim. The album reached number 16 on the Billboard 200 chart. Six of the album's seven singles became number-one hits across various Christian radio formats. In 1997, Jesus Freak won the Grammy for Best Rock Gospel Album. "Jesus Freak" is on the Digital Praise PC game Guitar Praise.
After three albums of hip-hop oriented sound, including DC Talk's Grammy-award winning third album, Free at Last, which was based primarily on hip-hop and pop oriented song writing, the trio decided to innovate and reinvent their style.
After three years, DC Talk returned with songs featuring a more alternative rock sound. Thus, the album's lead single, "Jesus Freak" was considered unexpected by fans and critics alike.
Michael Tait said, "I was totally
Christian music is music that has been written to express either personal or a communal belief regarding Christian life and faith. Common themes of Christian music include praise, worship, penitence, and lament, and its forms vary widely across the world.
Like other forms of music the creation, performance, significance, and even the definition of Christian music varies according to culture and social context. Christian music is composed and performed for many purposes, ranging from aesthetic pleasure, religious or ceremonial purposes, or as an entertainment product for the marketplace.
Among the most prevalent uses of Christian music are in church worship or other gatherings. Most Christian music involves singing, whether by the whole congregation (assembly), or by a specialized subgroup—such as a soloist, duet, trio, quartet, madrigal, choir, or worship band—, or both. It is frequently accompanied by instruments, but some denominations (such as some Exclusive Brethren, the Churches of Christ, the Primitive Baptists and the Free Church of Scotland) or congregations still prefer unaccompanied or a cappella singing. One of the earliest forms of worship music in the church was the
Human Emergency is the third album from the popular Christian hip hop group the Cross Movement, released on October 31, 2000. It included The Ambassador, EarthQuake, Enock, Phanatik and Tonic.
A music video was made for the song "Know Me".
Identity Crisis is the second studio album by Christian rap artist, Tedashii. It was released on May 26, 2009 after being pushed back from its originally scheduled May 19, 2009 release date.
Tedashii based the title of the album on 1 Corinthians 15:10.
"But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect."
The album, initially intended for a May 19, 2008 release date, was pushed back to May 26, 2009 by Reach Records. In order to make up for the delay, Reach Records made two left over tracks from the album freely available online.
The album's second single, "I'm a Believer", featuring label mate Trip Lee and Soyé was released on iTunes on April 30, 2009.
"Turn My Life Up" is the first studio album of the Christian rap artist, Sho Baraka. It was released through Reach Records and peaked at #43 on the Billboard Gospel album charts.
WitWize of Rapzilla had the following to say about the album: "Overall I have to cast my lot for this disk. I had a few grievances, but through and through Sho Baraka puts his mark on the music scene with a hard hitting, non-compromising, non-cheesy, debut CD. The content keeps you thinking and the beats keep you bobbing. Respect to Reach Records for putting this out."
DC Talk is the first studio album released from vocal trio DC Talk. It is the most hip hop-oriented of all of their albums as each later album gradually progressed into a more rock-centered sound. Michael Tait stated that their original goal for the album was to sell 10,000 units. It sold 7,142 units in 1989. After their popularity spiked with the release of Free At Last, back sales increased although it is the only of their studio album to not reach RIAA gold status (500,000 units sold).
DC Talk (consisting of Toby McKeehan, Michael Tait, and Kevin Max) signed their initial record deal with ForeFront Records in January 1989, along with Vic Mignogna and Mike Valliere. In the long-from video Narrow Is the Road, the group points out the apartment where the deal was signed. Dropping out of Liberty University, the trio moved to Nashville, TN and recording for DC Talk immediately began. Recording was a fast process as the album released June 13, 1989.
The album's opening track provided the majority of the album's relative sales success. "Heavenbound" was originally recorded for the group's independently-released cassette demo Christian Rhymes to a Rhythm, which featured only Tait and
Sex, Drugs and Self-Control is the sixth album by rapper John Reuben, released on December 22, 2009.
The album was nominated for a Dove Award for Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year at the 42nd GMA Dove Awards, while the song "No Be Nah" was nominated for Rap/Hip-Hop Recorded Song of the Year.
The Lost Get Found is the second studio album by Britt Nicole. It was released on August 11, 2009 and features the Christian radio No. 1 songs, "The Lost Get Found" and "Walk On the Water". It debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Christian Albums Chart, and No. 62 on the Billboard 200, a career high for the singer.
Allmusic's Jared Johnson said "in the post-Katy Perry world, it would be tough to find a more relevant, fresh, and thoughtful album than Britt Nicole's Lost Get Found. Following a well-received debut, the Christian singer's sophomore record finds her at her peak: infectious, vivid, and great on the dancefloor. Nicole channels the energy of many of her contemporaries, from Sara Bareilles to Avril Lavigne, Ashley Tisdale to Gwen Stefani." Johnson wrote "thankfully, the album does not sacrifice substance for style; Nicole once again shows her strength of delivering meaningful lyrics relating to specific events and situations. Producers Robert Marvin (Mat Kearney, tobyMac) and Dan Muckala (Brandon Heath, Backstreet Boys) collaborated to give the album its high-energy output."
CCM Magazine's Andrew Greer said "oscillating between vulnerable tracks that vocalize the struggle to
The Yearbook is the fifth studio album by rapper KJ-52.
The Special Edition DVD includes a Making Of documentary and the five videos he made released before the release of The Yearbook, including KJ-52, Behind the Musik, Life After Death, I Can Call On You, and Revenge of the Nerds.
The song "Wake Up" peaked at #13 on ChristianRock.net.
"You're Gonna Make It" was featured on the CBS crime drama Cold Case in the episode "It Takes a Village."
"Do Yo Thang" and "Fanmail" both have music videos available on KJ's site.
Radio singles in bold.
In 2008, the album was nominated for a Dove Award for Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year at the 39th GMA Dove Awards. The song "Wake Up" was also nominated for Rap/Hip-Hop Recorded Song of the Year.