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NEWS: Capitol CMG Adds Hip Hop Due, Social Club Misfits To Roster, Prepares to Drop The Misfit Generation EP On May 6

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Capitol Christian Records based out of Nashville, Tenn., has welcome hip hop duo, Social Club Misfits to its roster. Together, they will unleash The Misfit Generation EP available nationwide on May 6. Fans can pre-order the album starting April 29, and instantly receive a free download on Social Club Misfits’ breakthrough single “Courage.”

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NEWS: Hip Hop Artist Da’ Truth Addresses Cryptic Tweet Exchange & Reveals New Single & New Album

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Grammy nominated hip hop artist Da’ Truth shared a cryptic exchange with internationally respected Christian Apologist and author Dr. Ravi Zacharias via Twitter last week, and it triggered a worldwide response. With questions surrounding the idea of truth, God and religion, thousands of listeners from NGEN radio and Jam The Hype shared their concern for the outspoken artist wondering if he was questioning his faith. In reality it was revealed that Da’ Truth wasn’t confused about his Christian beliefs, but he and Zacharias were sharing lyrics from his new single “Religion.”

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NEWS: Rapzilla.com Teams Up With Chris Chicago’s Radio Show

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Chris Chicago’s weekly two-hour Christian hip-hop and R&B radio show is currently the most syndicated radio show within the genre, reaching more than 100,000 listeners on 70 FM radio stations across the globe. Chicago is currently heard on over 45 online radio stations and garners at least 20,000 podcast downloads via iTunes each month.

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BLOG: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About KB

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A good student of the Christian music scene won’t need anyone to tell them that KB is one of the hottest rising stars on the hip-hop horizon, having garnered a No. 1 debut on Billboard’s Christian Albums Chart, a Dove Award and plenty of critical acclaim from outlets near and far. And while the artist’s musical talents are on display for all to see on his latest effort, Tomorrow We Live, did you know that the artist got laughed at during his first recording session? Or that one of his favorite movies of all time is a Pixar favorite? For this and more, keep reading!

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NEWS: $150 and A Relationship with Reach Records; How Collision Records Became a Christian Hip Hop Player

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Only two Christian hip-hop record labels today chart on the Billboard 200 without fail: Reach Records and Collision Records. Reach, co-owned by Grammy Award-winning rapper Lecrae and Ben Washer, has had 17 straight solo albums appear on the chart. However, Reach’s first seven projects failed to land on the Billboard 200. Collision, a Phoenix-based label owned by Adam Thomason, became a sure Billboard 200 bet in a fraction of the releases. Its streak of five straight LPs on the chart started in 2013, after dropping its first in just 2012. But without Reach, Collision would not have developed this consistency so quickly — or, according to Thomason, ever even happened.

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