Nate Feuerstein, recording and performing as the hip-hop/alternative artist “NF,” is Capitol CMG Label Group’s most recent signing and most compelling new talent to come on the Christian Hip-Hop scene. On his debut album, this 23 year-old Gladwin, Michigan native tells his story with lyrical vulnerability complimented by raw energy.
His music draws from many real life struggles, including being abused as a kid, struggling with anger issues, and losing his mother to a drug overdose. This album will be sure to have an impact within and outside the four walls of the church.
Church Clothes, Vol. 2, is the second mixtape by Christian hip hop artist Lecrae, released on November 7, 2013 by Reach Records. Hosted by Don Cannon, it follows Lecrae's previous mixtape, Church Clothes, and Grammy Award-winning full-length album Gravity, both of which came out in 2012.
Lecrae's goal is to represent Christ and a holy culture. But instead of forsaking his
urban roots and flavour, he uses them to put Christ and the Bible in a light that rap
fans can understand. The aim is to digest theology and spit it back out so the
streets can grasp it. If the message is the meat then the seasonings are the
rhyme patterns, urban beats, and relational themes. Hip-hop has proven to
transcend race and background, though losing some of it's vigor and integrity in
the process, Lecrae wants to remain true in his music and
116 Clique member and Reach Records standout Trip Lee follows 2012's The Good Life with his finest effort to date, showcasing his signature lyrical depth over a bed of funky, hard, and poignant tracks. Coinciding with his book of the same title, Rise includes "Manolo" (ft. Lecrae), "Lazarus" (ft. Thi'sl), "Lights On," and more.
Following his breakout debut, Reach Records signee Andy Mineo turns in Neverland, another forward thinking, deftly executed set of top notch tracks. Quickly establishing himself as a mainstay in Christian hiphop, Mineo's trap beats and clever wordplay shine on "You Can't Stop Me," "All We Got," the title cut, and more.
Derek Minor blends hard knock drum machine beats with organic instruments on his fifth full length release. Boasting a full booth of guest stars, this sixteen track set is a search for meaning and grace amid the false gods and temptations of a fallen world. Empire includes Until The End Of Time, Fly, Slow Down, and more.
New York native Andy Mineo drops his Reach Records debut with , an engaging set of genre-hopping originals blending hip-hop, R&B, and rock. Featuring guest work from contemporaries Lecrae, Swoope, KB, and Trip Lee, this sixteen track release includes "The Saints," "Uno Uno Seis," "Shallow," "Superhuman," and more.
With the release of Redline Seventh Day Slumber brings a musical experience that is exactly what you have come to expect: A no holds barred, "tell it like it is" album that takes on the tough topics of the day. States lead vocalist Joseph Rojas, "'Redline' is lyrically a metaphor for the current state of our country. Think of the red line of the tachometer in a race car. If you run the car in the red too long, it will literally blow the engine up. It seems our country is in the same position. God has been left out of just about everything. We have great division in this country like we have never seen before. We are "running in the red," and we can only do that for so long."
Setting the pace for quality in Christian Hip Hop, Reach Records offers this high octane EP from rising star KB. 100 features guest work from label mates Derek Minor and Andy Mineo, and showcases KB's rapid-fire flow on "Undefeated," "Doubts," "Give My All," and more.
Fearless, their fourth studio album, takes fans on a purposeful journey to encounter the truths that Manwell and Blanca have come face-to-face with over the past few years. The title track declares the message Group 1 Crew wishes to convey on this album that "If You're with me, who can be against me? I have no reason to fear." The soaring ballad "Steppin' Out" reminds listeners that it's not too late to take a chance... that the Maker of their dreams will make a way if it's what He's called them to.
Thousand Foot Krutch follow the critically-acclaimed Welcome To The Masquerade album with their first independent release. The End Is Where We Begin takes the group's trademark sound to new levels with a fifteen track set of fist-pumping rapcore and hook-heavy hard rock. Includes "Light Up the Sky," "Be Somebody," "All I Need to Know," and more.
The seventh full-length from 116 Clique associate Flame has critics talking in superlatives, showcasing his gritty rhymes and polished flow over a blend of organic and synth-heavy rhythms. Features guest appearances from KB, D-Maub, K-Drama, and others.
Hip-Hop has always been Lecrae's preferred form of communication, but it wasn't until he was rescued by Christ at the age of 19 that his Hip-Hop delivery reflected his faith in Jesus. Born in Houston and growing up in San Diego and Denver, Lecrae's sound is a versatile mix that delights Hip Hop/Rap fans from all parts of the nation. He brings a flavor to Christian Hip-hop that's reflective of southern rap currently dominating secular charts while still appealing to fans on both coasts.
Lecrae's mind blowing lyrical skills and infectious beats connect with the listener emotionally in addition to delivering sound biblical knowledge. "Real Talk" is a genuine discussion of life and faith issues all believers face that p ... more
Lecrae is back with his gritty, southern style and versatile delivery that captivated audiences on his debut release Real Talk. Poised to deliver more truth to the world, Lecrae returns with a much-needed message on his sophomore effort After The Music Stops.
Introspective songs like I Did It For You and crowd-pleasing tracks such as Run showcase Lecrae's unique ability to mix his distinct southern style into a versatile sound of authentic Hip Hop. After The Music Stops is sure to be an inspirational tool in the arsenal of youth striving to live for the glory of Christ.
Throwing off all inhibitions, KJ-52 charges back onto the scene with an explosive project that picks up right where the rap/hip-hop Dove Award-winning Five-Two Television left off! Features "It's Going Down," "They Like Me," "Superhero," "Facemelt," "Shake 'Em Up," "Do the Bill Cosby," "So Far Apart," "Brand-New Day," "Speed That Light," "That Was My Life," "Go," and the title track.
Five-time Dove winner KJ-52 has become one of the most trusted names in music as a songwriter, producer, minister, and comic poet, in spite of many seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Let's not forget: He is an unabashed follower of Christ, he is white, and he is a rapper. Most have said these things cannot be combined at all, let alone form an equation for success. But KJ has grown more than accustomed to facing his naysayers head on. This new addition to the Icon series features 11 of KJ-52s most recognizable songs, including Dangerous, KJ Five Two, and Dear Slim.
MC Manafest is back with his fourth full length release. The Chase is a gritty collection of rock and rap fused originals, including the lead single "No Plan B" plus "Fire In the Kitchen," "Bring the Ruckus," the title track, and more.