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How hip-hop gravitated toward religion   DMX performs during the BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta on Oct. 1, 2011. (Associated Press) After capturing the allegiance of generations of urban young people, a growing crew of hip-hop artists are taking their penchant for in-your-face narratives into the world of amazing grace BY SANDI DOLBEEWRITER  Snoop Dogg […]

  SYNOPSIS Hip-hop has an incredible built-in potential to be used as a vehicle to herald the gospel, teach doctrine, and lead people in the worship and praise of the Creator of all things. Since the late 1980s, many have used it as a tool to do just that. A term for a new category […]

  Article Written / By Hong Jiang   Rap artist Kanye West has incorporated religious references and iconography into his songs for over a decade.(Getty: L. Cohen) Since the first weekend of 2019, American rap artist Kanye West has led weekly Sunday Services — sometimes at his home, other times in the woods, and once at the […]

NASHVILLE (BP) — Rap music, as hip-hop artist Lecrae Moore puts it, is a vocalized expression of hip-hop culture that permeates all ethnicities and racial boundaries. Christians should embrace being missionaries in today’s culture, Lecrae said, rather than isolating and creating an alternative subculture. The Grammy Award-winning artist, ministry leader, producer and actor — who […]

Multi-Platinum band MercyMe announces “MercyMe Live 2022,” an arena tour hitting 19 cities this fall and featuring returning special guests Rend Collective and Andrew Ripp. Launching Oct. 20 in Saginaw, Michigan, and concluding Nov. 20 in Norfolk, Virginia, the month-long run will visit major markets, including New York, Baltimore and Boston, among others. Tickets are […]

As a bassist, bandleader, teacher, and music copyist, I’ve worked with hundreds of singers throughout the years. Though working musicians know hundreds of tunes, singers need to have good charts in order to have their music played the way they want. I define a “good chart” as a piece of written music that effectively tells […]

What do you believe is the number one thing that musicians are doing to ruin their chances at succeeding in the music industry? Is it: not practicing their instrument enough? Not putting together enough good music industry connections? Living in a city with no music scene? The answer to all of this is NO – […]

The whole point of digital music is the risk-free grazing” Cory Doctorow, Canadian journalist and co-editor and of the off-beat blog Boing Boing, is an activist in favor of liberalizing copyright laws and a proponent of the Creative Commons non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon […]

Music is a big part of civilization. Centuries had passed but music survived and even grew to greater heights every single decade. As a matter of fact, the demand of music has been rising very steadily in the past 10 years and it will continue that way in the foreseeable future. It comes along with […]

Music is a form of art that involves organized and audible sounds and silence. It is normally expressed in terms of pitch (which includes melody and harmony), rhythm (which includes tempo and meter), and the quality of sound (which includes timbre, articulation, dynamics, and texture). Music may also involve complex generative forms in time through […]


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