Grammy Award-winning Christian artist Jason Crabb has announced the release of his new CD "Love is Stronger" for next month.
Furthermore, the musician and former lead singer of The Crabb Family opened up about the forthcoming album while speaking to The Christian Post this week.
"Love Is Stronger" will feature eleven new songs by the reigning Dove Awards Artist of the Year winner, including the track "Give," which LeAnn Rimes has also previously recorded. more >>
Bizzle, a Christian rapper who has not been afraid to publicly hold rappers like Jay-Z, Kanye West and Drake accountable for their lyrics, has teamed up with fellow lyricist No Malice to release the video "Soldier."
In the visuals for the collaborative effort between the two rappers, black and white images of the two men in a cemetery are juxtaposed with more colorful images of them wearing "God over Money" t-shirts.
The song begins with California born rapper Bizzle rhyming about people glorifying fighting. more >>
Rap artist Lecrae, who became the first Christian hip-hop musician to take home a Grammy for his album "Gravity" on Sunday, said he hopes people will begin to understand that his faith is a part of who he is as a person and artist and not simply a musical genre.
"To me it's a testament of years of laboring to break down barriers in music and culture," Lecrae told The Christian Post via email about winning the award for Best Gospel Album. "Hopefully people will listen and understand what I do creatively and how my faith is a part of who I am, not a genre."
After winning the award, Lecrae thanked God and his family of devoted fans for his accomplishment on Twitter. He tweeted, "Just won a Grammy. I dedicate it all to the Unashamed fam all over the planet. 1.1.Six-To God be the Glory." more >>
Christian music today is not the same as a generation ago, with some easily crossing over to the secular realm and even heard in the clubs. Has Christian music gone too far or is it just meeting the people where they're at?
Kirk Franklin stated at the beginning of his 1997 song "Stomp," "For those of you who think that gospel music has gone too far, that we have gotten too radical with our message, well I got news for you, you ain't seen nothing yet."
Artists such as Kirk Franklin, TobyMac, Deitrick Haddon, Mary Mary, Israel Houghton – just to name a few – have made young Christians feel comfortable with combining the latest dance beats to their favorite gospel song. more >>
NEW YORK — MC Jin, born Jin Au-Yeung, recently spoke with The Christian Post about his transition from the days of pursuing fame as a Ruff Ryder and BET freestyle champion, to finding God and success during a nearly four-year stay in Hong Kong. The Chinese-American rapper, now back in New York, also spoke with CP about refocusing his hip-hop career with the goal of making an impact for Christ.
While much of his success has been overseas in Hong Kong, with various TV and movie roles, hosting gigs and endorsement deals, Jin hasn't been forgotten by fans and admirers watching him stateside. Since his return to NYC last summer, he has appeared on collaborative tracks and spoken and performed at conferences and music festivals alongside other popular artists like Da' T.R.U.T.H. and Lecrae.
Grateful that his reception outside of Hong Kong has been mostly positive, there nonetheless have been enough critics for Jin to take notice, with some saying his music is "too Christian" and others saying that it's "not Christian enough." more >>
An online comedic group known by the name of Blimey Cow has turned heads this week with its latest video, a tutorial titled "How to Write a Worship Song (In 5 Minutes or Less)," lampooning popular praise songs found in some Christian churches.
The nearly four-minute production from the Nashville, Tenn., group of 20-something Christians was uploaded on YouTube on Monday, and became an immediate hit with Blimey Cow's fan base. By Tuesday, the tutorial was among YouTube's top five most popular videos.
"Every good worship song only needs four chords. You can add an extra one in the bridge if you're feeling especially artistic, but you really only just need four," says tutorial guide Jordan Taylor, one-third of Blimey Cow. "Just make sure that you play it really loud and that you have a lot of delay on the lead guitar." more >>