Verse5ve Inc’s New Venture | Verse5ve Awards!

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After the recently concluded Resurgence event, which hosted a jam-packed performance from the headliners, Verse5ve is on a roll as it announced operations of their new venture- Verse5ve Awards – today.

Verse5ve Awards are awards presented by The Verse5ve Conservatoire to honor excellence and outstanding creative accomplishments by Songwriters and performers and in Christian urban music The Verse5ve Conservatoire is a collective of industry stakeholders including artists, producers, recording engineers, songwriters, radio personalities and key players in the entertainment fraternity. The awards will feature songs and artists who have recorded masterpieces in the HipHop, RnB, Afro Pop and Deejays who have been publicly vocal and committed to the growth of the Christian urban culture. Eligible songs are records released from May 1st, 2018 – 31st July 2019.

 

The Verse5ve Conservatoire consists of 30 members whose overall vote in the final nominees listing consists of 40% of the total votes cast against each nominee. Therefore placing them in a privileged position to impact the future of music and its role in our society.

Award Categories.

  1. Artist of the Year.
  2. Rap/Hip-Hop Song of The Year.
  3. Best New Artist of The Year.
  4. Deejay of The Year.
  5. Afro Pop Song of The Year.
  6. Best Collaboration of The Year.

Please Note.

* Eligible songs are songs and records released from May 1st, 2018 – 31st July 2019.

* The first Vers5ve Awards is slated to happen on and to be announced date in the month of October 2019. Eligible submissions are projects and content released between 1st May 2018 and 31st July 2019.

* The submission portal is open for the Fans and artists to submit details of possible nominees.

Pyrexx tells 116 to eat His $@&#

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While we have people making their way to Chh, think of Chance the rapper or Kanye West as the latest person, we also have some leaving. Its been happening for the last 10 years and the latest we have Pyrexx.

Joseph Mcsweeney aka PyRexx, a Houston-based Christian rapper an Ex-Drug Dealer who had served six-and-a-half years behind bars before he turned his life around, made it very clear on his Instagram story. Someone asked him if he`s still doing Christian Hiphop and the way he replied a lot of people were surprised. Some of the songs he put out recently wasn`t Chh oriented. Its a huge surprise especially the tone he put on his Instagram. This man was being covered on most websites and media. Before he got to Chh, he was in a rap group called ABN with Trae Tha Truth.

Pyrexx with Abn rap group | image: Courtesy of myspace.com

Some people think they dont get enough support, not being real e.t.c. What do you think would make someone leave Chh besides not making it big in Christian Hiphop?

Kanye West Dropping Gospel Album “Jesus Is King” With Tracklist & Release Date

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It looks like Kanye may be releasing another album entirely, almost a year to the day after Yandhi was originally supposed to drop. People think he’s trying to win Christian fans over or for the money e.t.c. To be honest, Christianity is popular right now. Chance the Rapper did “The Bid Day” album that had some christian songs. He sounds very genuine when you listen to his interviews, his Faith is at the forefront whatever the subject he’s talking about. Now, what has kept West in the news this year is his Sunday Services, livestreamed ad hoc church worship services where he’s covered classic songs and converts his own hits into gospel music, choir and all. Based on a tweet from Kanye’s wife Kim Kardashian, it appears he is going to keep rolling with that theme.

 

Kanye West Album “Jesus Is King”

Kardashian tweeted what looks to be a tracklist and release date for a new Kanye album called “Jesus Is King” written by hand. A release date of 9/27 is listed. Song titles include “Baptized,” “Sweet Jesus,” “God Is,” and “Selah,” Also is “Water,” the new song Kanye debuted at Coachella Sunday Service.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out the full tracklist below.

TRACKLIST:
01 “Clade”
02 “Garden”
03 “Selah”
04 “God Is”
05 “Baptized”
06 “Sierra Canyon”
07 “Hands On”
08 “Wake The Dead”
09 “Water”
10 “Through The Valley”
11 “Sunday”
12 “Sweet Jesus”

Reach Records Accused Again!

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Recently Aha Gazelle and 1kphew release their music video “x10” which looks familiar with BrvndonP and Mission “Barely Finished”.

Watch the intros of both songs::

BrvndonPMission “Barely Finished” came out two years prior “x10”.

When people are bigger, some will believe them because they have the reach no pun intended. Maybe someone within the Reach camp not necessarily 1kphew or Aha Gazelle, the music director could have stolen the idea. It wouldn’t carry much weight if they hadn’t been accused prior similar situations. J. Monty accused Tedashii of taking a line, Derek Minor openly said they stole his idea “III part series”. If Derek Minor can say that and he was once signed to Reach, then it certainly there’s validity to it. J.Monty has been to those circles before and had the same sentiments. Mission just wants some acknowledgements to it. It’s the third time happening now. What could be the reason to Reach records doing this?

CZAR Josh And Rockstar JT Showcase Their Black Pride In New Single

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Musically, CZAR Josh has been known for his pro-black and conscience topics and his newest single ‘Mansa Musa’ is no different. The single, featuring Rockstar Jt and produced by Killawatts, is an aggressive and emotionally charged track that finds both artists displaying pride in their heritage.  

 

Josh aims to make listeners aware that artists similar to him can showcase pride in their skin color and heritage while still making dope music and being a Christian. CZAR Josh states, 

 

“There are groups of fans in our space that always want to box Black artists in and restrict them from showing any type of joy and pride in their skin color. Those restrictions extend to being able to speak on topics such as social justice and inequality. We’re always told to stick to the Gospel or just make music. Mansa Musa is us pushing back on those sentiments and being comfortable in who God made us.” 

 

‘Mansa Musa’ is Josh’s first single since ‘IDWCMH’ released in January of 2019. Josh is currently working on a new project that is slated to release at the end of 2019.

 

Purchase/Stream Link: smarturl.it/czarjoshmansamusa

Missy Elliott And Kierra Sheard Team Up

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Definitely we have a gospel and mainstream collab. Missy Elliot is no stranger on to sharing her faith or in Gospel music. She comes from the time where back in the day did gospel songs. To name a few, Tyrese, Ludacris, R.Kelly has done it in multiple situations. Missy has been on several songs with Karen Clark Sheard (Kierra’s mother). However this doesn’t come as a surprise being a legend in the game, puts up a mark on this song, Don’t Judge Me”

Listen::

NF Beats Chance The Rapper For No.1 Album In US

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Nathan John Feuerstein’s Album “The Search” for the number 1 spot the first week beating Chance The Rapper’s “The Big Day” selling at 126k and 119k respectively. “The Search” marks NF’s second visit to the Billboard 200’s penthouse and his second in a row. Chance’s The Big Day was expected to beat out NF on the Billboard charts.

NF’s The Search and Chance The Rapper’s The Big Day

“I just want to thank you guys for all the support on the record,” NF said in a video he posted on his instagram’.

His new album give’s fans a glimpse into his battle with mental illness, relationships, fame, and how his creative mind thinks.

Katy Perry Found Guilty Of Copyright Against Flame

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Its been 5 years since Flame sued Katy Perry and he has officially worn his lawsuit against her and the producers for ripping off his 2009 song “Joyful noise” on “Dark Horse”. There was a lot of chatter about this how the two songs sounded with pitch differences but argued that the beat was so basic that anyone could have made that beat. The jury found Katy Perry and her producers guilty of ripping Flame off.

NF Disses Eminem On New Album “The Search”

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It took almost a year when Eminem took shots on NF in his song “Kamikaze” and everyone was hoping NF would respond and the wish has been granted on the new album, ”The Search” with the song “Returns”, a perfect title to get back at Eminem.

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Reach Records Announces CHH Collab Project

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Reach records are releasing a project dropping this friday. People are calling it a playlist with some of the terms reach use like created and curated. Jon keith also stated it was a project and so did Lecrae.

#Summer19

”Summer is heating up. New 116 project drops Friday #Summer19 #newmusic”, Says Lecrae

This project has a ton of features, and collabs on it. They did this on their christmas project last year. They also have focused on new talents and no features on God Over Money and Reflection Music Group artists.