Reach Records Announces We Are UNASHAMED Tour & EP

Reach Records kicks off 2022 announcing pre-sales for We Are UNASHAMED TOUR which kicks off March 17th in Austin, TX and travels to 13 cities across Midwest, South, and Southeast regions ending April 10th in Orlando, FL. The tour, branded We Are UNASHAMED references Roman’s 1:16, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes!” The verse developed from a mantra and into a movement for Reach Records, its artists and believers of the 116 Lifestyle. The lineup will include electrifying performances from Lecrae, Andy Mineo, Trip Lee, Tedashii, 1K Phew, Gawvi, Wande, WHATUPRG, and Hulvey! Ticket sales begin TODAY, Wednesday, January 26th.

Along with the tour announcement, Reach Records has released a new, We Are UNASHAMED EP, featuring three singles: “Represent II,” “Pa’ Que Sepa,” and “Otu Otu Isii.” Musically, the We Are Unashamed EP showcases Reach Record’s commitment to expanding the 116 music, movement, and lifestyle globally. “Represent II” featuring Wande, 1K Phew, Wande, Trip Lee, and Gawvi is a turnt up version of Lecrae’s Represent ft. Tedashii, originally released on Lecrae’s 2004 debut album, Real Talk. “Pa’ Que Sepa” (translated ‘So You Know’ in Spanish) featuring Tommy Royale, Brayan Booze, Don Ryvcko, Cardec Drums, and Emanuel Lara; and “Otu Otu Isii” (translated ‘One One Six’ in Igbo) which features Limoblaze, Tedashii, and Wande.

“We really wanted to unite cultures with this EP and show the world that the Unashamed message is global and bigger than where we’re from,” shares Lecrae, artist, co-founder, and president of Reach Records. Lasanna “ACE” Harris, VP of A&R who produced “Otu Otu Isii” adds, “We get so much love and support from Africa, so on Otu Otu Isii we wanted to amplify that support, blend genres, and ultimately rally around the banner of proclaiming our faith to the world.”

“The abstract graphic of the eclipse on the We Are UNASHAMED EP packaging and tour artwork is a symbol of the good news spreading across a world and people of different cultures coming together under the same sun!” shares Reach Creative Director Kevin Hackett. “The eclipse also represents a transition and an awakening that we all felt when we gave our lives to Christ. We want to represent the power and the joy in that awakening and share it with the masses.”

We Are UNASHAMED EP is currently available on all digital music streaming platforms. Click here to stream

Wande Surprises Fans With “Blessed Up Remix” Feat. Lecrae & Mike Todd

Its been two years since Reach Records introduced the world to the talents of Wande, where she also became the first female artist signed to the hip hop label. Fans were introduced to her heart and passion for her faith, writing and rapping with the release of “Blessed Up”, in which her freshman album EXIT and mini EP The Decision followed. To celebrate this two-year landmark, the Nigerian born, Texas raised artist is dropping a brand new remix to her debut single Blessed Up featuring Lecrae and Mike Todd.

Along with bringing a new flavor to the song that marked her musical beginnings Reach and amidst the rise of racial injustice, Wande is looking to use this moment to bring awareness and generate support for black owned entrepreneurs and business’ in and around the Greater Atlanta Area.

With this new Blessed Up Remix, I wanted to create a video that would draw attention and celebrate some dope entrepreneurs within the black community,” says Wande. “I want to invite people to experience a bit more of what their day-to-day looks and feels like and witness the importance and beauty in my community.”
Within the last two years, Wande’s infectious personality and effortless raps have made a lasting impression on new listeners including former First Lady, Michelle Obama, who featured Wande on her podcast’ Vol. 1 playlist on Spotify. Wande’s song “Come My Way,” which features Nigerian artist Teni, was selected for campaign with ULTA that launched on SoundCloud’s platform and ESPN selected her music as ‘music of the month” three times, and her song “Be The Light” was also used in July 2020 on WNBA trailer. Most recently, Wande’s track “Woo” was recently chosen as the song for an Apple advertising campaign for the new iPhone 12 mini. The campaign launched on TikTok and was used on four Apple Ads and accumulated over 4.3 Billion cumulative views on the MakeItMini challenge.

 

This is just the beginning for the young female artist, fans can also catch her later this year starring in OWN’s new reality series “Young & Gospel”. The show follows the lives of four young gospel artists as they pursue their dreams and live life on their own terms while staying true to their faith and their families. These young women have formed an unconventional sisterhood filled with love, admiration, friendly competition and respect. Alongside Wande, the series also stars singers Koryn Hawthorne, Bri Babineaux and Jekalyn Carr. It is produced by Thinkfactory Media, an ITV America company. Adam Reed, Adam Freeman, Jordana Hochman, Phil Thornton and Jen McClure-Metz are executive producers.

Hulvey Drops “Reasons” Feat. Lecrae & SVRCINA

Hulvey, from Reach Records, has dropped his highly-anticipated new single “Reasons” featuring his mentor and labelmate Grammy Award-winning rapper Lecrae and pop sensation SVRCINA.

The song communicates the authentic fears the Brunswick native felt about losing his grandfather, life after death and thoughts of eternity. The chorus, performed by SVRCINA, reminds listeners there are many reasons for people to keep on moving forward and to not give up. Lecrae jumps in on a verse communicating about the trials life throws at us from death, loss and trauma but we can find hope in Christ to push through.

Hulvey, the 22-year-old Brunswick, GA native, went from dropping out of college and scrubbing toilets at Publix to becoming Reach Records latest hip hop rising artist. His label debut project BRKNHRT released in 2020 and immediately garnered him national praise. Pandora named him “Christian Artist to Watch in 2020”, his tracks ‘Higher’ and ‘Real Love’ from Hulvey Vol. 1 and Hulvey Vol. 2 were featured on VH1’s Love and Hip Hop Atlanta in 2020 and ‘Cold Blooded’ was featured on ABC’s hit show ‘The Rookie’.

Hulvey Reveals Epic Collaboration With Lecrae & SVRCINA

Reach Records’ artist Hulvey, has revealed an epic collaboration for his next single “Reasons”; it features guest appearances by Grammy Award-winning rapper Lecrae and pop sensation SVRCINA. “Reasons” will impact radio this month and will release worldwide on February 19, 2021. Pre-save starts today.

Hulvey says he wrote “Reasons” to “remind people that even though we have lost so many things: friends, families, jobs, homes, even our minds, peace and hope is still here. God is still completely willing to wrap you up anytime. He has paved a way for us to be free.”

“Reasons” was written by Hulvey, Lecrae, SVRINCA, Sam Tinnesz and Joe Williams and produced by longtime friend Zach Paradis.

Hulvey, a 22-year-old Brunswick, GA native, went from dropping out of college and scrubbing toilets at Publix to becoming Reach Records’ latest hip hop rising artist. His label debut project BRKNHRT released in 2020 and immediately garnered him national praise. Pandora named him “Christian Artist to Watch in 2020”, his tracks ‘Higher’ and ‘Real Love’ from Hulvey Vol. 1 and Hulvey Vol. 2 were featured on VH1’s Love and Hip Hop Atlanta in 2020 and ‘Cold Blooded’ was featured on ABC’s hit show ‘The Rookie’.

For KING & COUNTRY Join Lecrae + Tony Williams For “Amen (Reborn)”

Four-time GRAMMY Award-winning duo and Curb | Word Entertainment recording artist for KING & COUNTRY today released their brand-new single and lyric video for “Amen (Reborn) [feat. Lecrae + The WRLDFMS Tony Williams],” a song about renaissance and renewal. Following the three artists’ poignant and moving performance at the 2020 Dove Awards, for KING & COUNTRY went back to the studio and reworked the track from their GRAMMY winning album burn the ships to include emotive vocals from Tony Williams, and timely wordsmithing from Lecrae.

“‘Amen’ is a song of deep personal significance to us,” Luke Smallbone shared in a statement. “It represents a sort of death and new life, a rebirth if you will.”

Joel Smallbone adds, “When we performed it last autumn at an award show with Lecrae, Tony Williams, and a gospel choir, it launched the song into another stratosphere of meaning. So, with 2020 now in the rearview mirror, we look to move past these global hardships together and start fresh with a new perspective, which is the core essence of the song. And thanks to Lecrae’s galvanizing prayer of humility along with Tony’s characteristic and purposeful voice.”

for KING & COUNTRY first teamed up with Lecrae on his track “Messengers” in 2015, earning the inaugural GRAMMY Award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song that year. Recently, for KING & COUNTRY joined with country singer/songwriters Hannah Ellis and Jackson Michelson to release “TOGETHER (The Country Collaboration)” – a brand new rendition of the duo’s No. 1 hit. This marks for KING & COUNTRY’s first country collaboration since joining Dolly Parton for the GRAMMY winning rendition of the duo’s No. 1 hit “God Only Knows.”

To ring in the new year, for KING & COUNTRY performed their No. 1 hit single “joy.” on ABC’s Good Morning America from Nashville’s historic Grand Ole Opry House. Their latest album A Drummer Boy Christmas propelled to No. 2 on the Billboard Top Holiday Albums Chart, No. 1 on the iTunes Top Albums Chart, and No. 1 on the mainstream Amazon Best Sellers – Digital Albums Chart, securing itself as a musical staple during the 2020 holiday season.

“Amen (Reborn) [feat. Lecrae + The WRLDFMS Tony Williams]” is available now – check out the lyric video below.

courtesy of thechristianbeat.org