Serious | Birthday Freestyle | @Serious_voiceny @Seriouspplmusic

Check out Serious as she gives us some bars for us on her birthday with “Birthday Freestyle“. Let us know what you think. Spread The Soup!

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Beauty In The Struggle | @I4CMin @DMarshall535 @Sohhpr

Since the Supreme Court rendered its judgment on Roe v. Wade in 1973, over 60 million babies have been murdered in the US. While we all go on with our everyday lives, 3,500 babies are murdered behind closed and hidden doors every day. How have we now accepted this pro-choice stance for women’s rights while we’ve snuffed out the voice of the innocent children living inside? In the American Holocaust of our unborn children, people are now using the same arguments, once used to make it lawful to have, own, and murder their own slave. The “don’t want a slave, don’t get one” propaganda has now become, “don’t want an abortion, don’t get one”. Also, the “my property, my choice” argument used in slavery to excuse gross behavior acted on towards slaves has become, “my body, my choice” to excuse murdering our unborn children for personal convenience.

Irregular4Christ Ministries presents “Beauty in the Struggle“, featuring Dusty Marshall, Christian Hip Hop Minister and advocate for the pre-born. This music video is the true story of what occurred during the pregnancy of Dusty Marshall and wife Krystal Marshall’s first child. They found out their daughter had a major disability. Two options were placed in front of them. Either allow their daughter to continue to live, or murder her. Krystal Marshall explains, “For us, the choice was simple, because we know that God is the creator of all life and it’s not our right to murder anyone.” This video is not created to condemn anyone, but rather to shed light on the truth that abortion is murder, at all stages of development. This isn’t based on personal opinion, but on scientific evidence and the truth found in God’s Word, the Holy Bible. Krystal goes on to say, “Before we ever conceived, God gave me my daughter’s name in a dream, her name is Amnesty and it means forgiveness. If you’ve had an abortion, there is hope and forgiveness in Jesus from all sin, including a past abortion, if you repent and trust in Jesus as your Lord and Savior.”

To the Christian, we’ve remained silent in this matter for far too long. Now is the time to find our voice within the culture and put an end to legal murder, once and for all. To get involved please go to EndAbortionNow.com

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What I can do against #CHHSEXISM | @cataphant @Growtheheckup @VoisCornerstone

For the past two weeks, Cataphant went to Twitter and shouted out the shady and secretive workings of sexism within CHH. Using the hashtag #CHHSEXISM , she was able to create healthy dialogue about these devious practices. Even we got involved by sharing some of the personal stories that we have seen over a decade and a half of being within the industry. One of the most pivotal points in this movement was when GrowtheHeckUp got involved. By making an unintentional mistake proving the existence of sexism in CHH, the team was inspired to help correct and shine a light on CHH sexism.

This means a lot for the cause, because it shows a gatekeeper (Voi$ and Growtheheckup) that happens to be a male…gets it. This allowed me to have a Mirror Moment and ask “What can I PERSONALLY do to cut sexism out of CHH?“. Here are three things that came to mind:

  1. Start at HOME by respecting my wife and daughters. It is often said that “Charity starts at home.“. As a man with influence, I’ve learned that I need to be a “Noah”. Meaning that if there is anyone that I should be keeping afloat first…it should be my family. Every morning at the bus stop, I tell my girls that they are beautiful, smart and they are radiant lights that shine where ever they go and with everything they do. I listen to their concerns and I LET THEM TEACH ME THINGS, so they feel empowered. As far as my wife, I make it a goal to honor her for who she is as a woman to me. Ephesians 5:25 says “ Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her “. This verse kills sexism in my house. If every man (single and married) embodied and studied this verse, it could eradicate over half of sexism that goes on in the world.
  2. Use my platforms to empower female CHH artists. Chicans Choice has always welcomed women on the site. We love diversity and embrace female submissions. One of our most viewed posts was on Serious ( @serious_voiceny ) with ” How Serious Voice Swayed For CHH“. We wanted to highlight that Sway was featuring a Female Christian emcee, because many other websites that highlight their accomplishments. After reading/hearing some stories from #CHHSEXISM, we will be making sure that we reach out to more female artists and give them a chance that many other outlets won’t do.
  3. If I SEE something, I’ll SAY something. As I said, I’ve seen so many females leave the industry, because they ended up not being taken serious or getting shamed for doing things that many men only get a slap on the wrist about. I personally remember a female artist I was mentoring years ago and she ended up quitting. I remember seeing the hurt from men judging her off of her body rather than her bars. We may never hear her talent, because myself and others didn’t speak up more when we should have.

Some of you may forget about the #CHHSEXISM movement after a couple of weeks or even forget about this article after you read it, but that doesn’t change the fact that we will still have female voices that need to be heard. I pray that this movement and article shifts you to think about how you treat and think about female artists. These are personal things that I will do to help stop it, but what are you going to do? If we can praise a woman for giving birth with her body, then why can’t we praise her for giving birth to bars in music? Spread The Soup!

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Murk | Givin Me Life Video | @MurkP31

Check out Murk’s brand new music video “Given Me Life” from her sophomore album “Kingdom Kulture“. Check it out and let us know what you think. Spread The Soup!

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Business with Bordeaux | Women Leaders in Business | @Jasonbordeaux1

Join Jason Bordeaux as he I highlights some of the top women in the world of business. I shared some of the CEOs of Fortune 500 companies as well as the top women entrepreneurs. He states, “After the recent #CHHSexism, I wanted to look into the ratio of women to men leaders in business. I hope you will join me in encouraging our young ladies to go after their God given dreams.”. Check it out and let us know what you think. Spread The Soup!

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Ceej | Black Tie Album Review | @ceejonthemic

 

Attire Affects Attitude. The way we dress can give us a different outlook on life within our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual being. This concept is explored symbolically and focusing more on the spiritual aspect with Ceej’sBlack Tie” album. Let’s put this album on and see how it fits.

VIRGO- FAVORITE BAR (2 WAY TIE)- ” I’M POINTING AT YOU, WE’LL CALL THAT FINGER PAINTING” ” I’M THE KID THAT CAME TO CLASS WITH NO AGENDA”  I have to say that this is by far the best intro to an album that I have heard in a while. Each bar is hard hitting and sets such a strong tone for the album. I found myself having several Mirror Moments reflecting on some of the same mistakes and misunderstandings in life that I made along the way. This song not only entertains, but it educates as well. This song…I meant “bridge”  that shows us how to overcome the waters in our life is a REPEAT OFFENDER!

DOPE- FAVORITE BAR: ” YOU CHASE THE CHEESE, THEY CHASING YOU THAT’S A EPISODE OF TOM AND JERRY” This track is tied as my favorite track off of the project. First off, the production is the best beat off the album and blends so well with concept behind the track. The listener can hear the passion and love that Ceej has for people on this track. He clearly wants to see people want to do better in life. I personally felt as though this should’ve been the single over “Circle“. The track’s Dope flow and Dope production equals a Dope result and a REPEAT OFFENDER!

RIOT- FAVORITE BAR: “THEY HUNG JESUS/ THEY CROWNED YEEZUS, THEY CLOWNED BELIEVERS/ THEY DECEIVE US, THEY WEARING MASKS LIKE TRICK OR TREATERS” There are so many topics that Ceej speaks on within this track. He does a great job to speak on dark and negative things with such great wordplay. The issues move and provoke you to want to take action against the things he brings up. Even though he brings up raw emotions and disses, he skillfully balances out having confidence in the direction we should be going throughout the verses.  As we get to the hook, Ceej pumps us up from being silent to starting a riot making this a REPEAT OFFENDER!

Overall, I love this album! This will be in the top 10 albums for the end of the year lists. Ceej is beyond a rapper. He is a poet that provokes and provides a path to the promised land for all people willing to participate. Listening to “Black Tie” doesn’t just make me want to be a better christian or more creative, but it also makes me want to rush out and find someone to mentor and disciple. Ceej is bringing real life bars on every track and within every verse. He literally bridges the streets to the suburbs to the sanctuary. This project is full of wisdom. The transparency shows that we are listening to an overcomer and makes you want to cheer for Ceej throughout the album.

I recommend this project for anyone who loves hip hop, came from the streets, love great wordplay and lyrics or just wants to hear a great conceptual project seeing a underdog rise to the top. Seeing Ceej in his Black tie shows us that he is dressed for success in the game. Spread The Soup!

 

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LP | Dead Lame Video | @yoboylpz

Check out LP (Like Paul) as he drops his new video “Dead Lame” from his new project “The Trap Plan“. Lp states, “Many of our youth are trying to be something that they are not and it is putting them in very bad situations !”. Check it out and let us know what you think. Spread The Soup!

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The KnuBlack | The Friend (Hokage) | @knublackent @KnuOrigen @KSnotw @Sohhpr

“The Friend (Hokage)” is a part of the larger theme of family in our album: Ohana. The song explores the dynamic of being that true friend that both sticks by friends at their worst moments but also pulls friends out of dark times. The song begins by talking about friends who “die young, but they still walk around” and then the first verse moves to talking about how we ourselves run the risk of social death (i.e. loneliness) when we try to face life alone. The pain of feeling misunderstood or like an outcast makes us all want to “pave [our] own way out” and “fight the villain all alone by [ourselves].” This song is a reminder that we cannot do it alone. We need “The Friend” who will stand by us, and we need to be okay admitting that.

But, once we gain “The Friend”, things do not stop. The hook and the second verse remind us that once we have been “friended”, it is our turn to be the dependable friend. The hook pleads, “When the sky falls I’ll be standing over you. When the night falls I’ll be ready.” In other words, when the times of darkness hit I will be by your side. The second verse explores the perseverance of a good friend. Kay Sade sings, “I wanna get to know you again – forget we was friends. Undo the ties – we did it wrong. Let’s do it with sense.” These words hold great value to us because we each have friends from whom we have drifted, whether due to tension or simply to relocation and distance. “The Friend” reminds us that it’s never too late to rekindle what may look dead. It’s never too late to reach into the dark in an attempt to bring a friend into the light.

Check it out and let us know what you think. Spread The Soup!

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Role Model Records adds Lord Badu to labels roster | @rolemodelrecord @LordBadu @Sohhpr

Role Model Records is pleased to welcome Lord Badu to its roster alongside Shope, Dru Bex and Juliet Oh. The Toronto-based artist looks to bring a consistent blend of traditional hip hop, contemporary flows and an innovative insight to what he calls “Christian Excellence”.
“These guys are solid in the faith and just dope artists in general,” Badu says. “They have a resume of being around for seven years making Christ centered music and I’m just so glad to be part of that legacy”.

“I first connected with Lord when he sent me an email with his music, asking for feedback,” Sola says. “His delivery took me back to when East coast rap ruled. That’s what I grew up on so I was instantly blown away. I kept my eye on Lord for several years to see if he would stay consistent and he did. After that I reached out again and because of the relationship we already had it only made sense to keep the relationship going on in a professional manner.”

RMR is excited about what the future holds for this young blossoming MC. Stay tuned for announcements on new projects and show dates from Lord Badu.

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K. Sparks | Urban Couture Mixtape | @Ksparkstv @DJeasyberlin @BeatsByEsK

 

The German Mixtape King DJ Easy Presents K. Sparks ‘Urban Couture Mixtape’. Features include Loaded Lux, Joell Ortiz, Charmingly Ghetto, Paul Rivers Bailey and others. Production credits include Kurser, Es-K, Bugseed, Fero Navi, Moe Productions, Pajozo, Jay Alpha & Negligence. K. Sparks & Es-K’s album Urban Couture is now available via all digital retailers.

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