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Chud’e and the Christian rap phenomenon

Christian rap has become an increasingly powerful force, with its albums reaching the top of the Billboard charts and more and more mainstream hip-hop stars embracing it. One of the most talked-about Christian rappers of the modern age is Chud’e. Born in Brooklyn and based in New Jersey Heights, Chud’e released his debut album Chilltown in December 2019. The well-received record included singles such as the title track and Day and Night. It has now been streamed over half a million times and been given exposure by a range of well-known publications and websites.

A fusion of genres

The music of Chud’e blends genres including gospel, pop and R&B. It comes just a few years after the rapper first discovered Christian hip-hop following a period living in Nigeria, the country his parents are from. Chud’e was estranged from his father for several years after he walked out when he ten, leaving him with no positive male role model at home. He also lost contact with his half-brother and several friends, causing him to engage in negative behaviour. He also failed sixth grade. The time spent in Nigeria was seen as a huge turning point for Chud’e, who met up with his father again whilst he was in the country. His father – once a minor criminal – was now working as a pastor, and Chud’e started a new relationship with Jesus, gaining a richer understanding of his culture and heritage at the same time.

A blossoming relationship with God

Chilltown explores the rapper’s relationship with God over several seasons of his life and takes its name from the area he grew up in. The single Day and Night talks about how he trusts Jesus to guide him through the “obstacles, difficulties and doubts” of life. Although some Christians disapprove of rap, Christian hip-hop has actually been around for almost as long as the main genre itself and has even delivered #1 Billboard Hot 100 albums. Chud’e has discussed the initial disapproval towards the launch of his rap career in his lyrics.

New music on the way

Chud’e has recently been working with a series of independent artists, with new music expected shortly. Publications and websites that have supported Chud’e include Christian music magazine CCM, chhtsnetwork and CHH Source. He has been interviewed by Cross Rhythm Radio and been featured on CHH’s YouTube Channel.

A “booming voice”

The artist hopes that Christians and non-believers will find his music appealing and will use it to find “hope through chaos”. Noted for his “clever punchlines” and “booming voice”, he wishes to “point people to Christ” via his music and lyrics. A major aim is to ensure even non-believers can find at least one track that speaks to them directly.

Swift progression

Major influences on Chud’e include leading Christian rappers Bizzle and Lecrae, who went to #1 on the mainstream album charts with his 2014 offering Anomaly. Chud’e began working on his own material not long after he first heard Christian rap, and it wasn’t long before he started to win support from a surprising source – UK-based internet radio network xRhythms. He is no stranger to collaborations, having worked with Melanie Williams, Echo Guzman and Anodyne Virtue on Chilltown.

Support and inspiration

As Chud’e is not a full-time musician as yet, he also spends time working as a Youth Development Specialist in New York. One of his biggest aims is to help and inspire young people facing similar challenges to those he overcame in his teenage years whilst being the positive role model he never had. The rapper expects to be “pointed in the right direction” by the Lord, and hopes to support and inspire others whether as a musician or in a different capacity. It seems Chud’e has a bright future ahead of him in and out of music.

More about Christian rap

It’s said that the first-ever full-length Christian rap album was released by Stephen Wiley back in 1985. Other terms for the genre include ‘holy hip-hop’. Leading figures from the Christian rap world include Shai Linne, Soup the Chemist, Trip Lee, Hollyn and Flame. Even in the commercial rap arena, it’s not uncommon for hip-hop icons to talk about their faith in their lyrics. Kanye West reached the Christian rap charts for the first time with his Jesus Is King project, following it up just months later with the Jesus Is Born from his gospel group the Sunday Service Choir. Over in the UK, there have been several successful attempts to blend grime beats with Christian rap. Christian rap also has its own awards ceremonies, and these include the Stellar Awards and GMA Dove Awards.

How to find out more about Chud’e

Chud’e’s work can be streamed on platforms such as Spotify, YouTube and Soundcloud, and he has social media accounts on Twitter and Instagram.

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Malcolm Al-Leem is the next big thing

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“Where words fail, music speaks,” they say. We often see such quotations in our daily lives and realize that music is one of the truest companions of a soul. People have an exceptional love and affection towards music that can be seen in their eyes and behavior. They know to their best how to feel it and make others feel through their music. Something similar we have witnessed in the music of our favorite Turkish music artist Malcolm Al-Leem. He is known for his exceptional and unique music formation with a special hidden message for his listeners.

New debut release:

People are already in awe of his new releasing the debut album “pure” in late July. Everyone is waiting restlessly for it. Al-Leem’s other lead single called “Capital Gains” is already the talk of the town and is rocking Turkish radio. His new work is earning him nothing less than what his artistic work truly deserves.

A debut with the message:

Malcolm Al-Leem has always come up with the most exciting and engaging songs that have some certain message inside. Just like this one. Al-Leem believes that his message in the song is vivid to everyone into whom he has poured his eternal thoughts in it.

Al-Leem’s music inspires his listeners with the feelings of life struggles he has gone through. His music comes with the loud message that expressing what you are feeling at a certain time is perfectly okay. One of the deepest messages Al-Leem has for us is: “All our lives, we were made to believe that we aren’t supposed to cry. That’s a lie we were taught as a child. It’s not so. That is one reason there are so many divorces today; because of our stupid pride.”

Communication:  A god-gifted skill:

Regarding our practical lives, we see that very few of us can communicate our hearts while others cannot. Once some of us get to talk it out, the pride becomes the barrier between our hearts, keeping two people away. These beliefs of Al-Leem are sufficient to draw his fans to his story of losing his loved ones in life.

The music of Al-Leem is his true work of art that aims to communicate to his fans and supporters to say what their heart carries for someone. Say it without any slightest chances of hesitation or holding it back due to pride or shame.

Malcolm summarized this vibe in the following words: “After you listen to this, I’m sure you will find the right words to say.” What a hope-giving message for everyone out there.  

Biggest music inspiration:

Highly inspired by Craig David’s music, Malcolm Al-Leem has been trying out new amazing approaches to reach out to his fans with his music. New wonders can be expected to happen undoubtedly, as he has always surprised us with his creativity.

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Virginia Artist Flair Plans To Tear The Streets Up This Summer

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Virginia Artist Flair Plans To Tear The Streets Up This Summer

Get Rich or Die Tryin, Ready To Die, The Blueprint– these are titles of staple bodies of work that are all defining moments in the careers of their respectable artists. These magnum opus masterpieces are household name albums that go down in history as culture grasping releases. However, with big moments such as those to compare to, seldom do we as listeners, especially in rap, appreciate the moments that led to those huge projects like we ought to. The ‘Guess Who’s Back’ or theDynasty: Roc La Familia’s get overlooked the most. It’s in these moments where we see an artist perform at a level which exudes that they have nothing to lose, that they want ‘it’ all, that the game so to speak is theirs. Well word has it that hip-hop can expect another moment like this summer of 2022, and that this moment can come from a very unlikely source.

What source may that be? Well Virginia, and specifically in Alexandria. This small town about 25 minutes south of the nation’s capital Washington D.C, serves as the home to upcoming rapper and artist, Flair. Much hasn’t been heard from Flair since his 2021 fall mixtape ‘No Love In These Streets’. The 10-track album was accepted fairly well by the DMV rap scene and generated a bit of buzz for the artist, which soon came to a halt after his Instagram was hacked in November of last year. To make matters worse the album wasn’t supported by any music videos which would naturally come off as disappointing to the eager listener. However, Flair has since been working on his next project which he says will be titled, ‘Street Pastor’. The project is slated to drop at the top of June 2022 and if it’s anything like the mixtape that preceded it rap fans are in for a treat.

 If you want to stay updated on Flair and Street Pastor please visit any of the links below and tap in:

Flair’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebiggflair/

Flair’s Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/flair/1414001247

Flair’s Pandora: https://pandora.app.link/3w2SzjQyrpb

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Samuel Guzza Helps Musician Get Over 900K Followers On Instagram!

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Samuel Guzza Helps Musician Get Over 900K Followers On Instagram!

Samuel Guzza

Musician Jennifer Messina who recently got over 240,000 YouTube views on her music video “Define Me” has turned to Samuel Guzza again for help expanding her reach on Instagram. Over the course of 124 days, Samuel helped Jennifer go from 26,000 followers to over 900,000 followers on Instagram!

“We definitely have plans to get her to over a million on IG, her numbers are going crazy both on YouTube and Instagram Views. That’s exactly what a dedicated social media expert does. They get hired for the job, and they give the specific results wanted to the client.”

“Her YouTube video will probably get to a million before the end of the year, been working on that by using some YouTube ads and Instagram ads. The next step is to start a TikTok trend possibly. Her TikTok account was hacked last year and since I’ve recovered it for her, we’ve been behind the scenes trying to figure out how to work back the algorithm on our side. Expect good things to come.”

Stated Samuel when asked about her rapid growth and his role.

If you’re looking to grow your social media presence, get YouTube promotion, or have an overall well-rounded social media manager, Samuel would be the go-to person for those jobs. Just one look at his search results, and you’ll see for yourself he’s fit for the job.

With that being said you should follow and message him below for more information and to keep up to date with what he does!

Instagram.com/samuelguzza/

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