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God Over Money’s Bizzle just released his album Crowns and Crosses on October 21, and the rapper had some words to share to his fanbase concerning streaming, buying, and stealing his music.

Bizzle sent out a newsletter to his fanbase to address what it actually means to stream his record, versus, purchasing or downloading a copy.

He explained that it takes 1,500 streams to equal one album sale. If 100,000 people download his 18-song-project, that will equal to 1,800,000 streams but only 1,200 album sales. The numbers are widely disheartening for an artist.

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In recent interviews, Lecrae has named several people who he's shared a studio with while working on his upcoming album.

However, he never confirmed any of them were actually on the project — until yesterday.

"I think I can confirm Tori Kelly," Lecrae told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "I can confirm ... That's the only one I can confirm."

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Outspoken Christian rap artist Lecrae wrote an open letter to Huffington Post where he expressed all his frustrations with humanity, being misunderstood, critics, and navigating through culture.

The piece, ”The Pains of Humanity Have Been Draining Me,” is a deep and honest revelation into Lecrae’s heart. The artist gets about personal about his feelings as he’s ever done before and tries to paint a picture of some of the noise going on his head.

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Philadelphia-based artist and pastor God's Servant, formerly of Lamp Mode Recordings, has announced details about his next project.

God's Servant — who released his last album, Diadem, in Jan. 2014 — will drop a new EP titled All Glory Goes on Nov. 4.

"The project is aimed at encouraging the soul to boast in the Lord," he said. "I pray this project helps in some small way for others to glory in the Lord."

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California-based artist and producer SPEC revealed the release date of his next album, Vacancy 2: Back of the Bus, today.

Vacancy 2: Back of the Bus, which is a follow-up to his 2015 album, Vacancy, drops on Nov. 18. The cover art is above and tracklist is below.

Pre-order Vacancy 2: Back of the Bus on iTunes.

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Lamp Mode Recordings announced details about S.O.'s next project on Monday.

S.O., who last year completed his So It... trilogy of LPs, will release a six-track EP titled These Things Take Time on Nov. 11.

“I thought it would be good to give you something new,” S.O. said. “When you make a trilogy, it’s fine-tuned. These Things Take Time was a way for me to give you, the fans, new music as I begin to work on my next project.”

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Lauren Daigle walked away from the 47th annual GMA Dove Awards as winner of Artist of the Year, after being nominated alongside Hillsong UNITED, for KING & COUNTRY, TobyMac and the 2015 Artist of the Year, Lecrae.

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The 47th annual GMA Dove Awards celebrated the largest names in Christian music on Tuesday in Nashville, Tennessee, where Andy Mineo and NF earned victories in hip-hop categories.
 

 

Mineo won Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year for the lead single and title track of his album Uncomfortable. Here are the creatives who shared in his triumph, as well as those they were nominated against.
 

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Loso is coming off a hot streak of solid battles as he is heavily regarded as one of the best newcomers to the scene.

This battle is huge for Loso as DNA was recently named the no. 1 most viewed English speaking battle rapper in the world. In terms of world ranks, he’s no. 8 with 48.3 million views on YouTube.

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Ruslan released his new studio album, Americana, on Friday, and it sold quickly enough to land on iTunes's top-selling hip-hop albums chart.

Americana, which features John Givez, Beleaf and Joey Jewish, climbed as high as No. 11 on the chart.

Buy Americana on iTunes, and listen to Ruslan's interview about the project here.

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