Music

Musical Segregation

Just like there are so many different denominations in the Christian faith, there are also seemingly many denominations of music. You may have heard or even used the term “secular music” yourself. Rest assured, you are not alone as it is a common term among the brethren, that is, people of the Christian faith. What sets it apart Mainstream Christian music may share a secular style of groove and musical swag, but if you listen closely there is a running theme of godly lyrics that typically drive home a gospel message. Sometimes the message is aggressive and sometimes not, but […]

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Xtreme Christian Music Conference

The Xtreme Christian Music Conference, coming to the BB&T Center in Sunrise on Saturday, January 18 and Sunday January 19, is bringing some of the top names in Christian music right here to South Florida for a two day event you don’t want to miss. With an artist lineup including Hillsong UNITED, Switchfoot, Kutless, the hosting talents of comedian Michael Jr., and a presentation by Pastor Troy Gramling of Potential Church, the Xtreme Christian Music Conference promises to be a powerful weekend of music, ministry and fellowship for all who attend. The event organizers share “the purpose of this event […]

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A Few of My Favorite Sings

Music has the ability to strike a chord — no pun intended — in every human. It is unique in that there is a groove for every walk of life. We might, and usually do, differ in our likes and dislikes, but the one genre that seems to melt our hearts towards one another is the music of Christmas. With the holidays fast approaching, it’s safe to say we are all getting ready to jingle our music bells to the tunes of the season. So, who is your favorite artist? What is that one CD that instantly ushers into your […]

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The Perfect Summer Playlist

The summer season is upon us and in the words of Will Smith’s classic “Summer Time” record, it is “time to sit back and unwind.” During South Florida’s summer, many people enjoy the beach, play sports and cook on the grill. Make sure that your summer soundtrack is on point as well with a few great songs that constitute “The Perfect Summer Playlist.” 1. Frank Sinatra – “That’s Life” Singing-sensation Frank Sinatra made his listeners feel his music. He is one of the most transparent musicians the industry has ever had the pleasure of listening to. Sinatra is a certified […]

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Fal$e Teacher$:

To say that Christian rapper Shai Linne has upset some people with new song “Fal$e Teacher$” from his album Lyrical Theology Part 1: Theology would be an understatement. The Lamp Mode Recording artist made some strong claims on his recent project Lyrical Theology Part 1: Theology that have caused intense debate within the faith based urban community. On one of his singles, “Fal$e Teacher$,” Linne accuses Joel Osteen, Creflo Dollar, Benny Hinn, T.D. Jakes, Joyce Meyer, Paula White, Fred Price, Kenneth Copeland, Robert Tilton, Eddie Long, Juanita Bynum and Paul Crouch of teaching heresy. He calls each one out by […]

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10 New Albums Worth Checking Out

We know everyone’s always looking for great new music, so we’ve compiled a list of 10 albums that are worth the download this spring. Enjoy! 1. Francesca Battistelli: Hundred More Years (Deluxe Edition) – Christian Soul/Pop Francesca Battistelli has already left a mark on the music industry since stepping onto the scene in 2008. She has been nominated for a Grammy (Best Gospel Performance) and has won six Dove Awards as well. Battistelli has two #1 Billboard Christian albums and has sold over 700,000 records. Her latest project Hundred More Years (Deluxe Edition) recently came out and includes five new […]

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Authentik: South Florida’s Hip-Hop Collective

Christian Hip-Hop has come a long way from its 1985 debut retail single, “Bible Break” by Stephen Wiley. On February 10, 2013, artist Lecrae of Reach Records made history. He became the first Christian rapper to win a Grammy award in the Best Gospel Album category for his groundbreaking project Gravity. Other Christian hip-hop artists –such as Da T.R.U.T.H., Cross Movement, FLAME, T-Bone and GRITS – have been nominated for Grammy awards, but Lecrae is the first to actually take home one of the trophies. It was truly a milestone for the genre. The influence that gospel hip-hop has on […]

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Christmas Playlist

It’s that time of year again, so hang your stocking over the fireplace, roast some chestnuts and enjoy some hot cocoa while the snow drifts carelessly down to earth. Ok, so maybe none of those things are relevant to Floridians –except of course for the cocoa, which is an excellent choice in any climate –but as the big day draws ever closer it’s time to get in the Christmas spirit. Here are the must have albums for this year’s Christmas playlist. Christmas Eve & Other Stories No list of required Christmas music would be complete without The Trans Siberian Orchestra. […]

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Submission Red

As a South Florida resident, you have probably heard of Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale (CCFL) and 4KIDS of South Florida, two important local ministries that are making an undeniable impact for Christ both in the local community and around the nation. However, you may be less familiar with a powerhouse in today’s Christian rock scene who has strong ties to both CCFL and 4KIDS. Submission Red emerged onto the national Christian music scene in 2008, after the guitar player for Skillet found the band on MySpace and brought them up to Chicago to record their first album. Since then, Submission […]

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Jeremy Camp: I Still Believe

Jeremy Camp is a study in contrasts. Known for the hard-driving lyrics of “Speaking Louder Than Before,” “Tonight” and “No Matter What,” his latest project We Cry Out-The Worship Project is a thoughtful and highly reflective collection of songs that express not only where he is as a man but an acknowledgement of the story God has given him. It is the story of a family man whose delight in his children (two daughters, Isabella,7, Arianne, almost 6, and an infant son, Egan) is obvious in his twitpics of ballet recitals, daddy/daughter teas, and his son’s first smile. Interspersed throughout […]

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