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Artist Supply House Has It All

Artist Supply House was started to supply many services that an independent individual or a company may need. Led by two industry professionals, the goal of Artist Supply House is to provide quality products that are customized to the individual. No matter where you’re from or what message you are trying to portray, Artist Supply House is the place to get you there.

It all began with Darwin Garcia, owner of HPTP Records, needing services of many different individuals. He had one company supplying him t-shirts and screen printing; another graphic designs; another promotion items; but he thought to himself "What if I could have all of these services under the same roof?" That was the idea that birthed the beginnings of Artist Supply House.

He met with Cesar Perez owner of ADCE Media Group, an award winning salesman and entrepreneur, to discuss the ideas that he had. He informed Darwin that he could in fact provide all of these services under the same roof. They wanted to be different somehow though. Through many years of experience Cesar Perez knew the ins and outs of the marketing industry and he came up with the idea of a full customization services at affordable prices!

Far to often, companies sell the same designs and styles of products to everyone. When it comes to an artist though, there must be uniqueness and individuality that cannot simply be achieved by using the same templates as everyone else. On the other hand, far to often companies are exploiting artists by overcharging them for customized work, forcing the artist to succumb into the same drab of templates and bleak designs. Well Artist Supply House is here to eliminate that issue!

At Artist Supply House we will personally work with you to perfectly market your image and uniqueness. Artist Supply House will provide you with all your needs as an independent company or artist. Artist Supply House will give you the peace of mind that you need, so that you can focus on perfecting your art and your craft.

We represent more than just our services, we are here to be part of your artistic family, that's why we call ourselves a House not a store.

Christian hip-hop veteran Urban D. announces details about final album


Pastor and veteran Christian rapper Urban D. released details for his final album, ReBuild, which will drop alongside an accompanying book published through InterVarsity Press. 

"The album has 10 songs that directly match the titles and content from the 10 chapters of the book," a press release said. "Both the book and the album have the biblical thread of Nehemiah’s rebuilding story. They also share the details of Urban D. and Crossover Church's story of ReBuilding people’s lives in the heart of Tampa’s inner-city as they ReBuilt a former Toys R’ Us store. The listener and reader will be inspired and challenged to ReBuild their life, their church and their world."

ReBuild is set to release Oct. 9. Check out the tracklisting below.

Chapter 1 – Confronting Our Pain feat. Anthony Valor
Chapter 2 – Becoming A Humble Beast feat. The Ambassador, Roy Tosh & Mrs. B
Chapter 3 – Learning New Skills feat. Richie Righteous
Chapter 4 – No Free Passes feat. Redemption
Chapter 5 – Facing Opposition feat. DJ Lopez
Chapter 6 – Breathing Room feat. Thi’sl
Chapter 7 – Topping Off The Walls feat. Christafari & Redemption
Chapter 8 – Empowering Others feat. D Maub & Young Noah
Chapter 9 – ReBuilding Movement feat. I’ll B Dat, Modie & Kas
Chapter 10 – New Life, New Fam, New City feat. J. Cabassa

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SPZRKT, JGivens replace Mali Music on Andy Mineo’s ‘Uncomfortable’ tour


Mali Music is no longer featured on Andy Mineo's rapidly-approachingUncomfortable tour, according to promotional material on the rapper'sofficial website.

Hip-hop/spoken-word artist Propaganda remains listed as a "narrator" for all dates, but now date-by-date tour graphics display the featured act as one of two artists other than Mali Music — Propaganda's Humble Beast label mate JGivens, who just released his album Fly Exam, and singer SPZRKT, who contributed vocals to track No. 10 ofUncomfortable, "Ghost."

The full tour schedule, as well as which artist in addition to Mineo and Propaganda will be featured by date, is below.

Oct. 1 – Saint Peters, Miss. (feat. SPZRKT)
Oct. 2 – Tulsa, Okla. (feat. SPZRKT)
Oct. 3 – Houston (feat. SPZRKT)
Oct. 4 – Arlington, Texas (feat. SPZRKT)
Oct. 8 – San Antonio (feat. SPZRKT)
Oct. 9 – Lubbock, Texas (feat. SPZRKT)
Oct. 10 – Denver (feat. SPZRKT)
Oct. 11 – Omaha, Neb. (feat. SPZRKT)
Oct. 15 – Des Moines, Iowa (feat. SPZRKT)
Oct. 16 – Saint Paul, Minn. (feat. SPZRKT)
Oct. 17 – Chicago (feat. SPZRKT)
Oct. 18 – Grandville, Mich. (feat. SPZRKT)
Oct. 22 – Detroit (feat. SPZRKT)
Oct. 23 – Louisville, Ky. (feat. SPZRKT)
Oct. 24 – Cincinnati (feat. SPZRKT)
Oct. 25 – Indianapolis (feat. SPZRKT)
Oct. 29 – Cleveland (feat. SPZRKT)
Oct. 30 – New York (feat. SPZRKT)
Oct. 31 – Philadelphia (feat. SPZRKT)
Nov. 1 – Columbus, Ohio (feat. SPZRKT)
Nov. 5 – Silver Springs, Md. (feat. JGivens)
Nov. 6 – Lynchburg, Va. (feat. JGivens)
Nov. 7 – Chesapeake, Va. (feat. JGivens)
Nov. 8 – Charlotte, N.C. (feat. JGivens)
Nov. 12 – Tampa, Fla. (feat. SPZRKT)
Nov. 13 – Miami, Fla. (feat. SPZRKT)
Nov. 14 – Orlando, Fla. (feat. SPZRKT)
Nov. 15 – Atlanta (feat. SPZRKT)

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John Givez pens open letter to Christian hip hop

Dear CHH…

I want to start by thanking the folks that found my music & supported me thru the mediums of Rapzilla, Guerilla Cross, Jam the Hype etc… I do realize that by me allowing myself to be associated with those particular mediums its allowed the following to grow. I thank God for the understanding & supportive hearts out there buying & sharing the music.

up until this point I haven’t made any huge public statements about what I think about the CHH sub-genre OR Christian culture as a whole because I haven’t been mature enough until this point to consider all the hearts emotionally invested into this community. this is not about to be a “break up letter” or an attempt to throw shade on the community. this is a letter about reexamination.

it’s been brought to my attention that some think my motives are off. or that I should check why I’m doing this. (*que Kirk Franklin* to those of you who think we’ve gone to far, that we’ve gotten to radical with our message LOL)

let me assure you I’m aware of myself. I know when my heart is bent on evil doing. I hate my sin.


which brings me to what I really want to say. why is CHH (artist & consumers) afraid to embrace people like me? … because, this is a letter that question is rhetorical. I pose that question as a sentiment for all the PEOPLE in this world that Christian CULTURE has turned away.

as a kid I grew up in baptist church. learned all the ways of the church. my mom was a choir director & my dad preached sometimes. at about 11 years old my Dad got mentally ill & my family started to crumble.

In that time I began to rebel to the point of denouncing God as an author/authority in my life. I hated my dad for the strange things he was doing to my family & I grieved my mom by the way I started to live.

It got to the point where other parents in the church wouldn’t want their kids around me because of “bad influence” which ultimately pushed me further away. no one understood what I was going through but always wanted to correct me.

It wasn’t until about 18 or 19 I began to see that I hated God even while he lovingly kept me in my rebellion. I repented & re-dedicated my life to making it known how God kept me.

I’m almost done. I’m 23 now. that’s 5 years on this true Journey with the Lord.

KEY WORD: with. in these five years I’ve had time to reflect. on my whole life. in my music I do a lot of sharing my life. the good & the bad.

I linked up with Beleaf & Ruslan at around 19 after Beleaf married my sister. they introduced me to the scene that is CHH.

I wasn’t welcomed easily because of what some would call my “edge”. I’ve never felt emotionally apart of CHH but always respected the rules CHH keeps in the 5 years I’ve been around it.

At this point I’ve thoroughly seen how well some of you mean. I’ve also seen how scared some of you are. to embrace me. my culture. because it is in some of your eyes “of the world”.

I want to say to those of you that think I’m “of the world” because of the things that I say. I think you’re scared. I challenge you to embrace people like me.

It wasn’t until God showed me he understood me that I could love Him & further more love people like yourselves. the “good” ones. I want you to listen to my music & think about all the kids out there that you would “shut up” because they aren’t up to your standard (that you so effortlessly call Gods).

God didn’t give me a platform to be perfect. He gave me a platform to be genuine. my motives are not off. my motives are focused on being genuine in all that I do.

so in closing. yes, Im plugged into my local church & under pastors. yes, I love Jesus. no, I’m not perfect.

I’m not doing this for God, I’m doing it with God & by His power. & don’t try to shut me up cuz I’m not going anywhere. & I’m gonna tell my story to the world(ly).


Christon Gray signs with Kirk Franklin’s Fo Yo Soul Recordings


Christon Gray has a new home, and its with a label founded by nine-time Grammy Award-winning gospel artist Kirk Franklin. 

The artist formerly signed to Collision Records announced on Saturday that he is now on Fo Yo Soul Recordings, a joint venture between Franklin and RCA Records, which is a label under Sony Music Entertainment. Gray made the announcement on the main stage of the Christian music festival Alive in Mineral City, Ohio, about a two-hour drive from his hometown, Columbus.

Tasha Page-Lockhart and The Walls Group are also signed to Fo Yo Soul.

Gray's debut solo album, School of Roses, peaked at No. 44 on the Billboard 200.