When your life has been changed, you can’t stay quiet. You’ve got to shout it “From the Roof”.
“Dopefiend” is the third single of Reconcile’s much anticipated sequel ‘Streets Don’t Love You 2’. SDLY2 continues to paint the picture of the urban life. While many see it as hopeless, Reconcile presents his testimony of how struggle and pain lead him to redemption and hope. SDLY2 is declaration that environment, circumstances, and situations don’t define who you are, but rather where one’s hope lies. Preorder SDLY2 today!
RMG Amplify is proud to announce the newest addition to the Amplify family, Kurtis Hoppie. This talented singer-rapper from Las Vegas, NV is here to put the h-o-p-e back in music.
Hoppie was inspired to pursue music from a young age. He sang in choir throughout his upbringing and had aspirations of being in an alternative band. After unsuccessful attempts with launching a band, he soon realized his musical journey would have to be a solo one. Hoppie began to take his solo musical career seriously by releasing music on SoundCloud, that combined an alternative sound with rap and hip-hop.
The diligent hard-work and humbleness from Hoppie is evident, which has allowed him to quickly capture the attention of more tenured artists and record labels, such as RMG Amplify. Although Hoppie is a new artist, he already has a resume of many accomplishments. He’s won competitions as best new artist and has had opportunities to tour with popular artists like Derek Minor, Canon, Bryann Trejo, Zauntee, Xay Hill, Antwoine Hill, Young Bro, Plain James, 5ive, and more. Most recently, Hoppie was a 2019 Official SXSW Artist and performed at the Reflect Greatness Showcase.
“Working with RMG is crazy to me! I have honestly looked up to these guys since I first became a Christian, to work beside them is a dream," Hoppie shared about joining RMG Amplify through his label One Vision Army.
Hoppie plans to continue to make meaningful music and experience growth as a music artist, with the label support from RMG Amplify. He loves making Christ-centered music, with an ultimate goal to bridge gaps and create positive music that gives hope to the hopeless. He is currently working on new music that will release throughout the year, leading up to his new EP that will release later this year.
“Any Means” is the second single of Reconcile’s much anticipated sequel ‘Streets Don’t Love You 2’. SDLY2 continues to paint the picture of the urban life. While many see it as hopeless, Reconcile presents his testimony of how struggle and pain lead him to redemption and hope. SDLY2 is declaration that environment, circumstances, and situations don’t define who you are, but rather where one’s hope lies.
“Forever” blends worshipful lyrics with a vibey R&B/trap feel, focused on God’s eternal nature and the promise of forever with Him.
Despite our depravity, God welcomes us with open arms through the face of Jesus. While we were yet sinners, Christ laid down His life for our own good and benefit! There is no greater display of love this world has seen: God choosing to love imperfect sinners like you and I!
Quinten began his musical journey in church, playing the piano as a pre-teen and started experimenting with making beats and producing music in high school. He then furthered his music education by studying audio engineering in college. Writing music lyrics was a personal creative outlet but after receiving much positive feedback, he decided to seriously pursue a music career as an artist as well.
He released his first full length album, “Sahara," independently in 2017 which gained him a lot of attention. Quinten followed up with several singles in 2018, including his current most popular song “Too High," which has accumulated over 100k streams. He kicked off Spring 2019 with his newest single “Spacewalk" featuring Deraj, which is trending towards becoming one of his most popular songs as well.
“Being signed to RMG Amplify is so exciting. I've been a fan since high school. They're really like a family. I feel so welcomed, appreciated, and valued. They’ve done so much to help build up my confidence and skills.”, says Coblentz. “As far as goals with Amplify, I’d say I want to introduce myself to new listeners and display versatility and creativity in my sound,” he shared. With the support of RMG Amplify, he plans to drop a series of singles this year which will lead up to the release of his new EP later in the year.
RMG is on a heat streak this summer as they continue to partner with the hottest artists in Christian hip-hop. RMG Amplify is proud to announce their partnership with Mission. Antonio Marquet Smith aka “Mission” met RMG CEO Doc Watson a few years ago at a music conference and later met RMG co-founder Derek Minor through mutual friend BrvndonP during a studio session.
“These guys are really for the culture and enjoy helping out who they can. They’re men of their word and honest,” Mission shares about Watson and Minor. “I’m excited! This is my first opportunity to work with a label. I’m happy to be co-signed by RMG and hope to be in it for the long-term”.
“Mission is an artist that I have always thought was dope. One of the best qualities about Mission is he is humble and talented and to be honest, that's a rare mix and many artists struggle with that. The team and I are too excited to help move him to the next level and beyond. RPSMG!” says Doc Watson.
Mission is no stranger to Hip Hop enthusiast. He began writing and making music as a teenager but decided to seriously pursue the route of creating more positive music to impact people in a positive way and to honor God with his music. Mission attracted fans with his first solo album “Main Event” in 2011. Since then, he has released other projects, collaborated with artists, and have also shared the stage with artists such as Lecrae, Tedashii, Social Club Misfits, Toby Mac, and many others. In 2017 Mission dropped “All of You None of Me” and also a duo album “Barely Finished”, with BrvndonP who co-founded his own music collective RPSMG.
Mission plans to drop a series of stand-alone singles that will lead up to a fall EP release this year. The first single Mission will release with RMG Amplify is “Thank The Lord” ft. V. Rose. Mission also hopes to take the experience he gains from RMG to further shape and develop RPSMG.
Reflection Music Group is pleased to announce a new light to reflect greatness on the RMG Amplify squad, artist Beacon Light. Beacon, born Brandon Clahassey, first attracted RMG CEO Doc Watson’s attention at Flavor Fest a few years ago through his expressive freestyling. The two exchanged information and maintained contact over the years.
“Beacon has been working on his craft for a long time. After [Flavor Fest] he released a couple projects, each one better than the last. The best thing about him is his heart and grind. He is always working at his craft, and is humble,” Doc shared.
“RMG does a lot for Christian Hip Hop. They have a vision to pour into the community and give back,” states Beacon. “I’d been working independently for a while, RMG was an answer to prayers.”
Beacon uses his music as his ministry to encourage people to build a relationship with God. He especially likes touring to connect with his fans. Having a partnership with RMG Amplify will allow him to focus more on his music and engage with his fans, while receiving additional marketing supporting of a label.
Beacon’s first single release with RMG Amplify will be “Catch My Vibe” ft.Tommy Royale. “I’m excited about branching into a brighter, feel good sound with this single and future music,” states Beacon. The single is a follow up from the Loud Drive Home EP.
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RMG is proud to announce its partnership with the very talented BrvndonP. The man born Brandon Peavy first connected with RMG founders Derek Minor and Doc Watson back in the day because they ran in the same circles. Minor especially took note of his talent after producing the title track for his 2015 album Empire. Since then, it’s been mutual admiration for each other’s work ethic and artistry.
“He’s an amazing artist with a great feel for what makes music GOOD,” Minor said.
“I’m looking forward to a long-lasting business relationship and different things to make some things happen and make some things grow,” BrvndonP shared. “What Derek and Doc are doing is definitely for the culture of CHH. What I’ve realized is they just like giving. Whatever resources they have, they’re more than capable and they’re more than happy to share it with any other person, which is dope.”
BrvndonP was introduced to the music scene nearly 10 years ago as Black Knight, where he built success as a producer and drummer who toured with Andy Mineo. In 2016, he announced his name change from Black Knight to BrvndonP to resemble his given name and reflect a desire to showcase authenticity in his music. He then released a self-titled album, which featured E-40 and Lecrae. BrvndonP has amassed more than 1 million streams on Spotify since its release, but BrvndonP has kept fans waiting for another LP until now. He is prepping a new project, Better Late Than Never, to express the duality of the time it takes for listeners to understand his craft and also his own journey of perfecting his art.
“BrvndonP is one of the best producers in the game,” Watson said. “Amplify is really excited to work with him. This project is going to drop quick and I’m excited about what it will do for the culture.”
“Better Late Than Never is going to change my life,” BrvndonP promised.
He is also looking forward to using RMG Amplify as a role model for his own collective, RPSMG. The group, which dropped the popular We Do It mixtape in 2014, is seeking to build its own platform to provide resources and encouragement to artists.
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RMG Amplify is proud to announce its newest signee is the multi-talented Roy Tosh, an artist who held out on many label offers because he didn’t feel at peace, but now says he has found a partnership he believes in.
“I love what they do,” Roy shares of being a fan, watching RMG rise in CHH and now joining the team. “I love the heartbeat behind the label.”
Roy had several mutual connections with RMG before meeting CEO Doc Watson at FlavorFest a few years ago. Roy is good friends with RMG’s Deraj, who first suggested looking into the Amplify services. Now the dotted line is signed.
“Roy has always been a guy that I was hoping to work with,” Doc says. “This record is going to be so much fun for us to work, we are already seeing results.”
The Orlando-based rapper, husband and father is preparing the release of his new album, Above the Water, inspired by a tough year where he almost lost his father. The emotional roller coaster gave Roy and his family the opportunity to live out the Biblical narrative of Peter walking on the water toward Jesus. The melodic music is an uplifting reminder to keep perspective even in life’s fiercest storms.
“Ultimately if we fix the eyes of our heart on Him,” Roy explains, “He is reaching out His hand to us to help us rise above the water.”
Above the Water will be another release through RMG Amplify and Roy’s CFI Ministries, his non-profit organization where he lives by the motto “Just One More” to portray the permeation of his music touching listeners with love one by one.
Roy’s own platform has steadily risen after rebranding himself as Roy Tosh in 2014 under the guidance of Benjah and Andy Mineo. Benjah has served a continued role as a mentor to Roy and the new RMG Amplify signee says he could go on and on about the impact the friendship has had on him, but what he learned most was the importance of the business side of the industry as well as “excellence in music that can go toe to toe with what the world has to offer.”