Intensive Praise Unit drops their first album “Twin Towers” under Blood Related Entertainment. Despite being a new face in the Digital Contemporary Rap scene, Intensive Praise Unit is no stranger. Over the passed 10 years, IPU has quietly performed quality sets with fan favorites like “Give God Some Praise” and “What Would You Do”, amongst many others.
The concept behind “Twin Towers” not only reflects on the group as being a dual emcee threat, but it also reflects on the groups Ground Zero status, and the rebuilding and relaunching of Intensive Praise Unit underneath the Contemporary Rap and Blood Related Entertainment platform.
On “Twin Towers”, you’ll find songs labeled by the sub-titles “Ground Zero” and “The Rebuild”. Ground Zero are songs that have been written and performed by Intensive Praise Unit over the course of the last 10 years, these tracks have been revamped with new instrumentals giving these tracks new life, and on The Rebuild, you will find new tracks that have been written for this album.
Intensive Praise Unit’s way of crafting stories with pain, hope and faith not only draw attention to our human flaws and our need for a savior, but also show that through life’s abundant trials, our way of escape resides in Jesus Christ.
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Positive Hip Hop label Blood Related Entertainment released a label wide compilation, Beyond the Walls, Volume 1 with positive hip hop artists all over the globe. Since then, Blood Related Entertainment has expanded it’s team with individuals that are passionate about the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and use their voices to share their testimonies and express their faith in that Gospel. In December of 2018, the expanded group of labelmates from Blood Related Entertainment, released a 7 track follow up, All or Nothing: Not For Sale EP – which begins with the banger title track, and then journeys through a series of tracks that excites transparency, strength, consummation, a message to emcees, society from an animalistic approach, and a Political overview. This project is a push to move through a time of trials on many fronts. Better is coming.
Each artist in the Blood Related Family brings something passionate and unique to the the table. Blood Related Entertainment is currently made up of 7 Emcees, 1 Singer, 1 DJ & 1 Engineer/Producer. God has built this team the same way He built the 12 Disciples, each one of us had a calling, but it’s together that all callings begin to work as a unit to accomplish the Will of God for our lives.
As a mass unit of brothers, that aim to serve the Lord diligently, in obedience and truth, it would be our pleasure to come minister at your event. Whether it’s through music, word or deed – our service is part of our worship towards the King of Kings.
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Many know Marlon Marshall as the quiet, funny type. The type of guy that doesn’t speak unless he really has something to say, and when he does speak it’s because he’s weighed the understanding of the purpose of what he says against his morals and divine truth.
Others know Marlon Marshall as Nuisance Da Chosen, 1 half of Frontline Soldiers, a Christian Hip Hop Group out of Northern VA, that has dropped mixtape after mixtape since 2005. In 2014, Marlon Marshall signed the dotted line on a new registered venture entitled Blood Related Entertainment, and since Marlon Marshall has become the Owner/CEO of Blood Related Entertainment, you can address him simply as, Mr. Marshall.
Mr. Marshall drops his first solo album after a 15 year stint with Frontline Soldiers, and his first as a CEO entitled, “Rise & Become New”. On this album, you will hear Marlon’s story, his life of pain, a life of mistakes, a life of screw ups, and a life of redemption. Where he finds hope, how he measures truth, and what causes him to be the type of man that he has become.
There is much to indulge on with this album, with 18 tracks, you will find so much more than what you bargained for, and it will definitely end up on constant rotation, or your new go to album because of Mr. Marshall’s lyrical consistency and raspy delivery.
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If we don’t speak, who will? We’ve been told that this album is very political, but in all reality this album has the Heart Cry of the people embedded in its lyrics. Don’t be fooled by the artwork, which showcases some of the disconnects of today’s society, and highlights the results of an evil in the world that’s only present because of the absence of the presence of the one and True God. In its infancy in 2015, Blood Related Entertainment had a roster consisting of Mr. Marshall, Pacaso Ramirez, Mark Collins and Paul G, and to fill the gaps, they worked with many artists that God opened doors to build relationships. This compilation had a very strong message, and will continue to be a staple as a voice piece for a people that are agonizing to be heard.