Christian Rapper T-Bone Hosting Gospel Music Channel's Hip-Hop Video Show

The market for

religious-themed Hip-Hop continues to grow with the Gospel Music Channel's addition

of the new program Hype & Glory.The

gospel/Hip-Hop video show, developed with Open Rivers Pictures, will be hosted

by bilingual Christian rapper T-Bone, a pioneer of the genre who released his

groundbreaking album Redeemed Hoodlum in 1993."We're

seeking out top graffiti artists, spoken word poets, break dancers and emcees,

as well as deejays that aren't afraid to turn up the heat when it comes to a little

friendly competition," said Open Rivers CEO Tammy Johnson said.Gospel

Music Channel is the nation's only 24/7 cable network that features various forms

of gospel music.T-Bone,

who hosted the music show TV-10 on the Dish Network and Real Videos

on the cable channel TBN, has also performed alongside artists like Nelly Furtado,

Yolanda Adams and Kirk Franklin.He

has also collaborated with rappers like Mack 10 and KRS-One. His

latest album Bone-A-Fide is in stores now.