Kurtis Blow Forms Gospel Label With Holy Hip-Hop Music

After announcing the launch of his new church-based television series in July, Hip-Hop pioneer Kurtis Blow and Holy Hip-Hop Music have partnered to form Music Ministry Recordings.

The strategic alliance is part of an exclusive agreement with EMI Gospel, in which Holy Hip-Hop Music and Pastor Kurtis Blow will produce, distribute, and market Music Ministry.

"Don't get it twisted, God has always existed," Kurtis Blow said. "In terms of these young people out here who love God but do not like to go to church, only Hip-Hop can bring them back to the church.

"Pastor Kurtis Blow is always on the forefront as a pioneer and person who not only can see clearly what is to come, but has no trepidation in acting on vision to fulfill destiny and to accelerate movement," added Panchetta Harris, General Manager of Holy Hip-Hop Music. "These qualities are why Holy Hip-Hop Music and EMI Gospel are proud to be in close covenant and partnership with Pastor Kurtis Blow fulfilling the mission to advance Hip-Hop Ministry, advancing the Gospel, worldwide without delay."

While details of the first project have yet to be revealed, the new disc has been penciled in for a Spring 2007 release.

In July, Blow revealed that he was bringing Hip-Hop to the church and the small screen with the launch of his new television series Hip-Hop America.

The innovative show, set to feature live church services, will also include breakdancing, a youth choir, and a surprise guest every week.