Sitting in a local coffee house, nursing a cappuccino, [McMillan] spoke about his still-young career, the move to a major, and the still-debated issue of David Crowder changing the lyrics of "the song".
You won't find too many rappers nowadays who cop to being influenced by politically minded singer/songwriter Billy Bragg... but there are few rappers in the world like Shad.
Matt McDonald took some time out from the band's current U.S. tour to speak to NXTLVL about what influenced their new album, Vagabonds.
A crowded living room in Philadelphia once yielded the soulful sounds that only emanates from singing Gospel music.
"But the world is changing now more than ever before, and an offshoot of this belief system has emerged as society is being transformed."
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Posted on 08 June 2010
To me, a true Christian is someone who tries to be like Christ. That said, could you describe Jesus as cynical? Continue Reading
Posted on 23 May 2010
With books like The Gospel According to Tony Soprano and The Gospel Reloaded on his resume, you get the feeling that Chris Seay has some experience walking the fine line Evangelicals have drawn between “Christian” and “Secular.” Continue Reading
Posted on 11 May 2010
Lots of people are predicting the end of the world in just two short years. Having survived a few apocalypse predictions myself, I can't help but wonder how the modern day Christian should respond to this large-scale apocalyptic prophecy. While I’m generally skeptical of doomsday prophecies, the sheer magnitude of this one deserves a close examination. Continue Reading
Posted on 05 April 2010
IT’S FINALLY HERE!! The FIRST NXTLVLMAG.com Podcast, featuring our interview with The Classic Crime! Check it out here at NXTLVLMAG.com or on iTunes! The NXTLVL Podcast- The Classic Crime (Click to listen) This months podcast is a little rough, but bear with us as we work out the kinks. Feel free to let us know what [...] Continue Reading
Posted on 02 March 2010
Fireflight For Those Who Wait (Provident Label Group) Reviewed by Robert Ham Sometimes the best art is inspired by the worst circumstances. Just as she was gearing up to record a new album, Fireflight’s vocalist Dawn Michele learned that her brother was diagnosed with brain cancer. Michele poured her fears, frustrations and hopes into this [...] Continue Reading
Posted on 20 November 2009
By: Josh Gloer Say the words “Christmas Album” and you’re likely to invoke less than positive reaction. Lounge style rehashes of the same old tired “Classics,” laid down for the almighty dollar, these albums generally run the gamut from dull to dreadful. Enter Family Force 5. In early October, the boys of FF5 dropped a [...] Continue Reading
Posted on 16 November 2009
By: Josh Gloer Haunting, dark, gritty, angry… not words that can often be used to describe a Christian album. Maybe its time. The Grey Area, from the mouth and mind of 24hits and Dj 2 Snaps is all of the above, shattering stereotypes as it delivers a poignant message – we’re all sinners, we all [...] Continue Reading
Posted on 25 October 2009
Skillet: Awake and Alive TourSkillet has hit the road and will be promoting their album Awake. They will be on tour from now until December 6th. Travelling with them are fellow rock artists Hawk Nelson, Decyfer Down, and The Black Letter. To find out more about the tour and to see when they are coming [...] Continue Reading
Posted on 15 September 2009
Rev Gen 2009 provided an awesome venue for non-profits to get their name out to a receptive Christian youth audience. To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit that is quite popular amongst modern day music fans, as many of today’s most popular acts promote the brand in various ways. Continue Reading
Posted on 15 September 2009
Emery was one of the first bands to hit Tent 7 on Friday at Rev Gen 2009- which attracted a small group of lucky fans who got a chance to learn about how the band came together, and what it means to have Christ in their lives. Continue Reading
Posted on 06 September 2009
The launch of NTV has been temporarily delayed. More information will be made public as developments arise. Continue Reading
Posted on 22 August 2009
nxtlvlmag.com's Josh Gloer reviews Sareem Poems' recently released "Black and Read All Over". Check it out! Continue Reading