Rapzilla joins FrontGate Media

Rapzilla Joins FrontGate Media for Exclusive Representation  of Advertising and Promotions

Rapzilla.com is the market-leader, boasting the most comprehensive artist and content database in Urban Christian Culture


Orange County, CA – FrontGate Media; the leading culture-engaged, faith-based media & marketing group, announced today the addition of Rapzilla to their growing media group roster.


Founded by Phillip Rood in 2003, Rapzilla was simply created to meet a need.  The Urban music and culture community was being underserved, and so Rapzilla was born, and quickly found an audience hungry for quality content that covered all dimensions of Urban Christian entertainment.


“I’m very excited to work with FrontGate,” explains Rood. “We’ve reached a new level, and us partnering with FrontGate is proof of it.”


Rapzilla built a unique brand, while quickly becoming the most visited Urban Christian Culture destination online.  Not only can the site boast being the one-stop for Christian news, music, videos, live interviews and broadcasts, Rapzilla is the most comprehensive artist and content database for the market. Combining these assets with a committed social media presence keeps their audience engaged and active in the Rapzilla community.


Currently, the site reaches a massive audience of over 100,000 unique visitors per month that consume over 800,000 page views a month. In a world of crowded inboxes, over 25,000 readers have opted-in for their weekly email newsletter.  Rapzilla readers are also fans of technology, and over 30,000 have downloaded the Rapzilla iPhone and Android apps.  Equally impressive are the social media numbers.  The site has posted over 800 videos on YouTube, and their channel boasts over 18,000 subscribers and over 8 million views.  Rapzilla has over 20,000 Twitter followers, and a whopping 47,000 Facebook Friends.


“With hip hop as the top music genre in the world, and clear consumer interest from this market in causes, events, books, films and other Urban market entertainment, there is clearly a gap in the traditional CBA marketplace,” states Scott A. Shuford, founder and president of FrontGate Media. “Rapzilla bridges that gap and adds yet another market-leading site to our internet and event media group family, joining the Move Tour at the core of our offerings connecting advertisers to the urban and Christian market.” 


Chad Horton, Rapzilla Editor-In-Chief states, “Stepping into the big leagues and working with FrontGate is exciting. They operate at such a high level, and we are honored to have them represent us to partners that have previously been out of our reach.”


Promotional opportunities available through Rapzilla.com can be found on the Media Kits channel at http://www.FrontGateMedia.com.



About Rapzilla
Established in 2003 by a then 15-year-old missionary kid in Belgium, Rapzilla.com is the leading news and media outlet on the web dedicated to covering rap and hip hop artists and related entertainment promoting Christ.  In the last two years Philip Rood and partner Chad Horton have seen a 550% growth in unique visitors, and currently receive over 100,000 unique visitors to the site monthly.  The pair have launched the first Christian Hip Hop iPhone & Android applications, a webstore focused on urban street wear, and have released their first music compilation album “King Kulture”. To learn more about Rapzilla, visit http://www.Rapzilla.com.


About FrontGate Media
FrontGate Media (http://FrontGateMedia.com) is the largest internet & event media group and marketing service reaching the culture-engaged faith and family values audience which represents $4.6 billion worth of Christian products purchased by consumers annually according to “USA Today.” The firm has been named the Best Faith-based Website by the Web Marketing Association in the Internet Advertising Competition, and celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2011. The FrontGate Media group creates relationship and reach for organizations and companies to engage their more than 15 million email subscribers, 25 million monthly page views, and 600,000+ attendees at annual events. The media group is #1 in reach to several consumer and leadership demographics in the faith and family values audience including event attendees, entertainment fans, music fans, church musicians and worship leaders, and political conservatives. FrontGate plays a key role in the success of faith-based, faith-friendly and family-friendly movie studios, non-profit organizations, publishers and authors, record labels and artists and more seeking to engage the Christian audience.


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For more information on Rapzilla and FrontGate Media, please contact

Lori Lenz-Heiselman – FrontGate Media