Household name in Gospel.. Kierra Sheard!

October 8, 2009
Born into one of the Gospel industries most influential families,  Kierra “KiKi” Sheard is at it again as she just releases her latest album entitled “Kiki’s Mixtape”.
Being the music countersoure that I am, I was on edge awaiting  the release on this cd. I as many of you didn’t know what to expect from Kierra this time around. I personally was still marinating and meditating (wait.. it’s that the same thing LOL) off of her “This is Me” and ” Bold Right Life” albums.
The cd is filled with a collections of everyone’s favorites, ” I Want Back”, ” Why Me” ” Love Like Crazy”. KiKi hit the fans with a taste of what’s to come with new songs ” Teach Me”,  “Sing To The Lord” and Christmas favorite “This Christmas”. The cd also has a Monsta Mix of “Wave Your Banner” that will have you on your two feet, waving your banner in the air! Indeed a song that HAS to be on your iPod workout mix!
With the new release of her mixtape, the forming of her clothing line ” MAMAJIK”, making herself into a household name. I am highly anticipating the next release and more from Kierra!

Born into one of the Gospel industries most influential families,  Kierra “KiKi” Sheard is at it again as she just releases her latest album entitled “Kiki’s Mixtape”.

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Being the music junkie that I am, I was on edge awaiting  the release on this cd. I as many of you didn’t know what to expect from Kierra this time around. I personally was still marinating and meditating (wait.. it’s that the same thing LOL) off of her “This is Me” and ” Bold Right Life” albums.

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The cd is filled with a collections of everyone’s favorites, ” I Want Back”, ” Why Me” ” Love Like Crazy”. KiKi hit the fans with a taste of what’s to come with new songs ” Teach Me”,  “Sing To The Lord” and Christmas favorite “This Christmas”. The cd also has a Monsta Mix of “Wave Your Banner” that will have you on your two feet, waving your banner in the air! Indeed a song that HAS to be on your iPod workout mix!

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With the new release of her mixtape, the forming of her clothing line ” MAMAJIK”, and recently weight loss the HEALTHY WAY, Kierra has indeed made herself into a household name.

I am highly anticipating the next release and more from Kierra! Great Job Ki!

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Real.. Just.. REAL

September 11, 2009

With hits like “Personal Jesus”, “Bout A Thang”, “Fail U”, “God Has Not 4Got”, “Make Me Over”or most recently “Blend” and “Joy”, Tonex has been none as one of the most controversial yet, life changing artist in the Gospel industry.

Now, I know some of you are thinking .. “Did T.Marie just say life changing?” and I am going on record to say YES LIFE CHANGING!! The internet,social media sites,  phone lines, BBM messengers have been buzzing since the latest interview with Tonex has been released on The Word Network by Gospel Artist Lexi. ( By the way, great job Lex, I know that there had to be a lot of pressure on you while you were conducting it)!

I personally thought it was very thorough interview that really hit the facts on what people always wondered and shared within their circles, searching for the truth.

Despite the information that was displayed in the interview regarding him being attracted to men or views on homosexuality , the man is still that…A MAN! I also must add that he is a MAN OF GOD. The Word of God says that the call of God is without repentance. So my statement about his music being life changing, is correct. The anointing of God that is upon the man when he wrote those songs is still upon him TODAY. I can truly say his songs, especially on the ” OUT THE BOX” album, has really ministered to my heart and helped me in my college years.

Now, do I believe that this interview was a call for help? YES! It was said in the interview that he has “received deliverance”, went to deliverance services and clearly came out feeling the same BUT he is waiting on God to see “where he is going to take this”. This is just T.Marie, but I believe that you have to make a decision if you want to be freed first, and as this man has stated he is still “struggling”, which means this was his open call.

As I am writing this, I am listening to “Out The Box” in tears because it still to this day, hits my heart and ministers to me in so many ways.. Once again.. the call WITHOUT REPENTANCE!

I personally feel his tranparency was REAL and was NEEDED, especially in the body of Christ. At times things are always covered versus being addressed and providing results. Now, what we do from hearing this is our next move. When we get to heaven, we will be held accountable for the information that was given in this  interview. So my question is, “What are you going to do now?”

We pray for his deliverance. We pray that God deals with his heart and the “struggle” he speaks of and most importantly… WE LOVE ON HIM!

I’ll leave you with this..

Just James….

August 25, 2009
If I had to describe this cd in 2 words it would be Growth and Restoration, Hence the name of the new single released “Restored” off of J Moss latest album entitled “Just James”.
“Just James” takes the listener into what I call J Moss own personal prayer closet and allows the listener to not only experience James but experience their own personal personal encounter with God!
“Anointing” is what I call a modern day version of The Clark Sisters “Endow Me”, filled with a strong bass, drum and organ not to mention the killer chords on the keyboard!
PAJAM outdid themselves with the production of this one! Totally compariable to anything that is on mainstream radio! Great Job PAJAM!
“Rebuild” is a song of strength and repentance that allows the listener to get into the presence of God requesting that he rebuild them back to the state that he has called them to be.
The production on the title track “Just James” is SICK… it really allows the listener to take an inside look of Just James.. Outside of the gospel fame, the lights, the glamour.. its all about ministry and him just being JAMES!
This cd really shows the transformation of J Moss, takes the listener into his own personal life, his encounter with God and the restoration process. I believe this cd is a great example of strength and restoration!
Great Job J!
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If I had to describe this cd in 2 words it would be Growth and Restoration, Hence the name of the new single released “Restored” off of J Moss latest album entitled “Just James”.

“Just James” takes the listener into what I call J Moss own personal prayer closet and allows the listener to not only experience James but experience their own personal personal encounter with God!

“Anointing” is what I call a modern day version of The Clark Sisters “Endow Me”, filled with a strong bass, drum and organ not to mention the killer chords on the keyboard!

PAJAM outdid themselves with the production of this one! Totally compariable to anything that is on mainstream radio! Great Job PAJAM!

“Rebuild” is a song of strength and repentance that allows the listener to get into the presence of God requesting that he rebuild them back to the state that he has called them to be.

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The production on the title track “Just James” is SICK… it really allows the listener to take an inside look of Just James.. Outside of the gospel fame, the lights, the glamour.. its all about ministry and him just being JAMES!

This cd really shows the transformation of J Moss, takes the listener into his own personal life, his encounter with God and the restoration process. I believe this cd is a great example of strength and restoration!

Great Job J!


5 Seconds Away From…

August 20, 2009
I want to thank everyone who has been reading my blog and tuning into my “tweetcast” lately on what’s been going on in the world of Ms. T.Marie.
As some of you know, I am getting geared for the “One Song For Christ” concert featuring my favorite Artist Canton Jones ( Make sure you follow him on Twitter @cantonjones), which is promoted by my client Friendship Productions and upcoming christian entertainment company, Mustardseed Generation.
The opening acts are lined up and the fans are ready to hear some of the new songs Canton will be ministering. Yes! You read that right! Canton has a new album featuring the CaJo International Fam entitled ” Kingdom Business II” releasing 8.25.09, that is only a couple of days after the concert! Make sure you go on http://www.cantonjones.net
So I know you might be reading.. where is this concert taking place T.Marie?
The Concert will be at Detroit World Outreach at 7pm Tickets are $12 in Advance or $15 at the door!
To hold ya over!! Here is a song off of CaJo’s ne album! Enjoy!

I want to thank everyone who has been reading my blog and tuning into my “tweetcast” lately on what’s been going on in the world of Ms. T.Marie.

As some of you know, I am getting geared for the “One Song For Christ” concert featuring my favorite Artist Canton Jones ( Make sure you follow him on Twitter @cantonjones), which is promoted by my client Friendship Productions and upcoming christian entertainment company, Mustardseed Generation.

The opening acts are lined up and the fans are ready to hear some of the new songs Canton will be ministering. Yes! You read that right! Canton has a new album featuring the CaJo International Fam entitled ” Kingdom Business II” releasing 8.25.09, that is only a couple of days after the concert! Make sure you go on http://www.cantonjones.net

So I know you might be reading.. where is this concert taking place T.Marie?

The Concert will be at Detroit World Outreach at 7pm Tickets are $12 in Advance or $15 at the door!

To hold ya over!! Here is a song off of CaJo’s ne album! Enjoy!


The First Lady of FP: Shereena Osai

August 13, 2009

For the month of August , I had the opportunity to interview the first lady of Friendship Productions, Mrs. Shereena Osai!

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T.Marie: Tell us a little about Shereena Osai

Shereena: Shereena Osai is a complex person with many gifts and talents she is trying to use to glorify God. I am at a very unique place in life, God is calling me to a higher level in ALL areas of life, so I am under major construction right now.
T.Marie: What is your role at FP?
Shereena: I am the Vice President of Friendship Productions, I also like to call myself the Administrative Coordinator. I help Esosa come up with event concepts, and I help with administrative tasks and organization. I am also the Evangelism Coordinator.
T.Marie: What’s your most memorable FP moment?

Shereena: My most memorable FP moment was at the Don’t Waste Your Life concert, June 13, 2009. Lecrae was on stage ministering and the presence of God was so strong in the palce. I was in a deep place of worship. I opened my eyes and I saw 1500 people with their arms raised, giving praise to God. And at that moment I saw how far God has brought FP, and how far we have yet to go, and I began to weep for God’s faithfulness to us is so true.

T.Marie: How long have you been serving with FP?

Shereena: I have been serving with FP for about two and a half years.
T.Marie:  If you could relive any FP moment what would it be?

Shereena: The first Canton Jones concert way back in 2005! That was my first fp concert. I had just finished my sophomore year at Western Michigan University and my friends and I drove from Kalamazoo to Detroit for the event. We had such a good time! I was so impressed with the young people I saw going forth in their callings. Esosa as the promoter and DJ, Joshua Generation Dancing, Rock Nation moving bolding in music under the anointing…it was amazing to me. It inspired me to pursue the things God was calling me to, and really showed me that I did not have to wait until I was thirty to move in my calling.
T.Marie : You’re a stylist right, tell us more about your passion.

Shereena: My passion is to help others express their inner beauty on the outside as well. I see so many people who do not realize how beautiful they are. Many people suffer from low self esteem, and have been abused. People hide behind the “I don’t care” attitude, because they don’t think they are beautiful or attractive (men and women). But we are made in the image of God, and if you read scriptures that descirbe heaven and how God looks you will see that God is beautiful and is surrounded by beautiful things. So I just want to help show people the beauty they already have, and help them present themselves accordingly.
T.Marie: Tell the readers about tes-ti-phy.
Shereena: tes-ti-phy is the clothing line God gave me. The fashion industry is very dark and Godless. As a fashion design student, I struggled with the idea of working in such a dark industry, and I was not sure how I could live a holy life in the industry. So God gave me the idea for tes-ti-phy in 2005. And the entire purpose is to demonstrate that even fashion must bow down and glorify God. I praise God for my father, Hilton Kelley, who funded the entire start up of the business.. The web site www.tes-ti-phy.com is now finished so readers can check it out!
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What’s your heart’s desire as the Head woman behind FP?

Shereena: As the head woman of FP I just want God to be glorified, I  want us to build the ministry God designed and cause people to respond to the love of God through our labor. Obedience to God equals success, and Godly success leads to eternal rewards, and our focus is on eternity.


Resting On His Promises…

August 12, 2009

Indeed this cd exemplifies resting on the promises of God… JJ Hairston and Youthful Praise has done it with their latest release ” Resting On His Promises”.

Since 2002,Youthful Praise has been ushering listeners into the presence of God. This cd is just another level of God’s glory being manfiested.

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“Resting In His Promises” features songs such as “You Reign” , “Powerful GOd” and some of my personal favorites ” Close To You” and “Great Expectation”.  It was extremely hard for me to get past track 5 “Close To  You”. “Close to you” takes you into the presence of God with a sweet song dedicated to being in his presence, under the shadow of his wings and receiving his fullness of joy. This song a guarnteed tear jerker that will most definetly take your worship level  higher. This song reminds me of an “As the Deer” of our current day and age.  ” Great Expectation” places the listener in remberance of  my favorite scripture Jeremiah 29:11 ” For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Letting them know now you can have GREAT EXPECTATION.. because of what God has said in his word!

Youthful Praise is joined in this album with Gospel music greats,Detroit’s own Evangelist Dorinda Clark Cole and Light Records Label mate , Pastor Shirley Ceasar.

Title track “Resting On His Promises” tells the listener that God will not let us lack or be without because we are his children and his promises are true toward us that believe. Everything in our lives might be going wrong, but they are resting on his promises toward them!

Overall, great cd Youthful Praise! I know it indeed was a blessing for me!

READERS: Please stay tuned in for my 1 on 1 interview with JJ Hairston and Youthful Praise!


New Kid On The Block…

August 4, 2009

I can see why Revolution Records and newly signed artist Jade Harrell entitled her debut cd “Class Reject”, indeed it is nothing like what’s in the christian industry these days!

She reminds me of a Girl “PJ Morton”. Real out the box, not scared to expand her territory and hit every listener possible. This cd in my eyes is truly a great crossover album. I see Mainstream in her future totally!

This Jacksonville, FL Native has been singing since the age of 5 and gains her influence from artist such as Trinity 5:7, Brandy and the late great Micheal Jackson.

As the first track on her cd entitled “Into the Music” featuring Bonafide, she takes you directly into the music, hitting every genre possible..

Not afraid to take risk with her music, Jade’s ” Me and My Radio” has a techno vibe that can go against any song on Mainstream Techno or Pop.

“Who You are” features Adrienne Archie ( can’t wait for HSMS comes out!), hitting on the importance of knowing who you are and building up your self esteem. This is a great song for young women as well as the young at heart. Real Teeny Popper ish.. I love it!

“Don’t Leave” makes the listener want to break out into the jerk and throw your hands up as through you are back in the the days of Motown.. Supreme’s, Aretha and more… Low Key, it reminded me how out the box Solange Knowles cd was! Indeed I do believe Jane could stand against any Mainstream artist out..
Jade3The Remake of  Doobie Brother’s “What a Fool Believes”, I actually liked it.. it was a nice addition to the album.

“Kign of My Heart” is what I like to call a love ballad to God. It really exemplifies the heart of Jade toward God. I LOVE this joint!!! I am a sucker for a great ballad and she got me!
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Overall, great artist Revolution! Keep up the great work and Jade.. I see you going far girly! Go Forth! and PEOPLE SUPPORT THIS NEW ARTIST!!!