Hot New Artist!

February 2, 2010

Hey to all my faithful readers!

As you all know, I try to keep everyone up to date with the Hottest in Gospel Music and the Christian Entertainment Industry.

As browsed around iTunes this morning for HOT new music, I ran across a few new artist. I said to my self, “Self”. Myself said “Humm…” Let me stop. I knew that I needed to share this with my readers! Tell me what you think!

Please Note: If you are not into Rhythm and Praise, Urban Gospel, the following selections are not for you! But Please pass them on to someone  you believe would be blessed by their ministry! ENJOY!

Chris Lee – Album Entitled “Kryptonite”
Available on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, Digstation, The Bus Shop

Chris is far from traditional gospel music. Residing from Kansas City, Missouri, this upcoming artist is bringing pure fire, real life experience to the Gospel industry. No sugar coding the message here with his music!

Korey Bowie
Album Entitled ” Life & Love, Vol. 1 – Songs of the Heart”

Darion Ja’Von

Album Entitled ” Darion Ja’Von”


Another #1 for Marvin Sapp!

January 30, 2010

I have the pleasure of having a sister/close friend who attends Marvin Sapps’ church. Unfortunately, I was unable to go to the live recording but she told me that this song was great and going to be a hit.

This morning, this song really hit me heart. I know that is going to minister to you, my readers as well!

Please leave your comments and let me know what you think about the song and video!


Hot Off The Press!!!

January 26, 2010

HOT OFF THE PRESS

Hey to all my subscribers!!!

As I mentioned in my recent blog, Gospel Recording Artist Kirk Franklin during Stellar weekend assembled some of Gospel Music greats together (Mary MaryNatalie GrantDonnie McClurkin, J MossCeCe WinansKierra SheardDorinda Clark-ColeMarvin Winans,Micah StampleyKaren Clark SheardSmokie NorfulShirley CaesarAmy Grant,BeBe WinansBrian Courtney WilsonStephen HurdNicole C. Mullen, and MORE) to record a relief song for Haiti! Prepare to get some tissue! The last scene in the video reminds me of “We are the world” with Quincy Jones! This is the modern day version!

Let us continue to keep the people of Haiti lifted up in prayer! If you can, PLEASE donate!

2103 News!!

The PAJAM group, 2103 is at it again!! They are back in the studio producing hot music! Had an opportunity to catch up with Evin and the group is really on the move! So much on the move that they just got back from LONDON!!! Want an inside look at their trip?

Just a clip of 2103 singing at Straight Gate International

2103’s trip to London

More London with 2103


CaJo wants to know… Are you Next?

January 21, 2010

BREAKING NEWS

Canton Jones and CaJo International wants to see if you have what it takes to be onthe upcoming “Kingdom Business Part 3”.

Don’t believe me? See below!

See!!!! So what are you waiting for?

Submit your songs TODAY!!!!



Let Them Be Your Lifeguard…

December 29, 2009

Birthed out of Oklahoma, this group is made up of 6 Oral Roberts University students on fire for Christ. I have not only had the opportunity to hear them, but get to know some of their members personally and I love their spirit and vibe.

Kenny Mack, Robert Butler, Ronnie Mills, Julian Martin, Aaron Grace, Christian Scott and Isaiah Rachel became more than group members, they became brothers has time progressed. The group takes delight and interest in providing listeners with quality music that is intended to make a listener place each song on repeat.

The quality of their music, beats and content gives listeners the exact alternative that they to what’s being placed on mainstream radio today. Their debut EP entitled “Resuscitation” features some track sampling, yet the content makes the listener look past the sample and into the message conveyed through the song.

I personally find it great to hear from artist who are willing to take a stand for Christ and not ashamed to let the world know.

One of my personal favorites on the EP are “Go Hard (Kingdom version)”, which encourages the listener to go hard for Christ, serving him until the end. My second favorite and each listener will agree, is “Lifeguard”.

“Lifeguard” the title song that helped develop the group “Lifeguard”. The song is a love song to all young ladies, Christian and non Christian alike, on the charteristics and integrity of a real Man and how the real man will save them, (hence the name “Lifeguard”) from their bad relationships.

Overall, Great Demo fellas! I look forward to the debut cd!


The Grammy Nominations are IN!!!!

December 3, 2009

With the 2010 Grammy’s just around the corner, people have sat on the edge of their seats waiting to hear the nominees….

And the Nominees are:
Best Gospel Performance
(For solo, duo, group as collaborative performances. Singles or tracks with vocal containing Gospel lyrics. All genres of Gospel music are eligible.)
Free To Be Me
Francesca Battistelli
[Fervent Records/ Word Entertainment]
Jesus Is Love
Heather Headley Featuring Smokie Norful
Track from: Audience Of One
[EMI Gospel]
I Believe
Jonny Lang With Fisk Jubilee Singers
Track from: Oh Happy Day
[Vector Recordings/EMI Gospel]
Wait On The Lord
Donnie McClurkin Featuring Karen Clark Sheard
Track from: We All Are One (Live In Detroit)
[Verity]
Born Again
Third Day
Track from: Revelation
[Essential Records]
Best Rock Or Rap Gospel Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)
The Big Picture
Da’ T.R.U.T.H.
[Cross Movement Records]
Crash
Decyfer Down
[INO Records]
Innocence & Instinct
Red
[Essential Records]
Live Revelations
Third Day
[Essential Records]
The Dash
John Wells-The Tonic
[Cross Movement Records]
Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)
Speaking Louder Than Before
Jeremy Camp
[BEC Recordings]
The Power Of One
Israel Houghton
[Integrity Music]
The Long Fall Back To Earth
Jars Of Clay
[Gray Matters/Essential Records]
Love Is On The Move
Leeland
[Essential Records]
Freedom
Mandisa
[Sparrow Records]
Best Traditional Gospel Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)
God Don’t Never Change
Ashley Cleveland
[E1 Music]
The Law Of Confession, Part I
Donald Lawrence & Co.
[Quiet Water/Verity]
Oh Happy Day
(Various Artists)
Bill Hearn, Ken Levitan, Ken Pennell, Jack Rovner & Cedric Thompson, producers
[EMI Gospel/Vector Recordings]
The Journey Continues
The Williams Brothers
[Blackberry Records]
How I Got Over
Vickie Winans
[Destiny Joy Records]
Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)
Audience Of One
Heather Headley
[EMI Gospel]
Renewed
Sheri Jones-Moffett
[EMI Gospel]
Just James
J Moss
[GospoCentric/ Verity]
Smokie Norful: Live
Smokie Norful
[EMI Gospel]
Bold Right Life
Kierra Sheard
[EMI Gospel]
So I ask you… Who do you believe the winners in each catergory will be?

Faithful To Believe!

December 3, 2009

October 2nd marked a great day in Gospel Music as Verity Music Group released two dynamic artist in industry, Byron Cage and Rizen.

Me all dolled up before the event!

I had the opportunity to talk with RiZen before their official release and also had the opportunity to rock it out with Byron Cage and Dr. Deborah Smith Pollard or passionately known as Dr. Deb of Detroit’s FM 98 WJLB as she celebrated 15 years in Gospel Music. Indeed, what a blessing!

The  event was held at one of Detroit’s uprising ministries , Triumph Church at their East location on E. Grand Blvd. Triumph is Pastored by Pastor Solmon Kinloch. Before the event, the media as well as VIP guest were invited to a VIP Reception in both in Dr. Deb’s honor.

Kiwi and I

The reception was filled with great food and awesome fellowship. Bryon Cage and Dr. Deb did an awesome job making all media as well as contest winners feel welcome!

Special guest performances by Kiwi, Mahogany Jones, God’s Army and God’s Little Soldiers. Special Guest Appearances by LaShell Griffin and The Famous Peggy James to name a few.

Got the opportunity kick it with some my favs!! See pics above and below!

Pictured above: T.Marie, Byron Cage and Renee’ from Detroit Gospel