LISTEN: DA T.R.U.T. H. “Loud and Clear” New Music @truthonduty

da truth loud and clearPushing forward with his new label, Mixed Bag Entertainment, Da Truth prepares for the April drop of his seventh album “Heartbeat” by releasing his new single “Loud and Clear”.  This pop-rock, EDM infused track features Tedashii and Capital Kings and is produced by GRAMMY award winning producer J.R.  I think this is an interesting choice for a first single, but really works well with the statement Da Truth is making with his new  label Mixed Bag Entertainment.  Of course I like the track. Took me a couple of listens to get into it, but I’m here for it!  I’m ready for “Heartbeat” but until then, “Loud and Clear” is available on iTunes now! Check out the single below, what are your thoughts?

LISTEN: Tia Pittman “Stand” ( @tiapittman )

tia pittmanI likes Tia Pittman.  I’m still waiting on an album, but her singles will suffice…for now, lol. I was sent her new single “Stand” to review so here goes!  Available now via her Official Website and her Bandcamp page, “Stand” is a great anthem to carry you into 2014.  I really like Tia’s passionate and soulful vocals.  She means these lyrics when she sings you guys! Speaking on behalf of God, Tia belts out lyrics like “I’ll be here…” “I won’t leave you alone…” reminding us to just stand and let God do the work.  Remember the promises that God has made to us and that no matter what storm you are going through, God will be there for you, taking you through as long as you “Stand”.  Yes, love this song and the middle break down part, I see you Tia showing off those vocal theatrics! You guys, go support Tia Pittman and check out “Stand”.

 

LISTEN: New Music Joshua Rogers- “So Good”

joshuarogersUmm, so yea this sat in my inbox for a minute. I am just now listening to it…and wow! I’m really surprised by the tune! I think I may like it, LOL!! Okay so it’s no secret that I wasn’t feeling the BET Sunday Best Season 5 Winner, but this is so different from what we’ve come to know about Joshua.  Now I can rock with this and it gets me excited about the upcoming album, “Unconditional”.  Great first single Joshua!! Check out the tune below and leave a comment about what you think!

808’s, MPC’s, and head knocking vibes emanate from Joshua Rogers’ brand new single, So Good. In many ways, the single is the first look into Rogers artistry as it is the first original piece that the singer has released since winning BET’s Sunday Best competition last year. Rogers, who already has a #1 album under his belt (Well Done), is flexing his versatility on his new single and giving fans what they’ve been asking for – brand new music.

So Good is a lighthearted anthem reflecting on how God’s love makes him feel. Rogers’ signature vocal range and ability is captured in this modern track showcasing his effervescent approach to his music. Rogers made history as the youngest winner and the first male to win Sunday Best. The singer has gone on to carve out a niche for himself as an artist to stay. He is currently working on the release of his debut full-length album,Unconditional through his label home, Music World Gospel. Rogers has written a few songs on the new project, which is set to hit stores everywhere October 29, 2013.  So Good is hitting radio now and will be available on iTunes for purchase on Tuesday, September 3rd.

LISTEN: New Music Jahaziel ft Maxi Priest- “They Don’t Know”

Yes, Jazahziel, you better give me my gospel reggae groove back!! Xist Music artist Jahaziel steps back up to the plate with his latest offering “They Don’t Know” ft. Maxi Priest.   Yes, you read that right, Maxi Priest, noted as one of the most successful reggae fusion acts of all-time and happens to be Jahaziel’s uncle.  The new track is super nice, I like it and the forthcoming album is due out this fall! With a great first single, “They Don’t Know” hightens the anticipation for the full album.  I’m excited for Jahaziel!! Check out the tune below and support by purchasing the song from iTunes.

 

jahaziel-they-dont-know-feat-maxi-priest-500Jahaziel shares the inspiration for the song, “This song is a social commentary describing the darker side of the community I live in. A side that many within it want to escape, and one that many outside of it would rather ignore.  Drug trafficking, sexual abuse, robbery, murder, unemployment and broken homes are just some of the things I have seen personally where I live. And I have seen these things throughout my life growing up in urban environments.

Two and half years ago my family and I felt the call of God to join an organization called The Eden Network. This led to us moving from our 2-bed house in a nice area to a 1 bed flat on a housing estate in a deprived area of North London. Since moving we have led a team of local urban missionaries – basically a group young Christian volunteers who want to be used to affect their community for God.

Partnering with the local church, we run a weekly youth club, job clubs, girls groups, mini concerts and various other outreach provisions. Has our work changed the entire community yet – far from it… but we have seen change in the lives of many young people. Changes in attitudes towards drugs, work, violence, sex, peer pressure, God and church.

All communities, especially the poor ones are filled with hurting people. People who have been so beaten by life’s storms that they’ve lost hope.
As part of Christ’s body I see it as my responsibility to go to the poor, the sick, the hopeless and demonstrate to them that there is a God who see’s their tears and will answer their cry if they will turn to Him.”

New Music: Michael Bethany – Favor (Grace)

Popular singer, minister of music and recording artist, Michael Bethany, recently released his debut single
“Favor (Grace)” to gospel radio.

michael bethany“Favor (Grace)” is a mid-tempo praise and worship song that showcases Bethany’s incredible vocals.   This radio and Sunday-morning ready anthem speaks to God’s unending grace and is melodic, moving and passionate. The single will be the first off of Bethany’s future album release anticipated for the first quarter of 2014.   “Favor (Grace)” will also be featured on the 2013 fall release Worship & Flow compilation presented by Myron Williams and Flow Records.

In Dallas, the land of Gospel heavy-hitters such as Fred Hammond & Kirk Franklin, Bethany has been able to make a name for himself as a featured vocalist, songwriter and producer.   Relocating to Dallas in 2005, Bethany joined the legendary Fred Hammond to head up fHammond Family Entertainment Inc.   Since that time he has gone on to write several songs on Hammond’s GOD LOVE AND ROMANCE and LOVE UNSTOPPABLE CDs including the Number 1 and BMI Christian Award wining hit “They That Wait.”   Bethany can also be heard on Marvin Sapp’s “Here I Am,” and Kirk Franklin’s “Hello Fear.” Most recently Bethany also contributed as co-writer for super group United Tenors first radio single “Here In Our Praise.”

Bethany is a featured artist at Franklin’s House of Blues Gospel Brunch and was honored by Dallas-based radio station KHVN with the 2013 Homegrown Honors Male Vocalist of the Year award.  He will also take part in Bishop TD Jakes’ Megafest later this month as part of the Man Power Praise & Worship team. Bethany continues to serve as Music and Worship Director at Highpoint Church, a thriving ministry in Arlington TX (Pastors Gary and April Simons). With a solid foundation and bright future Michael Bethany is poised to impact the gospel music world by creating and sharing quality music and empowering the present generation through Word inspired messages and songs.

Listen To An Excerpt Below and Purchase on iTunes!

LISTEN: New Music- Zie’l “Redeemed”

zeilSHREVEPORT, LA (May 28, 2013) Renowned Gospel-girl group,
Zie’l, is making a comeback with the long-awaited release of their new single “Redeemed.” The high-powered trio includes Christina Bell, Keyondra Lockett, and Crystal Bell, who are often remembered in the industry for their impacting rendition of The Clark Sisters’ “Is My Living In Vain” as well as their signature, soul-stirring harmonies. The new single, “Redeemed,” written & produced by Jamiene “J-Skills” Thompson (Coko of SWV, George Huff), will be is available for purchase on Amazon and iTunes, as well as other digital music stores now.

Fans, lovers and supporters around the globe have been asking the questions and Zie’l has responded with an answer. Zie’l has hit the Gospel industry with electric intensity announcing the release of “Redeemed.” The trio has been applauded since they stepped onto the scene for their individual, yet flavorful mixes that fuse together for a precise sound that saves the lost and heals the broken. “Redeemed” is lifted from their forthcoming yet-to-be titled EP, slated to be released late summer 2013, courtesy of their own label Bella Dawn Music. The single is currently being distributed to Gospel radio.

LISTEN: Lecrae Feat. B.o.B. “Round Of Applause” Remix

lecrae-round-of-appluase-ft-bobYo! Cray-ola is back in the building! Check out his ode to the graduates of 2013 as Atl rapper B.o.B. jumps on the track and smashes!  I like it! The original version is available on iTunes and we may actually see this remixed version on the Church Clothes Pt. 2 album! Check out the track below courtesy of Rapzilla.com