WATCH: Mali Music “Beautiful” Music Video @malimusic

maliYes!! Just dropped is the visual to Mali Music’s “Beautiful”.  The track is lovely and I fell in love with the beauty of the video.  Okay, it’s very simple, has a nice story line and the cinematography is nice.  But for the first time I saw Mali Music, not as a gospel artist and not as a gospel artist trying to go mainstream to “reach more people” but rather, just simply, an artist.  That is what made this moment, watching his video “Beautiful”  to me.  “Beautiful” is available now on iTunes, as we patiently await the release of “Mali Is”.  Connect with Mali Music via his social media outlets: Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/malimusicnote | Twitter- https://twitter.com/malimusic | Website- http://malimusicofficial.com/

Check out the music video below, what are you thoughts?

WATCH: Shonlock “A Night To Remember” Official Music Video @shonlock

shonlockShonlock has been in the game for a while now and he is gearing up to release his next project “A Night To Remember” on March 18th.  A visual for the title track has been released and you can check it out below.  I really like the black jacket and pants combo, I need that in my life and I love the song!! Who says Christians can’t do EDM!?! This is a great song, with high energy and a Zedd feel to it, makes me even that much more anxious for summer to be here already.  Great job Shonlock! Pre-orders for “A Night To Remember” are available now, and you can get the title track early if you pre-order.  Otherwise, hit up iTunes on March 18th to download the project.  Connect with Shonlock via his Twitter (@shonlock) and let him know what you think of “A Night To Remember”.

Christon Gray Readies “School of Roses” LP @christongray

Oh, how excited I am!  Thanks to Josh of SOHH PR, for hitting me up about the upcoming release of Christon Gray’s “School of Roses” debut LP due out on March 25th! The album is available for pre-order for $6.99 right now on iTunes! 

PrintSo, real quick a little about this handsome, young man, Christon Gray:  Age 27, musically gifted to write, sing, rap, produce and design.  His sound is a premium blend of classical, jazz, gospel, soul, pop and even rap in a sophisticated manner.  His inspirations range from Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Steely Dan, Michael McDonald, Bill Withers, Earth Wind and Fire, to Paul McCartney, Marvin Winans, Lauryn Hill, The Roots and Alicia Keys.  In 2006, he entered the Christian Rap genre writing, rapping, singing and producing with the Christian rap group, The Elevationists.  His debut solo album, entitled, “Even With Evil With Me”, released July 2011 and is available on iTunes. Christon is a featured artist on label mate Swoope’s critically acclaimed album “Wake Up” and featured on the widely received Lecrae mix tape “Church Clothes”. Collision is excited to have him as part of the family and to see what the Lord will do through him as an ambassador through music. Christon is part of the collective WLAK (We Live As Kings) with the self titled album “WLAK (We Live As Kings)” released last year.

Christon now prepares the release of “School of Roses”  under the Collision Records label.  Of “School of Roses” it is said that, “Life tends to school all of us as it teaches us lessons that we can only learn through our own set of personal experiences. School of Roses is that set of personal experiences for Christon Gray, offering a translucent album of ups and downs in his pursuit of Jesus—no filters, no masks. Christon Gray leads us on the emotional trail that shows his heart, Jesus’ love, and hopefully, your need for him daily.”

I can’t wait!  I love Christon’s past projects and mixtapes and from the videos of the making of “School of Roses” the music is going to be so dope! You HAVE to get this in your collection on March 25th!   The blending of musical sounds that Christon uses within the gospel realm really help to set him apart from the rest.  He doesn’t box himself in.  There’s real artistry and musicality on display through Christon and his music.    Working on production along with Christon himself are notables such as B. Reith, Wit, Tragic Hero and Wes Pendleton, just that alone could make this THAT album to cop!! “School of Roses” will also feature artists, Swoope, B. Reith and JGivens on a few tracks and we are getting 14 dope tracks to take on the album’s concept:

“This is not an album written to purposely avoid Jesus in every song with the hope to get acclaim and break mainstream—who cares about that? Seriously, please do not put us in that box. The content is written in such a way that you have to get through Christon’s mess and faults—as well as yours—in order to appreciate the love of Christ that is at the end of the album. “Arena” is the culmination. We are forcing all listeners to really listen to the whole album or do not listen at all. So, just as in the Bible, the full culmination of Jesus’s message is realized at the end of the book in Revelation, at the new heaven and the new earth, not at the beginning in Genesis.  How to listen to the album: As mentioned above, this is an album to experience Christon’s temptations, struggles, and overall internal conflict that comes with growing up; the end being Jesus’s love and amazement with him, and love for mankind, despite our mess and struggles to love Him and one another.”

Check out for yourself a video of the Making of School of Roses by Christon Gray below. Connect with Christon Gray via his social media outlets : Twitter- @christongray | Facebook- Christon Gray Music

WATCH: Erica Campbell “Help” Official Video

EC_HELPCOVER_fullOkay, so just seeing the video to Erica Campbell’s latest single “Help”.  It is directed by Bille Woodruff and it’s a real simple video.  It features Erica’s daughter Krista, and even young Woozie makes an appearance at the end.  I love the song and even though I don’t care much for the visual, I don’t lose any interest in song because Erica gives a great performance.  I suppose I get the concept of the video, because the song is a simple plea to God for HELP.  Erica looks AMAZE BALLS!! She is working it!! Lecrae does his thing as usual, still has me wondering however was another artist even needed on this song.  I so wish they would have done a storyline to this song, lol.  But it’s all good.  You guys if you haven’t seen it yet, check out the “Help” video below.  The album is due out on March 25th via eOne Music.

WATCH: Papa San Ft. Da Truth “Step Up”

papa san one bloodMan, this jawn right here!!! Yes! Look, in my book DA Truth can do no wrong, and I’ve been a low-key fan of Papa San for a minute now.  “Step Up” is the latest track from his #1 Billboard Reggae record “One Blood”.  I love this track! The vibe is too hype and the lyrical flow of both Papa San and DA Truth are fire! You are gonna want to dance!!  Just make sure you don’t whine it up too much, this is still gospel okay!?!! LOL!

Check out the official music video below.  I like the ruff, yard style look of the video where San and Truth are standing in front of the cars.  I wish there were more of those scenes.  The performance shots were…meh…to me, but it’s okay because the song is so dope that I hardly paid attention to the video.  Also,  I was a little confused at first because I really thought this was a promo for the Step Up movie franchise.  Anyhoo, check out the video below and pick up “One Blood” available on iTunes now!

WATCH: New Music Video Michelle Williams- “If We Had Your Eyes”

Michelle-Williams-If-We-Had-Your-Eyes-2013I’m late, so what! The visual to Michelle Williams’ (former Destiny’s Child member) gospel comeback record, “If We Had Your Eyes” dropped!  Check it out below.  This for me also marks the first time I’ve listened to the song.  Not sure why I waited so long, as I have been anxious to hear what Michelle was going to do next! Alas, I love the song upon first listen.  I’ve always loved Michelle’s quirky vocals.  I like the video too, directed by Derek Blanks, the video serves Michelle in a fashionable way. I like the black dress she wore towards the end and Michelle just looked stunning the whole video!  Loved the feature from LeToya Luckett (those DC girls stick together, ya hear)!!  Nice touch by adding the Trayvon Martin salute! So yea, peep the video and let me know what you think!  Go Michelle and welcome back!

WATCH: Ambassador New Music -Hors D’Oeuvres & Devotionals

ambassador-006Bout Time!! Sheesh!! I’ve been waiting on new music from Ambassador and with the release of his latest EP, Hors D’Oeuvres, looks like I get something to at least put my appetite on chill for awhile.  Ambassador released his lead single “Yah (You See Me)” and also shot a video for it.  You can check that out below.  And in support of his “Hors D’Oeuvres” EP release on yesterday, The Ambassador is releasing the first of 6 weekly devotional messages shaped around songs from the album.  You can check out the first message HERE! 

Make sure to support The Ambassador by purchasing your copy of “Hors D’Oeuvres” on iTunes! LINKS: Twitter @ambassador215 @UpLiftGroup