Drake's "Views From The 6" is coming in April.
The news came from Drake himself during the Saturday episode of OVO Sound Radio on Apple's Beats 1, which the Canadian rapper co-hosted.
"We're here working overtime on it tryna make it everything I know it should be and the album itself will be coming in April 2016, so 416, you know what's where I'm from," the rapper announced, as quoted by Rap-Up. 416 is the area code for Toronto, the rapper's hometown. more >>
Two time Grammy Award-winner Lecrae wowed both the secular and Christian world in 2014 with his critically acclaimed studio album, Anomaly and now his upcoming book, Unashamed, is revealing some of the things he's had to put up with while on his journey to success.
The Reach Records founder took to Facebook on Wednesday to share an excerpt from Unashamed, which is set to release in May. The lone paragraph the rapper shared features his internal dialogue as he's being introduced by an industry executive:
"'I want you to meet Lecrae. He's a Christian rapper.' 'I know who you are,' they would respond with a patronizing smile. 'I'm familiar with your music.' The awkwardness would grow, and I could almost hear their thoughts: Can I cuss around him? He is about to preach at me, or judge me if I drink this whole bottle of Cristal and stumble out of here? Maybe they don't know if they can be fully themselves around me. Or perhaps they don't think they would like the content of my music or the assumptions behind my music or the worldview I hold. Regardless, they don't want to know more. From that point on, it felt awkward. It was like I was marked." more >>
Daughter of Grammy Award-winning producer Rodney Jerkins and actress Joy Enriquez, Heavenly Joy, is using her talent and charm to win over Christians' hearts and minds in her single "War."
"You can't have my family, my joy, my peace, my health, my worth and definitely not my Jesus! This means #WAR! My friends and I of all ages are ready for battle! Are you!?" the caption for the new Heavenly Joy video reads.
The new single "War" features pastor and musician Charles Jenkins. Throughout the tune Heavenly Joy can be heard passionately pleading the blood of Jesus to cover every lie of Satan. more >>
Christian festival organizers have successfully won their battle to have an event held in Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square after officials argued the festival would be a violation of the city's public space policy.
Officials in Toronto had previously sought to ban the annual Voices of the Nations music festival in the square, arguing that the event's Christian theme amounted to proselytizing on public property.
While organizers for the festival initially planned to take the ban to court, they managed to reach an agreement with Yonge-Dundas Square management regarding the upcoming festival, set to be held on Aug. 1. more >>
When gospel music songwriter and producer Kirk Franklin appeared in a recording studio with rap mogul Kanye West, gospel singer Kierra Sheard said she was inspired.
"I was super inspired. What was so much more fun is that 2 Chainz posted a video of them in the studio and Kirk Franklin was chilling on the wall," Sheard said in a Periscope video posted Tuesday, according to EEW magazine. "He did nothing that let his good be evil spoken of. It was perfect."
The 28-year-old daughter of Grammy Award-winning singer Karen Clark Sheard of the gospel music group The Clark Sisters and the daughter of megachurch pastor Bishop J Drew Sheard, rebuked those who spoke negatively about Franklin's decision to spend time with 38-year-old rapper West ahead of his Feb 11 album. more >>
Fred Hammond has touched countless people with his worship music for three decades, now the gospel singer is asking fans to pray about some business matters that could be affecting his health.
The 55-year-old singer was transparent when he took to Twitter to reveal that he needed prayer.
"I have a prayer request that I need my Twitter FAM to stand in agreement with me on. It's of a business nature," he wrote on Monday. "I'm asking God to break the chains, and bring fairness immediately into this situation. I served diligently with a great and positive attitude, I rebuke the spirit of Laban over Jacob!" more >>