"It's not about how you start, it's how you finish," writes Christian rock/rap artist Manafest, who knows what it is to work hard for something having gone through his entire life as an underdog from a young age. Now, after a string of successful albums, world tours, and the gift to be able to share the story of his God transformed life; Manafest shows you what it is like to be a "Fighter."
"Fighter: Five Keys to Conquering Fear and Reaching Your Dreams," chronicles the journey of Christopher Greenwood as a young boy in Canada before becoming a well known artist. His father committed suicide when he was just 5-years-old leaving him to be raised by a single mother who did her best to provide for him.
Always having a background in church, Greenwood was able to stay pretty grounded because of this and the few well placed mentors in his life to get him by. more >>
The 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards will air on television tonight, Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. ET on UP. The awards show is appearing on the channel for the fifth time.
The live event took place last Tuesday.
Celebrating the biggest names in Christian music and rewarding them for their contributions, the night was hosted by Kirk Franklin and Amy Grant. more >>
Mason Betha, a multi-platinum selling rapper from the late 90s who retired from the music industry to become a pastor, recently revealed his desired collaborations for his upcoming album titled, "Now We Even."
Although Betha first stopped rapping 13 years ago to become a pastor, he recently took to Twitter to announce that he was working on a new project titled "Now We Even." The entertainer and minister let it be known which music artists he would like to collaborate with which included the likes of Diddy, Seal, Jay Z and Lauryn Hill.
"This is what my ideal album would look like: @MsLaurynHill @2Chainz (@S_C_ or @Drake) @Seal @CeeLoGreen @iamdiddy @meekmill (#1 @Beyonce or #2 destiny child) @ArianaGrande & dipset @myfabolouslife," he tweeted. "y€$ #NOWWEEVEN is the album title... Lets make it happen. (SIC)" more >>
Ja Rule recently encouraged rapper DMX to seek God in order to combat many of his well-publicized troubles.
The "I'm in Love With a Church Girl" star was asked about his former label mate in an interview with The Grio. Ja Rule touched on DMX's child support issues that have him owing $1.2 million.
"I love X, we got a great history," Ja said to the Grio. "We came up together in this business. It's kind of sad to watch my homie go through what he's going through." more >>
Cassie Ventura, the 27-year-old model and singer who is dating rap mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs, recently revealed the lessons that she learned from the entrepreneur.
Ventura recently covered Vibe Vixen magazine where she revealed that Diddy inspired her to create her own empire.
"Absolutely. Just being around him is a completely inspiring experience," Ventura told V. "Starting my own empire would be great... I'm trying to figure that out. I'm still working with Cassie Enterprises right now but I think that would be something I would love to do." more >>
Drake, the 26-year-old rapper, believes he does not receive the credit he deserves.
"What really bothers me the most is the fact that sometimes I don't feel like I get enough credit or I don't make a big enough impact because I'm not a loose cannon," Drake said while on the Canadian show, Q with Jian Ghomesh recently. "People just want me to go off more and lose my composure, and then that way I guess I would make more headlines or be more iconic. But that's not me. I'm a naturally poised individual."
While some media outlets like Hollywoodlife.com assumed that Drake may have been referencing 24-year-old singer-songwriter Chris Brown, the pair recently ended their feud. While it is unclear whether or not the pair of musicians will collaborate on a song, Brown took to his Facebook page to post an image of himself with Drake in the studio earlier this month. more >>