Bishop Marvin Sapp is one of numerous gospel singers, including Donnie McClurkin, Karen Clark Sheard, Dorinda Clark Cole and Kierra Sheard, that are using their platforms to help Flint, Michigan, in the midst of a water crisis.
Sapp is doing more than just bringing water to the troubled residents of Flint, but also preaching and doubling dollar donations.
The 49-year-old gospel singer and senior pastor of Grand Rapids Lighthouse Full Life Center, who oversees 15 churches in Michigan, Illinois, Ohio and Missouri as bishop over the Central Province of GUF, spoke about his plans to help those in Flint on Feb. 11. more >>
Newsboys frontman Michael Tait endorsed Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz, grabbing the attention of the music and political worlds without singing a single note.
The singer-songwriter told Fox News columnist Todd Starnes that he supports Cruz "100 percent," according to a Friday report from The Blaze.
Ever since Cruz announced his presidential campaign last March at the nation's largest and most prominent Christian college, Liberty University, as previously reported by The Christian Post, Tait has kept close tabs on the Texas senator, noting his "drive" and "solid ideas." more >>
"Starry Night" singer Chris August married his fiance Katelin Cummings on Saturday, a day that he is pegging the "best day" of his life after salvation.
After gospel music star Kirk Franklin was pictured in a studio with rap mogul Kanye West, the rapper is revealing what the entertainment industry veterans spoke about.
The 38-year-old "Yeezus" rapper said he and Franklin, 46, were discussing West's upcoming yet-to-be officially titled eighth studio album. West explained why he was referring to it as a gospel record.
"When I was sitting in the studio with Kirk, Kirk Franklin, and we're just going through it. I said this is a gospel album, with a whole lot of cursing on it, but it's still a gospel album," West said in an interview on Big Boy Radio. "The gospel according to Ye. It's not exactly what happened in the Bible, but it's this story idea of Mary Magdalene becoming Mary." more >>
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 >>