Kevin LeVar, a Gospel singer whose music has touched the lives of Christian music powerhouses such as Tina Campbell and Deitrick Haddon, recorded his latest album with the help of reformed drug dealers and prostitutes.
The singer, a 37-year-old Washington D.C. native, is releasing his second studio album "Destiny! Live at the Dream Center …and More." Instead of recording his latest material in a fancy studio with some of gospel music's biggest names that he might have had access to, LeVar opted to work out of The Dream Center, a rehabilitation facility in Los Angeles, Calif.
It is there that gang bangers, drug dealers, prostitutes and others who seek help find refuge, Bible studies and rehabilitation for themselves and their families. more >>
JahRock'n Studios, a recording facility located inside Brooklyn, New York's Park Slope Tabernacle Christian church provides a place for both Christian and secular artists to record music.
The studio, which has been an active business for over a year, has hosted Christian artists such as Andy Mineo, HeeSun Lee and MC Jin, along with many aspiring rappers and singers from NYC and other areas.
Chris Belmont, the head of JahRock'n productions, previously operated the studio at a different location until his partner, and "God Belongs In My City" prayer walk pioneer Daniel Sanabria, suggested he move the studio into the church he was now using as a base for the movement. more >>
Nearer, My God, to Thee is the best-selling song on iTunes for BYU Vocal Point. This song focuses less on peace and more on the struggles in life that bring us closer to God. It's a beautiful video that shows us each member of the chorus performing live on stage.
The meaning of this song is so important to believers because it signifies the importance of God even in our bad times. This song is guaranteed to give you the chills from start to finish when you hear their beautiful voices sing together.
Watch the BYU Chorus sing Nearer, My God, to Thee below: more >>
After Drake's performance on Monday night at the OVO Fest in Toronto seemed to imply that his ex-girlfriend Rihanna was the worst kind of evil, the rapper took to Twitter to clear things up.
"My album title is VIEWS FROM THE 6. The 6 is Toronto. Rih is a great girl who I know is about to kill this tour with Eminem. It's all love!!" Drake wrote.
Speculations that the rapper might be harboring some ill feelings toward his ex-girlfriend spread like wildfire when Drake performed "Days in the East" against a backdrop of Rihanna's face juxtaposed with a 666. more >>
NEW YORK — MC Jin recently shared his perspective on his journey as a Christian making his way in a faith-based market, after initially finding success nearly a decade ago in the secular industry as a freestyle battle rapper and the first Asian solo rapper to sign with a major record label.
Jin, 32, took on the subject of "What happens when a secular rapper gets saved?" during a CP Newsroom discussion with The Christian Post. He commented on a variety of issues, including the content of his music nowadays compared to earlier in his career when he rapped about the usual fare of "sex, money, and cars."
The MC, born Jin Au-Yeung, also talked about putting his priorities in order and how his faith plays a huge part in that. more >>
Deitrick Haddon, the minister and gospel singer who will be back for a second season of "Preachers of L.A.," is speaking out about being demonized for his interpretation of The Holy Bible.
Haddon, 41, most recently came under fire during the "Preachers of L.A." reunion show where he explained why living with a significant other before marriage was not going against God's word. While his co-star Bishop Ron Gibson, senior pastor from the Riverside Calif., Life Church Of God In Christ, vehemently disagreed with Haddon on the reunion show, the latter defended his beliefs.
"You have to go according to your faith and what you believe," Haddon told Sister 2 Sister magazine recently. "If you don't like what I'm saying, you can go to the church up the street if you don't like what I'm saying, but don't demonize me because I'm not saying what you're saying. Don't call what I'm saying heresy. We're actually saying the same thing. It's crazy." more >>