Slim Thug, a Houston-based rapper who has collaborated with multi-platinum artists such as Beyoncé and Pharrell, includes pastor Joel Osteen in his latest album Hogg Life Volume 2: Still Surviving, which was released earlier this month.
The song, titled "Chuuch," credits the megachurch pastor as a featured artist, and begins with Osteen preaching about the company we keep.
"I want to talk to you today about the right people," says Osteen in the beginning of the song. "Who you spend your time with will have a great impact on what kind of life you live. There are people God has already ordained to come across our path to help us fulfill our destiny. People that inspire us, challenge us make us better." more >>
Reach Records rapper and Lecrae protégé Andy Mineo announced the title and release date for his new album Uncomfortable by posting a picture of himself by posing with the Eye of Providence to promote his new record.
The rapper released a promo video Wednesday announcing the title of the album which ends with what appears to be a scan of his face with and him posing with the Eye of Providence, a symbol many conspiracy theorists believe is related to the occult.
Fans left comments on the screenshot of him posing with the hand gesture expressing their frustration with it. more >>
"Sunday Best" is premiering its eighth season with a new format that the show's executive producer and host, Kirk Franklin, says is giving people a second chance to accomplish their dreams.
Singers who previously appeared on the BET gospel music competition "Sunday Best" are getting a chance to come back for another season. Instead of witnessing an audition process, fans of the show voted for the songsters they wanted to see return for an opportunity to sing their way to a record deal on the televised gospel music competition.
"It's all about giving people second chances," said Franklin, the 45-year-old veteran host and executive producer of 'Sunday Best' to The Christian Post. "We just thought it would be really cool this season for people to have another opportunity to get close to their dreams. How many people don't get that opportunity? It turned out to be an incredible idea that the people really gravitated to." more >>
Bishop T.D. Jakes returned to the hit WE tv reality series "Braxton Family Values" on Thursday and urged the Braxton sisters to go back to their gospel music roots while spiritually counseling the family through recent trials. The women responded with a beautiful acappella rendition of the Lord's Prayer.
"I want you to come back to your roots," said Jakes to Tamar, Toni, Trina, Towanda and Traci "Braxton Family Values." "God gave you a voice! Sing! Sing something for me. Just take me back home for a minute."
The sisters heeded Jakes' words and stood together to harmonize the Lord's Prayer. more >>
Erica Campbell, one half of Grammy award-winning gospel duo Mary Mary, recently opened up about faith and purpose while recalling how an atheist fan once got saved after listening to her music.
In an interview with Rollingout magazine, Campbell, who graces the latest cover, said that propelling people closer to faith through her music is validation from God that she's on the right track in fulfilling her purpose.
The "I Luh God" singer recalled a time that she and her sister, Tina, met an atheist woman who shared with them that she had found Jesus after hearing their "God in Me" song from Mary Mary's fourth studio album The Sound. more >>
Beyoncé Knowles and Mariah Carey are two of the many powerhouse singers who've named gospel legend Karen Clark Sheard as a vocal influence. But the the veteran gospel songstress says she hopes to be remembered for more than what she has done on stage.
Clark Sheard, 54, has been in the gospel music industry for over 40 years and is showing no signs of slowing down with her sixth album, Destined to Win.
While she says she's on a mission with her latest musical offering, Clark Sheard also values her role as a wife, mother and first lady of the Greater Emmanuel Institutional Church of God in Christ in Detroit, Michigan. more >>