Fans of rapper Lecrae received a surprise at his concert in Oakland when he honored NBA MVP Steph Curry who helped the Christian recording artist perform the song, "I'm Turnt."
Curry, the 27-year-old Golden State Warriors point guard, appeared onstage at Lecrae's tour stop in Oakland, California, last week to introduce "I'm Turnt" and dance alongside the rapper during the entire song.
The basketball star, who recently won an NBA championship for the 2014-2015 season, introduced the rapper's song by glorifing the "most high," saying "that's what it's all about." more >>
These guys use an incredible form of a capella vocal arrangements that aren't heard much nowadays. It is an art form that doesn't get the respect it should, for the amount of effort that's put into it. In this video, a group of six men sing a popular song by using just vocals and it's incredible!
By using the oldest instrument in history, the human voice, this wonderful Cuban band is able to create a very creative version of the song, "Hotel California," paying tribute to recreate every haunting verse and soaring guitar solo within the classic rock epic. They even perfectly manage to simulate the punchy drums and special guitar effects that have been popular among fans for decades.
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The Christian music industry is in a state of decline, according to numerous reports. But Gospel Music Association President and Executive Director Jackie Patillo says she has proof that Christian music still has a substantial impact on the Church community and beyond.
In new research presented by the Gospel Music Association and Christian Music Trade Association, it's evident that Christian music still has a reach and influence that cannot be ignored, despite some media reports.
One of these reports is a recent article titled "Who Killed the Contemporary Christian Music Industry?" Its author, Tyler Huckabee of The Week, shed light on the fact that contemporary Christian music used to sell 50 million albums annually during its glory days. In 2014, however, that number had decreased to 17 million. more >>
"I must confess that I get very weary of content that's labeled Christian. It is not because I don't support work that can inspire people or bring the Good News in new styles or formats," Franklin, the 45-year-old gospel choir director-turned-songwriter, wrote on his Patheos blog earlier this week. "Instead, it is because I constantly worry that products labeled 'Christian' might not stand up to what I believe should be the best coming from people who serve the best: God Himself."
According to Franklin, some people are giving Christians a pass to produce sub standard content because they brand their products with their faith. The Fo Yo Soul record label head believes, however, that Christians should be held to the same standard as secualr artists, producers and directors.
"The problem to me comes from people giving a pass to someone just because they stand under the banner of faith! The quality of their content should be held under the same scrutiny of any other product that you're asking people to support in the marketplace," Franklin wrote. "This type of 'pass' causes us to loose a spirit of excellence and the most important ingredient for greatness: DISCIPLINE." more >>
After receiving some early criticism for ushering in a new "trap gospel" sound earlier this year, gospel singer Erica Campbell's "I Luh God" has reached 1 million views on YouTube.
Campbell, the 43-year-old Mary Mary singer who ventured into solo territory with her debut album Help last year and her remix album Help 2.0 earlier this year, took to Twitter to celebrate the accomplishment of her latest music video.
"Yay!!!! #ILuhGod video hit over 1 million views!! Please subscribe to ImEricaCampbell @YouTube channel right now," Campbell tweeted. "Go see the video if you haven't already!! #MyBlock @bigshizz @edawkins." more >>