When Freddie Combs was 920 pounds he was hospitalized and close to dying. But God have him a second chance. This near-death experience made Freddie aware that his life is in danger, and he began to exercise and eat healthy. Then he went on stage and blew everyone away with a talent no one expected him to have!
Freddie suffers from obesity which has been a burden for him all of his life. Now in his 40s, Freddie was able to lose 400 pounds in just a couple of months and wanted to inspire others by chasing his dream of becoming a singer by auditioning for the "X-Factor."
After sweeping everyone off their feet, two judges make a deal with Freddie. If he is able to stand at some point soon and sing, they will back him 100 percent. more >>
The Democratic Party might finally have its answer to Donald Trump in rapper and self-professing Christian Kanye West.
The Grammy-award winning artist announced at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday that he would be running for president in the year 2020 and the Democratic Party welcomed the decision on its official Twitter account on Monday.
"Last night @kanyewest declared his candidacy for president in 2020," the Democratic Party tweeted yesterday. "Welcome to the race, Mr. West. Glad to have you." more >>
Jackie Hill-Perry, a Christian rapper who identifies as a former lesbian, recently explained why she thinks the leadership around her was effective in counseling to her as a homosexual and believes the church needs to look deeper than just a person's sexuality when it comes to ministering to gays.
The rapper recently spoke with The Gospel Coalition and was asked "what is the most important thing church leaders can do to help people in their congregations who struggle with same-sex attraction?"
"What was helpful for me was that my leadership did not isolate my same-sex attraction from my whole person. They looked to see 'how can I help her in a Gospel-centric way that's holistic' because it wasn't that I struggle with lesbianism. I struggled with hatred, bitterness, laziness, gluttony, lack of stewardship, pride. There was a lot to me that was much deeper than just my sexuality," said Hill-Perry. more >>
Grammy-winning singer Adele is reportedly ready to release her next album by November, according to a report in Billboard. Adele, whose sophomore album "21" became one of the world's top-selling albums of the century, earned a Grammy with the said album which was released four years ago in 2011. Music fans are eagerly awaiting the singer's next album since it has been a while since she released anything new.
In May 2014, the singer had hinted that she was working on her next album, but her record label and her publicists have been keeping mum about when the album will be released.
According to a report in Billboard, Adele has collaborated with various songwriters and producers on her next record. Some of the names mentioned include Danger Mouse, a Grammy-winning producer, and songwriters Max Martin, Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic and Tobias Jesso, Jr. more >>
After putting his career on hold to focus on his family, Dathan Thigpen, the season eight winner of "Sunday Best All Stars," believes God has redeemed all the gospel singer believed was lost.
Thigpen, the 34-year-old Jackson native, is a husband of seven years and father of two who believes God has honored him for choosing to halt his music aspirations for three years in order to focus on family during a rocky time in his marriage.
Devoting more of his time to family also meant the father of 3- and 5-year-old boys would lose out on furthering his singing career. more >>
BJ Thompson, a former member of ReachLife ministries, an organization which serves as the outreach arm of Reach Records, recently expressed his concerns about the state of Christian hip-hop.
Speaking with the Christian rap media outlet Rapzilla in an interview posted last week, Thompson, who once served in ministry with Lecrae and other Reach artists, warned that some artists "can be a representative in Christian culture and not know Christ."
"Overall I'm excited. There's a growing number of artists who are very expressive, creative. We see a lot of professionalism in Christian hip-hop. ... But the thing that alarms me is something that's unique about Christian music or culture is that you can be a representative in Christian culture and not know Christ. And so, one thing that concerns me about new artists is that we made the platform, the spotlight of Christianity more attractive than Christ," said Thompson to Rapzilla. more >>