Reviews

REVIEW: Kirk Franklin–“Losing My Religion”

November 12th, 2015
There is no denying that THE most recognizable figure in modern gospel music is Kirk Franklin. With 9 Grammy Awards to his credit, his catalog, pen, and unbridled creativity have...

REVIEW: Deitrick Haddon–“Masterpiece”

November 12th, 2015
Believe it or not, 2015 marks over 20 years in Gospel music industry for Deitrick Haddon. The Detroit-bred artist first broke into the industry with the male group Perfect Peace...

REVIEW: DeWayne Woods–“Life Lessons”

February 3rd, 2015
For close to fifteen years, DeWayne Woods has proven to be one of the industry’s most consistent vocalists and personalities. Whether singing background for artists such pop heavyweights asĀ Celine Dion...

REVIEW: Jason Nelson–“Jesus Revealed”

January 19th, 2015
For the better part of a decade, the gospel community has grown increasingly familiar with both the voice and pen of Jason Nelson. From his 2005 independent debut album I...

REVIEW: James Fortune & FIYA–Grace Gift

December 15th, 2014
It’s been a decade since the music world turned to Houston, TX for an ensemble of gifted singers led by a gifted songwriter who would impact gospel radio significantly. Enter...

REVIEW: Various Artists–Motown Christmas

December 15th, 2014
Historically, the Motown imprint has been one of the most influential labels and movements in all of urban and popular music. With the recent addition of Motown Gospel, the label...

REVIEW: Coriology–‘Twas The Night

December 1st, 2014
One of the most intriguing elements of a Christmas project is to see just how creative an artist will be with their presentation of holiday music. With that in mind,...

REVIEW: Various Artists–“Handel’s Messiah: A Soulful Celebration”

December 1st, 2014
Perhaps no Christmas project could more appropriately wear the termĀ “iconic” than the star-studded release titled Handel’s Messiah: A Soulful Celebration. Originally released in 1992, this Grammy Award winning project was...

REVIEW: CeeLo Green–“CeeLo’s Magic Moment”

November 24th, 2014
CeeLo Green has made an incredible transition into the pop music field. Known for his time with groups such as Goodie Mob and Gnarls Barkley, the wildly gifted and talented...

REVIEW: Gary Mayes & Nu Era–“Go Tell It”

November 24th, 2014
The joy of great Christmas music is its timeless nature. Such can be said for one of the best Christmas albums you may never have heard. For this, we head...

REVIEW: Doobie Powell–“My Gift”

November 17th, 2014
One of independent music’s best kept musical secrets is Doobie Powell. While mainstream music lovers may not fully be familiar, music purists are very familiar with the Powell name in...

REVIEW: Fred Hammond–“Christmas…Just Remember”

November 17th, 2014
We’re going back to 2001 for the lone Christmas project in the arsenal of Grammy award winner Fred Hammond. Throughout his 30-year career, Hammond has been known for his smooth...

REVIEW: YPJ & Flesh Versus Christ–Praise, Worship, & Hip Hop

November 6th, 2014
YPJ & Flesh Versus Christ Praise, Worship, & Hip Hop Derek S Kids Publishing Before the current climate of discovering new artists and sounds via platforms as YouTube, Soundcloud, and...

REVIEW: JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise–I See Victory

November 3rd, 2014
JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise I See Victory eOne Music / Light Records Historically, the foundation of the gospel music genre has been centered around choral music. As the focus...

REVIEW: Swoope–Sinema

August 10th, 2014
Swoope Sinema Collision Records One of the most influential voices in urban music within the last five years is hip-hop artist Swoope. The first signee to Collision Records is by...