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The Faction–Episode 131 (Aug. 29)

August 29th, 2018
It’s All In Weekend and we are ready with a big show today! We are giving our thoughts on the upcoming All In PPV! Plus, what does the 70th Anniversary of the NWA mean for the industry?!...

2017: The Year In Review (Top 10 Countdown, part 2)

December 29th, 2017
7. You Don’t Know The Half! The year 2017, in terms of releases, could be viewed as A Tale of Two Cities. It was the best of times and the worst of times….all at the same time!!...

2017: The Year In Review (Top 10 Countdown, part 3)

December 29th, 2017
4. CeCe Winans One of the most anticipated releases of 2017 involved the return of Gospel music legend CeCe Winans. It had been over eight years since we had solo music from this 10-time Grammy Winner. Known...

2017: The Year In Review (Top 10 Countdown, part 4)

December 29th, 2017
1. Say What?! For most artists, the measurement of their worth is often determined inside the content of their songs and performances. However, it was what several artists said away from the environment of their performances that...

2016: The Year In Review (Top 10 Countdown, part 2)

December 29th, 2016
6. HEZEKIAH WALKER For years, Hezekiah Walker has been one of the genre’s most gifted and respected artists. Known for his musical consistency, Brooklyn bump, and overall swagger, Walker has been dubbed as the “hip-hop pastor”. Even with...

2016: The Year In Review (Top 10 Countdown, part 3)

December 29th, 2016
3. WE’RE GOING MAINSTREAM! 2016 may have been one of Gospel music’s most VISIBLE year from a mainstream perspective. While this wasn’t a banner sales year for the genre, the opportunities for collaboration and showcasing gifts on...

2016: The Year In Review (Top 10 Countdown, part 4)

December 29th, 2016
1. SHIRLEY CAESAR Coming into 2016, none of us could imagine the year that awaited the reigning Queen of Gospel Music. With over 60 years in this industry, one would figure that this legend would be on...

The Faction Year In Review: The Faction Awards (pt 2)

December 27th, 2016
PPV/SPECIAL EVENT OF THE YEAR WRESTLEMANIA 32 This category was EASILY be THE most contested category of them all this year’s awards with the Wrestlemania 32 winning by merely one vote. Wrestlemania 32 was slated by all accounts...

The Faction Year In Review: The Faction Awards (pt 3)

December 27th, 2016
CATCHPHRASE OF THE YEAR “You Just Made The List” (CHRIS JERICHO) There are many arguments that can be made for Chris Jericho making the Comeback of the Year. Watching both his in ring work and his mic...

2015: The Year In Review (Top 10 Countdown) pt. 2

December 18th, 2015
7. Apple Music For the last two years, streaming channels such as Spotify and Pandora really began to light a fire under artists from across all genres while redefining the way that listeners and supporters consume music....

2015: The Year In Review (Top 10 Countdown) pt. 3

December 18th, 2015
4. The New Guard Easily for the last decade, there has been a cry from consumers, artists, and industry insiders for new and fresh faces to top the gospel music conversation. The changing of the guard is...

2015: The Year In Review (Top 10 Countdown) pt. 4

December 18th, 2015
3. Kirk Franklin One could make the argument that Franklin is THE most decorated Gospel artist of the modern era. Let’s count it. 9 Grammy Awards, 16 GMA Dove Awards, and 40 Stellar Awards (Yes, I said...

2015: The Year In Review (Top 10 Countdown) pt. 5

December 18th, 2015
2. Bobby Jones Gospel For the last 34 years, Sunday mornings for most gospel music lovers began at 9a ET/8a CT on BET watching Bobby Jones Gospel. This one hour broadcast brought the infectious personality of its...

2015: The Year In Review (Top 10 Countdown) pt. 6

December 18th, 2015
1. Andrae Crouch For all of the stories, events, and personalities that 2015 brought us, no story or event had a greater impact than the passing of the legendary Andrae Crouch on January 8, 2015. Ironically, prior...

2014: The Year In Review (Albums to Remember)

December 31st, 2014
As 2014 comes to a close, it’s time to review some of the projects that really stood out this year. The year was filled with a plethora of new music from known artist, new artists, and veterans...