MUSIC REVIEW: Darnell Davis & The Remnant – Moving Forward

Darnell Davis & The Remnant - Moving Forward

Darnell Davis (and The Remnant) returns triumphantly with fourth LP Moving Forward.  A thoughtful, incredibly devoted affair, Moving Forward is an album of ‘spiritual food’, meant to praise God and truly encourage the soul.  With few if any miscues, Moving Forward is “just what the doctor…” – better yet the “soul” – ordered. “Nothing” opens […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: The Best of Donald Lawrence & Company

The Best of Donald Lawrence & Company

Legendary artist Donald Lawrence releases The Best of Donald Lawrence & Co. on March 11, 2014.  The cd features songs from the albums I Speak Life, Law of Confession, Part I, and Your Righteous Mind. The I Speak Life third of the cd begins with the feel-good song Healed, which explains that through all of […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: Daniel Johnson – Go

Daniel Johnson - Go

After singing with Andrae Crouch and Israel & New Breed, Daniel Johnson will be releasing his second solo project titled Go, on April 29, 2014. The premiering song on Daniel Johnson’s release is Have Your Way, which features a building track introduced by haunting piano play, a snippet of Matthew 6:10, resonating violins, and a […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: Erica Campbell – Help

Erica Campbell - Help

Tina and Erica Campbell have been best associated as the popular contemporary gospel duo Mary Mary.  While Mary Mary’s primary style is gospel, the duo has been able to crossover to urban audiences given its modern sound appealing to more youthful audiences.  On 2014 LP Help however, Erica Campbell makes her solo debut without sister […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: Donnie McClurkin – Duets

Donnie McClurkin - Duets

Gospel vet Donnie McClurkin releases his latest album, Duets, nearly six years following previous effort, We Are All One (Live In Detroit). Working with some of gospel’s brightest voices, McClurkin adds another uplifting LP to his discography. Duets isn’t innovative, never buying into contemporary gospel’s ‘radicalness’, but it’s a balanced effort that is both contemporary […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: Vernon Hill – Songs From His Presence

Vernon Hill - Songs From His Presence

  Maryland native and producer/songwriter Vernon Hill assists his star cast of anointed singers,  songwriters, and ministers in bringing forth his debut cd titled Songs From His Presence. On the first song In Your Presence featuring Lavarn Gordon, Vernon Hill uses several descriptive nouns to describe how he feels in the Almighty’s presence, and the words could easily […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: WOW Gospel 2014 – Various Artists

WOW Gospel 2014 - Various Artists

Wow Gospel 2014, like numerous past editions, is filled with notable gospel music singles from throughout the previous year, 2013 in this case.  For the gospel music lover who missed out on a couple of gospel albums, Wow Gospel 2014 offers the opportunity to hear and collect some of the most uplifting and memorable gospel […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: James Fortune & FIYA – Live Through It

James Fortune & FIYA - Live Through It

James Fortune represents the current generation of gospel music, a breed that seems to stretch the boundaries to an extent.  Fortune’s music doesn’t stick within the strictest confines of gospel tenets, but nor does it alienate gospel’s most recognizable cues stylistically, thematically, or lyrically.  Fortune’s most recent double-album, Live Through It (with Fiya), showcases Fortune’s […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: Ethan Kent – Work In Progress

Ethan Kent - Work In Progress

I would need quadruple the space to give Ethan Kent’s debut album Work In Progress its just due, but I don’t so I’ll just do this. The first song W.O.R.K. ft. Marcell Tennyson is a crisp track with the stunning lyrics of “If everyone  could have this mindset/Build upon this concept/The church could be an asset/More […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: @LaticeCrawford (Self-Titled Album)

Latice Crawford

Sometimes, winning first place simply isn’t everything; that’s the case for burgeoning gospel singer Latice Crawford.  As a contestant on the season two of BET’s Sunday Best, Crawford fell short of the ultimate prize.  Despite this, Crawford still finds herself releasing her debut album, Latice Crawford via RCA Inspiration. Vocally, throughout her ten-track debut, Crawford […]

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