Kham Returns With New Single L00K

It has been a quiet 2020 for Kham in terms of solo music. That has quickly changed with the release of his new single, L00K. “L00K” is a hard hitting, energetic, coming of age track produced by Enzo Gran. Kham raps about his transition from his collegiate days to adulthood over an aggressive synth bass which serves as a compliment to the catchy, repetitive hook.

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Rebecca St. James Releases First Single in Nine Years

“Battle Is The Lord’s,” the first new single in nine years from legendary GRAMMY® and Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter Rebecca St. James, is slated for release this Friday. The powerful anthem of praise-featuring GRAMMY®-nominated Bethel Music singer/songwriter Brandon Lake-marks St. James’ debut for Heritage Music, an imprint of world-renowned worship mainstay Bethel Music.

Co-written by St. James with North Point Worship’s Seth Condrey and Heath Balltzglier, “Battle Is The Lord’s” was produced by Seth Mosley (for KING & COUNTRY, Jeremy Camp) and St. James’ longtime collaborator Tedd T. (We Are Messengers, Francesca Battistelli). An offering of worship to the God who protects, the song delivers a timely reminder of Who is ultimately in control.

“The message is so relevant to what the world is dealing with right now,” St. James says of “Battle Is The Lord’s.” “The heartbeat is that the Church can sing this song, and people can be pointed to the fact that God is in control. I think in this time, it’s so easy for all of us to fear, but He’s calling us to a place of deeper trust.”

The lead single from St. James’ forthcoming Heritage Music debut EP, “Battle Is The Lord’s” carries a particularly personal message for the lauded artist. Following a lengthy hiatus from the spotlight, during which time St. James married and gave birth to two children, she was asked by her brothers-GRAMMY®-winning duo for KING & COUNTRY-to perform a brief set at one of their concerts. Although apprehensive to take the stage again, St. James agreed.

“It was an incredibly life-changing moment and probably one of the more instantly transforming moments with God that I’ve ever had,” she shares. “I encountered the Holy Spirit in such a radical way that it made me see music in this non-threatening way again. I realized I missed the connection I have with Jesus when I sing. I missed this aspect of my relationship with Him that happens when I’m living in that sweet spot of calling and music.”

“‘Battle Is The Lord’s’ has been personally encouraging to me in my journey with this project, even to finish out the work that we’re doing,” St. James adds. “There were a lot of old triggers, old fears and old pain associated with music that I had to overcome. This song calls me to trust in God and see that He’s gone before me. It’s His battle to fight, not mine.”

Among the most defining artists in Christian music history, GRAMMY®-winning singer/songwriter, best-selling author, speaker and actress Rebecca St. James rocketed into the global spotlight following the release of her self-titled ForeFront Records debut in 1994. The Australian native’s modern pop sensibilities and uncompromising lyrics set a benchmark in Christian music, leading a new generation of artistry in the genre.

St. James has earned multiple Dove Awards, nine #1 Christian radio singles and two GOLD®-certified recordings, and her discography includes such iconic albums as Pray, God and Transform. Author of the best-selling titles Wait For Me (Thomas Nelson) and Pure (Hachette/Faithwords), among others, she starred in the 2009 film Sarah’s Choice; portrayed Mary Magdalene in the groundbreaking rock opera !Hero; and voiced “Hope, The Angel” in VeggieTales’ best-selling DVD The Easter Carol, in addition to other diverse roles. An award-winning songwriter, St. James co-penned multiple selections on for KING & COUNTRY’s blockbuster 2019 recording, Burn the Ships, and she is also the host of Rebecca St. James Friends & Family, a new weekly podcast on marriage and parenting available on K-LOVE Radio’s Accessmore platform.

 

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JoJo Martin Bounces Back From Life-Threatening Illness To Score Hit With Kierra Sheard

Grammy® Award winner PJ Morton‘s protégé, JoJo Martin, has bounced back from a life-threatening genetic kidney disease to drop a sterling new collaboration with singer/actress, Kierra Sheard, entitled, “Even If It Takes Forever” (Morton Inspiration/Tyscot).

The Atlanta, GA-based singer/musician says, “The song is about love. I’m a church kid. I grew up going to church. The song isn’t throwing Jesus in your face, but you know what I’m talking about. It gives people a chance to interpret the music from whatever stage of relationship with God they have.” Martin is also thrilled to have Kierra Sheard on the recording. The dynamic vocalist is fresh off of her co-starring role in Lifetime Television’s “The Clark Sisters: The First ladies of Gospel” which was the cable network’s highest rated original film broadcast in 4 years. “I’ve always been a fan of Kierra,” he adds. “The first tour I got to do on my own as a solo artist – Kierra gave me that opportunity. She’s one of my favorite voices, one of my favorite people.”

Although, Martin started working on the song a few years ago; it sat on the shelf while he battled focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSG), a genetic kidney disease that claimed his brother Jerome’s life at the age of 29. “If you have it, it usually activates when you are in your 20s and it kills your kidneys,” he says of it. I had been touring and was on a break. I got super sick. For days, I thought it was the flu. The last day I couldn’t even hold down water, so I went to the hospital. The doctor said I had swine flu. The similarity to covid-19 is incredible.  I had a temperature of 104 every day. My kidney function fell to 5%, my blood pressure was sky high. The only thing different is I never got on a ventilator. They found FSG in my kidney biopsy.”

For almost five years, Martin endured pain and dis-ease. He was on dialysis – 9 hours a night at one point – while awaiting a kidney donor.  He was in and out of hospitals for infections and eventually, he used a cane to stabilize his gait. “My immediate family knew, but I never talked about it publicly,” he confesses. Then, in August 2018, a friend, Britini Ruff, became his surprise kidney donor.

Now, Martin is back in good health and grateful to be well and making music. “I never complained about hating dialysis during that time,” he says. “I just wanted to make God proud. I knew it wasn’t anything that I did to make myself sick. Somebody needed to see me go through this and go through it well. God gave me the strength to get through another day.”

The thought-provoking urban inspirational track is now available at all major digital service providers: https://smarturl.it/fls1ia

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Hip Hop Artist Prominence Set To Release First LP, Titled “Level Headed” In The Coming Months.

American, Northern Virginia, Hip Hop Artist Prominence is set to release first LP, titled “Level Headed” in the coming months.

The LP which is produced by various producers such as Tone Jonez, Runaway Muzic and more. This is Prominence’s first studio recording album, preceded by two mixtapes entitled, “LeVe1” and “LeVe2”. “Level Headed” is a journey from two ends of our spiritual and mental consciousness, while exploring the importance of unison in each. The album contains collaborations with Gramm Thomas, Mell Omii, Reece Lache and his wife, Angela Monique, as the Narrator.

Listen to “Battle Royale” ft. Mell Omii

 

“..it’s really a journey for me personally, because it’s reminiscent of how I grew up battle rapping. More importantly, it’s foreshadowing of what’s to come for all of us.” Says Prominence on “Battle Royale“.

 

Battle Royale” is available on all platforms.

 


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How Nigerian Musician “Busola Oyedokun” Defied Lupus & Releases Her First Single “Na You Baba”

 

It’s challenging enough to go through the whole production process of getting a song out but when the artiste defies life threatening health challenges to put out a message through the channel of music, then one must admit that there must be some divine agenda behind such message.

This is the case for Gospel music artiste and music director Busola Oyedokun who recently released her debut single “Na You Baba” despite her battle with Lupus Nephritis. The mother of 3 in her late thirties said it took her 5 years to finalize work on the song due to many medical issues that sprung up during the process but her will was stronger than any challenge thrown at her.

Busola is full of life and spirit, save for few tell-tale signs, you can hardly tell what was going on with her health. She revealed the details of how she overcame every obstacle to release the single “Na You Baba“.

Busola Oyedokun, a wife, mother of three wonderful children, a song writer, a voice over and gospel artiste. She is also a personal assistant to the convener of Yes Lord Outreach. As a voice over artiste, she has worked with BBC, African Radio Drama and has done several radio jingles. She is the music director at Eagles Height Church choir. She studied English Literature during her tertiary education.

 

Her health challenges started in 2013, the same year she started her recording of the song “Na You Baba” but had to suspend the recording because she was diagnosed with Lupus Nephritis.

 

 

Na You Baba” was first recorded in 2013,” Busola said. “That was the year I was diagnosed with Lupus. The work was thereafter abandoned because Lupus came with lots of drama. Even my brother-in-law who took the work upon himself, traveled out and everyone somehow forgot all about the song. There had been several attempt at getting the song out but it just wasn’t working.”

“The producer who recorded the work – Blaqjerzee – suddenly called me in 2017 saying he was going through his system and deleting old works when he came across the song from 2013 in his archive. He told me he would have deleted the song but felt there was something about the song that made him sure it was not supposed to be on his system but out there. He got in touch with my brother-in-law who had been coordinating the work before the health issues started, and that was how work began on the project again,” Says Busola

Between the production process and the release of the work, Busola faced 2 heart wrenching shock. First she was to be placed on dialysis as the Lupus had affected her kidney, then she had issues with her heart. Despite all, Busola found the strength and with cannulas in her legs, due to dialysis, she completed the recording of “Na You Baba”.

Busola said she had great energy around her which formed part of her positive outlook in the face of the challenges. Her husband, Christopher I.A Oyedokun, her Pastor Mrs Yeside Stephen, Also her doctor Professor Femi Adelowo, all formed important factor in her positive outlook amidst all the health issues she is battling with.

She hopes to have an album and a documentary out before the end of the year.

Listen:: “Na You Baba”.

 


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