“Someone Has to Care” – Christian Scharen

2021-12-24T16:43:32-06:00December 24th, 2021|

Someone Has to Care: The Roots and Hip-Hop’s Prophetic Calling. By Christian Scharen. Eugene, Oregon: Cascade Books. 130 pp. (paperback). Illustrations, Notes, Bibliography. ISBN 978-1-5326-1217-6. $18.00 By Robert M. Marovich As Christian Scharen observes in his new book, Someone Has to Care, the titles of albums by hip-hop group The [...]

Maurette Brown Clark to Represent the DMV October 10 on McDonald’s 15th Annual Inspirational Celebration Gospel Tour

2021-09-23T20:07:14-05:00September 23rd, 2021|

The free streaming program will be available on Sunday, October 10. Maurette Brown Clark will appear alongside Anthony Brown & Group TherAPy, JJ Hairston, and Patrick Riddick. Multi-award-winning musician and syndicated radio personality Lonnie Hunter will host the four-part weekly virtual “Gospel City Playlist” series, where artists will vie to see [...]

JGM Pick of the Week: September 20, 2021

2021-09-20T22:43:47-05:00September 20th, 2021|

“Jesus Christ is Lord” Carmella Green Cloud Records (release date: December 18, 2020) By Robert M. Marovich “Jesus Christ is Lord” by Carmella Green is another outstanding sacred single from Cloud Records, an emerging label with a small but mighty roster of accomplished vocalists. Despite being a soprano, Carmella [...]

“Lift the Savior” – AJ Collier & the Band of Believers

2020-06-15T01:49:42-05:00June 15th, 2020|

“Lift the Savior” AJ Collier and the Band of Believers Believers Band Music Group By Bob Marovich Here's some Sunday morning old-school church music from AJ Collier and the Band of Believers of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. “Lift the Savior” raises its praise with hand clapping, full-throttle musicianship, open-throated choral chords, [...]

JGM Pick of the Week: June 9, 2020

2020-06-10T00:34:49-05:00June 10th, 2020|

“Stand On His Promises” Tamika Patton feat. Pastor Korey Mickie (release date: May 22, 2020) By Bob Marovich Philadelphia native and fiery gospel singer Tamika Patton sings the stuffing out of this double-time church wrecker that encourages those who “stumble and fall” to keep going, “lean on the Lord,” [...]

Enon Music Group Creates “The Levites Relief Fund” To Support Philadelphia Area Musicians

2020-03-28T01:46:03-05:00March 28th, 2020|

Enon Music Group Creates Fund To Financially Support Musicians Whose Employment Is Affected By Covid-19 Pandemic Philadelphia, PA -- Enon Music Group (EMG) is an independent record label established by Dr. Alyn E. Waller, Senior Pastor of Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church in Philadelphia, PA. The growing label has supported a [...]

JGM Pick of the Week: December 4, 2019

2019-12-05T15:52:51-06:00December 5th, 2019|

“Okay” Rahdyah Renee’ Mike2Mike Music (release date: October 29, 2019) By Bob Marovich “Okay,” the debut single by Philadelphia-born vocalist Rahdyah Renee’, latches onto your subconscious in the first few bars and doesn’t let go until you sit up and take notice. It’s a well-crafted, and well-sung, sacred pop [...]

JGM Pick of the Week: August 5, 2019

2019-08-06T03:13:39-05:00August 6th, 2019|

“I’ll Be Alright” Larry Hill feat. Ervin “Bigman” Williams RonKay Music Group (release date: May 1, 2019) By Bob Marovich Though “I’ll Be Alright” is ostensibly a solo outing for Philadelphia gospel singer Larry Hill, it thrums with the sound of good old fashioned southern soul quartet. One reason [...]

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