The Pulse of Entertainment:
Marvin Sapp Profiled on TV One's 'Unsung' Sunday, July 16, 2017; Jonathan Butler Releases Single 'Show Me the Way' Off New
Two-time BET Award winner Marvin Sapp's life and career as a Gospel artist, Pastor and father will
be profiled in a TV One "Unsung" episode airing Sunday July 16, 2017 at 10 p.m. ET. His career as a Gospel singer
started in the 1990s as a member of the group Commission thanks to an invite from Fred Hammond. He went on to record solo
projects that resulted in Billboard Chart topping songs, such as his first #1 hit and signature song "Never Would Have
Made It" (2007). "It was after I buried my father at an early morning service," Marvin
Sapp said about the birth of his signature song "Never Would Have Made It." "I broke down...we were doing Praise
and Worship, its normally up tempo. This time I stopped the music and I started to sing these word, ‘never would have
made it, no I never could have made it without you.' I never thought...
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South African born Jazz guitarist Jonathan Butler recently released a new single from his new album titled "Free."
The single is entitled "Show Me The Way" featuring vocals from Myron Butler and Travis Greene. Jonathan is currently
touring with Gerald Albright, which will take them to his native country South Africa. "We
thought it would be a great move to get Myron and Travis involved," Butler said about his "Show Me the Way"
single. Travis is a very popular Contemporary Gospel artist and when I asked about his collaboration with Greene
Jonathan said, "We met twice. We got together at the Stellar Awards this year and had a chance to talk."
Grammy Award nominated Jonathan Butler also plays Jazz Fusion and Worship music. He started touring
at the age of seven! By the age of 14 he had the #2 song in South Africa - a cover of ...Read
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Big Boi Shares Latest Single from Album
'Chocolate' Featuring Troze
CA) - Grammy Award-winning, RIAA diamond-certified Hip-Hop luminary, Big
Boi, shares the latest song from upcoming album, "Chocolate" featuring Troze. The new song is off of his upcoming
album, "Boomiverse," which also contains the hard hitting single "Kill Jill," featuring Killer
Mike and Jeezy and the catchy single "Mic Jack" featuring Adam Levine.
and Provident Music Group Announce Relaunch of Verity Records with Release of Marvin Sapp Single 'Close'
(Nashville, TN) - RCA
Inspiration and Provident Music Group celebrate the relaunch of Verity Records, reviving the iconic label that has been
a modern standard-bearer in Gospel for almost two decades! Reintroducing Verity, kicked off by the newly-launched single
"Close" from Gospel icon Marvin Sapp, excitement is buzzing high among artists, the industry, and fans about the
return of the beloved brand. Verity Records will be operated under Provident Music Group.
Pulse of Entertainment covered the red carpet arrivals for the Black Business Associations' "Salute to Black Music Award
Gala" where radio pioneer Lee Bailey (RadioScope & EURweb.com) and music executive Clarence Avant. Watch some
red carpet interviews below!
(New York, NY) - Nigerian
Afrobeats star Rayce takes a giant step forward toward a banner year as Shanachie Entertainment is set to release his U.S.
CD debut, "African Juice," September 1, 2017, in conjunction with Rayce's Nigerian label Jebon International.
Shanachie has already released one single "Wetin Dey" which as a special re-mix
featuring a guest vocal from fellow Afrobeats superstar Davido and now they have just issued his follow up single "Show
Man." Rayce, who has scored such hits as "Roll," "21 Love," "Jack Sparrow" and "Wetin
Dey," and has collaborated with such major Afrobeats stars as D'Banj ( a founder of the genre) and Davido, brings his
triple-threat talent to his productions as a singer, songwriter and producer.
Afrobeats is not the "Afrobeat" of Fela but a new mash-up of Reggae Dancehall, Hip-Hop, soca and West African
beats. Drake's "One Dance," featuring Nigerian Afrobeats star WizKid, rode an Afrobeats groove and Alicia Keys'
"In Common" sported Afrobeats inflections which became explicit on an 'Afrobeats' re-mix (SwizzBeats is reportedly
a fan of the style). American and Caribbean artists such as Chris Brown, Sean Paul, Busy Signal and Machel Mavado have all
guest on Afrobeats hits and Ghanian-American producer Nana Kwabena Tuffuor produced Jidenna's smash hit "Classic Man."
With Africa-consciousness in vogue once again, impacting the fashion world as well as the music world, a dynamic dialogue
between a new generation in America, the
Caribbean and Africa are coming to the fore. Rayce is from the Edo State
Midwest part of Nigeria. He was born in Lagos in 1983 and raised there. He began making music as a drummer in church but soon
quite naturally evolved to singing, songwriting and producing as well as playing. In 2011, he scored a breakthrough hit with
the infectious "Roll," which he has followed with such hits as "Wetin Dey" (the re-mix featuring Davido),
"Shiki-Shiki" (with Afrobeats pioneer D'Banj), "Just Like That," "Tetela," "Jack Sparrow,"
"21 Love," "Tested OK" and his current single hit "One For Me" and more.
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