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ArtSoul Spotlight: KJ Scriven Is Someone You Should Know

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Hailing from North Carolina, K.J. Scriven is a singer/songwriter, worship leader, as well as a cultural and theological thought leader. Being passionate about the power and impact of the local church, he serves as the Music Director at Transformation Church under the leadership of Pastor Derwin Gray. His strong but sincere message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ demonstrates that he uses all of his heart, soul, and his guitar to invoke worship and righteous living to all generations.

KJ is a Grammy-award winning songwriter, with 10 song placements on national recording artist projects:

“Be Still” on Travis Greene’s current album “Crossover: Live From Music City”

“What Can I Do” on Tye Tribbett’s “Greater Than” album, which he also was lead singer.

“I Will Sing”, “Lord, I Love You” and “We Need You Now” on Todd Galberth album “Decrease”

“Here for You” and “You Keep Me” on Travis Greene album “The Hill”

“Steady” on Gerald and Tammi Haddon album “US”

“Open Up The Heavens” on Shekinah Glory’s “Surrender” album

“Love Came Down” on James Fortune’s Christmas project “Grace Gift”

KJ is also the featured singer on the song “Resurrecting” on Tye Tribbett’s album “Bloody Win”.

 

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Tamara is the founder of ArtSoulRadio.com and a contributor for Ebony/Jet Magazine and other publications. She also works in TV/Film production and has a strong passion for the arts, community outreach, teaching and working with the youth. Learn more at www.tamarallyoung.com and follow her on social media.

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Rahkii Releases New Video for Latest Single “No Capes”

Chicago based artist Rahkii released new video for her latest single “No Capes” and it’s on another level! Watch the video in full below.

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Chicago based artist Rahkii released new video for her latest single “No Capes” and it’s on another level! Watch the video in full below.

 

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Rahkii is a pervious ArtSoul Spotlight artist known for her singles “Beautiful” and Zoom. At just the age of twenty-five, Rahkii has already begun to make an impact on Chicago as a music artist. Her broad roots in music stretch further than any genre can define. Her talent was discovered when she began to sing solos in the Youth Choir at her home church. From there, Rahkii emerged onto the urban music scene by way of her education at Columbia College, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Music Theater. Discovering her voice through gospel music sparked a curiosity of various styles which she explores through her own music.

Rahkii is influenced by artists such as John Mayer, Janelle Monae and Mali Music. Taking inspiration from the diversity of the local music culture, she supports the “no genre” movement.

Some highlights of her professional career includes placing her single “Beautiful” as the theme song on the Lifetime TV series American Beauty Star in September of 2016, performing alongside great artists such as OBY, Walking on Water and Pocket Radio. She has also worked as a background vocalist for talented artist such as R.Kelly, Eryn Allen Kane, Patti Labelle, Jenifer Hudson and more.

While this list only shows a small portion of Rahkii’s accomplishments, it highlights her “jack of all trades” personality as well as her ambitious and hardworking nature. In addition, it also shows her love for collaboration of all types of music, which is why she is joining the “no genre” movement. Rahkii is an emerging artist who wholeheartedly believes that she can affect lives in a positive way with her music. She’s been blessed by God with a talent. She has a great power within her and she’s on a mission to make change. She is a Super Hero.

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Comedian Kevon Carter Releases New Music Album

Kevon Carter is most known for his funny videos on social media, music was his first love. Having released his first album a decade ago and composed songs for Bishop Paul S. Morton, Jonathan McReynolds and more over the years, Carter has stepped back into the artist room to release another album titled Finally (I Felt That Music).

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While Kevon Carter is most known for his funny videos on social media, music was his first love. Having released his first album a decade ago and composed songs for Bishop Paul S. Morton, Jonathan McReynolds and more over the years, Carter has stepped back into the artist room to release another album titled Finally (I Felt That Music).

The 16-track gospel album has already hit no. 3 on iTunes and Amazon Christian music charts! 

His press release states: The project features tender ballads such as “Through the Pain,”  “You Survived” and “Open Heaven.” There are fast tracks such as “Be Exalted” and the retro groove, “Give Him Praise.” However,  “Check Their Fruit” which is based on Galatians 5:22-23 is getting attention. “It’s a fun song with a message, a real message,” he says. He adds that “Always A Reason” is a simple ballad that explains that there’s always a reason to praise the Lord. “Again” is another fine ballad. “It’s a self-reflective song about the guilt and shame that comes with making poor decisions,” he says. There are also three brief comedic interludes sprinkled throughout the set. 

When God has a calling on your life, it’s hard to ignore it. Believe it or not, Carter had no intentions of being a comedian but he stumbled upon a way to combine the talent with his passion for music. 

“I decided to do a funny song about vocal runs to post on Facebook. I knew nothing about making videos online. When I posted the video, it went viral. I started getting so many friend requests that my personal page reached the max to accept friends,” he says. “After going viral,  I decided to do another video weeks later and that video also produced thousands of views. People would comment about how much they enjoyed the skits, and they encouraged me to do more and so I did.  As I kept going, I slowly began to see that the comedy and humor was also a ministry.”

Take a listen to Kevon Carter’s Finally album below. Then, keep scrolling to take a look at some of his funny videos. 

 

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Hillsong United’s New Visual for Single “Whole Heart” Is Like A Prayer for Australia

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Hillsong United recently dropped their latest visual for their single “Whole Heart (Hold Me Now)”.  The video was recorded live at Hillsong Worship & Creative Conference in Sydney, Australia. This is the perfect song for much of Australia as they are still in recovery mode in many areas and still dealing with new fires, deaths and more in other areas.

Bushfires have burned millions of acres across Australia in recent weeks, killing an estimated 1 billion animals and more than 20 people. The entire country is asking and praying for help during this time.

If you have never travelled to Australia, it could be easy to forget its size. Being almost 3 million square miles (which is roughly the size of the U.S. mainland), a large portion of the country has not been affected by the fires and most tourism businesses are still open. While that is good news for the areas not effected by the fires, many have been moved by compassion to give back to those who are currently being effected. Even Hollywood is getting involved.

Elton John and other artists and actors/actresses with ties to the country have been giving money to help fix the massive destruction that has been caused in the areas effected. John himself recently stated, “the plight of the animals and lost of their habitat” was “on a biblical scale and heartbreaking”.

 

 

Fire fighters were recently welcomed in Sydney Australia with applause! A well deserved welcome for the brave men and women who are helping to save the areas effected by these devastating fires. Our prayers are with everyone effected by this tragedy. During times like this, it’s encouraging to have artists like Hillsong United consistently releasing music that continues to inspire and bring hope in the midst of dark times. Scroll down to hear the full latest album from Hillsong United.

 

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