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Eminem, Dr Dre, & DJ Khaled Hit No. 1 on Billboard Christian Chart for Kanye Remix

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Eminem teamed up with Kanye West and DJ Khaled this month for “Use This Gospel (Remix)” from Khaled’s new album God Did, and the track has landed Eminem a No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot Christian Singles chart. While this is Eminem’s first appearance Billboard’s Christian music-focused charts, this is not Kanye West’s first rodeo. His 2019 album Jesus Is King debuted at the peak of the Top Christian Albums and Top Gospel Albums on its first week of release. He became the first artist to have ten of his album’s songs occupy each spot in the top 10 in both the Hot Christian Songs and Hot Gospel Songs charts; the original version of “Use This Gospel” featuring Clipse and Kenny G was one of these tracks.

Released in August, God Did is Khaled’s fourth album to go No. 1 on the Billboard 200. “Use This Gospel (Remix)” is also his first appearance on the Hot Christian Singles chart. The feature-heavy album also sports appearances from Lil WayneFutureLil Baby,SZATravis ScottLil Durk21 SavageJuice WRLD, and many more.

Watch Kris Ex’s 2019 review of Jesus Is King here and listen to “Use This Gospel (Remix)” below.

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Maverick City Announces A Pause On Their Professional Relationship With Dante Bowe: Fans Respond w/ Split Views

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Late on Monday, September 26, 2022, Maverick City Music released a statement on Instagram after Bowe was accused of incidents “inconsistent” with the music collective’s “core values and beliefs.” But, what is the alleged “behavior” mentioned in the collective’s statement? This is the question many have been asking. However, an official answer has not been given.

Read the full statement below:

“Due to behavior that is inconsistent with our core values and beliefs, we have decided to put a pause on our professional relationship with Dante Bowe,” the statement opens. “Maverick City Music is a collective of various artists from many different backgrounds and life experiences; as such no one artist’s actions or behavior can always be attributed as a reflection of our core beliefs and values.”

The statement concludes by inviting Maverick City Music fans to offer Dante Bowe their support.

Fans Respond To False News That Dante’s Release was in wake of alleged Bad Bunny singalong

Earlier this month, Dante Bowe allegedly shared a video to his Instagram account of him and friends, some of them Maverick City affiliates, partying on a bus and singing along to Bad Bunny track Despues De La Playa, which was released this year.

According to other news sources, the friends were celebrating the birthday of Sabrina Harrison, co-founder of MINT Dentistry and AMEN Church, and founder of Equipped By Faith Ministries, a non-profit organization that empowers women of faith.

The video came to the attention of Maverick City followers, with explicit lyrics in the Bad Bunny song causing concern. Many fans have been assuming that the release it due to this video being released on his socials. However, Maverick City does not give this or any other reason as the cause for their decision.

Some Fans think collective should ‘extend grace’…

Fans seem divided on the news as many have argued that Maverick City Music should extend grace and others were happy to see action taken over Bowe’s alleged behavior. However, what many fans may still not realize it that an exact reason for their decision has not been made public. However, it is the talk of the video which has given the story more attention and confusion among some fans.

On Tik Tok, one user wrote: “I get it’s concerning but we fall short all the time. I fell short today, we fall short every day. So, I truly don’t get it. It’s funny when someone falls short and we don’t extend grace.” Watch this fan’s full video below:

@reelprognosis #maverickcity #maverickcitymusic #maverickcityworship #dantebowe #fyp #foryou #foryoupage #react #reaction #reactions #gospel #gospelmusic #badbunny #gospeltiktok #christiantiktok #christian #christianmusic #latenight #music ♬ Full Song (Save Me) Pop House VOCALS – FitzAudio

Others echoed similar divided sentiments on Facebook and Twitter:

It’s clear that many fans don’t feel the punishment matches the actions in this case. Others have argued online that artists and celebrities in both mainstream and Christian circles have remained covered publicly but disciplined privately for worse circumstances. Many have been left confused by the recent actions of the collective. While there are rumors of other possible reasons for this release, no other statement has been made from the Maverick City Collective at this time. But, Dante has recently responded directly to his fans regarding the news.

What is important for fans to remember is that An Official Statement of What The Dante’s Alleged Behavior Is Has Not Been Publicly Shared. What has been shared via the official statements of each party is the only factual news that has been released at this time.

Dante Bowe’s Official Statement

The Grammy Award winning artist released his own statement on social media in response to the collective’s announcement of his release:

“In light of recent events and opinions, I’ve talked to some of the wisest leaders and brothers around me. I’ll be taking time off social media to rest mentally and physically.

“Years ago, when I dreamt of all I would accomplish one day, I didn’t account for the pressure and opinions that would come with it. It’s important for everyone to know when to step back and refocus. Hope y’all understand and support. I’ll hit you up when I’m back.

“Love you guys! This is for the best.”

Posts from his fellow collective members are seen below his statement showing love and support and he takes a break. It’s a good sign to see his team supporting him during this time. Our prayers are also with the collective as they seek how to best cover Dante and help him move forward.

Will Dante Bowe’s Personal Tour Be Cancelled?

We don’t know the full story beyond the information we have shared. But, we will reiterate that according to the collective’s public statement, this is currently a temporary release.

There is no news yet regarding Dante’s up and coming tour featuring Evvie McKinney and CHH group Social Club. We will share more as this story continues to develop. Until then, join us as we continue to support Dante with prayer.

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We Celebrate Chadwick Boseman For Sharing His Gift of Story-Telling At Its Finest

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Yesterday we all received the surprising news that Chadwick Boseman passed away at only 43 years old. He left behind his wife who he secretly married in 2019. She was his long time love as they dated for nearly 6 years prior to their wedding last year. She was by his side from the time of his diagnosis throughout his battle with cancer. Chadwick passed with her and his family by his side. Our prayers are with his wife, his family and friends. Today we are remembering Chadwick Boseman and celebrating him for his work.

Like most pursuing anything in the entertainment world, Chadwick’s career didn’t begin overnight. His film work spans from 2003 – 2020. Like many, he pressed through a line of rejection and obstacles to get where he was in his career. But, he couldn’t do it alone. This Howard University alumni credits Denzel Washington who later paid for Chadwick to attend Oxford to study acting for being a major help in his career.

CHADWICK CREDITS DENZEL WASHINGTON FOR PUSHING HIS CAREER FORWARD

In 2019, Boseman spoke at the American Film Institute dinner where he was able to honor Denzel Washington with a lifetime achievement award. He shared the story of receiving Denzel’s help for school during his speech and thanked him saying, “There is no Black Panther without Denzel Washington.”

In an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine Chadwick shared more of that story. Apparently, while attending Howard, his teacher Phylicia Rashad originally encouraged Chadwick to attend Oxford in the UK during a summer program. While he and friends were accepted to the program, they couldn’t afford to go. “That’s when Rashad, who played Clair Huxtable on The Cosby Show, stepped in and ‘essentially got some celebrity friends to pay for us to go,” says Chadwick.

Chadwick went on to portray some of the biggest Black ICONs our world has seen and in the process showed us “story-telling” at its finest! Those roles include Jackie Robinson, James Brown, Thurgood Marshall and the Black Panther where he made history in the world of Marvel super heroes bringing world wide inspiration and a new image of a Black superhero for the world to see.

CHADWICK’S MOST POPULAR MOVIE ROLES
While Chadwick’s most known roles were filmed in 2013, his career spanned from 2003 – 2020. View a full listing of his film contributions here. Scroll down to see highlights from several of his most known roles:

BLACK PANTHER


“42” (The Story of Jackie Robinson)


“THURGOOD MARSHALL”


“GET ON UP” (The Story of James Brown)


“CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR”

“AVENGERS INFINITY WAR”

View a full listing of Chadwick’s film contributions here.

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Miss South Africa Wins “Miss Universe Pageant” Held At Tyler Perry Studios

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Miss South Africa was crown Miss Universe on Sunday in Atlanta after an elaborate presentation of the Miss Universe Pageant which was held at Tyler Perry Studios for the first time. Zozibini Tunzi, 26, finished first ahead of the Puerto Rican and Mexican finalists in the televised event, hosted by Steve Harvey.

During a new segment of the show, Zozibini gave a closing speech where she spoke of wanting to empower young women to feel confident.

“I grew up in a world where a woman who looks like me — with my kind of skin and my kind of hair — was never considered to be beautiful,” she said in her last response. “I think it is time that that stops today. I want children to look at me and see my face and I want them to see their faces reflected in mine.”

Her speech received strong applause from the audience.

 


The two runners-up for the crown were Miss Mexico and Miss Puerto Rico. For the first time in history, African/American women are holding the top winning spots in the pageant world.

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