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Hip-Hop Artist Gawvi Dropped by Reach Records After From Label After Claims Of Sexual Misconduct

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Gawvi, an artist and producer in the Christian hip-hop community, has been dropped by his label, Reach Records. He was also removed from the label’s upcoming tour in light of what has been a developing scandal involving sexual misconduct. Gawvi has been accused of sending unsolicited sexually explicit photos to multiple women while married.

Several credible sources have spoken up regarding this developing story which was followed by an official direct statement from Reach Records Monday afternoon:

“Due to behavior that is inconsistent with our core values, we have ended our professional relationship with GAWVI,” Reach Records said in their statement released on social media. “This was a tough decision for us because of the level of complexity and because we invest in our artists not just for their talent, but also as brothers and sisters in Christ. This is something we have been processing for over a year and have wrestled with what would be the right way forward. New details that were provided made us realize today’s decision was necessary.”

(See the full statement from Reach Records below.)

This news was released only 5 days after Reach Records announced their upcoming tour featuring the full Reach roster. The tour will still continue in March and April as planned with the the artists currently remaining on the label – Lecrae, Andy Mineo, Trip Lee, Tedashii, 1KPhew, Wande, WHATUPRG and Hulvey.

Gawvi announced he was getting divorced on his Instagram account Saturday, saying he and his wife had separated back in 2020. He also included in his statement “There is no scandal to gossip about.” This statement released floodgates of backlash from multiple women including reputable women within the CHH community such as Mogul business owner Butta P and well known Multi-hyphenate and visual artist Cataphant. Cataphant has been known to never shy down from supporting women and bringing light to unjust practices among them within the CHH world. In 2017, she took a bold stand to speak up against sexism within CHH which fueled the CHH sexism conversation on Twitter. Cataphant is also the wife of CHH artist Wordsplayed who has stood by her as she made her claims.

Both women among others shared posted that hinted details of the situation at hand. Click on the tweet below to view the post from Cataphant that created the thread that followed. Their statements were followed by the official announcement from Reach Records breaking all business ties with Gawvi.

When another user admonished the designer that “dragging people in public is not scriptural,” and that any admonishment of Gawvi should have been kept to church circles, Cataphant responded, “Do u think I’d be doing this if he actually listened to his circle? They did address it, he cut them all off. He’s got like 3 friends left.” Cataphant also had exchanges on Twitter with other users who claimed to have had or know of similar incidents involving the rapper.

Gawvi’s Wife Aso Hinted to the Scandal on Tik Tok

@_beyondbri_ your abuse doesn’t define you. The way you own your story does. Take your voice and story back. YOU GOT THIS. #narcissistabuse #healingtiktok ♬ I Gotta Find Peace of Mind (Live) – Lauryn Hill

The website Rapzilla posted a detailed story that originally included a series of TikTok videos from Gawvi’s estranged wife, Brianna Azucena, that the article said “seem to allude to infidelity, trauma, and healing,” but the TikTok account was made private after the story was posted.

Gawvi could not be reached for comment. The artist’s Twitter account has been deleted, and his Instagram page now includes no material newer than early December.

Reach Record’s statement concluded well stating,
“We also want our actions to be a reflection of love, care, and concern for those who fail and those who are affected by our failures. Each of us needs God’s grace and we invite you to pray for the families and individuals whose lives are being impacted. This is not a chance to throw anybody away. We continue to hope for restoration to be the outcome.”

Lecrae, Gawvi’s most famous and frequently collaborator, has tweeted just once since the news broke of his labelmate being dropped — to quote scripture: “Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy. Prov 28:13,” he tweeted.

Gawvi’s Career History

Gawvi, 33, has won or been nominated for several Dove Awards, gospel’s highest honor. He was signed to Reach that same year and released four full-length solo albums, the latest of which was 2021’s all-Spanish-language “Noche Juvenil,” along with three EPs. His peak to date on the Billboard Hot Christian Songs chart was the No. 25-charting “Fight for Me,” featuring Lecrae, in 2018; the song won a Dove in the rap/hip-hop category the following year. Two of his releases have made the top 10 on Billboard’s Christian albums chart.

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We Have a Few Christmas Movies For You To Watch This Month

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The holidays are here and we have listed a few movies for you to check out! Each film is featuring some of our favorite actors, and guest music artists! From @naturi4real to @kirkfranklin@jonmcreynolds@mspattilabelle@iamjasmineguy@keshiaknightpulliam@wolfjamesand so MANY more! The culture is showing UP this holiday season with brand new films for the holidays! So, grab a few friends and family members and some hot coco and enjoy! 

Scroll down to check out a few new picks from our staff!

Kirk Franklin’s “Twas The Night Before Christmas” (Lifetime)

View the full cast below: Chaz Lamar, Demetria McKinney, Kendra C. Johnson, Angela Birchett, Jen Harper, Shacai O’Neal, Kirk Franklin, Regina Belle, Kevin Brown, DeEtta West, Ken Colquitt, Steve Reddington, Tiffany Commons

“A Wesley Family Christmas” (BET +)


View the full cast below: Terayle Hill, Jonathan McReynolds, Loren Lott, Jasmine Guy, Terrence C. Carlson, Dorien Wilson, Sydney Mitchell, Kiki Haynes, Judi Blair, Red Grant, Kevin Savage, Mike Merrill, Marla Aaron Wapner, Edward M. Beckford Jr.

“A New Orleans Noel” (Lifetime)

View the full cast below: Keshia Knight, Patti LaBelle, Brad James, Tim Reid, Donna DuPlantier, Camille Robinson, Drez Ryan, Kamille McCuin, Talisa Friedman, Lothair Eaton

“The Hip Hop Nutcracker” (Disney)

View the full cast below: Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss, Allison Holker Boss, Joseph Simmons, Comfort Fedoke, Tiler Peck, Cache Melvin, Dushaunt FikShun Stegall, JabbaWockeez, Nicholas “Slick” Stewart, Jaja Vankova

“The Holiday Stocking” (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries)

View the full cast below: Tamala Jones, Mykelti Williamson, B.J. Britt, Nadine Ellis, Karon Joseph, Lonzo Liggins, Alireza Mirmontazeri, Exie Booker, Tito Livas, Karina Segura

“Something From Tiffany’s” (Amazon Prime)

View the full cast below: Zoey Deutch, Kendrick Sampson (of Issa Rae’s “Insecure”), Shay Mitchell, Ray Nicholson, Leah Jeffries, Javicia Leslie, Rose Abdoo, Chido Nwokocha, Michael Roark, Jonica T. Gibbs

“Jingle Jangle” (Netflix)

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Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss: “So You Think You Can Dance” Alum & Former ‘Ellen’ DJ Dies at 40

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This story discusses suicide. If you or someone you know is in crisis, call 988 to reach the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. You can also call the network, previously known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, at 800-273-8255, text HOME to 741741 or visit SpeakingOfSuicide.com/resources for additional resources.

The unfortunate news confirming Stephen’s passing was released today on all major news outlets. A representative for Boss told NBC News he died by suicide.

Stephen “tWitch” Boss, is known as the popular “So You Think You Can Dance” alum and as the former DJ for “Ellen DeGeneres Show”. The official news was reported by his wife, fellow dancer Allison Holker Boss. She confirmed the news with the following statement to CNN:

“It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to share my husband Stephen has left us,” Holker Boss said in a statement. “Stephen lit up every room he stepped into. He valued family, friends and community above all else and leading with love and light was everything to him. He was the backbone of our family, the best husband and father, and an inspiration to his fans.”

“To say he left a legacy would be an understatement, and his positive impact will continue to be felt,” she added. “I am certain there won’t be a day that goes by that we won’t honor his memory. We ask for privacy during this difficult time for myself and especially for our three children.”

No further information was provided regarding the cause of his death. Stephen was only 40 years old.

Holker Boss concluded her statement to CNN by saying “Stephen, we love you, we miss you, and I will always save the last dance for you.”

The couple celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary just days ago.

His final instagram post was a ‘shared posted’ released by his wife Allison on Monday showing the two of them dancing in front of the Christmas tree. His wife’s message under the post read “HOLIDAY SUNDAY FUNDAY DANCE!! With my lover @sir_twitch_alot.”

This beautiful pair met when they were all-star dancers on Season 7 of “So You Think You Can Dance” in 2010.

“We shared a dance at the wrap party of that season of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ and we have been together ever since,” Boss told People in February.

“There was no dialogue, there was no conversation or a first hangout. Literally, we danced and we were together holding hands the very next day,” Holker Boss added. “And we never looked back.”

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After leaving the Ellen show in 2020 where he had recently been promoted as the co-producer of the show, ‘tWitch’ returned to “So You Think You Can Dance”. In February of 2022, he and his wife announced the launch of the new Athleisure line “Fly” with Dicks Sporting Goods where they served as the new brand ambassadors.

Most recently, ‘tWitch’ and Allison both appeared with major roles in the new Disney film “The Hip Hop Nutcracker” which released on Nov 25th, 2022.

Responses started to flood social media Wednesday morning from celebrities and fans:

“I’m heartbroken,” wrote Ellen DeGeneres on Instagram alongside a photo of the pair hugging. “tWitch was pure love and light. He was my family, and I loved him with all my heart. I will miss him. Please send your love and support to Allison and his beautiful children — Weslie, Maddox, and Zaia.”

Ciara –
“I am so crushed to hear the news that you are no longer with us. I’ve always known you as joy, laughter, good times and a big smile! Heaven has gained an angel today! May you rest in paradise. Praying for your family during this difficult time. (see full tweet)

Viola Davis –
“I’m at a loss for words right now, praying for his family and loved ones.” (see full tweet)

Valentin –
“This is not possible. I am absolutely lost for any words or comprehension. Heartbreaking.” (see full tweet)

Mickey Guyton –
“You just never truly know what anyone is going through. Check on your loved ones. Always be good to people. Man this one hurts.” (see full tweet)

Yvette Nicole Brown –
“What is going on?! This news has broken my heart. I’ve loved him since #SYTYCD. He was always so joyful & full of life. Always. Oh tWich!
If you are feeling despair PLEASE call 988. #PleaseStay” (see full tweet)

Kirk Franklin –
“My heartfelt condolences to Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss’s family… beautiful children, beautiful wife. It’s really heartbreaking…” (see his full message here)



The responses continue to flood social media after the release of this news. Please join the ArtSoul Radio family as we continue to keep the family, friends and loved ones of tWitch in prayer during this difficult time.

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New Black Panther Trailer Released!

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Marvel has released a new look at the next chapter of “Black Panther” and it’s powerful. 

The two-minute teaser, released during the studio’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con, is packed with peeks at what awaits us in the sequel without star Chadwick Boseman, who died after a private battle with cancer in 2020 at age 43. 

One thing is clear from in brief look: Boseman may be gone, but T’Challa is not forgotten.

“I am queen of the most powerful nation in the world, and my entire family is gone,” Angela Bassett’s Ramonda says at one point. “Have I not given everything?” 

But amid the grief that permeates the preview, there’s hope, the birth of new life (literally) and a glimpse at the future, with a clawed sneak peek of a new suited hero. 

The movie hits theaters Nov. 11th.

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