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Lecrae & 1KPhew Drop Collab Album, ‘No Church In A While’

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On Friday, December 3rd, Lecrae and 1K Phew will release their new collaborative album, No Church In A While, which features 10 tracks including “Wildin” “Ready Or Not,” “Move It,” “One Call,” “What We Gon Do,” “Amen,” “Blockhead,” “Born Sinner” “Save Us,” and “No Church In A While.” Reach Records has several rollout plans to celebrate the release including a YouTube premiere of “One Call,” (the second single and video released from NCIAW) at 3pm on December 3rd. The label has partnered with YouTube for a YouTube Premiere exclusive and official afterparty tomorrow. Click here to attend. There’s also a Sunday Brunch planned with Atlanta influencers and local media at a private, invite-only location!


The concept for their collaborative album, No Church For A While grew out of conversations between Lecrae and 1K Phew. Lecrae was recording his mixtape, Church Clothes 4, when it occurred to him that people actually hadn’t been to church to even put on those church clothes because of the pandemic, church hurt, and other reasons. Out of his convos with 1K Phew (who he is mentoring) came the idea to actually record an album for people who like themselves hadn’t been to church in a while.

No Church In A While has all types of meanings,” explains 1K Phew. “We just went through the pandemic and ain’t nobody to church in a minute. This album is for everybody who ain’t been to church or connected to God in a while who thinks they can’t go back. It ain’t really that deep. God is waiting for everybody to tap back in. No Church In A While is telling people there’s still hope, you can still turn to God no matter how long you’ve been away.”


Atlanta native, 1K Phew is the only artist signed to the Reach Records roster who is born and raised in the city that the label now calls home. He is leading the way for a new breed of artists taking the trap sensibility and elevating it into a new sound called “Street Gospel,” a term he coined. 1K Phew’s smooth delivery, swag, and evocative vocals have an infectious quality that is streetwise yet commercially viable. Reach Records president and co-founder, Lecrae describes Phew’s sound as hip-hop that is equally at home in the club or the church. “Our artists at Reach Records are continuing to prove that faith can exist beyond the pews of the church if expressed authentically. Rappers like 1K Phew are carrying forward the torch we lit with ‘Let The Trap Say Amen’ using their music to reach hip-hop heads with a spiritually that’s not forced or foreign to them.”


To say that Atlanta is merely having a moment would be to overlook decades of the region’s impact on hip-hop culture at large. From the emergence of Outkast and Goodie Mob in the early 90s to Ludacris and T.I. at the top of 2000, and more recently with Migos, Young Thug,Gucci Mane,and Future, Atlanta has proven itself to be an inimitable force. Join Reach Records as they celebrate the City Of Atlanta and bring the scriptures to the streets!


Click here to stream No Church In A While.

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David Michael Wyatt Is Coming To Chicago!!

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David Michael Wyatt is rightfully known as “The Velvet Voice”! He has most currently been known for singing on tour with Tobe Nwigwe where he has received praise from artists such as Beyonce, Erica Badu and more! But, now he’s making his own pathway as a solo artist.

On August 26th, the ArtSoul Radio team is partnering up with Aspire Booking to bring David to The Promontory in Hyde Park Chicago! We are excited to have been able to help plan this event and take on the full promotion of it for this date. In addition to David Michael Wyatt, the night will include a few top tier Chicago local artists such as Rahkii (a Previous ArtSoul Spotlight artist), Ephraim Bugumba (an Aspire Booking client) and Jasmine Sims (another ArtSoul Spotlight artist). Our host is one of Chicago’s favorite Gospel Radio personalities Keno Greer! It’s going to be a great night! You don’t want to miss it!

While it’s true that David Michael Wyatt has a growing fan base that includes some of the greatest artists we’ve ever seen to grace a stage, this Texarkana native has spent years perfecting his musical talents to get where he is today. This Berklee College of Music alumni, is a singer, songwriter and actor whose music fits perfectly into multiple genres including Gospel and R&B. Wyatt was part of BET’s Sunday Best gospel talent show, has shared the stage with well-known singers such as Kirk Franklin and has been been featured on Grammy Award Winner Israel Houghton’s albums and has entertained leaders such as the previous President-Elect Barack Obama. Outside of his solo endeavors, David can be seen touring with Brian Courtney Wilson and Ledisi.

This is the first in person event ArtSoul Radio have done since before the Pandemic and it has been an exciting experience for us to team up with Aspire Booking so our team can get our creative juices running again by helping to create this event for fans and taking on the full promotion for it.
This is also the first time some of the featured local artists have performed live in Chicago since the start of the pandemic. Needless to say, we’re excited to be back outside y’all!

So, we’re inviting all ArtSoul Radio supporters, and fans of all of the artists being featured to come out to support this event! You don’t want to miss it!


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Event brought to you by Aspire Booking & ArtSoul Radio


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The World’s Collide Tour Brings Gospel & Christian Hip Hop Together To The MidWest In A Major Way!

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The Gospel music world and Christian Hip Hop (also known as CHH) have had a long history of disagreements and misunderstandings. But, there seems to be something new in the air hinting to change.

This year alone, we have seen CHH and Christian Soul making a larger appearance than ever on the Stellar Gospel Music Awards stage featuring new and seasoned Christian Soul and Hip Hop artists like Aaron Cole, Erica Mason, Jordan Armstrong and more. Over the last 10 years, other award shows such as The Dove Awards, The KLove Music Awards and more have also been giving CHH and other Christian genres more shine. While the CHH industry has its own Award show, namely the Kingdom Choice Awards (based in NYC) which has been going strong for over 10 years, the Gospel community is starting to pay attention like never before!

As the winds of change continue to blow in both the Gospel and CHH industries, the World’s Collide Tour seems to be coming at a perfect time! What happens when Gospel and CHH come together in unity with the same mind of worship and impact? Fresh Heir Entertainment, the founders of The World’s Collide Tour are about to find out!

Featuring newly seasoned Gospel greats such as The Wall’s Group are coming together with one CHH’s best KB (previously of Reach Records, now signed with Sony Records) to show what happens when the two worlds collide! In addition to these seasoned artists, the stage will also feature newer artists in both genres such as Zeke Lock and The New Xperience (newly signed to Tyscott Records), Midwest CHH artist Relentless and more!

While this type of tour hasn’t happed often, we believe it will soon be seen much more in the coming future and Fresh Heir Entertainment is already in front of it all making history as they continue to bring tours to Chicago and beyond!

If you’re interested in attending The World’s Collide Tour, scroll down for more details and to access ticket link. You’ll be glad you showed up!!

ABOUT FRESH HEIR ENTERTAINMENT

Fresh Heir Entertainment was created by Maywood/Broadview Illinois native Dre Relentless. In addition to producing events, Dre is also a Rapper, writer, producer, and an actor.

When asked about what inspired him to start his company Fresh Heir Entertainment, his immediate response references Galations 3:29:
“If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”

With nothing but extreme passion for Jesus and a heart to free people from the mindset of lack, Fresh Heir Entertainment looks to leave an everlasting impact on the culture of CHH for years to come!

EVENT DETAILS

Location:
Located right outside of Chicago in Gary, Indiana
Embassies of Christ 4285 Cleveland St. Gary, IN 46408
Time/Date:
August 13th | Event begins at 6pm CT
Doors Open at 5:30pm (5pm for VIP)
Contact:
For all questions/concerns regarding this event
info@freshheirent.com | 888-881-4347
Tickets: Available on Eventbrite –
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The Monday Playlist Features Singer/Songwriter + Co-Owner of “Jolie Noire”: Keyondra Lockett

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We released another new episode of “The Monday Playlist” this week featuring Keyondra Lockett!! Keyondra is a star singer/songwriter and business woman making her the perfect guest to help us close out Black History Month while being on the cusp of Women’s History Month!

Keyondra’s single “Try” allowed her to hit the Top 15 on the Billboard charts. Most recently, she hit #1 on Billboard with her single “Trouble Don’t Last”. Charting on Billboard has proven to only be the beginning of great moments that have helped to catapult her music career in a fresh direction which was soon followed by 2 nominations from the Gospel Music Stellar Awards.

In 2020, Keyondra was the first Gospel artist to be honored with her own doll. Later she partnered with her sister and stylist Kim Lockett to begin their latest venture clothing line Joulie Noir which is currently being sold and featured in Target nationwide as apart of their Black History Collections.

Watch our full interview with Keyondra as we speak with her about her new clothing line partnering with target, being a woman in both music and in business, her newest music release feat. @qparker112 (of the popular RnB group 112) and @tedyp (Producer to @pharrell and many more). 

As with every new featured episode we dive in deep with your favorite artists and up and coming indie artists that you should know to learn more about their journey! In this episode, we promise that in addition to discovering new music, you’ll learn something new about Keyondra Lockett that will bless & encourage you in your journey!! 

The wisdom nuggets alone in this episode are everything!!! Watch the full video interview below. If you prefer audio only, keep scrolling to find the full interview on Spotify.

Follow us on Instagram to stay connected! We’ll be sending out hints of who’s next in this interview series. We’ll also be looking to hear you let us know who we should interview next!

WATCH THE FULL VIDEO INTERVIEW HERE:

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ABOUT OUR HOSTS:

The Monday Playlist is hosted by DJ Standout (of Transformation Church, RMG Amplify Records and Reach Records) along with Tamara Young McCoy – a Journalist with bylines in Ebony/JET Magazine, Blavity and more. She also carries TV/Film credits working with companies such as TLN, TLC/Discovery Channel and more. She is also the Founder of ArtSoul Radio. 

Subscribe here on YouTube for more new episodes every other Monday!

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