Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Haven't You Heard?

PRAYZEHYMN firmly believes ol' skool is here to stay. There's nothing the syncopated beats of pure funk, the rhythms of disco, the energizing charisma of soul and the classy musical approaches to early R&B. And even Kirk Franklin knows that.

Mary Mary recently took their turn on sampling one of ol' skool's finer moments with Honey Cone's "Want Ads" for their successful current single, "Heaven". Now Kirk is releasing his latest single for his forthcoming project in October '05 called "Looking For You".

Sounds familiar? Well if you haven't heard it, begin to praise God for PRAYZEHYMN. We have it right 'chere. And when you finally here it, reflect on Patrice Rushen's late 70s jam, "Haven't You Heard?". The entire background track is the foundation for Kirk's new single. How original.

Hear "Looking For You" at the i-POD

Kirk Franklin's Website

Saturday, August 06, 2005

Journey: The Next Chapter

Richard Smallwood has been through a lot during the last couple of years. His fans definitely noticed this especially since it has been five years since his last official project (excluding the incomplete "greatest hits" project: "The Praise And Worship Songs Of Richard Smallwood") and when word leaked out that Verity Records no longer featured him on their current roster. But things are changing for the gospel music icon.

On August 24th, lucky fans will pack out the Hammerstein Ballroom at the Manhattan Center in New York. And even though they know for sure that Smallwood and Vision will be the night’s main entrees, an all-star lineup featuring Aretha Franklin, Roberta Flack, Kathleen Battle, Chaka Khan, the Clark Sisters, the Hawkins Family, Kelly Price and Kim Burrell are sure to be the definite deserts. Meanwhile, if it is true about the ties between Smallwood and Verity Records, whoever releases this album is sure to wear a smile when that glorious New Music Tuesday rolls around for its album release.


Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Biggest Gospel Wedding Ever???

That's the latest buzz. And no one wants to speak out on who's the big couple.
Guess it's a big surprise.

But let it be said that word is out that one of
Verity's artists is involved....hmm...wonder who. Regardless of who it is, I seriously doubt this wedding will be as big at Bishop Thomas Weeks III and Juanita Bynum-Weeks. If you missed that one, take a peep at with Quicktime.

The event is bound to take place at the Hyatt Regency Ballroom in Milwaukee at the Gospel Music Workshop of America (GMWA). Date is August 27, 2005 at 11:00 p.m.

To view the official online invitation, click here.