Archive for July, 2010

“JSON” City Lights

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Christian Hip Hop is here and here to stay, but it still needs the support of the Gospel fans and industry alike. JSON (of the 116 Clique) has released “City Lights” on Lampmode Recordings.


“Champion Live” by Champion

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Amante Lacey and his wonderful band(Champion Live) have released a CD, “Champion”, (not to be confused with Darwin Hobbs’ release). Guests on the CD include: Tye Tribbett, Jonathan Dunn and Dustin Burke. “Champion” is currently is making a buzz nationally and globally and was released digitally earlier this year.

Bishop Walter Hawkins: The Man, The Music, The Ministry

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

You Don’t Want To Miss This Amazing Tribute!


Check out the BET “Lift Every Voice” behind-the scenes special at the concert tribute and funeral for Bishop Walter Hawkins. It airs on BET at 10 am EST this Sunday, July 25th. Among the guests: Donnie McClurkin, Ted Winn, Tye Tribbet, Kathy Taylor Brown, Richard Smallwood, Ricky Dillard, Dewayne Woods, and Byron Cage.

Thousands Celebrate Life Of Bishop Walter Hawkins – News Story – KTVU San Francisco

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Check out this news coverage of the musical last night honoring the late Bishop Walter Hawkins. The Musical Tribute will air Sunday at 8PM EST on GMC.


UPDATE: Homegoing Information for Bishop Walter Hawkins

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Here is the official information for the homegoing services of Bishop Walter Hawkins. This information was taken from the Official Walter Hawkins fan page.


Sharing in ministry on the Tuesday Night Musical Celebration, titled, “The Man, the Music, The Ministry: A Musical Salute to Bishop Walter Hawkins” will be Yolanda Adams, Mary Mary, Pastor Donnie McClurkn, Daryl Coley, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Ledisi, Ted Winn, Kim Burrell, Byron Cage, Karen Clark Sheard and more. Lady Tramaine Hawkins will be making a special appearance along with Bishop Hawkin’s sister, Lynette Hawkins Stevens. The musical directors for the event will be Bishop Hawkins brother, Edwin Hawkins, Donald Lawrence, Kurt Carr, Richard Smallwood, and Bishop’s own musical director Rusty Watson.  The master of ceremony duties will be shared between Dr. Bobby Jones, Marvin Winans, and BeBe Winans.

UPDATE on Ticket Information:

Tickets are FREE and available on a first come, first serve basis.

The box office is open Fri, July 16th from noon til 3pm, Sat, July 17th and Tues, July 20th from 11am til 3pm and Wed, July 21st from 10am til 11am.

…Contact Paramount Theater at: (510) 465-6400.

OUT OF TOWN GUESTS (Outside of California), please contact Charles Jackson at (510) 708-9246 for your tickets. Tickets are limited!

Bishop Kenneth Moales will officiate the funeral services on Wednesday morning.


As of this moment the musical tribute to Bishop Walter Hawkins will not be streamed, although anything could change at any moment! We’ll keep you posted! The good news is Gospel Music Channel will air the Tribute Concert on Sunday at 8PM EST.

Canton Jones Releases New Mix Tape

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Canton Jones and CAJO Records releases a new MixTape series called, “God The Father”. This Mix Tape features new music and material from Canton Jones, Erica Cumbo, Ramona Jones, Milliyon and more.  Part 1 is  available for free download at

ATL Get Ready for VaShawn Mitchell’s CD Release

Friday, July 16th, 2010

Get Ready for EMI Gospel Recording Artist, VaShawn Mitchell’s CD Release, Listening party and meet and greet for his new album, “Triumphant”at the North Event Venue in Atlanta, GA on August 10, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.  VaShawn’s latest single, “Nobody Greater” is currently on iTunes and been gaining major airplay across the country.  “Triumphant” will be in stores nationwide and online August 10th!

Check out the video to “Nobody Greater”

Update: Praying For Darwin Hobbs

Friday, July 16th, 2010

Please keep Darwin Hobbs and his wife Traci in your prayers today. Darwin is in the hospital with a blood clot in  his lungs. We believe God is healer, and Darwin is in GREAT Spirits as he has been tweeting throughout the day. If you aren’t already please make sure you follow this “Champion” on twitter at

Darwin’s Latest Tweet:

Here’s my ONE tweet per day Dr.Traci has approved! 🙂 I am so glad to be ALIVE! Pray for my NERVES..cause I’ve never been on bed rest EVER! Love u guys and thanks EVERYONE for all the prayers and tweets! I’ve been reading whenever Traci turns her head! 🙂

We will keep you updated but all of us here at GospelFlava believe the report of the LORD, that he is healed! 🙂


Darwin is out of the hospital and home resting with his wife Traci, and doing well! He will now pick up with promotion for his latest album, “Champion” which is in stores now!

You Pick the Pics for 21:03!

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

21:03 Needs your help! Their new album Evolved has been billed as their transition from boys to men. Take a look at these photos in the video below, set to their new single “Incredible” and you’ll see that they have matured. They’d like your help in choosing POSTER PICS for the album so please select the numbers of the pictures you like best of each of them and post it in the comments section.

Get Ready for Verizon’s Brat Pack Reunion and Unsigned Artist Showcase!

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Big events abound at GMWA 2010 in Cincinnati during the week of July 26, 2010. Verizon’s How Sweet the Sound presents the Brat Pack Reunion featuring Donald Lawrence, Ricky Dillard and Hezekiah Walker LIVE in concert Tuesday, July 27th.