Ever keen to broaden our musical scope, recent months have seen That Grape Juice venture into a number of new musical landscapes including, most recently, gospel.
Spearheaded by well-received interviews with gospel singers Joshua Rogers, Dorinda Clark Cole, Israel Houghton, and more, TGJ is now offering readers ‘The Overflow’ – a collection of the top gospel-themed news stories from the week.
Tuck in below for the latest news on gospel beaus Mali Music, Tye Tribbett, Deitrick Haddon, & Marvin Sapp…
Tye Tribbett Drops New Single ‘Same God’
That Grape Juice was on hand at the 2013 Stellar Awards for the live unveiling of the long-awaited new single from gospel hitmaker Tye Tribbett. Entitled ‘Same God (If He Did It Before)’, the track is said to lead the ‘No Way’ maestro’s summer-due project ‘Greater Than’.
Get your first listen below via our buds at TheGospelGuru:
Deitrick Haddon Announces Plans For New Album ‘R.E.D.’
First Taylor Swift, then Ne-Yo, now ‘Love Him Like I Do’ divo Deitrick Haddon is readying a ‘R.E.D.’ album. Our friends at DaGospelTruth report that Haddon’s new album, an acronym for ‘Restoring Everything Damaged’, is due in June while its first single may come as early as this month.
Here’s hoping Haddon’s return to charts will help offset rampant reports about his personal life – some fueled by comments made by the gospel singer himself.
One of gospel music’s hottest hip hop stars is readying a return to charts with ‘Ready Aim’ – the lead single from his forthcoming album ‘Mali Is’. The EP follows Mali’s critically and commercially acclaimed 2009 set ‘Second Coming’.
Get into ‘Ready’ below:
Marvin Sapp Sounds Off On Controversy Over Gospel Song With ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ Star Kandi Burruss
As fans know, this month brought with it the debut of ‘Stay Prayed Up’ – the gospel single written/performed by ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ starlet Kandi Burruss and gospel crooner Marvin Sapp.
With that combination came much scrutiny about Burruss – whose other claim to fame is a line of adult/sex toys – releasing a gospel single and ‘sending conflicting messages’. While Burruss has weighed in on critics multiple times since the announcement of the song, her Stellar Award-winning co-star has not…until now. Read below for this thoughts:
For those who have not heard the song, click here to get a full listen.