The Overflow (Gospel News Round-Up): Katy Perry, Lecrae, Kim Burrell, Jason Nelson, Vashawn Mitchell, & More

Published: Sunday 13th Jul 2014 by Rashad

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 Yolanda AdamsHezekiah WalkerTwinkie ClarkFred HammondKierra SheardDorinda Clark ColeIsrael HoughtonMarvin SappMicah StampleyJoshua Rogers, 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 Katy Perry, Lecrae, Kim Burrell, Jason Nelson, Vashawn Mitchell, Tasha Page Lockhart, Yolanda Adams, 3WB (3 Winans Brothers), and more:

Katy Perry Sued By Lecrae & Other Gospel Rappers Over #1 Hit ‘Dark Horse’


The blockbuster hit ‘Dark Horse’ (featuring Juicy J) may have ridden Katy Perry right to the top of charts earlier this year, but now it appears its next destination may be the courtroom.

According to reports, gospel rapper Flame is suing the Christian singer turned pop diva over the tune’s similarity to his song ‘Joyful Noise,’ featuring Grammy-winning gospel rapper Lecrae and more.  The defendants claim that ‘Dark Horse,’ released five years after ‘Joyful Noise,’ not only infringes copyright through its consent-less use of the music, but also “irreparably tarnished [‘Joyful Noise’] by its association with the witchcraft, paganism, black magic, and Illuminati imagery evoked by the same music in ‘Dark Horse’.”

No word on if/when Perry will battle the trio in court.  Take a listen below and tell us:  do the tunes sound similar?


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New Song:  Jason Nelson – ‘I Am’

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Talented gospel singer/songwriter and musician Jason Nelson releases ‘I Am’ – the first single from his third album JESUS REVEALED, available October 7th on RCA Inspiration.

A powerful ballad that showcases the newly appointed bishop’s heart for worship and his dynamic vocal ability. ‘I Am‘ captures God speaking to his people of His perfect ability and power through Jason’s voice.  Written by Jason and long-time music partner, Dana Sorey, the tune is available now on radio and can be purchased on all digital providers beginning July 8.


New Video:  3WB – ‘Move In Me’

The latest video from 3WB (3 Winans Brothers) is indeed a star-studded affair!  Titled ‘Move In Me,’ the visual sees BeBe, Carvin, and Marvin Winans joined by the likes of Mike Tyson, MC Hammer, Sugar Ray Leonard, Terry Crews, and more!

The song cames as the latest release from the group’s ‘If God Be For Us’-led album ‘Foreign Land.’  Press play and get into it above:


 Kim Burrell Addresses ‘Sunday Best’ Showdown With Angry Contestant


It’s definitely been the “read heard around the world.”

While gospel music lovers normally get their praise and their laughs on during the auditions of BET’s hit faith-based reality singing competition ‘Sunday Best,’ the most memorable moment of the show’s season 7 premiere last week brought with it no laughing matter.

Jaws dropped and wigs snatched came as the aftermath of contestant Dennis Bingham’s berating tirade launched against judges Kim Burrell and Donnie McClurkin for laughing during his audition.  The footage has made its way across the net in a similar fiery fashion, receiving many-an-amen from viewers who supported his stance.

Fed up with the online criticism, the ‘Over and Over Again’ singer took to the stage to voice her side of the story.  Tuck in below to hear her response and get reacquainted with the incident as well:

The incident (start at 1:08):

Kim’s response:


New Song:  Lecrae – ‘Nuthin’

After lending a little ‘Help’ to fellow Grammy-winning gospel star Erica Campbell, rapper Lecrae is back with new music!

The first of which is ‘Nuthin,’ a high-powered ode to fake rappers in the game.  Borrowing a sample from the 90s hit Luniz song ‘I Got 5 On It,’ the song come as the first release from Lecrae’s new album ‘Anomaly’ due September 9th.  Press play above to get your first listen!


Hot Shot:  Tasha Page Lockhart Reveals New Album Artwork & Tracklisting


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Tasha Page Lockhart, season 6 winner of BET’s hit reality singing competition ‘Sunday Best,’ has finally revealed the album artwork and tracklist to her debut album. Titled ‘Here Right Now,’ the album is kicked off by the horn-filled, Kirk Franklin-penned single ‘Different.’

Already being greeted with great anticipation, fans looking to know when they can get their hands on the album should know it will arrive in record stores and digital outlets on August 5th

‘Here Right Now’ Tracklisting

1. ‘Here Right Now’
2. ‘Fragile’
3. ‘Yours (feat. PJ Morton)’
4. ‘Welcome’
5. ‘Different’
6. ‘I’m Living (feat. Lisa Page Brooks)’
7. ‘Faith Come Alive’
8. ‘Live’
9. ’Just A Little Bit’
10. ‘Fragile (Reprise)’
11. ‘Best Work’
12. ‘United By Faith’

Unfamiliar with Tasha?  Read our interview with her here.


Hot Shot:  Vashawn Mitchell Makes Moves With New Single ‘God My God’


Vashawn Mitchell is back!

After wowing audiences with hits like ‘Nobody Greater’ and ‘Turning Around 4 Me,’ the talented singer/songwriter is ready to add another entry to his growing list of hits via his recently announced single ‘God My God.’ Said to be followed by a new album due this year, news of the tune’s unveiling was accompanied by its single artwork (seen above).

While we wait to get our first listen of the number, cop a gander at Mitchell in the pic.  Nice!


Throwback Gospel Jam of the Day:  Yolanda Adams & Richard Smallwood – ‘That Name’


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  1. ChrisTUNA AguiHAHA July 13, 2014

    No surprise, Katy been shitty all over her perry p****

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