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Bumps INF’s Sophomore Album Now Available

Free Music For February 2015 (Continually Updated)

Check back on this regularly during the month for updates!

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Singles

D-Will – Mr. Rogers Ft. Dre Murray & Charles Goose

Domingo Guyton – Buss My Gun Feat. D-Maub

Jasmine Le’Shea – True Beauty Feat. Deraj

Kaylon – Evidence

Michael Berean – Chill Mode

M.O.G. – Back Home Feat. AntMoe

TJ Pompeo – He Say She Say Ft. Mathai

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Albums

Rapture Raps – Gratitude

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Mixtapes

TyscotLOUD – Gold Mixtape

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Singles

1Bounce – How U Feel Feat. Shiwan

Five2Oh – Geeked Up

Jamere – God Is Great

Johnnie Rep – Respond Wit It

JustHIS League – Lookin' feat. Glassez tha Emcee, Ike Hill, Cutright

K.Thomas x Rayon – Dreamer’s LN

Nak Daniels – Maracas

Ryan Vetter – Awestruck Ft. nobigdyl, ilish, Still Diligent, & Demerric

Christian music loses meaning when artists focus on sales, says Kirk Franklin


Kirk Franklin honored legendary songwriter Andrae Crouch and compared the gospel music industry during his time and now.

American artist Kirk Franklin recently opened up about the pitfalls of the gospel music industry in an article on the Patheos website honouring the late gospel musician and pastor Andrae Crouch.

Franklin, who popularised the songs "I Smile" and "Every Day With Jesus", revered Crouch as "the greatest songwriter in the history of gospel music." The legendary songwriter, 72, died on January 8 after suffering a heart attack.

He compared the music made during Crouch's time and now, and lamented that the musical impact differs greatly because people's priorities are now apparently mixed with their own personal agenda. Instead of worshipping and honouring God, he feels artists focus too much on record sales and worldwide recognition.

"Our music doesn't affect people the way it used to. It doesn't create movements like it did during Andrae's time," Franklin wrote. "Is it because today's worship leader is too busy trying to get the record deal, the applause, a higher church salary, and that crossover song? (The guilt is all over my hands, people!)"

"Every step we take away from the cross — and the cross alone – every time we focus on sales over souls… the goal gets lower and lower," he added.

Franklin has special memories of Crouch. As a youngster, he first heard of the songwriter only after someone said that he might just become "the next Andrae Crouch" because of his talent.

"Even though I was a young musician who got his chops growing up in the black church, I was influenced by hip hop, and R&B. But little did I know that the name Andrae Crouch was as big as many other names in popular music, and his influence was felt all of ever the globe," noted Franklin. "His pen became the sword that erased racial and cultural barriers within the birth of the JESUS MOVEMENT in the 70's. No matter your color or denomination, the soundtrack of your church life was Andrae Crouch."

Crouch, a seven-time Grammy Award winner, was the genius behind gospel hits like "Jesus Music" and "The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power." He also directed the choir featured in Michael Jackson's "Man in the Mirror" and Madonna's "Like a Prayer."

Full Album Stream: Yaves – ‘In Winter’s Ear’

Jacob Titus | wadeoradio.com | Feb 9, 2015

Artist: Yaves
EP: In Winter’s Ear (iTunes | Amazon)
EP Release Date: February 10, 2015
Producers: QWOND3R, Z4L Productions, Frank Boi, Jay RHDN, Ron Riley
Label: SSMG (Slingshot Music Group)

SSMG frontman Yaves is back with a new EP entitled In Winter’s Ear. In case you aren’t familiar with the Columbus, OH emcee, check out our album review of his latest project Favor Over Fury and listen to In Winter’s Ear below:

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