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Christon Gray signs with Kirk Franklin’s Fo Yo Soul Recordings

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Christon Gray has a new home, and its with a label founded by nine-time Grammy Award-winning gospel artist Kirk Franklin. 

The artist formerly signed to Collision Records announced on Saturday that he is now on Fo Yo Soul Recordings, a joint venture between Franklin and RCA Records, which is a label under Sony Music Entertainment. Gray made the announcement on the main stage of the Christian music festival Alive in Mineral City, Ohio, about a two-hour drive from his hometown, Columbus.

Tasha Page-Lockhart and The Walls Group are also signed to Fo Yo Soul.

Gray's debut solo album, School of Roses, peaked at No. 44 on the Billboard 200.

Lecrae becomes first rapper to win Best Gospel Artist at BET Awards

A first for Lecrae is also a first for the BET Awards.

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On June 28.2015 , he won Best Gospel Artist at the 2015 BET Awards. The only other hip-hop artist to be nominated for the category is Kanye West, who lost to Donnie McClurkin in 2005.

Lecrae earned this year's honor — his first BET Award — over Mali Music, Erica Campbell, Deitrick Haddon, Fred Hammond and Michelle Williams. In 2013, Lecrae lost Best Gospel Artist to Mary Mary.

The 2015 BET Award is the fourth major accolade that Lecrae has collected this year. He won Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song at the Grammys, Rap/Hip-Hop CD of the Year at the Stellars and Top Christian Album at the Billboard Music Awards.

Believerz n Da Hood

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The Lord gave me the idea to start this Ministry. The purpose is to minister the Word to people in very poor places or what we call the HOOD. The reason why we filmed it and posted it on YouTube is becuase currently Social Media is BIG! When I was in college in Florida, I would watch a gangster DVD called Dem Dam Dawgs.

They would show gangsters in the Hood holding guns, money and drugs. I watched this DVD every day. Soon, I was out there doing the same things the gangsters were doing and I thought I was cool. Young kids are very influenced by what they see, just as I was in college, and I wanted to be a gangster. Now that the Lord changed my life, He has led me to make a video showing true believers preaching Christ, saving souls and doing good things for the people in the Hood.

I truly believe this will motivate young kids, youth, and adolescents to go out and preach the Word and want to be a TRUE Believer in Christ! I want to show the Youth that being a Believer in Christ is cool and it’s not for people who are soft. We know that our Savior was the toughest man to EVER walk this earth. They need to see that we are from the streets just like them, but we're different, we Live different and Love God!

Michael Ray Garvin
@BelieverZNDaHood

www.believerzndahood.com

Christian Crawford makes impromptu prayer following seizure at graduation

By Myriah Towner For Dailymail.com

Published: 01:03 EST, 26 May 2015 | Updated: 02:59 EST, 26 May 2015‚Äč

A graduating student made an impromptu prayer following a medical emergency during his high school graduation ceremony.

During the ceremony at Clay-Chalkville High School on May 21 in Alabama, a woman in the crowd suffered a seizure.

This prompted Christian Crawford to take the podium and deliver a powerful prayer that has since gone viral.

Speaking to more than 1,000 people, Crawford was greeted by a roar of applause after leading the nearly 300 graduates, along with the audience, in prayer for the ailing woman, according to the Trussville Tribune.

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Kingdom Choice Awards

The Kingdom Choice Awards is now being branded as the nations official award show for Christian Hip Hop/Urban Gospel music. The KCA’s was founded by Kingdom Time Media CEO, Marcus Hall in 2009 and it has been a huge success and a blessing to the entire Urban Gospel fraternity. For the last six years the event has been held at the Kumble Theater on the Long Island University campus, which is located in the Downtown Brooklyn section of New York City (2 blocks away form the world famous Barclay Center).

The KCA’s have honored Hip Hop legends and pioneers such as Mike Peace, Corey RedKurtis Blow, Gospel Gangstaz, Todd Bangz, Da Truth, Pettidee, Tre 9, Aziz Brimah and more. The event has seen some unforgettable epic performances by heavy hitters such as Andy Mineo,Social ClubDMaubSwoope, Bizzle, Brinson, Mahogany JonesGideonz Army, DatinTransparentSean C.JohnsonUncle Reece, R-SwiftGauge, Heesun LeeJaphia Life and many others.The production for the KCA is executed in a spirit of excellence and the show has a very prestigious and professional presentation that gives those in attendance an official award show experience.

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The 2015 KCA’s will be held on Saturday September 26th at the Kumble Theater and we’re anticipating another great event!

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