Yes, it’s officially summer!! Though we have already had some dope releases for the summer, plenty more are on the way!! I thought June was a hot month for gospel music releases, but honey, get ready cause July is bringing THA HEAT! And as always hit up one of my Favorite Gospel Music sites, NuthinButGospel.com for more on upcoming releases and artist info!!
July 3. 2012
1. Myesha Chaney “Take Him To The World” - Universal Music/EMICMG - I had the great honor to interview Mrs. Chaney for I CHOOSE GOSPEL! I was pleasantly surprised by her first single “I Came To Lift Him Up”. I’m anxious to hear the rest of this awesome contemporary gospel album from Myesha Chaney! Make sure you get that!
2. Hillsong LIVE “Cornerstone” – Hillsong/EMICMG - One of my Favorite CCM groups! I have always been a fan and to hear that they will be bringing the Cornerstone Tour to the USA, Dope!!!!
July 10, 2012
1. Amber Bullock “So In Love” -Music World Gospel- You should know that I love my Sunday Besters!!! I had the great opportunity to interview Amber Bullock for I CHOOSE GOSPEL! Her first single “Lord You’ve Been So Good (La La La)” is constantly running through my mind. I’m happy and excited to hear from her as Season 5 of BET’s Sunday Best airs July 8th!
July 17, 2012
1. KB “Weight & Glory” – Reach Records- FINALLY!!! I have been waiting on this dudes album since he signed to Reach Records!! I got the mix tape and the singles, but sheesh, July 17th can’t come soon enough. I love his flow, the lyrics….just his whole swag! (sorry to take it there) I can get pretty speechless about KB and why I like him so much, I just do!
July 24, 2012
1. Damita “Anticipation” – Tyscot Records/Word - The second most important music release date for me. I’ve been long waiting for another Damita album. This one is said to be her most personal album to date. I’m ready. Don’t sleep on Damita, she’s more than wife to Deitrick Haddon! She’s done background vocals for er’body! So happy for her and her ministry!
2. Timothy Brindle “The Restoration” – Lamp Mode Recordings- I will admit it’s been a minute since I’ve checked out anything from the Lamp Mode camp, last for me was Shai Linne’s Attributes of God from last year. Timothy Brindle continues what Lamp Mode offers to christian rap. Pure thoughtful, theological, political, christian rap. Think Mos Def, Lupe Fiasco and Common and you have a good comparison of what Lamp Mode Recordings offers. Their artists are nice, dope beats, crazy flow and a powerful message to boot!
July 31, 2012
1. J. Moss “V4: The Other Side Of Victory” – Verity Records/Provident - Finally!! Lately I’ve had his second single “Good and Bad” stuck in my spirit. This long-awaited release marks yet another wonderful addition to J. Moss’ incredible catalog! The album was due to release on June 26th, but having it pushed back to July 31st will suffice and all the album to make a huge impact on gospel music sales! So just hold on a little longer folks we shall soon have a new J. Moss album!
2. Je’kob “Faith EP” – Indie - It’s been a busy year for Je’kob. From label changes, reuniting The Washington Projects, (whose album Time Space Continuum came out earlier this year) to prepping to release his latest solo effort. I enjoyed his Minor Setbacks For Major Comebacks mix tape, so I’m excited for this EP release.