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Kendrick Lamar’s “Rich Spirit” Is Everything (@kendricklamar)

Rich Spirit is the latest visuals shared from Kendrick Lamar‘s Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers album. Released approximately two weeks ago, the stunning video comes across like a mini movie with only one actor, Kendrick. Directed by the talented Calmatic, this clip is a like a suspense film that keeps you on the edge of your seat as you anticipate what will happen next.

If you have not yet seen the official video for Rich Spirit, click here or on the image above to check it out, and remember to like, comment and share.

R.E.L.E.A.S.E 3-Day Revival Starts This Wednesday, Dec. 1st

R.E.L.E.A.S.E – Receive, Elaborate, Limitless, Effortless, Authentic, Speedy, Elevation – is a three-day revival with an objective to awaken love in the body of Christ. The organizers are of the belief that “in this season, the Lord is looking to perform surgery on the hearts of His people who He finds lacking love; and by doing so there is a need to worship Him in spirit and in truth.”

To that end, on Wednesday, December 1st through Friday, December 3rd, worshippers, pastors, prophets, apostles, ministers etc. will all gather at the Medallion Hall Hotel, located at 53 Hope Road in Kingston, Jamaica, to experience an encounter with the King. Members of the public are not only invited, they’re being encouraged to attend!

Confirmed worshippers are Jody K, Keron Clarke, Minister Leony White and Darrion Gordon. While the men and women of God who will speak, preach, teach and lead are Pastor Marsha Wade, Prophet Junior Mohalland, Apostle Shanela Chosen Vessel, Minister Shamar Chambers and Dr. Tricia-anne Y. Morris; with host Minister Latanya Kenlock and master of ceremony Monique Trought.

Adults will be asked to make a $2,000 JMD donation at the door, while for children it’s only $500.

New Reggae Release From Sizzla “Jah Did”

Released in mid November via Addis Records, Jah Did is the newest single from reggae-dancehall artist Sizzla Kalonji. On top of a melodic reggae rhythm laced with horns, Sizzla gives praises to Jah as he sings: “only Jah alone can mek it work – he that created the heaven and the earth.”

Since it came out, Jah Did has been getting strong support from the international reggae community, especially those based in Europe. Click here to stream and download Jah Did from your preferred music platform.

Dionne Warwick Performs At Blue Note Hawaii Tonight! (@dionnewarwick)

(Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

Dionne Warwick, the American singer, actress, and television host – who was ranked among the 40 biggest U.S. hit makers between 1955 and 1999 – will perform her megahits at Blue Note (2335 Kalakaua Avenue) in Honolulu, Hawaii tonight. This is the first of four back-to-back shows starring the second-most charted female vocalist during the rock era.

For additional information about this evening’s concert, as well as all her other scheduled performances this week, visit Blue Note’s official website.

KashieF Lindo’s Remake Of “Coldest Days Of My Life” Is Masterful (@KashieFLindo)

In 1972, before KashieF Lindo was born, The Chi-Lites – an American R&B/soul vocal group from Chicago, Illinois – released their LP, A Lonely Man. This was their fourth studio album, on which was featured the beautiful ballad, Coldest Days Of My Life.

Fastforward to 2022 and KashieF Lindo, the beloved Jamaican performer with an unmistakably silky voice, has decided to put his spin on it. Coldest Days Of My Life is the newest single from HeavyBeat Records, a miami based imprint operating under the direction of legendary producer Willie Lindo (who is also KashieF‘s biological father).

On November 25th the reggae rendition of Coldest Days Of My Life went live on all music platforms. It was composed by the team at HeavyBeat Records, which includes Paul Douglas on drums, Willie Lindo on guitar and KashieF Lindo on everything else, (bass, piano, organ, keyboard etc.) including lead and backing vocals.

This reggae remix is masterful. Stream/download it now!


Marvin Sapp Is Accepting Song Submissions From Songwriters (@marvinsapp)

Earlier today (Tuesday, November 29), accomplished gospel recording artist Marvin Sapp made an open call to songwriters seeking an avenue for exposure. He posted the following on his social media platforms:

Attention songwriters
The Lord gave me an idea to bless some individuals and give them an opportunity to be heard across the world, so I am now accepting song submissions from songwriters. The details and criteria are listed above. Please ensure that your songs are demoed and copyrighted prior to submitting.

For additional information visit Sapp‘s Facebook page or his Instagram account.

Burna Boy Will Perform In Jamaica On Dec. 18 (@burnaboy)

Nigerian pop-star Burna Boy is on a world tour in support of his sixth studio album: Love, Damini. The afrobeat record was released in July of this year, and it features several international performers including Jamaican dancehall artist Popcaan.

That said, Burna Boy will be doing a full set at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica on Sunday, December 18. We are still not clear on who else will be on the show.