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Slingshot All-City Youth

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Inspirational Spoken Word and Christian Music Creatively Collide On The SlingShot 2011 Soundtrack

Stemming off the heels of the electrifying annual SlingShot All-City Youth Conference in Seattle, the SlingShot 2011 soundtrack is now available for download.  SlingShot 2011, presented by Strike The Rock Entertainment, is a compilation CD that combines Christian music (gospel, worship, urban and pop) and spoken word inspired from the Slingshot All-City Youth Conference. Contributing artists on this innovative collection are a select group of Christian music’s upcoming young, inventively creative worshipers’ with powerful voices and unwavering stances on the Word of God. Seattle, has really made a mark with SlingShot 2011. From beginning to end the CD is great. This is the first CD the Urban Buzz Magazine staff heard, which combined various gospel styles together on one CD without messing it up.

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Le’Andria Johnson

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Recording artist Le’Andria Johnson will release her debut album, The Awakening of Le’Andria Johnson, on September 6, 2011. The CD is produced by GRAMMY® Award winner Chuck Harmony (Rihanna, Fantasia, Chrisette Michele). The songs on the CD showcase Le’Andria’s unique combination of power, skill and reverence, which made her a favorite of Sunday Best fans. Her new single, “Jesus,” co-written by Le’Andria, is an urban contemporary song, with traditional gospel roots. In it, Le’Andria offers a soulful and stirring testimony about the difference Jesus has made in her life, and she makes an impassioned plea to the listener to turn to Jesus and “call Him like you want Him, call Him like you need him.” She will perform her new single, “Jesus,” on the finale of BET’s Sunday Best on September 4.

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TERRY WARREN

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ALL-AMERICAN FOOTBALL STAR AND RECORDING ARTIST
TERRY WARREN SIGNS WITH LAMON RECORDS

Multi-talented Singer/Actor/Speaker Releases New CD With Veteran Entertainment Company

Sports fans remember Warren as an All-American linebacker with the Florida State University Seminoles. Warren was signed to play with the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys until he broke his back on the field during training camp, an injury which ended his football career. But Warren proved he could make hits off the gridiron as well with success as a singer and actor. His musical credits include landing the lead role of Jean Valjean in “Les Misérables” on Broadway, and his TV and movie credits include performing songs featured on the popular television show “Evening Shade” and movie roles alongside talents such as Burt Reynolds, Eriq La Salle, Michael Chiklis, Neil Patrick Harris and Peter Falk.

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Making Moves

Urbanbuzzmag.com In a report Lionsgate CEO said “Tyler Perry is one of those rare resources that one could launch a channel with. We have a lot of options if we…

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The Help

Buzzviewer Review

The Help is a time period film reflecting African Americans being the help to their white counterparts. An aspiring young white journalist, “Skeeter” (Emma Stone) from Jackson Mississippi decides to write a book. Skeeter  wants to write about  untold hidden feelings of black women who care for the homes and children of White Southerns. Skeeter turns to  character “Aibileen” (Viola Davis) for the inside scope. Abileen recruits her best friend character “Minny” (Octavia Spencer) and the film is filled with humor, love and racism. With special appearances of seasoned actresses Skeeter’s house help “Constantine” (Cicely Tyson) and “Dotty” (Sissy Spacek) an old woman who is over racism.

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Gospel News

urbanbuzzmag.com Good friend and brother in Christ is celebrating his new release "Worship In The Now" in stores and online for your purchase. Javen has worked with a host of…

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Kirk Franklin

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Kirk Franklin

Hello Fear!

Kirk Franklin is known in the gospel arena as a praising, stomping, dancing, worshiping, composer, writer and performer.  He is the reason why some of our youth have turned an ear to gospel music. Often criticize for his sound of gospel and style it has not stopped Kirk Franklin from doing what God placed in his heart for him to do. When you purchase a Kirk Franklin Cd you are guaranteed to be encouraged, set free, delivered and most of all you will have a song which will minister to your heart. Franklin never fails to bring great praise and worship through music and performance. Now he is releasing his 12th CD “Hello Fear” on March 22, 2011.

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Network to Net Worth

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Social Network

Does the “Social Network” help or hurt artists. Well, let’s put it like this.  If you have won several Grammy’s and other Awards you might have a chance.  If you are an artist whose label never pushed your career, the social network may just be your window of opportunity. The social network is providing a new way to publicize concerts and persuade fans to buy music. The censors report 16-24 year-olds prefer to rip and burn CDs without paying for them, 12-15-year-olds are digital natives of today and tomorrow and your target audience.  Fifteen percent of this group download peer-to-peer music and just 12 percent buy tracks, 56 percent listen to music on theirs mobiles and 53 percent watch videos on the internet.

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Boyz II Men

urbanbuzzmag.com Boyz II Men Giving Back On March 11, 2011 a magnitude 8.9 earthquake hit off the shore of Japan, unleashing a 23-foot (seven-meter) tsunami and leaving enormous destruction in…

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Ne-Yo

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Ne-Yo

R&B singer, songwriter, musician and record producer Ne-Yo has created a new cartoon series titled “I Heart Tuesday.”  He just confirmed the deal with the Cartoon Network.  He created the cartoon series for his sister and is expected to begin production soon. As for the plot of the show, Ne-Yo said the forthcoming series is about a 16-year-old girl that inherits the curse of her bloodline and she’s forced to save the world from the unknown evil every Tuesday for the rest of her life, sounds interesting.  In addition to his new animated series, Ne-Yo is creating a line of hats and he is in the film Battle: Los Angeles as “Kevin Harris.”

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