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SAMAR NEWSOME

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By Nigeria Anderson

New EP Fearless (Fear-Less)

Samar Newsome is a soulful vocalist, fusion keyboardist, and diverse producer.  Studying formally at Westminster Choir College and growing up with local recording artists and church musicians in the city of Newark, NJ. Samar was guided musically under diverse tutelage.  He served as the music director at Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn, NY, where he has worked closely with gospel recording artists like Bebe Winans, Israel Houghton and Darwin Hobbs.  Samar is currently working on his new EP, Fearless, featuring his debut single I Feel Good, which is quickly moving up the radio charts. Many of us have been reeling in our uncertain economy, with uncertainty if the vaccine protects against the new strain COVID threats. We should all feel grateful that we are still here to give thanks.  Samar Newsome has worked with a wide variety of artists.  I Feel Good was created to remind us not to falter in our faith.  A friendly reminder of how blessed we truly are as believers. 

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I. KHAN

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By Nigeria Anderson

There is Stil Good R&B In The Land

Indira Milini Khan known as I. Khan is an American singer, songwriter, and actress.  The sultry young singer comes from a musical family; her mother is the legendary Pop/Soul icon Chaka Khan.  From the ages of fourteen to seventeen, she was the founding member of the Motown Records group Pretty in PinkI. Khan was responsible for co-writing the majority of the group’s material. After her stint with Pretty in Pink, she went on to record with various R&B recording artists; Miki Howard, Johnny Gill, and Shabba RanksI. Khan has also appeared in projects with artists Yvette Michelle, Paula Abdul and has also been featured on several Chaka Khan records as well.  I. Khan has transitioned into a solo music career that kicked off with a great start musically.  Having worked on collaborations with producer Kannon Caviar Cross, they have put in the work and pumped out hit singles consistently.  Songs like I Cry At Night (feat. Dana Dane), Love Ship, Sea of Love, In Your Feelings and her latest single How Things Changed is evidence I. Khan is confident and passionate about her music career.  Each single showcases her vocal ability and personal style. 

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Melba Moore

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by Lucas

Melba Moore – Legend!

The One and Only Melba Moore!  Always a key-player, Urban Buzz Magazine is honored to acknowledge and give thanks for all the inspiration, all the opened doors, all the music; As well as highlight her widely acclaimed, brand new soul-savvy album – IMAGINEBorn to the music-manor, Melba Moore’s career spiraled in paths often surprising (to her), but almost always successful. One may call it fate, flavor or favor; and maybe it’s all those things and more, but no doubt Melba would faithfully say – to God be the glory.  Daughter of saxophonist Teddy Hill whose own orchestra featured music-masters Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge, and Bill Coleman.  Hill was also widely known as the manager of Minton’s Playhouse in Harlem, back in its jazz heyday. Melba’s mother, Bonnie Davis was a prolific and very popular singer with her Don’t Stop Now reaching number one on Billboard’s R&B chart. She encouraged her daughter’s dreams, but also moved Melba to earn a B.A. in Music Education…just in case. Clement Moorman, pianist, music director and loving stepfather was instrumental in Melba’s early piano lessons, as well as her entre’ into showbiz as a session singer which eventually led from there to ..Hair! Purlie! Timbuktu! & beyond.

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Darius James

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By Nigeria Anderson

Perfect Timing For R&B Debut

Darius James, is making a name for himself as an R&B singer and songwriter. Born and raised in Pendleton, SC, Darius released his sophomore 8-track EP Life As We Know It. His debut singles, By My Side and Empty, are quickly picking up rotation. The EP is available now for your enjoyment. Darius James’ production and collaborations provide that good R&B sound we’ve been missing.  Making music is his passion.  As a newly independent artist, he is taking his career to the next level.  The sophomore project demonstrates his growth as a singer-songwriter.  His vocal style is exclusive to him as an artist.  With an original sound, he has captured support from new fans.  Darius James’ creation process is sitting at the piano and allowing the song to be birthed. His music reflects his journey as a young artist and personal experiences.  Additionally, his confidence and conviction of song have many taking notice.

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Joshua Rogers

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By Nigeria Anderson

Single Still Gon Trust

Joshua Rogers, a Greeleyville, South Carolina native has returned to the gospel charts again with his single Still Gon Trust Still Gon Trust is a personal testament of how Joshua endured during the height of the pandemic.  How appropriate is his song during this time of war between Russia and Ukraine Joshua Rogers understands how disruptions caused by life can place you in despair.  One day, everything is good and then life pulls the rug from under your feet.  Still Gon Trust is relevant for anyone who has faced or is facing life challenges.  Whether you are a believer or someone who is in need of hope for a better tomorrow.  We thank God for a joyful noise in the air.  Still Gon Trust is a friendly reminder, no matter what the circumstances are, as a believer we can place our trust in the word of God.  Taking our hands off and allowing our faith to activate in something greater than ourselves.

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Ariel Fitz Patrick

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By Nigeria Anderson

New Release Something Special

Ariel Fitz Patrick, singer, songwriter and actress, is a woman of faith who has impacted the Christian culture on social media.  From an early age, Ariel Fitz enjoyed singing, whether in church or doing covers. Based in Montreal Canada, influenced by her Christian upbringing, Ariel’s inspirational messages have become her signature.  Her new debut single titled Something Special is already creating a buzz on radio and social media.  Something Special is a contemporary gospel song written by Ariel Fitz Patrick.  The most significant aspect of Ariel’s style is her ability to allow God to use her unapologetically.  Something Special is a song of being grateful in spite of what is going on in the world.  Ariel Fitz Patrick has joined the company of Johnathan McReyonalds, Tasha Cobbs Leanord and Kierra Sheard Kelly

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Charles Clark

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By Nigeria Anderson

New Music By Charles Clark

Charles Clark is a respected minister of song from North Carolina. Spreading encouragement through songs like Champion, Forever Always and I Am combining scripture with song.  He is credited for reminding us of the goodness of the Lord. His new release You Are stays with Charles’ theme of putting God in His rightful place. He is a musical disciple.  His songs are guaranteed to usher you into the presence of GodCharles Clark’s professional recording career began as a background vocalist for some of gospel’s greats.  He stepped out in 2013 to pursue his solo career and we are glad about it.  Each song exhorts the identity of Christ while ministering to the audience.  With a classic Kingdom sound of gospel, praise, and worship, Charles inevitably has an anointed sound that shifts the atmosphere, inspiring every listener to join in with a confident declaration that God is good.

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Beth

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By Nigeria Anderson

BETH Always Sings

Straight out of Detroit, MI, Beth Griffith-Manley known as Beth is a solo artist,  singer, songwriter, producer, actress, author and CEO of Anise Records. She has an extremely unique voice that has been enchanting audiences worldwide. Her gorgeous tone, and ballads are only a few reasons why so many people adore her. Hands down, she is easily one of the best singers in the music industry.  Beth’s voice many consider to be one of the finest.  Here are the receipts; toured with Anita Baker (background singer), Kem, Babyface, Peabo Bryson, Najee, Yolanda Adams and (coached) by Kelly Clarkson and John Legend on the Voice.  This is still an introduction to her musicianship which is like no other  There’s a reason why Beth is a greatly respected vocalist.  She can sing and work ethic is top-notch.  Beth is equally gifted with other first name recording artists like Mariah, Beyonce and WhitneyBeth has certainly earned her title to pick up a microphone.  If you’ve always dreamed of becoming a great singer.  Beth is an example of making that dream come true.  She reveals what it takes in our interview.  She holds the moniker Beth Always Sings @bethalwayssings

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Vincent Bohanan

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By Nigeria Anderson

Vincent Bohanan & SOV

Gospel recording artist Vincent Bohanan is New York’s own choir master, pastor and songwriter. He is a prodigy of a unique sound in gospel music.  When a choir is orchestrated correctly, their sound will make you shout or cry.  In the finish you should be encouraged, by the four-part-harmony. Vincent Bohanan & SOV have performed from state to stare prior to a recording contract picking up followers on their journey. (visit youtube)  January 2021 the choir will celebrate a 7 year anniversary.  Vincent Bohanan and Sounds of Victory will have a lot to celebrate this time. They are now signed and charting on billboard digital charts, with a new single Any Day Now.  We need a song like Any Day Now to remind ourselves that God will and can show up regarding this pandemic situation. Vincent Bohanan is a living testimony, if you wait on the Lord He will show up (more…)

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ETHAN KENT

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By Nigeria Anderson

Ethan Kent Sings God Is Good

Ethan Kent is a musician, songwriter, producer and singer.  He enjoys sharing what’s on his heart. Most of us have been emotionally drained coping with this global pandemic. However, it is in the midst of trouble we can lament for God to show up.  It is in that moment our cries causes us to triumphant and be victorious. Ethan Kent released a new single titled God Is Good. There are few guarantees in life but God Is Good is one you can count on.  God Is God is Ethan turning tragedy into a triumph of faith.  As Christians we understand that in the midst of a storm, Jesus shows up and can command peace. His song God Is Good was a response to his mother being hospitalized and due to the pandemic he was not able to visit.  He wrote God Is Good and had the nurses play it to comfort his mother. The song is a testimony we all should keep on repeat. (more…)

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