The skin colour has been a topic of discussion among many for centuries but is Jesus Christ black, or white? Many sects of Christianity have pictured the Messiah as a black man complete with an afro, while others recognize a blue eyed, long flowing hair white individual. Today, the trio of Leno Banton, Blvk H3ro, and The Grei Show say “everything black” in their new track, “Black Jesus“. Produced by SNR Beats, the Artists speak on their interpretation of the physical appearance of GOD’s son, and their desire to follow and learn from him. Expect this one to make some noise, stay woke! The debates will continue, but the interpretations are up to you. Artwork by Paige Zxmbie! Check out the track below, and follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
I hope today’s Oldies Sunday selection inspires you. Today’s selection comes from Gospel Recording Artist and Minister Carlene Davis, and Recording Artist Ken Boothe. We go back to 1992 with “Why Me Lord” which was featured on Carlene’s Gospel Reggae album, “Jesus Is Only A Prayer Away“, released by VP Records. A cover of Country Singer/Actor Kris Kristofferson’s 1973 single, Carlene and Ken joined forces, and their powerful voices to deliver this inspirational tune. The song was also covered over the years by the late Elvis Presley, the late Johnny Cash, Cece Winans, and the late Conway Twitty.
If you’re reading this, I urge you to work on living a better life. At the end of the day, we believe in a higher power, and we should seek to give praise and honour. If this song hasn’t inspired you fully, check out Minister Carlene’s catalog. Give thanks to GOD, and check out the track below!
On this Oldies Sunday, we take it to the Church with a selection from one of Jamaica’s most successful Gospel groups, The Grace Thrillers! We go back to the late 80s/early 90s with their single, “Crown (Him Lord Of All)“. In this single, the group sing praises to Jesus our Lord God and encourage us all to crown him Lord of all over a very upbeat Production. The Grace Thrillers, who were founded in 1971 by Noel Willis, were known to deliver powerful songs over Reggae Productions that complimented them well. The single was the title track of their 1993 Album which also boasted other popular tracks which included “I Must Tell Jesus” and featured lead vocals from Sandra Brooks (then known as Sandra Llewellyn).
Minister Marion Hall (Formerly Lady Saw) has been through a lot in her life and musical career. Recently she made the move to shed her life as a Dancehall Artist and become a Minister for the Lord. While she works on spreading the word of God, she shares “I Had Jesus“, a single from her upcoming Album, “When God Speaks“. Dedicated to those who have been through many troubles and unfortunate events, Marion shares her own stories but reminds us that she didn’t face her battles alone as Jesus was there to help her put them all behind her. A powerful entry from the Minister and while Gospel Music isn’t a new lane for her (as she has had Gospel singles earlier in her career), it will definitely be refreshing to hear more as she prepares to release her Album on July 8, 2016. Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
We all have dreams but today Tommy Lee Sparta wants to tell you his dream with his new single. Titled “Dream” and produced by UIM Records on the “Punjabi Riddim“, Tommy Lee speaks about swimming in money, hanging with Jesus, driving a Ferrari, owning ten Benz trucks, having plenty ladies, hustling and never wanting to wake out of his dream. Tommy Lee Sparta has been working to be consistent with his music lately and given the current state of Dancehall, it should be an easy feat. Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Stepping in another direction today is singer Vawnessa Bling a.k.a. Gaza Slim. Titled “Mercy On Me Lord” and produced by her own VB Records, Vawnessa steps into the Gospel route with this song. She asks the Lord to keep her safe from all transgressions, having faith even when she feels like giving up, going through things and asking for guidance. This is not a bad effort from her as I’ve been following her career for a while and I believe she could flex her creative muscle. I’m actually looking forward to what else Vawnessa has in store. Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.