Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Comedian Abandons Profanity for Christ

By: Josephine Vivaldo

Giving your life to Christ after a Mexican lunch can only happen to Christian comedian Jim Labriola, known as the delivery man on the former hit show “Home Improvement.”

Labriola never expected to go into “Christian comedy.” To him, comedy – at least the kind popularly portrayed today – was about injecting a few curse words here and there with a mixture of sexual innuendos added to the punch line.

Labriola fit the generic profile of a comedian up until he married and found Christ.

The New York native, who came from a Roman Catholic family, was invited to a non-denominational church by his wife's sister, a church he described to The Christian Post as "one where people raised their hands and [were] happy."

His first impression was one of awe, he said. "I never heard a guy talk so much about Jesus almost as if he knew him personally."

He continued going to church and got to know the pastor on a personal level. A few months later, he met with the pastor at a Mexican restaurant and "by the end of lunch I gave my life over to Jesus," he recounted.

"It was surprising because I didn’t expect it," he shared. "It felt like a high and it felt good but then my life got very hard because...


Buy/preview Jim's new comedy album "Heart Improvement" on iTunes, Amazon, and other fine online and physical retailers.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Triumphant Return of Miss Angie!

A native of Springfield, Mo., Angie Turner, better known as Miss Angie, first introduced her signature blend of rock, electronic and pop sounds on debut album, 100 Million Eyeballs, released by Myrrh/Word Records in 1997. The record spawned a No. 1 CHR single with “Lift My Eyes,” whose music video was featured on “WOW 1997-98: The Year’s Top Christian Music Videos” DVD. Miss Angie followed her freshman release with a second album, Triumphantine in 1999, which again produced a No. 1 CHR hit “Dancin’ In My Head.” The two critically acclaimed projects additionally afforded Miss Angie touring opportunities alongside such artists as Sixpence None the Richer while garnering her major festival appearances, including Cornerstone, among others.

“Kick Drum” announces the triumphant return of Miss Angie to the forefront of Christian Music. Mixed by Jonathan Castelli (Lady Gaga), this infectious new single is already proving to have a huge impact in its first week at Christian CHR & Rock radio. Preview/buy the single NOW on iTunes!

Pre-Order "I Am Somebody" by Maurice Griffin

Known for his YouTube clips, Maurice Griffin is a man needing little introduction - his voice speaks for itself. Last seen as a finalist on BET's "Sunday's Best," Maurice has become known as one of the hardest working young independent artists in Gospel Music. He's that that "IT" factor - the look, the swag, the heart, and the ability to truly resonate with the listener. This rising star's debut release, I Am Somebody, is set to release July 5th, 2011.

George Huff, from American Idol Season 3 speaks out, "I am so excited about Maurice's release. His music sounds amazing and has a fresh sound. If you haven't noticed, there is a new generation of pioneers rising up and I have no doubt that Maurice Griffin will be one of the front runners. Look out America - he's going to reach the world!!!" Because of his talents, Maurice Griffin has sung with legendary greats such as New Direction, VaShawn Mitchell, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Bobby Jones, Canton Jones, and even songwriter V. Michael McKay who wrote "The Battle Is The Lord's," one of the premier songs that put Yolanda Adams on the Billboard charts. Under Donnie McClurkin's mentorship, Griffin's goal is to serve and empower other music leaders to reach their maximum potential. Maurice Griffin has made hard work look easy, and his project I Am Somebody simply speaks for itself.

Pre-Order the brand new album from Maurice Griffin on iTunes now!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Verbal Kwest Set To Release “Batman & Batman”

CHICAGO, IL – June 6, 2011 - Verbal Kwest, the duo known in the Christian Hip Hop community as BreevEazie & J.Kwest, are set to release their first studio album together, entitled, Batman & Batman. While suggesting their childhood dreams of being actual superheroes, the album is about the divine call to be and do SUPER in the world despite human limitations. Verbal Kwest believe that in each person resides the brokenness of a Bruce Wayne and the power of a Batman.

With a firm June 14th release date, Verbal Kwest have already announced “Testify” as B&B’s lead single, featuring Brian Wesley (BET, “Sunday’s Best”), and are behind the popular #TESTIFYTUESDAY social media campaign. Along with the release of the album, VK has released a mixtape for free download, entitled, “The Autobiography of Bruce Wayne.” (found on According to J.Kwest, “The Autobiography… is a retrospect that tells the story of Verbal Kwest, breaks down the BATMAN concept, and introduces PureMusic in a fun and free way.”

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Viktory #1 on Tweet For A Track

Viktory's marketing campaign continues to gain momentum as his new single "Tickin' Away" (feat. Kathleen Carnali) reaches #1 on Tweet For A Track, a website dedicated to helping artists promote their music through social media sites like Twitter and Facebook.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Kathleen Carnali Featured on Rapper Viktory's New Single

Independent CCM/Worship artist Kathleen Carnali is featured on the brand new single "Tickin' Away" from Christian Hip-Hop artist Viktory. The single is from the upcoming album entitled Birth of a Legacy, Vol. 1 dropping June 28th. The song is being promoted to Christian CHR radio by Chris Chicago of Shamrock Media (Lecrae, Trip Lee, Group One Crew, Beckah Shae, etc). Tune into your favorite Christian Top 40 radio station as this engaging new song begins to receive airplay from major stations nationwide.

"The song deals with the fear we all experience when its time to venture out into uncertainty. The aim is to encourage the listener to attack, and be aggressive when it comes to faith and personal destiny." says Viktory. "Tickin' Away is about being bold and courageous when it comes to what God says about you. Be relentless."

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Download Viktory's Single "Tickin Away" FREE

In support of the new album from Viktory entitled, Birth of a Legacy, dropping Tuesday, June 28th 2011. Viktory and Viktorious Music Group (VMG) are employing a new promotional strategy called "Social Currency". Buy our newest songs, without money. Instead of money, send out a post on Facebook, or a post on Twitter, and the song will be emailed to you free! To participate in this program, click the one of links below, and follow the 2 steps to get started. Your help is priceless!

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Tickin Away Music Video

If you haven't seen the new video for "Tickin Away" watch here: and be sure to leave a comment!!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Support Minority's Christian Ministry

Support Christian ministry: help make it happen for Minority and his next album entitled "Who I Am" on Indie GoGo. Watch the video below to hear Minority's heart for ministry and call to action for those who wish to support his ministry. He is looking for people "who will stand with us and help to get this project out to the masses."

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Free Single From HHH Artist Zerubbabel

Click on the single cover image to the left (or click HERE) for Zerubbabel's fresh new single "Take Back The City" from his upcoming album entitled Pilgrim Perspective which hits the streets June 14th.

View the preview video clip on YouTube HERE!

About the album:

Perspective. It determines the way we view the world, it shapes our value systems and fuels our aspirations. As believers, our perspective emanates from a clear understanding of our identity in Jesus Christ. Biblically speaking, we are citizens of Heaven and ambassadors on Earth. In short we are pilgrims. It is with these facts in mind that Zerubbabel presents his sophomore album - Pilgrim Perspective.