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  • Conversations in Black: Ledisi Book Release C...

    By: Leonard Thompson

    September 3, 2018

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  • Talented Trio of Sisters To Make Their Mark I...

    By: Leonard Thompson

    January 9, 2018

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    LEADING INDIE LABEL M.A.N.D.A.T.E. RECORDS ANNOUNCE NEW SIGNING OF COMPELLING, AND EXCITING UP & COMING TRIO JUZANG January 9, 2018 — (SAN DIEGO, CA) M.A.N.D.A.T.E. Records, Inc., President & CEO, Leonard J. Thompson III, announces the signing of JUZANG, a talented trio of sisters with a fresh sound, and dynamic presentation. JUZANG offers a unique flair and musicality to the gospel music landscape that has led to tremendous social media buzz. This significant acquisition for M.A.N.D.A.T.E. Records signals a bright future for the leading indie label. Today’s signing brings together the expertise of the M.A.N.D.A.T.E. Record’s executive team and JUZANG’s manager, Jazzy Jordan, a trailblazer with extensive years as a professional entertainment business executive and collaborator with many of America’s top recording artists and groups. Under his guidance, these Huntsville, Alabama natives, Guielle, Marisa and Patria Juzang, have had the music industry buzzing for years with a track record as openers for high-profile performers, appearing on the international stage at the Democratic National Convention Gala and major network talent competitions. “I have worked with some phenomenal music stars Will Smith, R. Kelly, Joe, Donnie McClurkin, Marvin Sapp, Yolanda Adams, Kirk Franklin, Salt and Pepa over my 40 years in the entertainment business, and when JUZANG asked me to work with them I had to say yes!” said Jazzy Jordan. “I believe the Juzang Sisters will be among the top artists for years to come.” Despite the group’s successes with recorded singles and covers of top songs, these down-to-earth sisters have managed to balance their careers, […]

  • Dontae McFarland: From the Streets to Salvati...

    By: Leonard Thompson

    November 6, 2017

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    Dontae McFarland is a Christian rapper. His music has been the catalyst to new life; plucking him from the streets of St. Louis, Missouri and placing him into a life of glorious salvation. He has found major success having had his music top national charts within his genre and yet his greatest contribution is giving back.McFarland and friends find themselves at The Salvation Army San Diego Kroc Center on Monday, October 9th. Every Monday evening the Kroc Center hosts Celebrate Recovery, which features worship music, celebrations of victories over past hurts, hang-ups, and habits, and relevant teaching on how to live a life of victory. McFarland came to share his testimony as well as perform some of his songs. “I found Christ in a jail cell when I was facing 25 years,” McFarland explained. “I really just took the time, in that jail cell, to reflect on everything I had been through. I realized I put my life in a jam.” As Dontae speaks on this memory, he seems to remember it vividly; as though he is transported back to his darkest day and walking us through it. “I took a knee in that jail cell,” he continues. ” I began to worship and cry out to God to deliver me from that situation.” Dontae didn’t know what his future held at that moment. A life locked behind bars was right before him. However, God had a much greater plan. “When I was facing 25 years, I had a long conversation with God. I told him […]

  • Dontae Drops Hot Single -“Long TimeR...

    By: Terri Fowler

    June 7, 2017

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    Dontae has been grinding for years and has dropped his new single, “Long Time” featuring Bizzle. This is the latest in a long line of musical offerings from this artist who’s known by his ministry around the world.  “Long Time” is a hard-hitting rap with a beat to match. You’ll find him on tour throughout the states with the Westsiders and Hog Mob ministering with award-winning artists everywhere from prison yards to college campuses. Look for “Long Time” on CDBaby, iTunes, Amazon or Google Play now.

  • On The Set With Marz Jukebox

    By: Terri Fowler

    April 20, 2017

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    Attention fans and friends of the veteran recording artist, Marz Jukebox.  He’s back in the studio working on a new smash hit, “The Next Drop”.  We caught up with Marz on the set of his video shoot and asked him about his motivation. For “The Next Drop” video Marz credits his style of music to the fusion of artists and entertainers he idolizes from crooners like, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin to pop icons like Prince and Michael Jackson. It all comes together in a jazzy tune that’ll be not only memorable, but relatable. “The Next Drop” will hit the airways this summer.  Stay tuned for what’s next in the journey of Marz Jukebox.