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J. Moss Talks PAJAM Label

J. Moss

Congratulations to Grammy and Stellar Award winner’s triple threat, J. Moss who recently launched PAJAM Music Group.

The singer, composer and producer along with longtime business partners Paul D. Allen and Walter Kearney flipped their production company into a full fledged record label.

“It’s called PAJAM Music Group or PMG Gospel—it’s up and on the map distributed by Central South,” said the Detroit native whose clientele list is a mile long. “We’ve had PAJAM for 17 years since about 1995. Of course, we produced my CD—J Moss, our artist 21:03 and Ramiyah—the female group that was signed by Mathew Knowles. Also, we’ve worked with and produced Kelly Price, Destiny’s Child, *NSYNC, Dru Hill, the Mighty Clouds of Joy, Shirley Caesar, Fred Hammond, Smokie Norful, Kirk Franklin and all my cousins—Karen Clark Sheard, Dorinda Clark Cole and Kierra Sheard,” said the innovative producer.

The first project on the press will be the super producer’s this summer. “21:03 will be this summer as well,” shared the new music executive.

If you think you have what it takes and ready for the next level, check out pajam-music.com or on Twitter @InsideJMoss.

 Speaking of Inspiration—Pastor Donnie McClurkin is scheduled to be special guest speaker for the Faith Community of St. Sabina on Chicago’s South Side. Father Michael Pfleger, longtime social activist and outspoken priest against the city’s gangs and violence, will feature the Pastor of Perfecting Faith Church in New York for their Lenten Revival March 10 through 11.  Not sure if the platinum recording artist will sing a few favorites, but you can probably expect to hear a powerful word along with the Howard University’s Gospel Choir, which will be the special musical guest.

Word Has It—Steve Harvey is out and Taraji P. Henson is in—that’s as Host for BET’s Celebration of Gospel. The award-winning actress will step into Harvey’s shoes as he departs after a 13-year run. “I am thrilled to join the BET family. I look forward to a great evening of incredible music and continuing the rich history of BET and gospel music,” said Henson, who also starred in Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man.

Performing artists such as Ruben Studdard, Le’Andria Johnson and Kem will take the stage along with India Arie and Jonathan McReynolds. SWV is expected to take the stage along with the legendary Rance Allen Group. The show premieres on Sunday, April 6 at 8/7 p.m. central on BET.

Double Your Pleasure— Gospel favorites prepare for powerful duets: Donnie McClurkin and Tye Tribbett; Lalah Hathaway and Zacardi Cortez as well as Chanté Moore and VaShawn Mitchell. The show will feature a touching tribute to gospel music maestro Richard Smallwood plus Pastor Shirley Caesar and Dr. Bobby Jones will deliver inspiring spoken words.

Expect performances from Yolanda Adams, Erica Campbell, Hezekiah Walker, Tamela Mann, Tasha Cobbs, Deitrick Haddon, J.J. Hairston, Tasha Page-Lockhart and Candice Glover. Additionally, the amazing Charlie Wilson will share his testimony in song “If I Believe.” The popular show plans to tape March 15th in Los Angeles and will premiere on April 6 at 8 pm. ET. Check local listings.

Conference Call—This year’s 2014 Gospel Heritage Praise & Worship Conference featured William McDowell, Richard Smallwood, Kurt Carr and more. Dr. Teresa Hairston, founder of the conference, partnered with Bishop Paul Morton, Sr. of Changing A Generation Full Gospel Baptist Church calling the event a “Super Bowl of Worship.”

Presenters and speakers included Bishop Morton, Dr. Creflo Dollar, Dr. Van Moody, Birmingham, Dr. Jackie McCullough and Dr. Hart Ramsey. Musically, Grammy and Stellar-Award winning artists performing included Earnest Pugh, Vashawn Mitchell, William McDowell, Judy McAllister, Richard Smallwood, Kurt Carr, Hezekiah Walker and Wess Morgan.

The educational component featured classes that attracted hundreds of pastors and creative arts leaders. According to organizers, next year’s conference is heading to Orlando. For information contact gospelheritage@aol.com or www.gospelheritage.org.

Effie Roffe

Effie Rolfe is a media consultant, personality and speaker. For years, she was the “voice of inspiration” each Sunday morning and middays on Chicago radio. She also speaks at schools, churches and workshops. Effie writes for several publications and is the author of The K(N)ots Prayer. Visit her Website effierolfe.com; like her on mseffierolfe.com and follow her via @effiedrolfe.