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The Pulse of Entertainment: Motown Gospel’s Jonathan Traylor Debuts ‘The Unknown’

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Motown Gospel’s Jonathan Traylor.

*“I was working hard on my ministry…didn’t know it would be a career. Didn’t know I could support my family,” said Motown Gospel’s newest sensation Jonathan Traylor about his debut “active” album “The Unknown” (Motown Gospel/Capital CMG).

Jonathan just wanted to play basketball, dance and minister to people about what he discovered about Christ and faith. However, God had other plans. Like most of us Jonathan sang in the choir at his church. One day the church musicians left.

“I remember asking God to teach me the piano,” Traylor said about how he became his churches newest musician at around the age of 16. “My grandmother had me to call her (a lady who is his mentor and Godmother), and have her pray for me…she prayed. I put anointed oil on my hands, the piano key and the strings. Then I started playing the notes, I said, ‘What?!’”

Jonathan said for some miraculous reason he understood the keys and the notes. He went on to teach himself the guitar, the bass and percussions. He joined the school choir and went on to perform Broadway shows. Hip-Hop influenced, Jonathan is a natural dancer which he said is his first love. He combined his love for dance with his performances in church and school – developing a name as a Gospel performer. When I said my church didn’t allow me to “perform” as youth choir director, he laughed and said, “It took a minute though. They said, ‘Are you going to dance or sing!’”

You can see his natural ability to dance in his music videos. He shows his love for the Hip-Hop culture in the dance moves, and his love for dancing by going all-out. I watched one of his videos for “You Get the Glory,” and the dance moves were so awesome, so professional, and so smooth that I asked if he made them up. He said it was a choreographer named Mark Marvelous.

“I remember I went on tour with Jonathan McReynolds, he is very influential…and there were some music executives and A&R in the audience. After the show I started getting emails. I ended up doing a Kirk Franklin Show. After that, more calls, then Motown called. They felt like family.”

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Jonathan Traylor’s Motown Gospel signing

Jonathan Traylor’s “The Unknown” album is an “active” project, meaning he will be adding new singles throughout 2020. At the time of my interview there were nine singles released from “The Unknown” album which includes “You Get the Glory,” “Ain’t Nobody Mad but the Devil,” “For the Wild Ones” featuring Adrion Butler, “Faithful Ones” featuring Mack Brock, “I Trust You Lord,” and “Purpose Over Pleasure.”

The skateboard riding musical genius is also a husband, father and producer.

‘I have been working hard at being faithful in the midst of everything,” he pointed out about the dramas of 2020. What gets him through? Singing and dancing.

He said he had to admit, “He (God) allows us to feel.”

With feeling comes a wide range of emotions that Jonathan Traylor said God can heal. He is absolutely right, all we have to do is ask God to heal those emotions we can’t handle, then have “faith” that He will. www.JonathanTraylorMusic.com

SYNDICATED COLUMN: Eunice Moseley, MS, MBA, MPhil has an estimated weekly readership of over ¼ million with The Pulse of Entertainment. She is also a Public Relations Strategist and Business Management Consultant at Freelance Associates, and is Promotions Director (at-large) for The Baltimore Times. www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com. EVENTS: “Uplifting Minds II” Entertainment Conference (ULMII), founded by Eunice in 1999, is into its 21st year. Next events are coming to Los Angeles Saturday, November 7, 2020 via Zoom Video Conferencing and to Baltimore Saturday April 17, 2021 at Security Square Mall. The ULMII event is a free conference offering an Entertainment Business Panel Q&A Session, a Talent Showcase and Talent Competition (vocal, songwriting, dance and acting) where aspiring artists have a chance to receive over $15,000 valued in prizes/product/services.  Log onto www.UpliftingMinds2.com for more information or to RSVP for Zoom Access email [email protected]

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Must See: Mike Tyson Stuns Lil Boosie: Asks Rapper If it’s Possible He’s ‘A Homosexual’ / WATCH

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Mike Tyson – Lil Boosie

*Poor Lil Boosie. Like they say on the streets, he ain’t see it comin’. No he didn’t. Dude had no clue that Mike Tyson, of all people, was gonna blow his mind.

All Tyson did was brilliantly ask the Louisiana rapper something that social media has been asking him for years,  but of course it was never to his face and it came via a physical force that’s also intimidating.

Anyway, Lil Boosie, as you know (if you follow him) has VERY STRONG opinions on gay and transgender people. Remember the incident not too long ago where damn near demanded that  Dwyane Wade not cut off his son-now daughter’s penis.

With no hesitation, Tyson incisively and quietly  asked Boosie is it possible he is a “homosexual” and that is why he lashes out.

Boosie stuttered a bit before answering.

Below is the full interview followed by some of the Twitter reactions.

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Naturally, folks couldn’t wait to chime in

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Larry Buford: Judgment or Test? America’s Job Experience

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Illustration of Job in the Bible

*[This is a chapter from my book, “Things Are Gettin’ Outta Hand, first published in 2007. Although many other tragic events have happened in the 13 years since then, including the current global pandemic, I think it is still relevant as history continues to repeat itself]

Breaking news: Bridge Collapses, Victims Killed; Miner’s Trapped, Victims Killed; Record Flooding, Victims Killed; Senseless Shooting, Victims Killed; Raging Fires, Victims Killed; and the list goes on!!

While it seems like all hell is breaking loose, one may ask, is America being judged or tested?

The biblical character Job received (heart) “breaking news” [Job chapter 1]: “And there came a messenger unto Job, and said, The oxen were plowing, and the asses feeding beside them: and the Sabeans fell upon them and took them away; yea, they have slain the servants with the edge of the sword…While he was speaking, there also came another, and said, The fire of God is fallen from heaven, and hath burned up the sheep, and the servants, and consumed them…”

In the end, Job had received back-to-back reports from four different messengers that he had suffered great losses including his children. Job even lost his health, but eventually regained everything even more in abundance. It was a test to see if Job would deny God.

Prior to the 911 tragedy, we seldom heard of God or Jesus in mainstream media. Since then it has become acceptable, and more and more prevalent with each new turn of tragic events. Is God testing America to see if we truly are a Christian nation? Or is this judgment on a nation that has turned its back towards God?

If it’s a test, we as a nation should hold steadfast our convictions as did Job. If judgment, God says in II Chronicles 7:14, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

There is yet hope for America!

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Larry Buford is a Los Angeles-based contributing writer. Author of “Things Are Gettin’ Outta Hand” and “Book To The Future” (Amazon); two insightful books that speak to our moral conscience in times like these. Email: [email protected]

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Rapper Offset Pulled from Car & Detained by Cops for Driving Through Trump Supporters! (Watch)

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*If you haven’t heard, rapper Offset was almost arrested while live-streaming himself driving through a pro-Trump rally on Saturday.

Yep, the guy who’s currently married to Cardi B, was pulled over by Beverly Hills police after he drove through a crowd of Trump supporters and allegedly waved a handgun.

Beverly Hills police surrounded Offset’s vehicle with guns drawn. He refused orders to take his hand off his steering wheel and turn off the engine.

Offset: “I’m not finna do that.”

Cop: “Why not?”

“Because you got guns out. I’m not finna move my hands from my steering wheel.”

Offset live-streamed the traffic stop, telling police “Do you know who I am? I’m Offset from the Migos!”

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Here’s another view.

When a female officer told him he was seen waving a gun in the air, Offset said, “You just watched somebody beat my car up with a flag. What are you talking about?”

Another officer approached the car, reached in the driver’s side window and unlocked the car door. The officer then snatched Offset out of the vehicle. We’ve learned that he was only detained and eventually released.

Beverly Hills police also confirmed they detained a man for pointing a gun at Trump supporters.

Apparently they man they arrested for possession of a concealed loaded weapon is Marcelo Almanzar, Cardi B’s cousin.

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