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“Tina, Do You Know I’m Nominated For Four Dove Awards?” Erica Campbell Gets Hollywood [Watch]

April 30th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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What we love most about Tina and Erica Campbell is that they seem to have an unbreakable sisterly bond. Although it seems unlikely that they’ll ever allow business to completely ruin their relationship with one another, it does appear that Erica’s decision to release a solo project has placed a strain on their situation. And now that Tina has decided to put out her own solo album, it’s looking like the ladies will have to fight harder than ever to keep it all together.

In a clip of tonight’s episode exclusively obtained by MadameNoire, tension flares between the sisters after Tina asks Erica and Goo to sing background on a few songs from her upcoming album. Almost immediately, Erica and her hubby Warryn Campbell show signs of apprehension. According to Warryn, Erica is way too busy to sing background for Tina.

“I have a solo career and I’m a mother of three,” Erica tells Tina.

Of course, that’s completely understandable. Erica is a busy woman, but Tina quickly reminds her that she sang background for her on Help and it’s time to return the favor. Unfortunately, the clip doesn’t reveal whether or not Erica folds and decides to sing background for Tina or not. But I have a feeling that if she doesn’t, all hell will break loose.

I can understand both arguments, but if my sister came through for me when I needed her, I’d try my best to come through for her as well. Hopefully these ladies are able to work things out.

Check out the clip below and let us know your thoughts.

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Next On Café Mocha Radio: Loni Love & Mo’Nique Hit The Big Screen

April 16th, 2015 - By Tonya Garcia
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MoNique-SidneyNot since Soul Plane have we seen Loni Love on the big screen! This weekend Angelique hits the red carpet with Loni for the premiere of Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2.

Plus Monique is back to talk about her new film Blackbird. And we’ll check back in with Tamala and David Mann for an ypdate.

Did y’all see the story about Erica Campbell’s “I Luh God” single? Don’t miss the ladies of MadameNoire on Café Mocha Radio this weekend to find out more about that and other hot news from their program Did Y’all See. And be sure to check out the MN YouTube page for more.

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Join MC Lyte, Loni Love and Angelique Perrin on Café Mocha Radio this weekend. Visit Café Mocha Radio for air times around the country and on SiriusXM Channel 141. #CMR #CafeMocha

Did Y’all See? Steve Harvey Is Doing Too Much Again

April 3rd, 2015 - By Brande Victorian
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This week on “Did Y’all See?” the editors discuss Laurence Fishburne leaving his mother hanging and nearly homeless, Steve Harvey and his special needs jokes gone wrong, and Erica Campbell’s new trap gospel song, “I Luh God.” Watch and weigh in.

Is Erica Campbell’s New Trap Gospel Track “I Luh God” Really That Bad?

March 30th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Erica Campbell discusses the guilt of going solo around the same time of her sister's marital issues. Naturally, the decision weighed heavily on her.

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I was just watching the music video for Erica Campbell’s new song “More Love” on Vh1 Soul. It’s one of the tracks being added to the reissue of her Grammy Award-winning album, Help. The video features Campbell’s kids flipping through a photo album, and each picture is of Campbell, friends, and loved ones recreating certain eras in the life of her family. The song and video are both very beautiful, but “More Love” isn’t the only new addition to Help 2.0. 

“I Luh God” is the complete opposite of “More Love.” It features someone named Big Shizz and is the song you turn ALL the way up to when you think of where God has brought you from (and when you want to put a little stank on it). I randomly encountered it online, as people were sharing it and calling it “trap gospel.”

Trap gospel? I was ever so curious, so I had to give it a listen.

In the snippet that I heard, which you can view below, Campbell says, “I luh God, you don’t luh God? What’s wrong with you?” From there, the beat drops, Campbell starts to rap, and eventually a guy jumps on stage and literally just starts yelling, “I luh him!” repeatedly. I couldn’t fully appreciate it all at first because I was so surprised by what I was seeing and hearing.

As for fans online, some don’t seem too fond of it:

“Wow is this what The Gospel of Jesus Christ has come to. Is this what worship has come to. Be not conformed to this world but be yea transformed by the renewing of your mind.”

“when gospel singers take it too far”

“This Got to be a joke or prank smh”

But others are excited about the new song and sound:

“I LOVE THAT GOSPEL CAN BE DIVERSE!”

“U can turn up for Jesus. God judges your heart not the beat the track was laced on”

“This song is doing exactly what it’s supposed to do. It’s reaching outside of the 4 walls and seeking to reach those with a different walk of life. This song is a draw and it may not be for everybody…but I like it and I can already see the potential”

As for me, I’m also a little torn. On the one hand, I get it. Mary Mary has always tried to find different ways to package their music, and they’ve managed to break big with both traditional gospel songs, as well as with a few songs that sound like something you could hear in the club. It’s almost seven years later and “God in Me” is still my jam.

Sometimes you have to find a new way to deliver a message in order to get a greater amount of people to listen, and then really take in what’s being said. As Lauryn Hill once said on The Fugees’ “Zealots,” “And even after all my logic and my theory, I add a ‘motherf**ker” so you ignant ni**as hear me.” Hey, some ebonics here and there never hurt anybody. We haven’t been saved all of our lives…

But then again, it’s complicated. As they say, Christians are a part of the world, but they’re not supposed to be “of the world.” And while Campbell may not be promoting this song as “trap gospel” in the way that people online have labeled it, that’s exactly what it sounds like. As successful and talented as Campbell is, she doesn’t have to resort to such sounds when she’s capable of creating something innovative and refreshing that still praises God to the fullest. That’s why people love her, Tina, and Mary Mary as a whole.

But I won’t lie, “I Luh God” definitely bumps!

The reissue of the album comes out tomorrow, so you can check it out in full then. Who knows? Maybe the track will flip at some point and it will sounds a little less…you know…Big Sean meets Young Jeezy to people. But I know for sure that the elders at my church will have a complete fit if the praise dancers try to turn up to this on a Sunday…

Check out the clips from Campbell previewing the song recently and share your thoughts.

 

Mary Mary Share How & Why You Should Forgive A Cheating Partner

March 5th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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During the last season of “Mary Mary,” most fans watched in horror as Tina Campbell dealt with the reality of her husband’s infidelity. Judging by this season’s trailer, it seems that the singer’s marriage is still suffering from Teddy’s decision, but she assures us that they have survived that storm. Now, both Tina and Erica are offering advice to women who may find themselves in a similar predicament. Peep their interview above.

All Hell Breaks Loose In The New “Mary Mary” Season 4 Trailer

February 17th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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If you thought the last season of “Mary Mary” was on ten and all of the kinks and wrinkles would have been ironed out by now, you might want to think again. In the season 4 trailer for the show, it seems that while Tina and Teddy are on the road to restoring their marriage, with a few bumps;  it’s the relationship between Tina and Erica, and even Warryn, that might be taking a hit.

Evidently, Tina is still not over Erica leaving the group to pursue her solo career. And she’s let people know. Then, to add insult to injury, she’s taking meetings with their former manager Mitch.

Honestly, I don’t know if her partnering with Mitch again is real life or just for the cameras, specifically since Tina has always had the biggest problem with him. Either way, Lord knows he brought plenty of drama and that makes for great tv.

Anyway, check out the trailer for season 4 and let us know what you think. Will you be watching?

Erica Campbell Discusses Struggling With Guilt After Going Solo: “I Felt Like I Was Just Another Person Giving My Sister Grief”

February 13th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Just as Erica Campbell began to truly flourish in her solo career; it seemed that her sister’s life was falling apart. As we witnessed on the last season of “Mary Mary,” Tina learned that her husband had been unfaithful. The “Help” singer admits that the timing of everything left her feeling guilty and as if she had somehow abandoned her sister.

“I felt like I was just another person giving my sister grief. I was like, ‘How can you do that?’” Campbell recently confessed during a chat with the Los Angeles Times.

The mother of three also feared that her sister would view her decision to step away as a betrayal, but has since been assured that Tina approves of her solo projects. Of course, Tina’s marital troubles weren’t the only issues plaguing the tightly knit Atkins clan. Erica and her sisters were also faced with the death of their father, Eddie. According to the singer, this season of struggle helped her to pen songs that people can easily connect to.

“I’m not a big fan of fluff-and-stuff music,” the 42-year-old explained. “There are times for that, when you just want to affirm that you’re happy. But life is ups and downs, and sometimes you need something to help you feel like you’re not going crazy all by yourself.”

For example, she revealed that “All I Need Is You” from her Grammy Award-winning album, Help, was birthed as she sang to God while driving down the 10 Freeway and concerns about going solo filled her mind. She sang the melody for her husband and producer Warryn Campbell the following day and they eventually molded it into the sweet-sounding ballad.

Thankfully, 10 months after the release of Help, that season has passed, but the journey has been well-documented through song for others who may be experiencing tough times.

“Every time I meet a person, they treat me like I’m their cousin or their friend: ‘Girl, I seen what you going through,'” she said. “I want them to see these down moments and feel encouraged for themselves — like, ‘OK, this is doable.'”

Love her!

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“Thank You For Your Prayers” Warryn Campbell Has A Heart Attack Scare…Find Out What It Was

January 7th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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If you follow either Erica or Warryn Campbell on social media, you might have seen the very alarming message he posted on Instagram that his wife later regrammed.

3 days ago, at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Warryn posted this image and request that his followers pray for him.

Though the couple didn’t say at the time, Warryn said he felt like he was genuinely having a heart attack.

Well, the saints know that the power of prayer is very real. Because later that day Warryn was released from the hospital. And the heart attack scare turned out to be just gas. And in celebration, his family gave God a “just gas” praise.

Check it out in the video below.

Well, there’s a happy (and hilarious) ending for you. But in all seriousness, we’re happy to see that Warryn’s doing alright.

#Undefiled: Erica Campbell Brags About Warryn’s Sex Game On Instagram

October 6th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Gospel singer, Erica Campbell is in love with her husband, honey. And as some of y’all know, love has the tendency to overflow sometimes. And in the early hours of this morning Erica let some of hers spill over onto social media.

At around 3 am (Eastern) and 1 am (Pacific), she posted a picture of her producer husband Warryn Campbell. Nothing unusual about that. But the hashtags told the full story. See what she had to say below.

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Mmmmm this guy sure does make me happy in sooo many ways… #lawdhamercy #goodstuff #mine #chocolatetastegood #grown #maybeishouldgetoffsocialmedia #ummm #goodnight #betterthingstodo #undefiled #latenight #hallelujah #satisfied #nasty

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Oop… Christians know the “marriage bed is undefiled” scripture all too well. And for those of you who are unfamiliar, basically, anything goes once you’ve tied the knot.

I’m sure there may be some people who take issue with Erica putting her husband’s bedroom skills on Instagram but personally, I kind of dig it. So many times, we receive messages that sex and fun cease once a couple gets married. And of course the old antiquated attitudes of women not enjoying sex at all or as much as men, still persist. So good for Erica and Warryn.

What do you think about Erica’s post on Instagram? Is it too much or too cute?

Erica Campbell Unleashes Her Inner Ghetto Girl At A Mississippi Drive Thru

June 24th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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If you’ve watched just an episode of the WE Tv reality show, “Mary Mary,” you know that Erica and Tina Campbell are very down to earth and like to enjoy life. And so last week after her performance in Jackson, Mississippi on the McDonald’s Gospel Tour, Erica stopped by Whatta Burger to grab something to eat. But she didn’t just order any ole kind of way, she tapped into her inner Inglewood. Lucky for us, her personal assistant captured the whole thing on film and then someone from Erica’s camp later posted it on Facebook.

Take a look at the hilarious video below.

And then check out how the staff reacted when they learned it was Erica in the backseat.