vasHaWn mitCHell triumphant (EMI Gospel) FOR FANS OF: Darwin Hobbs, Deitrick Haddon & Voices of Unity, Fred Hammond QQQQ Singing, leading and writing from a testimony perspective personally affected by God’s victorious power in his own life, vaShawn Mitchell issues his major label Gospel debut with some serious spiritual force. Unafraid to shiver his traditional choir-gospel heritage with fat urban undergirdings, the Atlanta- based worship leader also supports his Sunday occupation by giving center stage access to several fine accompanying vocalists whose fiery leads sear this live recording with torrents of contagious praise. –Andrew Greer WE LIKE: “Conqueror” tye tribbett Fresh (Integrity Music/Columbia Records) FOR FANS OF: Israel Houghton, Mary Mary, J. Moss QQQ A recent period of spiritual wandering evoked a personal change in Gospel singer/songwriter sensation Tye Tribbett, evidenced by his first solo recording’s 16-track testimonial. Having gained musical prominence through former collaborations with secular luminaries like Justin Timberlake and Whitney Houston, Fresh’s focus is all-Gospel. From extempore worship to smooth R&B to industrious dance tracks, Tribbett’s gritty vocal flex leads a chorus of praise collaborations, including Israel Houghton on two album highlights. –Andrew Greer WE LIKE: “Champion” JoHn reuben Zappin (Gotee) FOR FANS OF: I\TobyMac, KJ-52 QQ Believe it or not, John Reuben’s been around long enough to release a “Best of” compilation. Zappin is the title and, with a full decade in, plenty of memorable songs (and videos) fill the coffers in their hope to be selected. Early hits like “Do Not” to recent tunes like “No Be Nah” all appear. Memorable collabs with TobyMac (“Life is Short”) and Matthew Thiessen (“Nuisance”) also make the cut. Yet Zappin fails to offer even one new track, making this a questionable release (and purchase). –Matt Conner WE LIKE: “Nuisance” urban revieWs All release dates and album titles are subject to change. For the most up-to-date release schedule, visit releases. urban neW releases 10.19.2010 TYE TRIBBETT FRESH (INTEGRITY MUSIC/ PROvIDENT) MICHEAL BOGGS MORE tHan MOVED (vSR MUSIC GROUP/EMICMG) 10.26.2010 HOLY HIP HOP v9 HOlY HiP HOP (EMICMG) urban 48 CCM