Syleena Johnson | Acoustic Soul Sessions
By Peggy Oliver
Syleena Johnson must have graduated from the school of hard knocks. Her closest fans certainly know the path to survival she has endured industry wise. After a debut independent release in 1999, Johnson signed to a major label. Those first three Chapters from Jive Records earned some respectable hits even though the daughter of blues legend Syl Johnson never cracked the top forty compared to R&B peers including Beyonce and Faith (Evans).
Grace and Mercy
by Darnell Meyers-Johnson
Jonathan Butler signed his first recording contract at twelve years old. By the time he was fifteen, he was already an established recording artist in his native South Africa. By his own admission, he was also a drug addict whose soul was seeking salvation. Guidance would come through a friendship with a fan who introduced him to the Christian faith. That fan would later become his brother in law.