James Daniels
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James Daniels

Culpeper, Virginia, United States | INDIE

Culpeper, Virginia, United States | INDIE
Band Hip Hop Gospel


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"Smooth vocals like Jeffrey Osbourne with the dance grooves of Fred Hammond." - Denise Hill "The Gospel Lady" - WKYS 93.9FM, Washington, DC


"We Need You Now" is a project that grabs you at the first beat and keeps you through til the end. James Daniels soulful vocals and piercing lyrics can reach anyone from age 7 to 77. The collaborations on this CD showcase how God is working in all genres of music.

As we are in the last days, the shared sentiment among believers is that we need God to do something soon. "We Need You Now" definitely gets His attention." - Leesha Hall - Heaven 1580 AM, Washington,DC


James Daniels brings a new flavor with this compilation of up and coming artist like, ASON, Kyana and The New 1. "We need you now" adds a little bit of everything, from gospel r&b, pop, urban and holy hip-hop. Nice sing along hooks you can't get out your head. - New Source Gospel.com

"Promotions Partnership"

ATTENTION!!! James Daniels has partnered with Purpose Entertainment Inc. to help promote his new CD, "WE NEED YOU NOW" to the World.

We thank all of our devoted friends and fans for their patience and support. We look for 05' to be a year of increase and changed lives through Christ. The CD will be available online at the end of Jan. 05'. - James Daniels


Hi James,

It was great meeting you. Everyone loved you!! We were not only impressed with your music, and terrific singing voice, but also the anointing, and the servants heart that you have. You were a big hit!! We're all still talking about you. I noticed how you interacted with the people there not just on the platform when you were ministering, but also off the platform. Mingling and talking with everyone.

Your CD is fantastic!!!
- Aroma Rhythm Lounge - VA


http://www.gospelflava.com/reviews/jamesdaniels.html - Gospel Flava.com


http://www.heavensmentality.com/music/archives/james_daniels_we_need_you_now.php - Heavensmentality.com

"G-Zone Review"

This is a serious project that needs some serious attention and it is bringing some serious lyrics and funky beats for the contemporary fans.

You will enjoy this new CD from a talented singer, Mr. James Daniels. He is the producer, programmer, writer, and played all the instruments on this project entitled, “We Need You Now”. I don’t know what style of music I wanna say that this is cause it has all styles of music that is hot but the title cut is Holy Hip Hop urban Gospel with special guest rapper, Ason spittin’ the verses. It is letting us know that we can’t make it without Christ and Lord we know where our help comes from and can you please get the devil off us. The jam is slammin’. Another jam is the hard-thumpin’ cut, “If You Would’ve Told Me”, turn that up. Put your hands on this one, “Clap Ya Hands” where James is rapping on this praise party cut. Oh and you can bounce to this one, “Don’t Stop” also featuring Ason where they keep it Christ and keep it Christian…I love it. James you got my airplay brother, keep thumpin those gospel jamz, we need you in the industry.
- thegospelzone.com written by Bobby Parker

"New CD Release"

With the release his next CD project, “We Need You Now” in Mar. 2005, James Daniels is about to usher in a New Urban Gospel Sound that has people saying... He is the Next Big Thing in Gospel Music. If you like Hip-Hop and R&B Music... then this is it look no further. - Yez Lawd Records


2006 - Set Free (Coming Soon)
2005 - We Need You Now (Feb. 2005 release date)
2003 - You're The Reason



Known in the D.C. area as one of the most versatile artists in Christian music, Holy Hip Hop and Contemporary Gospel Artist James Daniels is preparing for his third release, Set Free. Right on the heels of his blazing hot project, We Need You Now, which saw airplay on XM Radio's Spirit 33, Daniels returns with brand new musical offering. Slated to hit record store shelves on September 4, 2007, Set Free is an eclectic mix of urban gospel music suited to soothe the soul of the hurting or lost.

Featuring the lead single “Believer”, the project showcases Daniels as a proficient rapper complemented with thoughtful and reflective lyrics. With help from vocalist Liz Adams, the lyricist raps over a thick beat and a catchy hook declaring the awesomeness and the faithfulness of God. Stepping from MC to vocalist, “Real”, another strong urban cut, opens with a well-known scripture, Psalm 118:24, “This is the day that the LORD has made; I will rejoice and be glad in it.” “Don't Pass Me By” grabs the listener from beat one as Daniels sings about the need for God. Other strong cuts include the bouncy, inspiring “Hold On”, the slamming “What's Your Position” and the CD's title tune, a hip hop masterpiece featuring Ason.

Daniels, a native from Chicago and current D.C. area resident, has been singing since he was a youth. He's backed artists like Kim & Kelly, a group created by “Be Encouraged” sensation William Becton, and opened for KJ-52 Byron Cage, Canton Jones and Fred Hammond. Although his musical beginnings started in the traditional church - he grew up at Trinity UCC in Chicago, IL- he later realized that the people he was called to reach were listening to more contemporary styles of music. That revelation led him to connect with underground Christian Hip Hop artists Ason, Kyana, Excelsius, DKUN Frost and J-Mac.

Daniels is passionate about touching the lives of the people around him. He says, “We have a wonderful opportunity everyday to be ministers of the Gospel and we don't know what a word from God will do to those around us. It is my sincerest hope that God will use me in such away that people will come to know Him in a more personal way. Whether it is on a national or local level, I want to take what God has given me and give it back to His people. For me, that is the real blessing. The gift is in giving God and His people the very best."