Back on the scene with a new album surpassing expectations, Atlanta based Mark J enlightens us with his fifth album Soulutions. A comeback from City of Pain where he spoke of Gods perspective concerning the people of today, he debuts with music that will remedy your soul by speaking through testimony of maturing in Gods love. Today, Soulutions will be released under Marks imprint, Mark J Music, and distributed nationwide by Comin Atcha Distribution. Taking the gospel to the streets, one nation at a time, the Soulutions tour includes an impressive lineup of cities and countries. Kicking off the tour close to home in Macon Georgia, the tour continues throughout the US and then overseas making stops in Spain, Africa, and Italy.
Overall, I feel a sense of accomplishment and fruition. I feel humbled that God is using me for His will, says Mark J when speaking of his latest release. The album contains so much truth; true gospel the Word and with the additions of holy hip hop producing vet Tony Stone, hit makers Firstborn and Anthony Delano, Marks album creatively comes alive.
Soulutions gathers someone from each side of the gospel music industry. John P. Kee adds his vocals to God of Israel a lowly selection dedicated to his family. Canton Jones appears on the cool, breezy, and sweet melodic Agape Soul a tribute to God for the love of His creation and the blessings surrounding him. In Intercession, Japhia Life comes aboard along with 4th Avenue Jones, speaking from their hearts and interceding for our nation. A throwback was a must when the album remixes National Anthem from City of Pain including a few of Mark Js favorite artists. Former label mate Tonex gives his album a few bars in Worldwide a head nodder about their plans to globally spread the gospel.
God has answered prayers, mainly the Prayer of Jabez enlarge my territory. Hes allowing me to be used to reach more people on a wider scale, states Mark J of his tour. Going solo throughout most of the tour, a few artists are scheduled to join him on the stage in certain cities.
Mark J can definitely hold his own, portraying that with the opening track, Soulutions. Always one to tell a vivid story, Espananza speaks of how lust is formed first through temptation within the mind. Catch the Jamaican track Ricochet a call for us to bounce the Word off of each other. Representing for his reggae roots, other Caribbean joints include Cool of the Day an uplifting track that encourages us to isolate Gods voice from others and its a dancehall praise party in Sugarcane.
Soulutions raises the bar musically and lyrically while uplifting and encouraging us to seek Gods love first and foremost. Such a diverse and versatile album, Mark J also includes excerpts from some of his messages to share with us the gifts God has given him.
Mark Johnson received his degree in Biblical Studies from Luther Rice University in Atlanta and has been devoted to the Kingdom for more than a decade. Ministering the Word in any way possible, he preaches at churches, events, conferences, poetry readings, and over the airwaves. Mark J has appeared in the U Zone and Whats the Word Magazine. Hes been nominated for an Atlantas Gospel Choice Award and the Holy Hip Hop, Inc. has named him an Ambassador.