Tamla collectors might know that the iconic imprint was recently re-launched in partnership with Capitol Christian Music Group and Encouragement Music.

The new set up has just released the first two singles but time moves on and the music is a far cry from the original sounds of Tamla. The two new tunes come from  gospel-inspired, breakout rapper/songwriter EMANUELDAPROPHET.

The rapper hails the small town of Jackson and his  team tell us that he’s passionate about  speaking the truth about the struggles that shaped him. Like many young people in his hometown, he grew up with few opportunities to build a life beyond gun violence, drugs, and dead ends. After being shot, he discovered a renewed sense of purpose and dedicated himself to showing others that there is a better way.

Thus his first two Tamla singles are semi-autobiographical. They are ‘Holy Steppin’ and ‘Ghetto Gospel’ and both are powerful examples of contemporary hip-hop. The artist says: “It’s a real dream come true to partner with these teams, from Encouragement Music and QC to the historic Tamla Records. It’s a lesson to never give up on anything you start, because one day your life can change in a blink of an eye.” Both tracks are out now!