1The Motor City’s artist on the rise, SEMAJE, is having an extremely good year and he’s quite thankful. Within the last 18 months, the dynamic vocalist has earned over 7 million digital streams, a rare feat for a new act. Almost 5 million of those streams are due to the popularity of his soulful ballad, “ opens in a new windowI Rely” (Maje Entertainment / Tyscot). Now, he’s dropped an exuberant new remake of Deitrick & Damita’s 2007 classic, “Watch Me Praise Him” (Maje Entertainment / Tyscot), that is now available on all digital music platforms. Listen Link:  opens in a new windowhttps://li.sten.to/watchmepraisehim

The young soul man brings a millennial funk to his catchy reprise of “Watch Me Praise Him.” The original featured Deitrick Haddon and his then-wife Damita handling the lead vocals, with backing by The Voices of Unity Choir. Here, SEMAJE sings both parts.  Producer Shajuan Andrews programs the track with a new age zeal that is both current yet a nod to the spirit of the original. SEMAJE’S explosive tenor simmers, steams, and squalls throughout this lively praise break.

It comes on the heels of a stratospheric year that has seen SEMAJE appear on the BET cable television channel and to also open for Jonathan McReynolds’ protégé, DOE, on her sold-out “Clarity” concert tour.  In addition, his neo-soul remake of Bill Withers’ 1977 cut “Lovely Day,” his original bop “You,” and his soul-stirring ballad, “I Rely,”  have all charted on various Billboard magazine charts. The singer is adding the final touches on his first album which releases in 2024.

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