If you're into the gospel music scene, you know Erica Campbell as half of the duo Mary Mary. Last month she released a solo album called Help 2.0. There's one track, "I Luh God," that has made Campbell take some heat for venturing into a branch of Southern hip-hop known as "trap gospel." It resembles secular club music a little too closely for gospel purists.
Not only did Geoffrey Golden win “Sunday Best,” he has the official co-sign from Kirk Franklin. They both joined us on “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show” to discuss why he’s the next big thing in gospel. “He’s dope,” Kirk Franklin said about Golden. “He’s 21, but he can really, really sing.”
Kirk Franklin will break his radio silence tomorrow (Aug. 28). That’s when the nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show will premiere “Wanna Be Happy?,” the contemporary gospel pioneer’s first new single in almost five years.
Available on iTunes at midnight on the 28th as well, “Wanna Be Happy?” is the lead track from Franklin’s November-slated studio album via the singer’s RCA-distributed Fo Yo Soul Recordings.
Kirk Franklin's new album "Losing My Religion" is available for pre-order now! Get early access to Kirk's upcoming tour, an autographed copy of the album plus a limited edition "Losing My Religion" poster today (while supplies last) when you pre-order at the Kirk Franklin online store. (Early Access to Tour Tickets Only Available At Kirk Franklin Online Store).
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