Kirk Franklin and the Family

Kirk Franklin and the Family

June 29, 1993

  1. Why We Sing BUY LYRICS
  2. He's Able BUY LYRICS
  3. Silver and Gold BUY LYRICS
  4. Call On The Lord BUY LYRICS
  5. Real Love BUY LYRICS
  6. He Can Handle It BUY LYRICS
  7. A Letter From My Friend BUY LYRICS
  8. The Family Worship Medley BUY LYRICS
  9. Speak To Me BUY LYRICS
  10. Till We Meet Again BUY LYRICS

Kirk Franklin & the Family‘s eponymous debut album is a stunningly assured blend of old-fashioned gospel, contemporary soul, and hip-hop. Franklin remains, in his words, a “church boy,” but he doesn’t hesitate to embrace the conventions and styles of contemporary R&B, which results in some inspired, unexpected fusions. It is truly a record that updates, recontextualizes, and redefines what contemporary gospel can mean in the ’90s.