The Nu Nation Project

The Nu Nation Project

September 22, 1998

  1. Interlude: The Verdict BUY LYRICS
  2. Revolution BUY LYRICS
  3. Lean on Me BUY LYRICS
  4. Something About the Name Jesus BUY LYRICS
  5. Riverside BUY LYRICS
  6. He Loves Me BUY LYRICS
  7. Gonna Be a Lovely Day BUY LYRICS
  8. Praise Joint (Remix) BUY LYRICS
  9. Hold Me Now BUY LYRICS
  10. You Are BUY LYRICS
  11. Interlude: The Car (Stomp) BUY LYRICS
  12. If You've Been Delivered BUY LYRICS
  13. Smile Again BUY LYRICS
  14. Love (Remix) BUY LYRICS
  15. My Desire BUY LYRICS
  16. Blessing in the Storm BUY LYRICS
  17. I Can BUY LYRICS

Kirk Franklin designed The Nu Nation Project as a revitalization of contemporary gospel, a way to bring it to an audience accustomed to the slick, funky innovations of hip-hop and rap. It’s an ambitious project, and one that’s not too far removed from his earlier records, simply because it finds him adding R&B production techniques and the occasional grandiose flourish, such as the cameos from R. Kelly, Mary J. Blige, and Bono on the admittedly stirring “Lean on Me.” Occasionally, the album feels as if Franklin is pushing a bit too hard for the mainstream audience and all that entails (namely, superstardom for himself), but the end result is every bit as engaging as his previous records, thereby confirming his status as one of the true visionaries in ’90s contemporary gospel.