Has mainstream hip hop found its faith?

β€œThis album is actually a Gospel album,” said Kanye West ahead of the release of his Life of Pablo album. Most of us howled with laughter. But once we stitched up our sides that had literally (yes literally) split, we had to think, why would Kanye make such a statement? Aside from his 2004 hit…

Review: Kirk Franklin @ Gospel Fest, London

It’s not every day you get to experience a member of gospel music royalty live but that’s what happened when Kirk Franklin came to the UK as part of Gospel Fest. On the day of the Queen’s honours list, someone who deserved to be knighted is Richie Dan after last night. Although the venue did…

Kirk Franklin releases Hello Fear in March

Kirk Franklin has finally announced the release date for his new album. Hello Fear will hit stores on March 22nd (the day before my birthday, hint hint!). The album will have 13 tracks and some appearances from a wide range of artists including Mali Music, Marvin Sapp and Beverly Crawford. The legendary Rance Allen, John…