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Album Review

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.

Customer Reviews

what more can i say?

I`ve been a kirk fan since my early teens ,when he used to rock the hightop fade and the multi-colored jacket....(I hear you JOSEPH). his albums/cd`s draw on raw worship of the LORD OUR GOD.....i listen to many gospel artist, but i always find myself doin a web search top dig in the crates for an old kirk song. Thank you !JESUS! for giving the thought process to those who created apple/itunes....i can now search in one place for everything...and while in this vein...THANK YOU !JESUS! FOR KEEPING MY FAMILY, GIVING ME STRENGTH TO CARRY ON AND THE DESIRE TO SEEK YOUR FACE (AS A DEER THAT PANTETH AFTER WATER!)..oh yeah good job kirk..lol....THE LORD THY GOD FIRST!...everthing else last.

love kirk franklin

i love this album, we have it on tape and i wish i could transfer it to a CD without a problem. All of these songs are motivational and good worship songs for church.

kirk franklin rocks!

i heard him for the first time today and he is very inspirational and very good for worship

Biography

Born: January 26, 1970 in Fort Worth, TX

Genre: Christian & Gospel

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Since his debut, 1993's Kirk Franklin & the Family, Kirk Franklin has been one of the brightest stars in contemporary gospel music. The album spent 100 weeks on the gospel charts (some of those on top), crossed over to the R&B charts, and became the first gospel debut album to go platinum. His second album, Kirk Franklin & the Family Christmas, became the genre's first Christmas album to make it to number one, and his 1996 album Whatcha Lookin' 4 went gold as soon as it was distributed....
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