Inspired by Kirk Franklin

Inspired by Kirk Franklin

When Kirk Franklin fused gospel music to hip-hop tempos in the ‘90s, he gave both religious performers and secular rappers an idea. Talented Christian MCs like Lecrae and Mali Music have adopted his sense of confidence and ability to apply spiritual lessons to everyday life. And you can hear echoes of Franklin's use of earnest, joyous praise in the works of Kanye West and Chance the Rapper.

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