Sunday, December 7, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Anyone who's familar with gospel music have heard the song "Silver and Gold" and understands what the song represents. The artist T-Pain did a remix of the popular song and leaked it to the Internet a few months back. Singing about the effects of blending clear and colored Patrón tequila together for consumption. "You'll be hanging, swanging, drinking two types of Patrón," he sings. "I done mixed up silver and gold/ I done mixed up silver and gold/ I'mma tryin' to get drunk before this party/ Somebody's gonna have to carry me home/ I done drank the silver and gold."
While T- Pain's fans ate it up Kirk Franklin wasn't having it. Kirk call T-Pain and wanted to no what was going on. Franklin debuted the original "Silver and Gold" on his 1993 Kirk Franklin and the Family album. The gospel version goes: "Silver and gold/ Silver and gold/ I'd rather have Jesus than silver and gold/ No fame or fortune/ Nor riches untold/ I'd rather have Jesus than silver and gold." T-Pain told Kirk that the song was leaked and it was not supposed to be on his album. Franklin said it wasn't no disrespect but he no how songs get leaked. He had it happen to him before. He said he wasn't a saint, and it wasn't like he never did nothing wrong. It seems as if Kirk has given T-Pain the OK to continue on with the song. Only if he changed the melody. He can still say silver and gold. Again, the lyrics to this song is very powerful ( Lyrics) even T-Pain knew that something was wrong with what he was doing because, he made a statement to that affect: I made it into an alcoholic anthem, which wasn't good. I guess in the end it's all about the money.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
The Detroit News reports that court documents reveal that the woman, age 28, is unemployed, has a teenage daughter and is divorced. The documents also list J Moss as married with two children. In her court filings, the woman alleges that Moss offered to pay for abortion expenses. Read the full article here.
When I first read the article, I was upset. I was most upset with the fact that he’s married and with the allegations that he would offer to pay abortion expenses. The old adage says that our talents are God’s gifts to us but what we do with them is our gift to Him. In this song," We must Praise" J Moss sings the virtues of the same. It is about the beauty that comes with understanding that everything we have, we can use for something much greater than ourselves and to the glory of God. It is one of the most beautifully written songs that I have heard in a long time. I love worship music and some artists are great worship leaders. To me J Moss is one of them.