At the start of God's Property's Stomp, Kirk Franklin intones, ``for those of you who think gospel music has gone too far, or that we've gotten too radical with our message, I've got news for you. You haven't seen nothing yet.''
There certainly has rarely been a gospel tune that has sparked as much attention on mainstream radio as Stomp, a soaring, funk-drenched praise song that features a rap from Salt-N-Pepa's Cheryl James and a riff from Funkadelic's classic One Nation Under a Groove.In its fourth week out, Stomp has shot up to No. 19 on Billboard's R&B airplay chart even though it isn't in record stores. It already has surpassed Franklin's debut hit, Why We Sing, which peaked at No. 28 in 1995.
The song can be found on God's Property From Kirk Franklin's Nu Nation, out Tuesday as the first release from B-Rite Records, a gospel joint venture between Inter- scope and Claude Lataillade. He's the husband of GospoCentric owner Vicki Mack Lataillade, who helped turn Franklin into a multiplatinum artist.
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