by TV One
June 25, 2018
Photo by Erika Goldring and Dave Benett
Teyana Taylor released her much-anticipated album, ‘KTSE’ after 4 years. Delayed 1 day due to Kanye West’s inability to finalize the album in time, her album rolled out with 8 songs, including the much-talked about ‘Never Would Have Made It’ featuring a sample of Marvin Sapp‘s song of the same name.
Teyana got us all talking about an old classic gospel song that Sapp created in the midst of a tragedy he experienced twelve years ago. Taylor’s not the first to sample this classic, last year DJ Khaled and Chance the Rapper sampled the track on ‘I Love You So Much.’ With Kanye West, Chance The Rapper, Snoop and now Teyana Taylor stretching the boundaries of gospel, we ask you….are you onboard? Because we are!
“Never Would Have Made It,” holds the record for the longest-leading single in Hot Gospel History, maintaining number 1 for 46 weeks in 2007 and 2008.
Teyana Taylor’s album is produced by Kanye West, who is no stranger to incorporating gospel samples in music. “God show me the way because the Devil’s tryin’ to break me down
(Jesus Walks with me, with me, with me, with me, with me)” Although some would think that sampling such a moving song would be a risky decision, Sapp says he’s both amazed and honored.
Read his post below…
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Music has the ability to be timeless and universal. In 2006 when I wrote this song in a worship service after the death of my father initially I never intended it to be heard. It was something I thought God gave me to get through my rough time. 12yrs later it’s still touching and changing lives universally. Amazingly enough last year it was @djkhaled and @chancetherapper on #ILoveUSoMuch. This year it @teyanataylor #NeverWouldHaveMadeIt produced by #KanyeWest #MyMessageIsTheSame #Grateful #Favored #Amazed #Honored
And that’s why we love Bishop Sapp, God’s love knows no boundaries….so why should God’s music fit into a precious little genre that only the saints can touch? Not, my God. We gave it a listen and think West and Taylor integrate the sample beautifully and respectfully.
Here’s a link to the song…tell us what you think!
TELL US: Have you listened? How do you feel about gospel samples in hip-hop/R&B?