Changing with the Times: Gospel Music Throughout History

Introduction Gospel Music has been around since 1920s and continues to be a popular genre until today. Since the start of this genre, it is shown that even though it has a very focused on spreading the message of God, there is still an influence that comes form the popular genres of the time. Through […]

Is Hip-Hop the New Gospel?

For years, the Gospel genre of music has provided a way for people to maintain balance in their lives. With every life lesson in the bible, there was a general take away that motivated people to keep pushing: acknowledging that things would get better soon. However, as time goes by, and as the minds of […]

Long Live Gospel

LONG LIVE GOSPEL by Lila Gilliam Gospel has existed as a fusion genre since its inception from the jubilee era to the present trap era. It has always been a genre that has reflected popular music because Gospel is classified by its lyrics, topics, and themes rather than by musical style. It is a timeless […]

Gospel Through the Span of 100 years

Gospel Through the Span of 100 years 1920’s This is “Glory! Glory! Hallelujah” by Mother McCollum. In the 1920’s ragtime was extremely popular and you can hear the influence of ragtime in many gospel songs at this time. You also hear elements of folk and blues music, especially in this song because of the banjo […]

Kirk Franklin and the evolution of Gospel music

Kirk Franklin and the Evolution of Gospel Music Who is Kirk Franklin? Kirk Dwayne Franklin was born January 26, 1970  in Fort Worth Texas. Abandoned by his mother and never knowing his father, Franklin was raised by his Aunt Gertrude who was a very religious woman. She maintained a strict Baptist household which framed his […]