As an Ambassador of Urban Gospel I was recently asked to provide my take on what's going on with this emerging industry for Airplay 360 (http://www.facebook.com/AIRPLAY360
Hear what I said, I welcome your comments.
Considering where the industry is headed and where it is today versus where it began more than 20 years ago with the entrance of Holy Hip Hop, Urban Gospel has made some significant strides but there is still a long way to go.
Some may disagree, citing the many examples of attention by major radio and television networks, interviews, executives, artists, booked out events, conference appearances, invites to sit on panels and even increased unit sales. As stated previously, the industry has made great advances.
The reason Urban Gospel is still ages away from real progress is not because of the cross-over appeal of some of the industry's biggest names, charting #1 hit songs or collaboration with some of secular's biggest rap stars, nor is it even the selling out of Urban Gospel's brightest protégés to the secular market in the hopes of them reaching back to bring us all up. NOPE! Urban Gospel is what it is because a revolution is pending and absolutely necessary!
We cannot begin to see things changing until we ourselves are open to change, destroying the current system and rebuilding on a sure, strong foundation - The Rock. We need to realize there is a great work to be done and God is calling a people to follow Him. We don't need a king; we need the King of Kings leading as a cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night. We cannot be divided. We cannot conform but we must, I repeat; we must, transform the entire music and entertainment industry by impacting and changing lives to bring glory to God.
It may not be what most want to hear, however, it is the truth - the real state of affairs within the Urban Gospel industry.