Famed Rapper Snoop Dogg shocked the world when he announced he was going to make a Gospel album. The “Bible of Love” featuring John P Kee, Fred Hammond, Rance Allen, Mary Mary, Marvin Sapp and more sat at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums for six weeks.
Now Snoop is teaming up with Gospel superstar Kirk Franklin to do a three-part YouTube series titled “From Gangster To Gospel To Redemption.” In the first episode the men talk about faith, family and moments of their past.
Franklin spoke about the first time he ever met Snoop at BET’s Soul Train Awards and received a gem from the rapper. Snoop said, “95 percent of the gangster rappers were born and raised in a church, and the first style of music that they heard or were introduced to was church music—was gospel music. That’s their upbringing. That’s why you notice when every gangsta rapper wins an award, what’s the first thing they say?”
Watch the first episode of “From Gangster To Gospel To Redemption” above and the 2nd below: