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Kirk Franklin and Hezekiah Walker joined Erica Campbell in an amazing conversation about the state of the genre of gospel music within today’s music industry. Kirk talks about the joys of witnessing and working with a new generation of gospel artists, but says he worries about seeing a genre he loves so much struggle so hard.

Plus, they also talk about the decline of the youth in the church, and the demands of religion overshadowing the genuine love for spirituality. Hezekiah points out “before they hear us, they see us,” bringing up the importance of the integrity of the church and gospel music. It’s these elements that are a part of the appearance of the church and gospel, which might discourage people from deciding to take part. Check out this exclusive video for more in this clip from “Get Up! Mornings With Erica Campbell.”

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