After the latest numbers showed Kanye West’s “Donda” took over the whole gospel chart category, gospel artists and listeners were outraged. But Fred Hammond had another take on the shocking charts with this video.
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Join Detroit’s own Fred Hammond and our afternoon host on theDetroit Praise Network, Willie Moore, Jr. for the “Battle for Family” national broadcast Thursday, September 16 at 7 p.m. EST.
During “Battle for Family” you will see worship bands, choirs, and solo artists battle for a chance to record a music video with Fred Hammond with proceeds from the event benefiting vulnerable kids and families in Greater Detroit communities through Bethany Christian Services.
I talked to Starr Allen-Pettway, Branch Director of Bethany Christian Services for Southeast Michigan, about this event, what you can expect and how to participate below.
Fred Hammond knew his collaboration with Kanye West would cause a stir but after a rough go from the collaboration with Snoop Dogg in 2018, decided it would be worth the heat.
Hammond told Rolling Stone Magazine that he recounted the scripture to West about Jesus talking to the church, saying, if you all don’t praise me, the very rocks will cry out and praise me (Luke 19:40). He told Kanye, “it’s possible that you’re one of those rocks.”
After losing a couple best friends who called him a sinner after working with Snoop Dogg’s, Fred Hammond, is unbothered by his work with Kanye West stating, “If you’re praising God for real, I’ll praise Him with you. The Bible says let everything that has breath praise the Lord.”
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