Kirk Franklin may be acknowledged by some as the most important gospel artist of the Nineties, but his influence and his connection to pop history stake a claim for him as one of the most important artists in pop history, period. First, his mission to take the acceptance and challenge of the Christian gospel to the mainstream has a parallel in one of the most important careers in rock and soul history. Second, his influence on music over the past decade, though hard to quantify, actually... More >>>