I Speak Life

With four consecutive chart-topping releases and an almost limitless musical range, Donald Lawrence's "I Speak Life" showcases his softer, gentler side this time around.

With four consecutive chart-topping releases and an almost limitless musical range, Donald Lawrence's "I Speak Life" showcases his softer, gentler side this time around. Gospel and R&B/ hip-hop superstar guests abound, all lending letter-perfect readings to their respective songs. "Say a Prayer" evokes a passionate performance from Faith Evans, while Carl Thomas more than delivers on "Angels." Donnie McClurkin soars on the poignant ballad that is the title track, Vanessa Bell Armstrong brushes the stratosphere on the jazzy "Miracles" and Hezekiah Walker hits home with the catchy "You Cover Me." Snippets of inspirational narrative from Lawrence, pristine orchestrations and lush choral backing vocals combine to create another masterwork from one of gospel's most enduring talents.—GE