One of the early members of contemporary gospel pioneer Commissioned, Sapp, on his fourth solo album, shows that the fire is still burning hot.

One of the early members of contemporary gospel pioneer Commissioned, Sapp, on his fourth solo album, shows that the fire is still burning hot. He romps with obvious glee through the infectious '60s soul groove of the album's title cut. An ordained pastor, Sapp pours his heart into venerable songwriter Percy Bady's statement of integrity in ministry, "Live the Life," while hitting just the right note of fervor on the reverential "Follow Me." Sapp gives a message of hope in the face of social ills in the impassioned ballad "Yet I," and he obviously is having a ball on an updated, funk-fortified take on the old church standard "I Love to Praise Him." After more than a decade on the gospel forefront, Sapp continues to hold his own with the best.—GE

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