1. Silky Smokie Stays True To Gospel

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Smokie Norful's silky voice and potent songs have quickly propelled him to the top of the gospel hill. His 2002 debut, "I Need You Now," spent five weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart. The title track became a…

  2. I Believe

    June 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 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…