You Shall Live
Label: RCA Inspiration
Marvin Sapp's 10th studio project, You Shall Live, is an autobiographical gospel album about overcoming. He's not playing the victim, but Sapp has suffered and come out the other side. That has earned him the right to remind listeners that no matter how bad it looks, they're still here, so get busy. Heavier tracks like "Your Love Wins," with confessional lines like "sometimes it's hard to breathe," are balanced by the upbeat, funky flavor of "Beloved." At the end of the day, Sapp is a minister and he has a message to deliver through his music: "Don't stand still. Get out there and live!"