[INTERVIEW] Mary Mary Gets It With New Album

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Gospel greats and reality TV stars, Mary Mary has just released a new album entitled Go Get It. Touting old favorites like “Shackles,” the album’s new tracks “Sunday Morning” and “Go Get It” keep their momentum going. Elsewhere the duo’s self-titled WE TV reality show, depicting Erica Campbell and Tina Campbell on stage and at home with their collective six children and two husbands, was renewed for a second season. The Campbell sisters also recently unveiled their participation in the Entertainers 4 Education’s New York City “I Will Graduate” campaign, by appearing on a poster which New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Chancellor Dennis Wallcott hope will encourage the importance of education among students.

EBONY chatted with Mary Mary about Go Get It, being a ‘cool Christian’ and the question of submission in marriages.

EBONY: Mary Mary’s seventh album “Go Get It” is on shelves now, why release a best of album?

Erika: When we found out Tina was pregnant, we wanted to give fans something creative.

Tina: You can’t promote a full CD in a limited time, which I’ve got since my new baby will be here in three months. But the new songs are incredible, “Go Get It” is a motivational anthem. “Sunday Morning,” that was us because we had to do our part singing with the church choir, so it was wonderful to take ourselves down memory lane.

EBONY: How has your WE TV “Mary Mary” reality show affected your private lives?

Erika: We’re the same, now people get to know who we are. We don’t have a spiritual answer for everything. I was on Twitter — I’ve stopped since — and tweeted that I’m not having a good day. Then people sent all these messages like ‘You can make it, hold on.’ I’m like ‘I know that, I’m just having a bad day and I’m allowed to say that!’

Tina: Many times in the Christian community, people think you have to qualify your faith by speaking Christian-ese. Every sentence must end with ‘bless’ or ‘hallelujah,’ that is not real life. Some think if you’re not in that space, you’re not representing Christ. I don’t think that’s what God smiles upon because that’s trying to please people. We do what we’re comfortable with, that’s what you see on ‘Mary Mary.’

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