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Producer/singer/songwriter, J. Drew, although not in the gospel genre, comes from Gospel lineage (son of Bishop J. Drew Sheard and Grammy-Award winning gospel singer Karen Clark Sheard), but his heart has find its way into the realm of R&B. His conflict with his family regarding his decision to pursue Rhythm & Blues played out in front of the cameras on BET’s reality series “The Sheards,” but one thing is for sure, he has never wavered in his decision to follow his first love.

Accepting any controversy or backlash, J. Drew plans to remain positive, no matter what anyone has to say. He released his debut EP, Never Coming Back, in May (2013) and now he has his eyes set on more projects. Check out our sit down.

Gospelbreak: You have received a lot of controversy after your transition into secular music, how was that for you?

J. Drew: It was a little weird at first because I knew people were going to feel a certain way about me going to the secular side being that I started in the gospel realm, but for the most part, I blocked out what everyone said and did what I wanted to do. I did what was best for me and my career.

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