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Gospel music magnate, Marvin Sapp, recently released his tenth and most telling album to date, You Shall Live. The splendid CD is a triumphant declaration over great adversity, while delivering on all important artistic levels. The album is also a milestone of sorts, marking a steady surge to the top of the charts once again for the Grand Rapids native.

With all the success Sapp has racked up in his illustrious career, it’s easy to overlook that one of Gospel music’s A-list artists has faced unimaginable tragedy, lingering distress and overwhelming adversity in recent years that would leave most defeated and in despair.

You Shall Live is Marvin Sapp’s roaring response to whatever hardship comes your way. spoke with Pastor Sapp about his musical evolution, his thoughts on a Commissioned reunion and the essential message behind the music on this album.

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