The Nu Nation Project

The Nu Nation Project

by Kirk FranklinKirk Franklin


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Kirk Franklin designed The Nu Nation Project as a revitalization of contemporary gospel, a way to bring it to an audience accustomed to the slick, funky innovations of hip-hop and rap. It's an ambitious project, and one that's not too far removed from his earlier records, simply because it finds him adding R&B production techniques and the occasional grandiose flourish, such as the cameos from R. Kelly, Mary J. Blige, and Bono on the admittedly stirring "Lean on Me." Occasionally, the album feels as if Franklin is pushing a bit too hard for the mainstream audience and all that entails (namely, superstardom for himself), but the end result is every bit as engaging as his previous records, thereby confirming his status as one of the true visionaries in '90s contemporary gospel.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/29/1998
Label: Gospocentric
UPC: 0757517001326
catalogNumber: 70013
Rank: 7472

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kirk Franklin   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Rance Allen   Vocals
Bill Withers   Track Performer
Jim Walker   Alto Flute
Marilyn Baker   Viola
Crystal Lewis   Vocals
Elizabeth Wilson   Violin
R. Kelly   Vocals
Brenton Banks   Violin
Timothy Barr   Bass
Mary J. Blige   Vocals
Bono   Vocals
Denyse Buffum   Viola
Darius Campo   Violin
Bob Carr   Contrabass Clarinet,E-flat Clarinet
Mathew Cooker   Cello
Larry Corbett   Cello
Isabelle Daskoff   Violin
Assa Drori   Violin,Concert Master
Nathan East   Bass
Arni Egilsson   Bass
Ernest Ehrhardt   Cello
Armen Garabedian   Violin
Maurice Grants   Cello
Fred Hammond   Vocals
Mark Harper   Acoustic Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Clayton Haslop   Violin
Gwen Heller   Violin
Paula Hochhalter   Cello
Greg Huckins   Alto Flute
Terry Jackson   Guitar
Lisa Johnson   Violin
Anne Karam   Cello
Tim Kimsey   Tx-816
Michael Landau   Guitar
Ricky Lawson   Drums
Brian Leonard   Violin
Earl Madison   Cello
Miguel Martinez   Cello
Donnie McClurkin   Vocals
Irma Neumann   Violin
Don Palmer   Violin
Kazi Pitelka   Viola
Karie Prescott   Viola
Linda Rose   Violin
Anatoly Rosinsky   Violin
James Ross   Viola
Bob Sanov   Violin
Skip Scarborough   Track Performer
Dan Shea   Piano,Keyboards
Eve Sprecher   Violin
Cecilia Tsan   Cello
Francine Walsh   Violin
Miwako Watanabe   Violin
Caltomeesh West   Vocals
Gary Woodward   Bass Flute
Shari Zippert   Violin
Paul Fried   Bass Flute
Dalon Collins   Vocals
Tamela Mann   Vocals
John Scanlon   Viola
Jerome Allen   Bass
Jerome "J-Roc" Harmon   Organ
Rodney Jerkins   Vocals,Multi Instruments
Eric Morgan   Drums
Bobby Sparks   Organ,Piano,Strings,Keyboards
Randy Scott   Saxophone
Drew Dembowski   Bass
Irma Newmann   Violin
Pip Clarke-Ling   Violin
Family   Background Vocals
Claire Fisher   Conductor
God's Property   Vocals,Background Vocals
Robert Sanov   Violin
William Ross   Conductor
Men of Standard   Vocals,Background Vocals
Jeremy Haynes   Drums
Jules Chaikin   Conductor
Gary Bovyer   Bass Clarinet
Norman Ludwin   Bass
Andrew Picken   Viola
Hershberger   Violin
Frances Liu Wu   Bass
Igor Kiskatchi   Violin
Lynn Grants   Viola
Len Barrett   Percussion
Ira Bassit   Trumpet
Tiffiany Yi Hu   Violin
Len Barnett   Percussion
Matt Crooker   Cello
Dennis Motchan   Violin
Jennifer Mulay   Violin
Skip Warren   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
James Henderson   Vocals
One Nation Crew   Vocals
Bob Becker   Viola
O.D. Wyatt   Vocals
Rodney Jenkins   Track Performer
Jennifer Hanson   Viola
Ernie Green   DJ
Raymond Kelly   Cello
Nu Nation   Vocals,Background Vocals
Tiffany Yi Hu   Violin
Gary Gray   Alto Clarinet
Lee Charles Mitchell   Tenor Saxophone
Keith Anderson   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Jeremy Lubbock   String Arrangements
Gerald Baillergeau   Remixing
Kevin Bond   Engineer,Vocal Producer
Bob Brockman   Producer,Engineer
Ken Deranteriasian   Engineer
Kirk Franklin   Arranger,Programming,Producer,drum programming
David Gleeson   Engineer
Mick Guzauski   Engineer
Jimmy Iovine   Executive Producer
Tim Kimsey   Engineer,Remixing
Victor Merrit   Remixing
David Rideau   Engineer
Dan Shea   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Jerome "J-Roc" Harmon   Arranger
Rodney Jerkins   Producer,Engineer,Contributor,Instrumentation
Bobby Sparks   Programming,Producer,drum programming
Claire Fisher   String Arrangements
William Ross   String Arrangements,String Conductor
Vicki Mack Lataillade   Executive Producer
Wendy Jones   Art Direction
Ira Bassit   Horn Arrangements
Victor "Vino" Merritt   Remixing
Bobby Fernandez   Engineer
Chris Bell   Engineer

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