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Music of Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Source: Myjoyonline.com

I was told gospel rap is from the devil – Urban gospel artiste

Urban gospel artiste, Kobby Salm, has recounted a disheartening moment in his career ever since he decided to pursue contemporary gospel.

The rapper in a chat with Franky 5 on ‘This is Gospel’ on Hitz FM disclosed, he was prevented from performing in a school when the proprietress discovered that he ministers through gospel rap.

‘‘Last two years [when] we were embarking on a tour, we went to one particular school which I wouldn’t want to mention the name. The proprietress was so excited we were coming but I think she didn’t know the kind of genre we were doing.

“Later my management told her that I was a rapper and she was like, ‘rap? No it is from the devil and I don’t want to impart that to my children so we can’t allow you’,’’ he recalled.

Kobby Salm stated that the rejection he suffered was discouraging but he resolved never to throw in the towel.

‘’I had started then so it was a bit discouraging but Charley, if you really put your mind to something and you want to do it, regardless of what you gonna go through you still have to stick to it,” he said.

The rapper is currently promoting a joint EP with fellow urban gospel artiste Kingzkid, titled ‘Uncommon’.

Kobby Salm and Kingzkid have three songs on the EP including ‘Overdose’, ‘Assurance’, and ‘Sing Your Praise’.

‘Uncommon’ was released on March 20 and is available on Spotify, iTunes, Deezer as well as other music platforms.

Before this EP, Kobby Salm had released songs such as ‘Personal Love’, ‘Hosanna’, ‘Wish I could sing’ and other tunes.