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In a recent conversation withHouse of Blues, which he’s partnering with as part of their year-long 20th Anniversary Celebration to infuse new excitement into the music club’s traditional Gospel Brunch, Kirk Franklin discussed “being a kid raised on Hip Hop.”

The multi-platinum-selling, Grammy Award-winning gospel performer, ministers to sold-out crowds nowadays. But he remembers his early days, just loving music—especially Hip Hop—and using his own street moniker, “Kid Fresh.”

Franklin recalled, “You know, cause, that was my music, and my street name was ‘Kid Fresh’ and I could—well, maybe that’s a whole ‘nother conversation,” he joked.

“But what I love about Hip Hop is that even though it continues to grow, it’s found its way even in gospel music.”

The iconic artist’s name is now officially a part of the rebranded “House of Blues Gospel Brunch.”

It is newly called “Kirk Franklin’s Gospel Brunch at House of Blues.”

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article courtesy of EEWMagazine.com

FLASHBACK: Kirk Franklin Talks Being Raised On Hip Hop; Says ‘My Street Name Was KID FRESH’  was originally published on praisecleveland.com

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