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Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs has proven to be a force in the world of hip-hop and R&B, but what many of his fans don’t know is that he has a record full of gospel songs that the world has yet to hear.

Combs and his producer Stevie J created the Bad Boy record label’s first gospel album titled Thank You in 1997. Now that Bad Boy is embarking on a 20 year anniversary tour, Ebony magazine has unearthed the details of the unreleased record.

According to Ebony, the record would have featured B.I.G., Faith Evans, Tanya Blount, Brandy, Carl Thomas, John P. Kee, Brian McKnight, Boys II Men and Total.

In 1997, journalist Michael A. Gonzales began doing research for an article he was writing about the black church’s influence on hip-hop culture. That is when he first learned about the inspiration behind the record from the artists involved.

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