With Easter upon us, From The Vault is back this week and this time with a Gospel classic.
Today’s pick is the infectious ‘God In Me’ by Mary Mary.
Released as the second single from the sister duo’s 2008 fourth studio album ‘The Sound’, the track featured the anointed Kierra “Kiki” Sheard and was a huge success for the ladies.
Indeed, it peaked at #68 on the Billboard Hot 100 – their first entry on the tally since breakout single ‘Shackles (Praise You).’ It also reached the fifth position on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart.
While boasting a similar sound to what artists like T-Pain and Lil’ Wayne were releasing in the late 00’s, the song was lyrically unique in that it was about putting God first in all situations.
Depicting a glamorous fashion show, the tune’s visual benefited from appearances by Kanye West and then-girlfriend Amber Rose, Heavy D, Common, and Fonzworth Bentley to name a few.
The video ended up causing controversy because of the inclusion of “secular” guests but was still a regular on BET.
With the sisters currently taking some time off to explore solo ventures, we can’t wait for them to pick back where they left off and bless us with more of their crossover flavor of Gospel that the masses have loved for over two decades.