TillyMann Music Group, Inc.
She might be best known for her role as Cora Simmons in Tyler Perry’s Madea productions or her spin-off television series, Meet the Browns, or even for her future role in the upcoming Sparkle starring CeeLo Green and Jordin Sparks, but there is no doubt that strong, passionate, and skillful vocals are the pinnacle of Tamela Mann’s wheelhouse. She began in the ’90s as part of Kirk Franklin’s “The Family” and now releases her latest solo recording which is making its way up the charts as we speak. Err. Read. Produced by Myron Butler and Kirk Franklin, the project showcases Mann’s powerful voice and her gift for wringing every ounce of emotion from a great lyric.
More: Check out “Best Days” and “Take Me to the King.” Inspired lyrics, soulful punch, and skillful production. The final track, “Hymns: The Blood Medley,” is a shockingly good arrangement of some of your favorite hymns accompanied solely by a blinding B3 organ—a must listen.
Less: Perhaps a couple of more contemporary tunes feel out of place on this album, but the show of range is insignificant to all but gospel purists.