J Moss has topped Billboard’s Gospel Albums chart with his latest album, Grown Folks Gospel, which marks his fifth studio effort. The gospel artist reveals to ABC News Radio what he was aiming to give his longtime fans on a project he describes as “an alternative.”
“Its just a record that we haven’t had, I would say either ever or in a very, very long time. Its just a mature record for people who are going through real stuff,” says the Grammy Award-winning producer. “An alternative for some of the same subject matter that we hear on CD after CD after CD, you know, we wanted to do something different. This record is the record that encompasses love, faith, inspiration and worship all under one umbrella.”
Aside from working with Fred Hammond and 21:03, Moss recalled his collaboration with Faith Evans on a song called “You Make Me Feel.”
“She nailed it, it was the perfect choice for that particular part. I really thank Faith Evans for being down-to-earth and being touchable and reachable and return phone calls, she does her part,” says Moss. “Even though, as big as she is and the plateaus that she’s on, she still keeps her hand in gospel because she’s a church girl, too, and she loves to give back, so I thought it was a great choice.”
The 12-track Grown Folks Gospel album features contributions from Maroon 5 keyboardist member PJ Morton and the late jazz bassist Wayman Tisdale.
In related news, fans can soon expect Moss to embark on the Holiday Praize Tour with Isaac Carree, Jason Nelson and 21:03.