Whatcha Lookin' 4

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Whatcha Lookin' 4
Live album by Kirk Franklin & The Family
Released April 30, 1996
Recorded 1995-1996
Genre Gospel
Label GospoCentric Records
Producer Kirk Franklin
Buster & Shavoni
Kirk Franklin & The Family chronology
Kirk Franklin & the Family Christmas
(1995)
Whatcha Lookin' 4
(1996)
God's Property
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Whatcha Lookin' 4 is an American Gospel music album released in April 30, 1996 by Kirk Franklin & the Family on GospoCentric Records.

Background[edit]

Whatcha Lookin' 4 is the third album released by Kirk Franklin. It is also the third and final album by Franklin in collaboration with The Family Choir. It also features backup by God's Property. The U.S. release on GospoCentric Records occurred on April 30, 1996 (1996-04-30).

All the songs on the album were written and produced by Franklin except "Anything 4 U" (produced by Buster & Shavoni) and "When I Think About Jesus", (Public domain, arrangement by Franklin).

Kirk Franklin & The Family: Kirk Franklin, Jeannette Johnson, Keisha Grandy, Terri Pace, Stephanie Glynn, Demetrice "De" Clinkscale, Dalon Collins, David Mann, Darrell Blair, Byron Cole, Jon "J.D." Drummond, Yolanda McDonald, Sheila "Mother" Brice, Tamela Mann, Theresa Young, Carrie "Mousey" Young Davis, Farrell Mannings


Track listing[edit]

# Title Time Lead Vocals Notes
1. Savior More than Life 6:44 Keisha Grandy
2. Whatcha Lookin' 4 4:25 Darrell Blair, Dalon Collins, Tamela Mann, Kirk Franklin;
Background Vocals - God's Property
3. Melodies from Heaven 4:34 The Family
4. Conquerors 8:24 Dalon Collins
5. Don't Take Your Joy Away 6:33 Tamela Mann
6. When I Think About Jesus 1:38
7. Mama's Song 4:16 Kirk Franklin
8. Jesus Paid it All 5:04 Kirk Franklin, Darrell Blair, Dalon Collins
9. I Love You Jesus 7:25 Teresa Young, Stephanie Glynn,
Sheila Brice
10. Washed Away 5:20 Jeannette Johnson, Carrie Young-Davis
11. Where the Spirit Is 4:03 Jon Drummond
12. Let Me Touch You 5:26 Dalon Collins
13. Anything 4 U 5:08 David Mann, Yolanda McDonald,
Demetrice Clinkscale, Darrel Blair
14. Whatcha Lookin' 4 (remix) 4:36 Kirk Franklin, Dalon Collins, David Mann, & Tamela Mann Drum & Synth programming - Buster & Shavoni
Mixed by Craig Burbridge, Buster & Shavoni, Dalon Collins, Tamela Mann, David Mann, Chris Simpson,farrell mannings
15. Melodies from Heaven (skate remix) 4:18 Kirk Franklin Drum & Synth programming - Buster & Shavoni
Mixed by Craig Burbridge, Buster & Shavoni

Certifications and Chart success[edit]

The album was certified Gold on August 16, 1996 (1996-08-16) and Platinum on May 28, 1997 (1997-05-28).[2]

Whatcha Lookin' 4 was #1 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart and Top Contemporary Christian Chart in 1996. That same year the album reached #3 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart and #23 on the Billboard 200 Chart.

Personnel[edit]

  • Kirk Franklin - Piano & Synths
  • Erick Morgan - Drums
  • Jerome Harmon - Hammond C-3 & Synths
  • Bobby Sparks - Grand Piano, Synths, Hammond Organ, Minimoog, Prophet 5
  • Jerome Allen - Bass
  • Anthony Thomas - Guitar
  • Bryan James - Acoustic Guitar on Savior More Than Life
  • Lawrence Robinson - Trumpet

Awards[edit]

Awards Wins[edit]

Whatcha Lookin' 4 won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album in 1997.

References[edit]