I Luh God

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"I Luh God"
Single by Erica Campbell
from the album Help 2.0
Released 30 March 2015
Format CD
Genre Urban contemporary gospel
Length 3:08[1]
Label eOne
Songwriter(s) W.Campbell, E. Campbell, L. Daniels
Producer(s) LaShawn Daniels
Erica Campbell singles chronology
"More Love"
(2015)
"I Luh God"
(2015)

"More Love"
(2015)
"I Luh God"
(2015)

"I Luh God" is a song by American gospel singer Erica Campbell of Mary Mary. The song also features American gospel rapper LaShawn Daniels, who produced the song, also known as Big Shizz, who is uncredited. It is her second single from her album Help 2.0.[2] The song is considered to be an example of an uprising music genre called "Trap Gospel", as it has a drum machine, bass, and a rap tone in Campbell's voice. The song has caused controversy, with many people claiming the song`s sound too secular. YouTuber KevOnStage has uploaded a response video addressing the song. In the course of the song, Campbell seems to call out the very voices and messages that are traditionally associated with the beat. “You ain’t got the money moving by yourself/And you know you did it with a lot of help/You know it’s only one, it ain’t nobody else[citation needed]”The lines immediately recall Drake‘s “All Me,” featuring Big Sean and 2 Chainz, which boasts “Came up, that’s all me/Stayed true, that’s all me/No help that’s all me, all me for real.” The Yolonda Adams Morning Show wrote on their website.

"They're used to (me) very pulled up and polished and singing 'Yesterday' and 'Help.' But, I just wanted to have fun, declare my love for God and at the same time reach an audience that I think the gospel community sometimes ignores,"There is Christian hip-hop but I feel that more Caucasian children gravitate to it. So, I figured, you're my people so, let me get with my folks!" Campbell told CNikky.com.[citation needed]The song topped the Billboard Gospel chart, and, as of January 2018, the video has over eleven million views on her YouTube account.[3]

History[edit]

The song was released on March 31, 2015. The music video was released on her YouTube channel on June 12, 2015[4] and on her Vevo account on June 16, 2015. The song was announced via her social media accounts, She released the cover art on her Instagram account. the song was actually inspired by "CoCo" by O.T. Genasis, as which Campbell refers to as a "Cocaine Anthem".

"I was listening to the radio. Some song called 'I'm In Love With The CoCo' came on, and I got upset 'cause I'm like, this is what kids are singing and saying over and over," Campbell told Rapzilla. "Why can't [Christians] change that? We got some crazy writers, incredible artists that love Jesus. Let's infiltrate! Let's get in there and change it." Campbell told to CPentertainment.com.

Awards/Nominations[edit]

The song was nominated for Top Gospel Song at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards and won the award for Best Contemporary Gospel Recording of the Year at the 47th annual Dove Awards.

Chart Performance[edit]

Charts Peak
Billboard Hot Gospel Songs 1
Billboard Gospel Airplay 12
Billboard Gospel Digital Songs 1
Billboard Gospel Streaming Songs 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AllMusic Length". Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  2. ^ YouTube video (Vevo), retrieved 2015-12-25
  3. ^ C Nikky (2015-05-26), Erica Campbell Talks 'I Luh God' Controversy, Chri, retrieved 2018-01-18
  4. ^ YouTube video (account), retrieved 2015-12-25