Remember back in 1996 when John P. Kee‘s Inner City Mass Choir released their first album Heaven? Well, Tyscot Records recently reissued the classic album on iTunes to mark its 20th anniversary.
At the time of its release, Kee headed the Victory in Praise (VIP) and New Life Community Choirs, but got together a group of inner-city kids to create Heaven. The idea spawned from his inner-city outreach initiative he started when he planned to step away from music for a bit to focus on becoming a pastor.
Heaven went on to chart Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums at no. 15 in fall 2016 and held a place on the chart through winter, boosting songs like “God of Mercy,” “Where the Spirit of the Lord Is” and other traditional choir music Kee merged with a contemporary sound to make the project the hit it was.
For the nostalgic and for the curious, click here to get your digital copy.