With his soulful tenor vocals and an unerring ability to fuse contemporary gospel with hip-hop sensibilities, Smokie Norful is one of the brightest lights on the current gospel scene. Norful has characterized his music as "urban inspirational," an apt term that allows him to stretch the boundaries of traditional gospel while still remaining true to its purpose, and this set, his first new album since 2009's Smokie Norful Live, stays right in his wheelhouse. Forever Yours features tracks produced by Tony Dixon, Derek "D.O.A." Allen, Elvis "Blac Elvis" Williams, Aaron Lindsey, and Warryn Campbell.
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AllMusic Review by Steve Leggett