Review: I Win – Marvin Sapp
Marvin Sapp – I WIN
Reviewed By Jennifer Floraine Belot
Pastor Marvin L. Sapp’s life story reads like a modern fairy tale. A singer since the tender age of 4, he was plucked from relative obscurity by Fred Hammond in the early 90s to join the hottest contemporary group of the day, Commissioned. When he decided to leave in 1996 to pursue a solo career Marvin’s star began to rise as he recorded six albums in quick succession – Marvin Sapp (1996), Grace & Mercy (1997), Nothing Else Matters (1999), I Believe (2002), Diary of a Psalmist (2003), Be Exalted (2005) - each more successful than the last.
Finally in 2007 Marvin Sapp’s proverbial star illuminated the gospel music sphere with the release of critically acclaimed THIRSTY from whence the world was blessed with the crossover hit “Never Would’ve Made It”. As the accolades rained in, and another chart-topping record rounded out the ministerial triumph with the 2010 release of HERE I AM, one would expect the story to end here with “and they lived happily ever after”.